Home Ground 2018 Broadcast Schedule




December 25/ 30 Owl Research Institute

FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS HUMAN BEINGS HAVE BEEN CAPTIVATED BY OWLS.  30 YEARS AGO, DENVER HOLT LAUNCHED THE   INSTITUTE IN .  LAST YEAR, 11.5 MILLION VIEWERS WORLWIDE VISITED THEIR WEBSITE.

December 18/ 23 Bamboo Fly Rods

BAMBOO FLY RODS ARE OLD-FASHIONED, OBSOLETE.  SO WHY DO FOLKS PAY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO  BUY ONE, AND REFUSE TO FISH WITH ANYTHING ELSE?

December 11/16 Ambassador Hynek Kmonicek of Czech Republic

THINK ABOUT WHAT QUALITIES IT TAKES TO BE AN EFFECTIVE INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMAT. FOR THE CZECH AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES, A SENSE OF HUMOR IS HIGH ON THE LIST.

December 4/ 9 Edith Diaz

THE BOW AND ARROW ARE ANCIENT—ROUGHLY  18,000 YEARS OLD.   SO WHY WOULD A YOUNG WOMEN, WITH LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF OTHER RECREATIONAL OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM, DECIDE TO LEARN TO SHOOT ONE?

November 27/ December 2 Homeless

WE WHO HAVE HOMES RARELY SPEAK WITH THOSE WHO DON’T.  WHAT ARE THEIR LIVES LIKE, THEIR STORIES?  MEET LORENZO, LONG-TIME CITIZEN OF  BILLINGS.


November 20/25 Charlotte Caldwell-The Faces of Local Food

CORPORATE FOOD PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION DOMINATES THE MARKET.  BUT THE GROWING AND MARKETING OF FOOD BY LOCAL FARMERS AND RANCHERS CONTINUES TO GROW.

November 13/ 18 American Prairie Reserve

THE AMERICAN PRAIRIE RESERVE REPRESENTS A HOPE TO SOME AND A THREAT TO OTHERS. CAN THE GAP BE BRIDGED?


November 11 KUFM Fork and Spoon

PAY WHAT YOU WANT FOR DINNER, OR PAY NOTHING AT ALL! YOU'RE AT BOZEMAN'SFORK AND SPOON RESTAURANT!

October 30/ November 4 I-185

BALLOT MEASURE I-185 WOULD INCREASE THE TAX ON TOBACCO USE TO HELP PAY FOR HEALTH CARE FOR 100,000 LOW-INCOME MONTANAS. GOOD IDEA OR BAD?

October 23/28 Law and Justice

YOU OFTEN NEED A LAWYER TO GET JUSTICE. BUT ONLY 20% OF AMERICANS HAVE ONE. THE MONTANA AND AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATIONS ARE TRYING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT.


October 16/21 Chris Danforth

BETWEEN HI-TECH PRIVATE USERS AND GOVERNMENT SNOOPS, HI-LEVEL MATHEMATICS POSES SERIOUS PRIVACY RISKS. MEET CHRIS DAN FORTH, UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT CHAIR OF THE MATH DEPARTMENT.


October 9/14 Talc Mill Lockout

A NEW CORPORATION BUYS A 40 YEAR-OLD TALC MILL-AND DECIDES TO REDUCE COSTS OF ITS LONGSTANDING LABOR CONTRACT. THE RESULTS? LOCKOUT!



October 2/7 John Adams

A YOUNG NEWSPAPER REPORTER STARTS FOLLOWING THE TRIAL OF DARK MONEY. HE GETS LAID OFF, AND LIVES WITH HIS DOG IN HIS PICKUP TRUCK. BUT HE STICKS WITH THE STORY. WHY?



September 25/ 30 Dark Money

DARK MONEY IS A REMARKABLE FILM THAT TELLS A GRIM AND INSPIRING STORY OF SECRET DONATIONS IN MONTANA ELECTIONS AND THE DETERMINED CITIZENS WHO TURNED ON THE LIGHTS.



September 18/23 I-186

BALLOT INITIATIVE 186 SETS NEW TOUGHER STANDARDS FOR HARD ROCK MINES. WILL IT DO THE JOB OR JUST COST JOBS?


September 11/16 Non-Winners

WHAT TWO CITIZENS LEARNED BY RUNNING FOR CONGRESS--AND LOSING.


September 4/9 Supreme Court Clerk

MONTANANS ELECTS THE CLERK TO THE STATE SUPREME COURT.  BUT WE DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE JOB, OR WHY IT MATTERS.




August 28/ September 3 Tom Brokaw

TOM BROKAW SHARES HIS VIEW ON DISTRUSTED MEDIA AND THE URBAN RURAL DIVIDE.




August 21/26 Mom's Demand Action

#4 IN OUR SERIES ON THE 2ND AMENDMENT AND REDUCING GUN VIOLENCE:  ‘MOMS DEMAND ACTION’ LEADER KIELY LAMMERS CALLS FOR UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS AND COMMUNITY-BASED DISCUSSION OF THE ISSUES. 

 

August 14/19 Randy Yaeger

THE 3 RD IN HOME GROUND'S SERIES ON THE SECOND AMENDMENT: RANDY YAEGER, FIREARMS SAFETY INSTRUCTOR, SHARES HIS EXPERIENCE AND VIEWS.

 

August 7/12 Youth Against GunViolence

3 STUDENTS DISCUSS THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE ANTI-GUN VIOLENCE MOVEMENT.

 

July 31/5 Adam Winkler Encore

2ND AMENDMENT SCHOLAR DISCUSSES THE HISTORY OF FIREARMS RIGHTS IN AMERICA.

 

July 24/29 Yellowstone Beef

HOW, AND WHY, IS “OLD-FASHIONED” GRASS-FED BEEF DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE BUY NOW? YOU'LL BE SURPRISED!

 

July 17/22 Beavers Encore

BEAVERS  CUT DOWN TREES AND BUILD DAMS WHEREVER THEY WANT.  CAN WE IMPROVE THE ODDS THAT WHAT WORKS FOR BEAVERS WORKS FOR US??

 

July 10/17 Britt Arnesen

WHY WOULD A CONTEMPORARY MUSICIAN AND SINGER USE AN 1890 GUITAR??

 

July 3/8 Mike Logan

VERY FEW PEOPLE COMBINE THE VISUAL AND SPOKEN ARTS. MIKE LOGAN DOES.

 

June 26/ July 1 Ben Long

IN A WORLD OF BIG-MONEY MEDIA, HOW CAN SMALL, COMMUNITY-BASED GROUPS GET OUT THEIR MESSAGE?

 

June 19/24 Albini Wines

WHAT’S IN A GREAT BOTTLE OF WINE?  YOU’LL BE SURPRISED

 

June 12/17 Colstrip-Lori Shaw

THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF BURNING COAL FOR ENERGY ARE THE SUBJECT OF INTERNATIONAL FOCUS. LEFT OUT OF THE DISCUSSION ARE THE PEOPLE WHO WORK COAL, AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM.

 

June 5/10 Wild Sheep Foundation

MOUNTAIN SHEEP ARE AMOUNG OUR NATION'S MOST SPECTACULAR WILD ANIMALS. THEY ARE ALSO AMOUNG THE MOST VULNERABLE.


May 29/ June 3 Deb Jacobsen

DUE TO RECENTLY DEVELOPED TECHNOLOGY, OUR CHILDREN LEARN DIFFERENTLY THAN AT ANY TIME IN HUMAN HISTORY. GOOD NEWS OR BAD?

 

May 22/27 Music Festival

THE POWER OF HEARING AND PLAYING MUSIC AT CROWN GUITAR FESTIVAL CHANGES PEOPLE’S  LIVES.


May 15/20 Gene Etchart

AT AGE 102, GENE ETCHART HAS DIED. 80 YEARS AGO, HE HELPED PREPARE AMERICAN PILOTS FOR WORLD WAR II. 8 YEARS AGO, HE TOLD US HIS STORY.

 

May 8/13 Zero Waste-Brad Layton

BRAD ’S BOYHOOD FASCINATION WITH GARBAGE LEADS TO HIS ADULT HOPES TO ELIMI

 

May 1/6 American Indian Health-Tressie White

IN MANY FIELDS SPECIALISTS WORK HARD, BUT OFTEN DON'T COOPERATE WITH OTHERS. THIS HAS LONG BEEN THE CASE IN INDIAN HEALTHCARE.. ON AND OFF THE RESERVATION. TRESSIE WHITE IS WORKING TO CHANGE THAT.

 

April 24/29 Northwestern Energy Linemen

WE GET HOME ON A BITTER WINTER DAY, FLIP A SWITCH AND THE LIGHTS AND HEAT COME ON. WE TAKE IT FOR GRANTED, BUT WE SHOULD NOT. DEDICATED, HARD-WORKING PEOPLE MAKE IT HAPPEN.

 

April 17/22 Cierra Powel

IN OUR HYPER-SPEED, CHANGING WORLD IT CAN BE HARD TO DEVELOP DISCIPLINE AND CORE MORAL VALUES. BUT SOME ARE ABLE TO DO IT. MEET CARROLL COLLEGE SENIOR SIERRA POWELL.

 

April 10/14 Fork and Spoon

PAY WHAT YOU WANT FOR DINNER, OR PAY NOTHING AT ALL! YOU'RE AT BOZEMAN'S
FORK AND SPOON RESTAURANT! 

 

April 3/8 Brucellosis

WHAT DO CATTLE, BISON, ELK AND HUMANS HAVE IN COMMON?  WE ALL CAN CONTRACT AND SPREAD  BRUCELLOSIS, A POTENTIALLY LETHAL DISEASE.

 

March 27/ April 1 Esther Perez 2

ESTHER PEREZ OFFERS US A UNIQUE WINDOW: 67 YEARS OF LIFE IN CUBA.

 

March 20/25 Esther Perez 1

ESTHER PEREZ WAS A SMALL CHILD WHEN THE 1959 CUBAN REVOLUTION CAME. RELATIVES LEFT, HER PARENTS STAYED. LOOKING BACK NOW, ACROSS SIX DECADES, WHAT DOES SHE SEE? JOIN US TO HER OUR SECOND PROGRAM OF WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH.

 

March 13/18 Eileen Morris

EILEEN MORRIS HAS SPENT ALMOST HER ENTIRE 86 YEARS IN BILLINGS. THAT'S ENABLED HER TO SEE WITH EXCEPTIONAL CLARITY WHAT HAS CHANGED IN WOMEN'S SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ROLES AND RIGHTS, AND WHY.

 

March 6/11 Montana Health Care Foundation

OUR STATE IS FACING A SUBSTANCE ABUSE CRISIS, AND THE MONTANA HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION IS PLAYING A VITAL ROLE IN FIGHTING IT.

 

February 27/ March 4 Corrections-Reginald Michael

THE UNITED STATES HAS 5% OF WORLD'S POPULATION, BUT 25% OF ITS PRISON INMATES. IT COSTS $80 BILLION TO JUST RUN THE PRISONS.  WHEN YOU ADD LOST WAGES AND OTHER COMMUNITY IMPACTS, WE’RE LOOKING AT $1 TRILLION A YEAR. CAN ANYTHING BE DONE TO TURN THINGS AROUND?  REGINALD MICHAEL, ’S NEW DIRECTOR OF CORRECTIONS, SAYS YES.

 

February 20/25 Tim Fox

ATTORNEY GENERAL TIM FOX PUTS IT DIRECTLY:  WE FACE A DRUG ABUSE EPIDEMIC, A CRISIS OF THE FIRST ORDER.  HEAR WHAT HE HAS TO SAY.

 

February 13/18 Jobs for Montana Graduates

AN INNOVATIVE PROGRAM AVAILABLE TO MONTANA HIGH SCHOOLS ENGAGES STUDENTS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES AND TEACHES THEM THE SKILLS TO OBTAIN GOOD-PAYING JOBS.

 

February 6/11 Beavers

BEAVERS  CUT DOWN TREES AND BUILD DAMS WHEREVER THEY WANT.  CAN WE IMPROVE THE ODDS THAT WHAT WORKS FOR BEAVERS WORKS FOR US??

 

January 30/ February 4 Mike Dennison

HOW DID 86,000 MORE MONTANANS GET FREE  HEALTH INSURANCE IN THE LAST 2 YEARS??  

 

January 23/ 28 Jim Posewitz

YOU CAME TO  MONTANA IN 1953, TO PLAY BOBCAT FOOTBALL. SOMETHING ABOUT THE BIG SKY MOVED YOU.  FOR ALMOST 60 YEARS SINCE, YOU DEVOTED YOUR LIFE TO TRYING TO PROTECT KEY PARTS OF IT.  MEET JIM POSEWITZ .

 

January 16/ 21 Professor Olga Fernandez Rios

SOCIETIES ORGANIZE THEMSELVES IN DIFFERENT WAYS—FROM ECONOMICS AND POLITICS, TO SOCIAL SERVICES LIKE EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE, TO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS.   THE NATION OF  CUBA IS NO DIFFERENT.  CUBAN PROFESSOR OLGA FERNANDEZ RIOS KNOWS.

 

January 9/ 14 Dr. Renee Reijo Pera

 OUR NATION RANKS FIRST IN THE WORLD IN MEDICAL RESEARCH, A MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT.  AND MOST OF THE CUTTING EDGE WORK THAT MAKES MIRACLE DRUGS POSSIBLE IS DONE BY OUR UNIVERSITIES—LIKE MT STATE UNIVERSITY IN BOZEMAN.

 

January 2/ 7 Marilyn Barlett

THE STATE OF MONTANA PROVIDES PRESCRIPTION DRUG INSURANCE FOR 31,000 PEOPLE, AND COSTS HAVE BEEN RISING SHARPLY.  WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THAT A NEW STATE EMPLOYEE COULD TAKE A HARD LOOK AT THE SYSTEM, AND COME UP WITH AN IDEA THAT SAVED $6 MILLION IN 2017??