Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Newscast 05-01-2014

May 1, 2014

The body of a slain German exchange student has been flown from Missoula

back to Germany. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye looks at why the state Fish,

Wildlife, and Parks Department is thinking of raising fees. And in our feature

interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with a nonprofit fundraising expert

about the challenges nonprofits face in the wake of shrinking government

funding.

Newscast 04-30-2014

Apr 30, 2014

The state Supreme Court overturns the light sentence of a teacher who raped a student. The father of a slain German exchange student arrives in Missoula and we'll have more reaction to that shooting. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Princeton professor and author Robert P. George about religious freedom and his opposition to gay marriage.
 

Newscast 04-29-2014

Apr 29, 2014

The state parole board is urged to set convicted murderer Barry Beach free. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye takes us to a special art class. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with journalist and history buff Kim Briggeman about the history of the Mullan Road.

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Many are familiar with the Mullan Road; the road that traverses the expanse from Walla Walla, Washington to Fort Benton, Montana.  
      Missoulians, for instance, routinely use Mullan to access their homes, or shopping or dining on Reserve Street. The Missoula County Detention Center's located there, as well.
       But perhaps you've never given a second thought to the road's namesake, its origin, or the impacts it's had on the region.

Newscast 04-28-2014

Apr 28, 2014

A Missoula man is charged with deliberate homicide in the shooting death of a

high school exchange student. We'll also tell you what famous rock musician is

headed to Washington-Grizzly Stadium this summer. And in our feature

interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the editor of National

Geographic about how the magazine has stayed relevant for 125 years.

Newscast 04-25-2014

Apr 25, 2014

The Justice Department is allocating three million dollars to help sexual assault victims in the Bakken. We'll also tell you about a large gift to the University of Montana's museum of art and culture. And on "Campaign Beat", our weekly political analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee Newspaper capitol reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about deceptive ads -- and websites.
 

Newscast 04-24-2014

Apr 24, 2014

The former head of the CIA tells a Missoula audience what he thinks is the nation's biggest security threat. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye previews some statewide rallies on climate change. Reporter Edward O'Brien gets some tips on scooping dog poop. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with violinist Adele Anthony about her career and upcoming Montana concert.

Newscast 04-23-2014

Apr 23, 2014

Governor Steve Bullock wants the Board of Pardons to recommend clemency for convicted murderer Barry Beach. We'll also tell you why a conservation group is suing to get a small population of grizzlies in Northwest Montana listed as endangered. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with two experts on wildland firefighter safety.

Newscast 04-22-2014

Apr 22, 2014

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena is at odds with an order of nuns over who should potentially pay for child sex abuse claims. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye tells us about efforts to save an access point to Flathead lake. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'brien talks with a human rights expert on an ethnic group in China fighting persecution.

Newscast 04-21-2014

Apr 21, 2014

Russian inspectors were in Montana recently visiting dismantled nuclear launch sites. We'll also tell you why congressman Steve Daines was on the University of Montana campus today. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with prominent atheist Ronald Lindsay about maintaining the separation of church and state.

Newscast 04-18-2014

Apr 18, 2014

Montana political leaders are not happy with the decision to delay approval of the Keystone Pipeline. We'll also tell you why a group of Montana health professionals are asking governor Steve Bullock to support new limits on carbon emissions. And tonight on "Campaign Beat", a weekly political analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee Newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about Montana's primary races for U.S. House and Senate.
 

Newscast 04-17-2014

Apr 17, 2014

Flathead reporter Katrin Frye reports the shuttered Columbia Falls aluminum plant may end up as a Superfund site. We'll also tell you about federal funding for flood disaster aid in Montana. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the founder of an organization that helps victims of modern day slavery stay free and economically independent.

Newscast 04-16-2014

Apr 16, 2014

A new study shows high levels of mercury in fish in some national parks, including Glacier. We'll also tell you why the state of Idaho is suing a timber company. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with Montana's U.S. attorney about efforts to reduce violence on Indian reservations.

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A federal Department of Justice advisory committee studying issues related to children's' exposure to violence in Native American or Alaska Native communities is meeting this week in Florida.
       Montana U.S. Attorney Michael Cotter is there to share details about a pilot project taking place among the Chippewa Cree Tribe on Eastern Montana's Rocky Boy Reservation.

Newscast for 04-15-2014

Apr 15, 2014

Residents west of Lolo are warned of the risks of mudslides and flash flooding.

Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us about a new levy request by the Kalispell

School District. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with

two experts about preventing child abuse.

Newscast 04-14-2014

Apr 14, 2014

St. Patrick Hospital announces new services that add to the changing medical landscape in Missoula. We'll also tell you about a potential new biomass energy facility on the Flathead Reservation. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with aging expert Louis Tenenbaum about what it takes to successfully "age in place."

Newscast 04-11-2014

Apr 11, 2014

Officials close a dangerous section of the Bitterroot River. Capitol Reporter

Dan Boyce looks at the opportunities - and challenges - facing young farmers.

And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lieutenant

Governor Angela McLean about the importance of learning how government

works, and how much you can participate.

Newscast 04-10-2014

Apr 10, 2014

The University of Montana will get former senator Max Baucus's papers - and some of his remaining campaign funds. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us why some mountain lion hunters want to lower the lion quotas. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye looks at a grant program that adds value to Montana Agriculture. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the USDA Deputy Undersecretary for natural resources and environment about restoring the national forests.

Newscast 04-09-2014

Apr 9, 2014

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us the nuclear arsenal managed by

Malmstrom Air Force Base could be in for some changes. We'll also tell you

about a Missoula company that just got a big financial boost. And in our feature

interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with a Chinese exile, scholar and

author about the legacy of the Tiananmen protest and massacre.

Newscast 04-08-2014

Apr 8, 2014

A judge confirms bison are wildlife, not livestock. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us about an upcoming job fair. And in our feature interview Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce talks with Governor Steve Bullock about what Montana is - and should be - doing about climate change.

Newscast 04-07-2014

Apr 7, 2014

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us the recently passed farm bill may lead to

more logging on national forest land. We'll also tell you the status of a

controversial proposed mining tunnel near the Smith River. And in our feature

interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with a trapper - and a trapping

opponent - about the proposed initiative to ban trapping on public lands.

Newscast 04-04-2014

Apr 4, 2014

Wolves continue to thrive in the Northern Rockies, despite heavier hunting and trapping pressure. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce looks into an effort help low income Montanans lower their tax bill. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Democratic candidate Dirk Adams about his bid to become Montana's next U.S. Senator.

Newscast 04-03-2014

Apr 3, 2014

Missoula police recommend no charges be filed in the February avalanche that killed a Missoula resident.Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us about a new economic development initiative released by the governor's office. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye tells us about using dance as an educational tool. And in our  feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a bear biologist about springtime bear behavior.

Newscast 04-02-2014

Apr 2, 2014

The city of Missoula takes a major step toward acquiring its water system. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us how today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on campaign spending may, or may not, impact Montana. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with an anesthesiologist about the major role her profession plays in treatment and healing.

Newscast 04-01-2014

Apr 1, 2014

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us a disability rights group is suing the state

over how it treats mentally ill inmates. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye looks at

how Montana hospitals are trying to reduce infections. Reporter Edward

O'Brien finds out more about the new medical helicopter serving Missoula. And

in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with two crime victim

advocates about the many services available to the thousands of Montanans

who are victims of crime.

Newscast 03-31-2014

Mar 31, 2014

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us uninsured Montanans have just a few more hours to sign up for health coverage. We also have more on that 4.8 magnitude earthquake in Yellowstone Park this weekend. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with state Labor Commissioner Pam Bucy about tomorrow's summit on equal pay - and how to close the gender pay gap. 

Newscast 03-28-2014

Mar 28, 2014

Missoula's Community Medical Center is being baught by the Billings clinic. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about a possible new bison management plan being worked out between the state and Yellowstone Park. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a Montana Wilderness Association program manager about the growing crisis in trail maintenance.  

Newscast 03-27-2014

Mar 27, 2014

Edward O'Brien informs us that the newlywed who pushed her husband to his death in Glacier National Park will spend 30 years in prison. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye has an update on the vandalism of a Kalispell clinic that performed abortions. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce looks into the flap over the choice of commencement speaker at Montana Tech. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with a forest service research scientist about how climate change is drying up our water--and doubling our wildfires.

Newscast 03-26-2014

Mar 26, 2014

Prosecutors argue a Kalispell woman accused of murdering her husband should not be allowed to withdraw her guilty plea on the eve of her sentencing. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce looks into the debate over the cost of Medicaid expansion. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk visits a University of Montana kitchen to learn more about the Farm to College Program.

Newscast 03-25-2014

Mar 25, 2014

Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Kalispell. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce updates us on the status of the boy behind the Helena bomb threats. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye looks at the importance of weather buoys on Flathead Lake. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a Montana coal board member about the impacts of transporting coal by rail.

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