Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Newscast 03-10-2014

Mar 10, 2014

Flooding strands hundreds of people in Central Montana. Capitol Reporter Dan

Boyce tells us about the last day candidates could file for office. And in our

feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with a state health official

about why Montanans are the least obese of any Americans.

Newscast 03-07-2014

Mar 7, 2014

Flooding danger lessens but it's far from over. We start our flood coverage with the improving situation in the Bitterroot, then Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce takes us to some of the flooded areas in the Helena valley. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the head of the Salish and Kootenai Tribal corporation preparing to take over ownership and operation of Kerr Dam.

Newscast 03-06-2014

Mar 6, 2014

As expected, warmer weather is bringing some flooding. Capitol Reporter Dan

Boyce has the statewide flood outlook. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye updates

us on the ongoing avalanche danger. And in our feature interview, News

Director Sally Mauk talks with the chief of Missoula County's search and

rescue team, about how you can keep safe when recreating in Montana's great

outdoors.

Newscast 03-05-2014

Mar 5, 2014

Missoula police identify a transient found dead in the snow. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us about the first Democrat to officially file for Montana's U.S. House seat. And in our feature story, News Director Sally Mauk talks with friends and colleagues of Missoulian reporter Betsy Cohen, who died earlier this week of breast cancer.

Newscast 03-04-2014

Mar 4, 2014

A man is dead after a gunfight with police on the Blackfeet Reservation.

Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us about the economic impact of our two

national parks. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce looks at how a group of moderate

Republican candidates hope to fight dark money attacks. And in our feature

interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Bozeman Olympian Heather

McPhie about her Sochi experience.

Newscast 03-03-2014

Mar 3, 2014

Last Friday's avalanche in Missoula has claimed the life of one of the people rescued and the avalanche danger is still rising. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about difficulty trains are having with these avalanches. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the chair of the Montana Women's Suffrage Centennial committee, Anya Jabour, about the people who fought to bring equality to women.

Newscast 02-28-2014

Feb 28, 2014

Montanans are forced to change a lot of plans as a full-blown blizzard grips much of the state. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us why the ACLU may sue the state over its treatment of mentally ill inmates. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks war and peace with one of the world's foremost philosophers.

Newscast 02-27-2014

Feb 27, 2014

More snow, more wind, and more travel misery are on the way to Montana. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us about former Governor Brian Schweitzer's new TV gig. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye looks at some new energy possibilities from a local landfill. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk tours a new exhibit of modernist prints with art collector Jordan Schnitzer.
 

Newscast 02-26-2014

Feb 26, 2014

Reporter Edward O'Brien tells us how County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg isn't backing down from his fight with the federal Department of Justice. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us more about a growing divide in the Montana Republican Party. And Flathead reporter Katrin Frye takes us to the Whitefish homecoming for an injured Olympian.
 

Newscast 02-25-2014

Feb 25, 2014

Dan Boyce tells us how an agreement between the State Attorney General's

Office and Federal Justice Department raises more questions about a lawsuit

filed by the Missoula county attorney. We'll also tell you how many workers a

new Cabela's store in Missoula. And in our feature interview, News Director

Sally Mauk talks with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack about our aging

farmers, new funding to fight wildfires, and the challenge of climate change.

Newscast 02-24-2014

Feb 24, 2014

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us that for all the hassles our latest snowstorm has brought, it's very good news for our water supply. We'll also tell you about a new airline service to Missoula. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with analytics expert Dan Wagner about how big data has changed political campaigning.

Newscast 02-21-2014

Feb 21, 2014

You're not going to want to get behind on your snow shoveling this weekend. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce finds out how Lieutenant Governor Angela McLean is settling into her new job. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the co-owner of a Butte distillery about being named Montana entrepreneur of the year.

Newscast 02-20-2014

Feb 20, 2014

The search continues for a missing Butte man. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us about the expansion of a victim notification service. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye looks at how hockey can boost the local economy. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with wildland fire expert Tom Zimmerman about revolutionary changes in firefighting--and the challenges ahead.

Newscast 02-19-2014

Feb 19, 2014

Missoula police have arrested a suspect in connection to a rape at the university of Montana. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us an initiative trying to expand Medicaid in the state is one step closer to being placed on the ballot. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the husband and wife team who produced a documentary featuring three young people from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

Newscast 02-18-2014

Feb 18, 2014

The avalanche danger level is now at high for West Central Montana. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us about extra charges for megaloads. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye talks about pen pal programs in the Flathead. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a former Peace Corps volunteer and current recruiter about the program and its relationship with Montana. 
 

Newscast 02-17-2014

Feb 17, 2014

Blood tests reveal DEQ employees in Helena were not at risk of overexposure to lead. We'll also tell you about changes in Montana's deer hunting season for the next two years. And in tonight's feature interview, reporter Edward O'brien talks with Montana conservationist Jim Posewitz about the effort to create a "Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame."

A group of Montana state agencies and conservation organizations are working to create a "Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame".

Well known Montana conservationist, and founder of the "Orion - the Hunter's Institute", Jim Posewitz, is behind the effort to honor people who've contributed to the restoration and conservation of Montana's fish, wildlife and other outdoor amenities.
    In this interview with Edward O'Brien, Posewitz has more and explains his lifelong passion for the outdoors:

Newscast 02-14-2014

Feb 14, 2014

The Department of Justice releases a letter of findings in its investigation into the Missoula County Attorney's office. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us how Governor Steve Bullock is answering critics of the process he used to appoint Lieutenant Governor John Walsh to the U.S. Senate. And in tonight's feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the filmmakers behind a documentary film about a single mother living paycheck to paycheck.

Newscast 02-13-2014

Feb 13, 2014

The University of Montana celebrates its birthday with the launching of a new program to help create successful entrepreneurs. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us about congressman Steve Daines plan to strike portions of the real ID law. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye looks at why some specially trained dogs are going to be sniffing out some boats. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the co-author of a news report showing Montana women, even those with an education, are paid less than men.

Newscast 02-12-2014

Feb 12, 2014

Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us about new research shedding light on the origins of Native Americans. We'll also tell you about another oil spill into the Yellowstone River. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a Montana Farmer's Union official about the pro's and con's of the new Farm Bill.

Newscast 02-11-2014

Feb 11, 2014

Montana's new U.S senator is sworn in. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us about a rise in high school students taking advanced placement classes. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye looks at the colorful history of the Conrad Mansion. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with author and skier Porter Fox about our fast disappearing snow.

Newscast 02-10-2014

Feb 10, 2014

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about Montana's new Lieutenant

Governor. We'll also tell you about a school bus crash near Great Falls that

sent one student to the hospital with minor injuries. And in our feature

interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with one of the organizers of a new

health care clinic in the Bitterroot Valley.

Newscast 02-07-2014

Feb 7, 2014

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce and News Director Sally Mauk talk about Montana's new U.S. Senator. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us about the need for foster parents in the Flathead valley. And in our feature interview, Dan Boyce talks with USDA Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment about the Ten Mile watershed restoration project.

Newscast 02-06-2014

Feb 6, 2014

Missoula police continue to search for a robbery suspect who forced the

lockdown of the University of Montana campus and several local schools

earlier today. We'll also tell you about the many temperature records broken

last night-- and when the bone-chilling weather is going to end. And in our

feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with environmental scholar

and scientist Diana Liverman about dealing with the impacts of climate change.

Newscast 02-05-2014

Feb 5, 2014

University of Montana president Royce Engstrom gives his mid-year report to the UM campus. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce looks at how much expanding Medicaid to low income Montanans would cost the state. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with NPR reporter Nathan Rott about his coverage of Montana's wolf controversy.

Newscast 02-04-2014

Feb 4, 2014

Flathead reporter Katrin Frye talks to and about Keystone Pipeline opponents staging protests around Montana. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us about improvements in Montana's high school graduation rates. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the coordinator of a Missoula program trying to find homes for the homeless.

Newscast 02-03-2014

Feb 3, 2014

Cold as it was today - it's going to get even colder soon. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tours the nation's capitol with Congressman Steve Daines. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with author and journalist Chris Hedges about the NSA, Edward Snowden, climate change - and the future of the republic. 

Newscast 01-31-2014

Jan 31, 2014

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena files

for bankruptcy protection as part of a settlement with sexual abuse victims.

We'll also have an update on the city of Missoula's effort to own its water

system. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the

head of Northwestern Energy about the company's desire to own the dams that

produce much of Montana's power.

Newscast 01-30-2014

Jan 30, 2014

All the new snow across our listening area has made for dicey driving conditions. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye tells us about the latest development in the 30-year effort to protect the Flathead's North Fork. And in tonight's feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with U.S. Senator Max Baucus about the impending end of his career in congress-and his new adventure.

Newscast 01-29-2014

Jan 29, 2014

Winter weather returns to Montana, and is there to stay for the next few days. We'll also tell you about the farm bill the U.S. House passed today. And in tonight's feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the U.S. Senator Jon Tester about his longtime mentor, Max Baucus.

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