Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Newscast 03-24-2014

Mar 24, 2014

A defendant in the case of a murdered teacher may be mentally unfit for trial. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us about the increasing competitiveness of solar energy. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Bryan Gruley about covering 9/11 --and about the future of journalism.

Newscast 03-21-2014

Mar 21, 2014

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us authorities have arrested a suspect in a string of school bomb threats in Helena. We'll also have an update on the approaching deadline to sign up for Obamacare. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with historian Cathleen Cahill about the role of women in the early years of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Newscast 03-20-2014

Mar 20, 2014

Another Montana school closes after a fake bomb threat. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us about a new wrinkle in the debate over the contentious Flathead Water Compact. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye takes us to the construction site of a habitat for humanity home. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the director of the University of Montana's disability services for students, about a new agreement that will make sure disabled students can access campus technology.

Newscast 03-19-2014

Mar 19, 2014

Prosecutors want a Kalispell woman to get a life sentence for pushing her husband to his death in Glacier Park. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about the 150th birthday of Montana's most heralded artist. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a University of Montana student honored for his work helping veterans re-adjust to civilian life.

Newscast 03-18-2014

Mar 18, 2014

Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us the Secretary of the Interior urges

Montanans to keep fighting for protection of the North Fork of the Flathead and

Glacier Park. We'll also tell you why the Missoula Rural Fire District wants

voters to approve a mill levy increase. And in our feature interview, Capitol

Reporter Dan Boyce talks with Senator John Walsh about Obamacare, military

spending and the upcoming campaign.

Newscast 03-17-2014

Mar 17, 2014

Two environmental groups sue to stop a proposed copper mine near the Smith River. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce has the surprising numbers for this past wolf hunting season. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with ecologist Lara Hansen about adapting to climate change.

Newscast 03-14-2014

Mar 14, 2014

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us some candidates running in the Democratic legislative primary may not be Democrats. We'll also tell you about a new app for your smartphone that will keep you up to date with flood information. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Oscar-winning actor and part-time Montana resident Jeff Bridges about his efforts to end childhood hunger.

Newscast 03-13-2014

Mar 13, 2014

Dan Boyce tells us about how the state's budget surplus is growing. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye tells us about a Whitefish project ranked #1 in the nation. And in our feature interview. News Director Sally Mauk talks with the CEO of one of the Northwest's largest timber companies about the past, present and future of his industry.

Newscast 03-12-2014

Mar 12, 2014

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us Montana continues to have a higher than

average sign-up rate for Obamacare. We'll also tell you about another

avalanche death- this time, a snowmobiler. And in our feature interview, News

Director Sally Mauk talks with historian Andrew Bacevich about why he thinks

the military needs to be more accountable.

Newscast 03-11-2014

Mar 11, 2014

Missoula County commissioners tell the Federal Department of Justice that DOJ's fight is with the county attorney, not with them. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce finds out why former Lieutenant Governor John Bohlinger is staying in the race for the U.S. Senate. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye looks at better coordination of child services. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with historian Molly Worthen about her new book on the modern evangelical movement.

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.

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