Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Newscast 10-08-2013

Oct 8, 2013

A University of Montana worker is injured in a fall through a skylight onto a boiler. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about a proposed ballot measure that seeks to limit the influence of dark money in elections. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye previews an important training opportunity for people who want to recreate in the backcountry this winter. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with fire information officer Cindy Super about this year's fire season - and how to prepare for next year.

Newscast 10-07-2013

Oct 7, 2013

Furloughed Montana National Guardsmen returned to work today. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about the only underground miners still working in the city limits of Butte. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with government whistleblower Thomas Tamm about warrantless eavesdropping on American citizens.

Newscast 10-04-2013

Oct 4, 2013

A newlywed pleads not guilty to killing her husband in Glacier Park. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce looks into the difficulty Montanans are having signing up for Obamacare. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with creative consultant Andy Stefanovich about how to keep your business or organization inspired.

Newscast 10-03-2013

Oct 3, 2013

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us the Lieutenant Governor says he'd like to be a U.S. Senator. We also tell you about a Missoula City Councilwoman's harrowing day at the U.S. Capitol. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye learns more about a unique project to spread love not hate in the Flathead Valley. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with Missoula Mayor John Engen about why he thinks buying the local water company is a good idea.

Newscast 10-02-2013

Oct 2, 2013

University of Montana President Royce Engstrom has picked the site for the new Missoula College. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce has more Montana reaction to the Federal Government shutdown. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk takes us on a tour of a new exhibit of folk art at the Missoula Art Museum.

Newscast 10-01-2013

Oct 1, 2013

Members of Congress, federal employees, and National Park visitors  are all unhappy about the government shutdown. We'll have comments from the Congressional delegation, and reports from Dan Boyce and Katrin Frye on the fallout from the shutdown. We'll also tell you some of the steps the University of Montana is taking to deal with its shrinking enrollment. And in our feature, News Director Sally Mauk talks with state Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen about the first day of enrollment in Obamacare.

Newscast 09-30-2013

Sep 30, 2013

Two pedestrians have been killed in separate accidents. Reporter Mike Powell tells us about a program to help people afflicted with aphasia. And in tonight's feature interview, Edward O'Brien talks with the head of the Montana Primary Care Association about what you need to know about Obamacare.

Newscast 09-27-2013

Sep 27, 2013

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes don't expect Northwestern's purchase of Kerr Dam to halt the tribes' eventual ownership of the dam. We'll also tell you about a new Forest Service appeals process. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the president of the National Forest Foundation about a new poll of American attitudes about their national forests.

Newscast 09-26-2013

Sep 26, 2013

Northwestern Energy is buying all of PPL Montana's dams. We also tell you how far the University of Montana's student enrollment has dropped this fall. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye has an update on a new biomass boiler in Columbia Falls. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with environmental law expert Robin Craig about the impact of climate change on the world's water.

Newscast 09-25-2013

Sep 25, 2013

Montanans' opposed to more coal trains are taking their concerns to a Washington hearing. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce looks into the commission that hears complaints about judges. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Climate Scientist Steve Running about the new U.N. climate change report coming out this Friday.

Newscast 09-24-2013

Sep 24, 2013

A standoff with police in Missoula ends peacefully. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye takes us out with some young volunteers in Glacier National Park. And in our feature interview, Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce talks with Congressman Steve Daines about cutting more trees - and food benefits.

Newscast 09-23-2013

Sep 23, 2013

Montana's food banks expect a huge increase in demand if federal legislation to cut food stamps becomes law. We'll also tell you why environmentalists want federal protection for fishers, which are members of the weasel family. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with an expert in international law, about the American response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Newscast 09-20-2013

Sep 20, 2013

The Ravalli County Family Planning Clinic will close in a few days. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us what kind of tourism season it's been. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the founder of the Missoula chapter of "Dress for Success" about the relationship of clothes to self-confidence.

Newscast 09-19-2013

Sep 19, 2013

Two men in eastern Montana have died due to West Nile virus. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us how the Montana Developmental Center is dealing with budget cuts. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye explains a disagreement over the management of non-native lake trout in Flathead Lake. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the co-chair of the Montana Partnership to End Childhood Hunger about the twenty percent of Montana kids who struggle with hunger.

Newscast 09-18-2013

Sep 18, 2013

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about Montana's two year colleges that are receiving a  big grant to help train skilled workers. Reporter Kindra McQuillen looks into new research on how knapweed affects how birds sing. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea about the importance of diplomacy in the region and in the Middle East.

Newscast 09-17-2013

Sep 17, 2013

An expansion by Boeing will bring a couple dozen new jobs to Helena. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce has today's action from the economic summit in Butte. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye looks at why Whitefish has been named an "E-City" by Google. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with an expert on sustainable land management.

Newscast 09-16-2013

Sep 16, 2013

Firefighters get the upper hand on a 200-acre fire that threatened homes south of Missoula last night. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us what the business heavy hitters had to say today at the Butte Economic Summit, and in tonight's feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Constitutional Scholar Melvin Urofsky about the value of dissent on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Newscast 09-13-2013

Sep 13, 2013

The first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court was honored at the University of Montana today. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce takes us to a special camp out. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a researcher at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories about a successful new treatment of a deadly infection.

Newscast 09-12-2013

Sep 12, 2013

A graffiti threat prompts increased security at a Missoula high school. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye has an update on the effort to keep aquatic invasive species out of Montana's waters. And in our feature story, Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce takes us to Fort Belknap, where not everyone is happy about the tribe's acquisition of some Yellowstone Park Bison.

Newscast 09-11-2013

Sep 11, 2013

A Montana woman accused of killing her husband in Glacier Park will stay in jail -- for now. We'll also tell you about some important anniversaries being celebrated this week on the University of Montana campus. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with New York radio Reporter Beth Fertig about her coverage of the 9/11 attack twelve years ago today.

Newscast 09-10-2013

Sep 10, 2013

A new report outlines the primary sources of carbon pollution in Montana and the U.S. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce previews projects in the works for the National Day of Service. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye profiles Glacier Park's new superintendent. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Education Researcher Brandon Busteed about why so many college graduates are not finding the job of their dreams.

Newscast 09-09-2013

Sep 9, 2013

A Kalispell woman is accused of killing her husband in Glacier National Park. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce has more on opposition to a new manual urging the sabotage of wolf hunts. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker about how small Montana businesses can reach global markets.

Newscast 09-06-2013

Sep 6, 2013

Montana's Supreme Court halts the resentencing hearing for a former teacher who raped a 14-year old student. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us why more Montana High School students are taking the ACT college entrance exam. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with a clean energy advocate about why the U.S. is falling behind other countries in the development of clean energy.

Newscast 09-05-2013

Sep 5, 2013

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us the state wants to change the sentence of a billings teacher given 30 days in jail for raping a student. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye talks about the new health clinic at Flathead Valley Community College. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with University of Montana Legal Counsel Lucy France about the legacy of Title IX.

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Helena’s alternative High School is adjusting to the new school-year in a new, make-shift facility; a result of shuffling around students last spring when Central Elementary closed due to structural concerns.

The Project for Alternative Learning, or PAL, had been housed at a former elementary school when Central abruptly closed last March. Seismic tests determined it wasn’t earthquake safe. The Helena School District decided the most sensible place to relocate Central’s kids was P.A.L.’s elementary building.

Newscast 09-04-2013

Sep 4, 2013

Tribal leaders from around Montana gather in Missoula today to outline what they want from the federal government. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us how an alternative high school in Helena is coping with a new location. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the artistic director of the Smuin Ballet about its Montana-born founder.

Newscast 09-03-2013

Sep 3, 2013

Rain could bring flash flooding to areas recently burned by wildfires. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye profiles a ranger who is 93 years young. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the owners of a new company that is bringing healthy snacks to schools and offices.

Newscast 09-02-2013

Sep 2, 2013

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce talks with the Executive Secretary of the Montana AFL-CIO about the labor movement here in the state. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien discusses with Dr. Marty Zaluski about new cases of West Nile virus in Montana horses.

Newscast 08-30-2013

Aug 30, 2013

The latest labor report has good and bad news about Montana's economy. We also tell you about new lightning-caused fires in Yellowstone and Idaho. And in our feature interview,  News Director Sally Mauk talks with a Cuban journalist about efforts to preserve historic Havana.

Newscast 08-29-2013

Aug 29, 2013

Hundreds rally in Billings to protest a judge's sentencing decision - and comments - in a rape case. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce looks into a letter sent by the state attorney general, protesting new federal fracking rules. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye has an update on the effort to reintroduce trumpeter swans on the Flathead Reservation. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the author of a new book on Montana's microbreweries.

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