Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

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.

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.

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