Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Newscast From MTPR 11-07-2013

Nov 7, 2013

An energy company lays off employees at its Butte plant. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us why John Bohlinger thinks he's the democrats' best hope to beat Steve Daines in the U.S. Senate race. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with pioneering conservationist Brock Adams about his lifelong activism for the environment.

Newscast 11-06-2013

Nov 6, 2013

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us Congressman Steve Daines made his announcement today, declaring he's running for the U.S. Senate. And in tonight's feature, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Alexandra Scranton of Women's Voices for the Earth, about toxicity levels in feminine care products.

Newscast 11-05-2013

Nov 5, 2013

There's still time to vote in today's election. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us why a new study suggests uninsured Montanans will sign up for the Affordable Care Act. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye looks at how using locally produced foods in school lunches is catching on both in Montana and nationally. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with pioneer jazz musician "Mad" Duran about breaking barriers.

Newscast 11-04-2013

Nov 4, 2013

A missing couple is found safe after getting their car stuck in snow for a week. We'll also tell you why more and more hunters carry bear spray. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the Montana Kids Count director, Thale Dillon, about the importance of early childhood education.

Newscast 11-01-2013

Nov 1, 2013

A Yellowstone County official describes a racist e-mail he sent as quote, "The way Montanans talk." Missoula County hopes more people send in their ballots for Tuesday's city election. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a diabetes expert about how to manage the disease.

Newscast 10-31-2013

Oct 31, 2013

Dan Boyce tells us about an abortion rights group accusing crisis pregnancy centers of giving out false information. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye gives us a Halloween tour of an old cemetery. And in our feature interview, news director Sally Mauk talks with Missoula author Gwen Florio about her new mystery novel "Montana".

Newscast 10-30-2013

Oct 30, 2013

Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us the Public Service Commision is moving forward with a rule that may hurt small renewable energy producers. We'll also tell you about a groundbreaking for a new homeless shelter in Missoula. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with two individuals working to improve health care for transgender people.

Newscast 10-29-2013

Oct 29, 2013

Katrin

Frye tells us how The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the state are still trying to work out an effectiveplan  to get rid of lake trout in Flathead Lake. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce looks at why the tiny town of Wolk Creek wants a resort tax. And in our feature interview, news director Sally Mauk talks with with Missoula writer Pete Fromm about a new movie based on his book "As Cool As Me"
 

Newscast 10-28-2013

Oct 28, 2013

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce shares how high levels of lead force some state workers out of their offices. We'll also tell you about the slow opening weekend big game hunting season. And in our feature interview, news director Sally Mauk talks with a marine ecologist about what we can learn from the adaptable octopus...

Newscast 10-25-2013

Oct 25, 2013

Enjoy the sunshine-Its days are numbered. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us about a new poll showing that, among other things, Montanans support gay marriage. And in the last feature in our Climate Week series, reporter Edward  O'Brien looks at the impact of climate change on Montana's leading industry: agriculture...

Newscast 10-24-2013

Oct 24, 2013

The State Public Service Commission says Northwestern Energy owes some money to ratepayers. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye looks at what attracts new businesses to Montana- and it's not all about money. And in our ongoing Climate Week series, capitol reporter Dan Boyce hikes into the high country to learn more about the impact of climate change on high Alpine mammals.

Newscast 10-23-2013

Oct 23, 2013

Very few Montanans have been able to sign up for Obamacare. We'll also tell you why Montana legislators think they don't have and equal say in state government, and in our ongoing Montana Public Media "Climate Week" series, Flathead reporter Katrin Frye looks at the impact of our warming waters on two of Montana's iconic fish species.

Newscast 10-22-2013

Oct 22, 2013

Air force base officials reveal a security breach at Malmstrom Air Force Base. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about the latest candidate for Montana's U.S. house seat. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye has as a look at how small businesses are trying to get more customers to shop locally. And in our ongoing series on climate change, reporter Alison Mills takes us to some of the shrinking glaciers in Glacier National Park.

Newscast 10-21-2013

Oct 21, 2013

Someone is vandalizing Montana Rail Link train tracks east of Missoula. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us about a program that seems to be helping curb drunk driving in Montana. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk kicks off Montana Public Media's "Climate Week", talking with a panel of University of Montana Professors about what the next generation of Montanans may face because of climate change.

Newscast 10-18-2013

Oct 18, 2013

Capitol reporter Dan Boyce says Republican congressman Steve Daines' vote to end the government shutdown gets mixed reactions. We'll also tell you about an upcoming earthquake drill and why it's important. And in our feature interview, New Director Sally Mauk talks with Emmy-winning actor Keith David about his involvement in the Montana-based group "Wood for Haiti."

Newscast 10-17-2013

Oct 17, 2013

The state says northern pike and rainbow trout in the Clark Fork River between Missoula and Paradise are contaminated with toxic chemicals. Flathead reporter Katryn Frye visits the re-opened Glacier Park. And in our feature interview, Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce talks with congressman Steve Daines about his support of the government shutdown and then his vote to end it.

Newscast 10-16-2013

Oct 16, 2013

Capitol reporter Dan Boyce reports the so-called dark money group "American Tradition Partnership" gets hit with legal setbacks. We'll also have Senator Jon Tester's reaction to the senate deal reached today to reopen the government. And in our feature interview, news director Sally Mauk talks with British historian Andrew Roberts about how the rest of the world views America's political paralysis.

Newscast 10-15-2013

Oct 15, 2013

A trial date is set for a woman accused of killing her husband in Glacier Park. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us about a reward intended to halt the illegal introduction of fish. And in our feature interview, reporter Katrin Frye talks with the head of mental health program for seniors about Montana's aging population's mental health needs.

Newscast 10-14-2013

Oct 14, 2013

Capitol reporter Dan Boyce talks with the only Democrat running for Montana's U.S. House seat so far. Missoula City Council members meet with tribal leaders and in the feature interview, Edward O'Brien' talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tamara Jones about her coverage of violence in America.

Newscast 10-11-2013

Oct 11, 2013

Capitol reporter Dan Boyce says state workers sue over a cut to their retirement plan. We'll also tell you about a grant to fight drugs in Frenchtown. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with furloughed national park worker Denise Germann about the frustration park workers feel over the ongoing government shutdown.

Newscast 10-10-2013

Oct 10, 2013

Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us about businesses around Glacier Park feeling the pinch of the park's closure. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us why C-SPAN is hanging out in Helena. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a state water expert about the new state water plan.

Newscast 10-09-2013

Oct 9, 2013

Native Americans push for better access to voting. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about a lawsuit charging the Montana Highway Patrol with racial profiling. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with a New York Times reporter who has written a best-selling book about greed and vanity in Washington, D.C.

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.

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