Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

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.

Newscast 01-28-2014

Jan 28, 2014

News Director Sally Mauk talks with reporter Edward O'Brien about Senator Max Baucus' confirmation hearing to be the next U.S. Ambassador to China. Flathead reporter Katrin Fyre tells us about small communities working to attract larger airlines. And we will also tell you about Missoula City Council's authorization of the purchase of Mountain Water Company. 

Newscast 01-27-2014

Jan 27, 2014

A bipartisan agreement on a massive farm bill could put an end to an over two-year fight. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us Lt. Governor John Walsh releases his military records to the public in the response to reports of a reprimand a few years ago. We'll also tell you about a new medical helicopter base in Butte. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the new CEO of the Montana Community Foundation.

Newscast 01-24-2014

Jan 24, 2014

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about new grants that seek to help ranchers protect their livestock from wolves. We'll also tell you about the growing curiosity over who Governor Bullock will appoint to fill Max Baucus's Senate seat. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a University of Montana researcher studying the impacts of concussions on the the brain.

Newscast 01-23-2014

Jan 23, 2014

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us Montana's decision not to expand Medicaid to uninsured low income residents has some people falling through the cracks of Obamacare. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye looks at the growing bicycle tourism industry in Montana. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with University of Montana Vice President Mike Reid about UM's latest budget cuts - and hiring chill.

Newscast 01-22-2014

Jan 22, 2014

The University of Montana must find another 9 million dollars to cut. We'll also tell you about a megaload protester arrested in Missoula. And in our feature interview, Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce talks with long time newspaper reporter Eve Byron about why she's leaving the business.

Newscast 01-21-2014

Jan 21, 2014

Former Lt. Governor John Bohlinger says he may end his campaign for the U.S. Senate. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about a new report that shows wolf numbers are declining in Yellowstone National Park. And in tonight's feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with Montana's Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Mark Rosston. 

Newscast 01-20-2014

Jan 20, 2014

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce talks with the co-director of the Montana Human Rights Network about the state of race issues in Montana. We also tell you about a new program helping people find work near Great Falls. And in tonight's feature, reporter Edward O'Brien continues his two-part interview with state corrections officials about what can be done to stem problems associated with poverty and substance abuse.

Newscast 01-17-14

Jan 17, 2014

More crime may mean more crime-fighters in the Bakken. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us why Montana continues to fight the federal Real ID program. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with state corrections officials about some new initiatives in the state's prisons.

Newscast 01-16-2014

Jan 16, 2014

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about an old rifle range that led to the closure this week of a Helena middle school - decades after the range was shut down. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us how one community is celebrating the Martin Luther King holiday in song. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with a Montana who worked on the Oscar-nominated film "Nebraska", that was partially filmed in Montana.

Newscast 01-15-2014

Jan 15, 2014

Another scandal is revealed involving nuclear missile officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce has more on the potential health effects of lead contamination discovered at a Helena middle school. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with historian Michael Wise about the systematic eradication of wolves in Montana in the early 20th Century. 

Newscast 01-14-2014

Jan 14, 2014

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about lead contamination that closed a Helena middle school. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us how modern libraries are changing with the times. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a Yellowstone National Park official about why they have dropped the idea of bullet-vaccinating bison against brucellosis.

Newscast 01-13-2014

Jan 13, 2014

Former U.S. Representative Denny Rehberg says he will not run for his old seat in the U.S. House. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about new ice skating classes being held by the Helena Parks Department. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with one of the directors of the Mothers' Milk Bank of Montana.

Newscast From MTPR 01-10-2014

Jan 10, 2014

We're in for a stormy weekend, with possibly dangerous winds. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce looks at a new company that is helping oil companies recycle some of their waste gases. And in the second part of our seires on wolf mangement in the wilderness, News Director Sally Mauk talks with a conservation attorney about why he thinks wolves in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness should be left alone by the state of Idaho. 

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