Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Newscast 12-05-2013

Dec 5, 2013

This cold snap is breaking records-- And filling local homeless shelters. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce has the first in a five-part series on impacts from the Bakken oil boom. Tonight's story focuses on infrastructure. And in our feature interview, news director Sally Mauk talks with noted historian James Oakes about some of the myths Americans have about the Civil War.

Newscast 12-04-2013

Dec 4, 2013

Capitol reporter Dan Boyce  shares how no one is quite sure yet how Montana's new health care foundation plans to spend $40 million. We'll also tell you how this cold snap may affect bark beetles. And in our feature interview, news director Sally Mauk talks with University of Montana forestry professor Martin Nie about the revival of the Sagebrush Rebellion.

Newscast 12-03-2013

Dec 3, 2013

Even more cold weather is on the way to Western Montana as weather tops our news again tonight on Montana Evening Edition. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us why the university system is looking at changing its student health insurance plan. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye previews a conference on organic farming. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with advocates of a living wage for Montana workers.

12-02-2013 Newscast

Dec 2, 2013

Get out the heavy coat, the thermometer is headed for a big drop for the next few days. Weather tops our news tonight on Montana Evening Edition. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce has an update on the short-handed state public defender's office. And in our feature interview, news director Sally Mauk talks with University of Montana journalism professor Ray Fanning about our declining news literacy.

Newscast 11-29-2013

Nov 29, 2013

Two suspects in an undercover drug sting shooting face felony charges and 6-figure bails. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce visits a Helena gym to find folks working off their holiday meals. And in our feature interview, repoter Edward O'Brien talks with the executive director of Lutheran Social Services of Montana about adoption. 

Newscast 11-28-2013

Nov 28, 2013

A Missoula officer is in the hospital after being shot during an undercover drug operation. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye takes us to farms helping people with disabilities. And in our feature interview, Edward O'Brien talks with the director of the Missoula YMCA about their programs going beyond the health and wellness facilities.

Newscast 11-27-2013

Nov 27, 2013

A shooting this afternoon in Missoula sends two people to the hospital. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us about a hefty fine against a dark money group that may be tricky to collect. And in our feature interview, news director Sally Mauk talks with farmer Courtney Cowgill about the special turkeys she and her husband raise on their farm north of Great Falls.

Newscast 11-26-2013

Nov 26, 2013

A Kalispell pilot survives a hard landing near the Kalispell city airport. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye tells us why it's important to be screened for Alzheimers. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce takes us to a visit with some pardoned turkeys. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with state fish and game official about Montana's new law allowing motorists to salvage roadkill.

Newscast 11-25-2013

Nov 25, 2013

Dan Boyce tells us about Montana's U.S. house race getting more crowded. Gun advocates want the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on a Montana gun law. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with security expert David Hamon about the threat posed by cyberattacks.

Newscast 11-22-2013

Nov 22, 2013

Montana's unemployment rate continues to fall. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us about the effort in Helena to make some playgrounds more accessible to kids with disabilities. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a department of defense official about the ever-increasing service of National Guard and Reserve soldiers...and the strain that puts on their employers.

Newscast 11-21-2013

Nov 21, 2013

A Missoula company is fined for safety violations in the wake of an employee's death on the job. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us about a new test to replace the GED. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye finds out how high school students are getting real world business experience. And in our feature interview, news director Sally Mauk talks with a former Kalispell resident featured in an award-winning documentary urging support for gay rights.

Newscast 11-20-2013

Nov 20, 2013

Authorities are looking for a man who reportedly assaulted a female student last night near the University of Montana. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us about a university policy that lawmakers want changed. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with UM's new campus student assault prevention coordinator.

Newscast 11-19-2013

Nov 19, 2013

A Montana photographer gets life in prison for kidnapping and sexually abusing a child. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce previews a vote on an open container law in Butte. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye tells us where skiers are already hitting the slopes. And in our feature interview, news director Sally Mauk talks with the Great Falls postmaster about how the agency wants to solve its budget woes.

Newscast 11-18-2013

Nov 18, 2013

The Missoula County Sheriff's Office concludes its investigation of a dog shot allegedly because a hunter though it was a wolf. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce profiles a Democratic candidate for Montana's U.S. House seat, who is critical of Senator Max Baucus's legacy. And in our feature interview, news director Sally Mauk talks with a modern art curator about the genius of 20th century artists like Picasso and Matisse.

Newscast 11-15-2013

Nov 15, 2013

A woman accused of murdering her husband in Glacier Park will stand trial in December as scheduled. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us how insurance companies are scrambling to figure out what to do with president Obama's decision to change implementation of the Affordable Care Act. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a state wildlife official about the difficulty of re-establishing black-footed ferrets in Montana.

Newscast 11-14-2013

Nov 14, 2013

Capitol reporter Dan Boyce reports Montana's home prices are rising. Flathead reporter Kartin Frye tells us about a big private donation to aid search and rescue in the Flathead. And in our feature interview, news director Sally Mauk talks with environmental historian Thomas Andrews about our complicated relationships with animals.

Newscast 11-13-2013

Nov 13, 2013

Just over 200 Montanans managed to sign up for health insurance in the first month of Obamacare. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce has the latest on the Little Shell Tribe's fight for federal recognition. And in our feature interview, news director Sally Mauk talks with biographer Bob Drury about his new book on the legendary Sioux warrior chief, Red Cloud.

Newscast 11-12-2013

Nov 12, 2013

The Yellowstone County Treasurer refuses to resign over racist e-mails he sent. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us why Helena hopes to cull more deer from the city limits. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye looks into a program to boost energy efficiency. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the head of the Montana Food Bank Network about the growing demand for food aid.

Newscast 11-11-2013

Nov 11, 2013

Senator Max Baucus and Missoula city mayor John Engen addressed PTSD at this year's Veteran's Day ceremony. Missoula St. Pat's cardiovascular program is recognized as one of the top 50 in the nation. And in our feature interview, capitol reporter Dan Boyce talks with ACLU attorney Patrick Toomey about the changing face of privacy.

 

Newscast 11-08-2013

Nov 8, 2013

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce reports on how Northwestern Energy says buying PPL's dams will save customers money in the long run. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye tells us about a disease affecting bats that officials hope to keep out of Montana. And in our feature interview, news director Sally Mauk talks with environmental historian Char Miller about how our changing fire seasons require a change in response.

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

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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...

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