Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

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

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.

Pages