Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

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.

Newscast 09-26-2013

Sep 26, 2013

Northwestern Energy is buying all of PPL Montana's dams. We also tell you how far the University of Montana's student enrollment has dropped this fall. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye has an update on a new biomass boiler in Columbia Falls. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with environmental law expert Robin Craig about the impact of climate change on the world's water.

Newscast 09-25-2013

Sep 25, 2013

Montanans' opposed to more coal trains are taking their concerns to a Washington hearing. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce looks into the commission that hears complaints about judges. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Climate Scientist Steve Running about the new U.N. climate change report coming out this Friday.

Newscast 09-24-2013

Sep 24, 2013

A standoff with police in Missoula ends peacefully. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye takes us out with some young volunteers in Glacier National Park. And in our feature interview, Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce talks with Congressman Steve Daines about cutting more trees - and food benefits.

Newscast 09-23-2013

Sep 23, 2013

Montana's food banks expect a huge increase in demand if federal legislation to cut food stamps becomes law. We'll also tell you why environmentalists want federal protection for fishers, which are members of the weasel family. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with an expert in international law, about the American response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Newscast 09-20-2013

Sep 20, 2013

The Ravalli County Family Planning Clinic will close in a few days. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us what kind of tourism season it's been. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the founder of the Missoula chapter of "Dress for Success" about the relationship of clothes to self-confidence.

Newscast 09-19-2013

Sep 19, 2013

Two men in eastern Montana have died due to West Nile virus. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us how the Montana Developmental Center is dealing with budget cuts. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye explains a disagreement over the management of non-native lake trout in Flathead Lake. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the co-chair of the Montana Partnership to End Childhood Hunger about the twenty percent of Montana kids who struggle with hunger.

Newscast 09-18-2013

Sep 18, 2013

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about Montana's two year colleges that are receiving a  big grant to help train skilled workers. Reporter Kindra McQuillen looks into new research on how knapweed affects how birds sing. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea about the importance of diplomacy in the region and in the Middle East.

Newscast 09-17-2013

Sep 17, 2013

An expansion by Boeing will bring a couple dozen new jobs to Helena. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce has today's action from the economic summit in Butte. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye looks at why Whitefish has been named an "E-City" by Google. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with an expert on sustainable land management.

Newscast 09-16-2013

Sep 16, 2013

Firefighters get the upper hand on a 200-acre fire that threatened homes south of Missoula last night. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us what the business heavy hitters had to say today at the Butte Economic Summit, and in tonight's feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Constitutional Scholar Melvin Urofsky about the value of dissent on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Newscast 09-13-2013

Sep 13, 2013

The first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court was honored at the University of Montana today. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce takes us to a special camp out. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a researcher at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories about a successful new treatment of a deadly infection.

Newscast 09-12-2013

Sep 12, 2013

A graffiti threat prompts increased security at a Missoula high school. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye has an update on the effort to keep aquatic invasive species out of Montana's waters. And in our feature story, Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce takes us to Fort Belknap, where not everyone is happy about the tribe's acquisition of some Yellowstone Park Bison.

Newscast 09-11-2013

Sep 11, 2013

A Montana woman accused of killing her husband in Glacier Park will stay in jail -- for now. We'll also tell you about some important anniversaries being celebrated this week on the University of Montana campus. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with New York radio Reporter Beth Fertig about her coverage of the 9/11 attack twelve years ago today.

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