Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Newscast 07-05-2013

Jul 5, 2013

A Montana deputy allegedly shot and killed a man who escaped from Montana State Prison. Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with PETA's Wendy Wegner about pet safety during hot summer days. And in our feature interview, Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce talks with the Director of the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Jeff Hagener, about his return to the post.

Newscast 07-04-2013

Jul 4, 2013

A missing one-year-old was found safe in Plains. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce has part two of his two-part story on the Rainbow Family Gathering. And in tonight's feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with composer and musician Rob Mosher about his new album.

Newscast 07-03-2013

Jul 3, 2013

The Helena Capitol building was evacuated this afternoon due to a suspicious letter. Reporter Ruth Eddy prepares us for the Southgate Mall fireworks in Missoula. And in tonight's feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the U.S. Forest Service assistant director about fire operations and firefighter safety.

Newscast 07-02-2013

Jul 2, 2013

A Montana firefighter was one of the 19 killed in the Arizona wildfire. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye talks to us about lake trout removal. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce gives us an inside look at the Rainbow Family Gathering. And in tonight's feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the director of the Montana University System about a rise in student loans.

Newscast 07-01-2013

Jul 1, 2013

The fire danger risk in Missoula County has been raised to moderate. Reporter Ruth Eddy talks about how to deal with outside jobs in the heat. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce talks about health clinics that provide free primary care services for state employees. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with Montana Tech's principal investigator about a restoration ecology project.

Newscast 06-28-2013

Jun 28, 2013

No one was seriously hurt when a helicopter crashed into the Clark Fork River near Missoula. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce has details of the sale of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana to an out of state corporation and the new foundation created from the proceeds. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a Red Cross official about how best to cope with our sudden heat wave.

Newscast 06-27-2013

Jun 27, 2013

A hiker dies in an apparent fall in Glacier National Park. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye takes us to the International Native Games Conference on the Flathead Reservation. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us why Montana's oil and coal industries oppose President Obama's plans to fight climate change. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk gets Senator Jon Tester's take on the President's climate change proposals.

Newscast 06-26-2013

Jun 26, 2013

Montanans have mixed reactions to today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. We'll also tell you about a proposed initiative to expand Medicaid to low income Montanans. And in our feature interview,  Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with two experts about the impact our changing climate is having on birds.

Newscast 06-25-2013

Jun 25, 2013

Improper disposal of household chemicals sickens two Missoula garbage workers. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce looks into the decline in the number of Montanans working for minimum wage. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye has a time capsule tale. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, about immigration reform.

Newscast 06-24-2013

Jun 24, 2013

A small plane crash north of Helena kills one person. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us why renewable energy advocates strongly oppose a new proposal from the Public Service Commission. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the director of the Fort Belknap Fish and Game Department about why the tribes want some bison from Yellowstone National Park.

Newscast 06-21-2013

Jun 21, 2013

Authorities release more details in the shooting of a St. Regis man by a Montana Highway Patrol trooper. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about the new Warden for  the Montana Women's Prison. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a home health care expert about the stress caregivers face.

Newscast 06-20-2013

Jun 20, 2013

A domestic disturbance leads to a man being shot by a highway patrol officer. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about the governor's new plan to help Montanans be healthy. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye catches up with some rain-drenched bikers. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with an official with the Montana Preservation Alliance about saving endangered historic places.

Newscast 06-19-2013

Jun 19, 2013

A court ruling paves the way for some Yellowstone bison to be transferred to the Fort Belknap reservation. Reporter Ruth Eddy tells us why passengers can get a free ride on Missoula's Mountain Line tomorrow. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the Deputy Commissioner for Two Year and Community College Education about the increasing value of Montana's two-year colleges.

Newscast 06-18-2013

Jun 18, 2013

Defense attorneys say one of the suspects in the murder of a Montana school teacher should not get the death penalty if he's convicted. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us about the problems facing Glacier Park because of its popularity. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with Missoula Mayor John Engen about Missoula's crackdown on fireworks.

Newscast 06-17-2013

Jun 17, 2013

It was a deadly weekend on Montana's roads. Reporter Ruth Eddy has a reminder that it's not too late to get ready for fire season. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with state Labor Commissioner Pam Bucy about closing the wage gap between Montana women and men.

Newscast 06-14-2013

Jun 14, 2013

The body of a missing Great Falls eye doctor has been found in Lake Elwell. Reporter Justin Steck takes us to a popular farmers market. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a state official about a new study of how people use the Blackfoot and Bitterroot Rivers.

Newscast 06-13-2013

Jun 13, 2013

Firefighters are fighting an apartment complex fire east of downtown Missoula but residents all appear to be safe. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye takes us looking for loons. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with a Blackfeet marine veteran working to preserve his native language and open spaces.

Newscast 06-12-2013

Jun 12, 2013

A haz mat team is called out to an acid spill in Missoula. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce talks with the new head of the state commerce department. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the state Attorney General Tim Fox about why he is fighting an internet sales tax.

Newscast 06-11-2013

Jun 11, 2013

Montana's income - and spending - are up. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us about some special equipment that helps people with disabilities enjoy the great outdoors. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Montana Film Commissioner Deny Staggs about some Made-In-Montana films that are getting a lot of big-time notice.

Newscast 06-07-2013

Jun 7, 2013

A University of Montana basketball player is kicked off the team. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about how a facility monitoring Medicare in the state could be shut down. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a forest service official about promoting diversity.

Newscast 06-06-2013

Jun 6, 2013

University workers still don't know how much of a pay raise they might get. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us about a new way to raise chickens. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the executive director of Missoula's Poverello Center about Missoula's growing homeless population.

Newscast 06-05-2013

Jun 5, 2013

State workers may get a pay raise as early as July 1. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us why this weekend's Republican State Convention could be a barn-burner. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a forest expert about steps being taken to prevent the spread of bark beetles.

Newscast 06-04-2013

Jun 4, 2013

Some Northern Montana communities are coping with flooding from torrential rains. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye has an update on grizzly bear monitoring efforts. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us what First Lady Lisa Bullock has been up to in her new role. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the head of a Glacier Park program that uses citizen scientists to do important research in the park.

Montana Evening Edition 06-03-2013

Jun 3, 2013

Capitol reporter Dan Boyce talks with wildfire experts. We'll also tell you why some top state officials are getting a pay raise. Allison Mills discusses what it is like living on the boundary between GMO and organic. News Director Sally Mauk talks with former University of Montana Journalism Professor Carol Van Valkenburg about the late NBC news correspondent and UM grad, Don Oliver. 

Montana Evening Edition 05-31-2013

May 31, 2013

Capitol reporter Dan Boyce talks about Governor Steve Bullock reaching out to lawmakers to uphold his vetoes. In our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien follows up with the CEO of the Montana Food Bank Network and talks about why summer may be a time of difficulty for many families.

Montana Evening Edition 05-30-2013

May 30, 2013

Capitol reporter Dan Boyce talks with opponents of the new abortion law who hope courts will find it an invasion of privacy. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye discusses the Glacier Institute's alternative energy project. Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a University of Montana professor about a study done by a group of cyclists whose record-breaking ride drew some conventional assumptions.

Montana Evening Edition 05-29-2013

May 29, 2013

An early morning house fire injures two and kills at least 16 pets. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce on legislative efforts to override vetoes and Edward O'Brien talks with Yellowstone National Park's geologist about what scientists know - and don't know -about the geothermal system under the Old Faithful area.

    

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