Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Newscast 08-07-2013

Aug 7, 2013

Montana Department of Transportation has issued a permit for a 21-foot megaload. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about Fish, Wildlife, and Park's effort to simplify hunting and fishing licenses. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye has more on a traveling sculpture that highlights banned books. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a  film programmer about Missoula's Roxy theater and it's future plans.

Newscast 08-06-2013

Aug 6, 2013

The Associated Press's request for information available on the state's concealed carry permit holders draws threats. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye gives us a brief about a traveling sculpture. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with a coal terminal executive who says shipping coal to Asia won't harm the enviornment.

Newscast 08-05-2013

Aug 5, 2013

Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau makes a decision on running for the U.S. Senate. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce has a remembrance of former first lady Betty Babcock. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with three young women who are bicycling across the country.

Newscast 08-02-2013

Aug 2, 2013

Yesterday's stormy weather damaged crops and buildings in southwest Montana. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce takes us to a rehearsal on one of the world's most famous plays. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a young man whose life was changed by a garden.

Newscast 08-01-2013

Aug 1, 2013

Much needed moisture gives firefighters a welcome break. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce takes us on a tour of a major hydroelectric project now operating near Great Falls. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the co-founders of a project to help educate people about those who are born with ambiguous gender traits.

Newscast 07-31-2013

Jul 31, 2013

Weather forecasters say substantial rain is on the way -- offering at least some temporary relief for firefighters. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce has an update on this season's firefighting costs so far. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the CEO of a tribal company in the process of buying Kerr Dam.

Newscast 07-30-2013

Jul 30, 2013

Firefighters gain ground on area fires. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye tells us why the Flathead is not getting as many fires as the rest of western Montana. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us why an owner of several Great Falls casinos thinks his new smoking rooms comply with the Montana Clean Indoor Air Act. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with a rodeo athlete trying to get tobacco out of her sport.

Newscast 07-29-2013

Jul 29, 2013

Firefighters try to make gains on several large fires and hope for help from the weather. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us why the state attorney general doesn't think the Associated Press should be given information about who in Montana has a concealed weapons permit. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with author Natalie Brown about her debut novel "The Lovebird."

Newscast 07-26-2013

Jul 26, 2013

The University of Montana football program is penalized for violating NCAA rules. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce takes us to the pets and dolls parade in Great Falls. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a former corrections counselor about the war on drugs.

Newscast 07/25/2013

Jul 25, 2013

A new wildfire ignites just West of Missoula in the Frenchtown area prompting evacuations and a major fire agency response.  Reporter Katrin Frye tells us that the Forest Service is looking to its roads to increase efficiency in the face of ever-shrinking budgets. And in our feature interview News Director Sally Mauk talks with Carlee Soto about her sister who was one of the 26 teachers and students massacred at Sandy Hook elementary school.

Newscast 07-24-2013

Jul 24, 2013

A proposed new port terminal on the Washington coast has sharpened the debate over coal development in Montana. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us why a state senator went out of state to get married. And in our feature interview,  Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a federal official about the future of the food stamp program.

Newscast 07-23-2013

Jul 23, 2013

Gun control supporters rally in Helena. We'll also have an update on the West Mullan Fire burning near Superior. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with University of Montana astrophysicist Nate McCrady about the search for life on other planets.

Newscast 07-22-2013

Jul 22, 2013

Fire danger goes to very high and extreme in western Montana, as new fires break out. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about the state's efforts to clear up confusion about the Affordable Care Act. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with some of the actors in the new film "Winter in the Blood," including lead actor Chaske Spencer, about the film's authentic portrayal of Native Americans.

Newscast 07-19-2013

Jul 19, 2013

Firefighters continue to gain ground on the large fire near Superior. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about a new two million dollar grant to help Montana college students become entrepreneurs. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the winner of this year's Aldo Leopold award, wildlife scientist Dr. Joel Berger.

Newscast 07-18-2013

Jul 18, 2013

The growing West Mullan Fire near Superior forces more people out of their homes. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce looks at possible candidates for the U.S. Senate race. And in our feature interview,  Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye talks with a Flathead cherry grower about "the last best cherry."

Newscast 07-17-2013

Jul 17, 2013

Much of western Montana is under severe thunderstorm watches or warnings. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce profiles the life and accomplishments of the late Gordon Belcourt. In our feature interview,  News Director Sally Mauk talks with Montana filmmakers Alex and Andrew Smith about the debut of their new film "Winter in the Blood."

Newscast 07-16-2013

Jul 16, 2013

Firefighters continue to arrive to fight growing fires in western Montana. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye looks at the effect of climate change on bull trout. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about a meeting today among top education leaders. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with former Governor Brian Schweitzer about why he chose not to run for the U.S. Senate, and about his ties to two alleged dark money groups.

Newscast 07-15-2013

Jul 15, 2013

A wildfire forces evacuations near Superior. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce talks with political scientist David Parker about the wide open U.S. Senate race. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with writer Ron Fitzgerald about the process of writing for a hit TV series.

Newscast 07-12-2013

Jul 12, 2013

A legislative fix to the retirement systems of state employees is in danger of being cut. Reporter Mike Powell tells us about a program that gives Montana high school students a hands-on learning experience. And in tonight's feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with Missoula County Commissioner Jean Curtiss about her trip to a symposium that showcased childhood obesity.

Newscast 07-11-2013

Jul 11, 2013

State officials discuss a flaw in the pension system for public employees. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce prepares us for the upcoming democratic convention. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us about the Student Assistance Program. And in tonight's feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the executive director of Mainstreet Uptown Butte about the Montana Folk Festival.

Newscast 07-10-2013

Jul 10, 2013

Montana Wildlife Commissioners have voted on hunting and trapping rules for the gray wolf. Reporter Ruth Eddy tells us about this weekend's Missoula Marathon. Reporter Justin Steck shares his experience at the 115th Arlee celebration and powwow. And in tonight's feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with Montana Superintendent Denise Juneau about some ongoing challenges with the Student Risk Survey.

Newscast 07-09-2013

Jul 9, 2013

The Black Bear fire near Alberton has grown moderately over the past 24 hours. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce gives us a look at the costs of the Rainbow Family Gathering. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us about Governor Steve Bullock's Mainstreet Montana Project. And in tonight's feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the owners of Urban American Outdoor Television about their award winning television program.

Newscast 07-08-2013

Jul 8, 2013

Early morning thunderstorms ignited wildfires in Western Montana. Reporter Edward O'Brien tells us about Governor Steve Bullock's energy policy. And in tonight's feature interview, Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce gives us an inside look on the impacts of the Calgary flood.

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.

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