Montana News

Global Education
2:30 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

A global education is about more than jobs

Princeton scholar Stanley Katz receiving National Humanities Medal in 2011

The recipient of the 2011 National Humanities Medal is in Missoula to lecture about "the global century." Dr. Stanley Katz is a Princeton University professor, author, president emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies, and an expert on American legal and constitutional history.
    In this feature interview, Katz talks with News Director Sally Mauk about the difference between the terms "global" and "international" - and the importance of a globally-focused education.

 

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Campaign Beat
11:19 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Sally, Chuck and Mike look at the military emphasis in this primary campaign season

Chuck Johnson, Sally Mauk, Mike Dennison
Credit Eliza Wiley

Our political analysis show "Campaign Beat" this week looks at the heavy emphasis on the primary candidates' military backgrounds and support for veterans. News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspapers' Capitol reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about the latest ads and messages - and about the many contested Republican legislative races.

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FWP
3:10 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Higher fees likely for Montana hunters and anglers

MT FWP faces a $5.7 million budget shortfall by the end of 2017.

Every ten years Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks goes back to the drawing board to look at fees, license costs, and its budget.

Administrator of Communication and Education Ron Aasheim said a Council recently came out with a series of recommendations including raising fees on hunting and fishing licenses. Aasheim said without a fee increase, redirected funding, or budget cuts, the agency is facing a $5.7-million shortfall by the end of 2017.

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Nonprofit Funding
10:34 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Funding pool shrinking while number of nonprofits goes up

Nonprofit funding consultant Kim Klein

As government funding shrinks, nonprofit organizations are  depending more and more upon private donors. Those organizations are also increasingly competing against each other, from a pool of donors that may itself be shrinking.

Kim Klein is an author, publisher, and consultant who works with nonprofits to help them meet their fundraising challenges. She's in Montana this week for some training with nonprofits in Missoula, Helena, Kalispell and Billings.
    Klein says the cuts in government funding are an impossible gap to fill.

 

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Montana Art Interscholastic
1:30 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

High School artists descend on the Flathead for a 24-hour workshop blitz

Florence High senior Callie Hunt works on her piece in the wheel throwing workshop during the recent Montana Art Interscholastic event in Kalispell.
Credit Katrin Frye

High School art students from around the state converge on one town each year for a 24-hour workshop-blitz. This year Kalispell’s Glacier High and Flathead Valley Community College housed more than 200-students learning jewelry making, painting, printmaking and numerous other techniques. The students from 18 different Montana schools came to the Flathead Friday through Saturday as part of the 2014 Montana Art Interscholastic event.

Workshops range from familiar sounding art classes like oil painting and watercolor workshop, to edible art, and urban art.

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Religious Freedom
12:46 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Gay marriage opponent to speak at UM

Princeton University professor and author Robert P. George

He's been called "the country's most influential conservative Christian thinker" and he'll be speaking in Missoula this week as part of the President's lecture series at the University of Montana. Robert P. George is a Princeton University professor, author and chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. He's also past chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, one of the groups opposing the legalization of same sex marriage.

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National Geo
10:03 am
Mon April 28, 2014

It’s not just the photos but the story that matters

National Geographic Editor-in-Chief Chris Johns

Chris Johns is the first photographer and 9th person to be editor-in-chief of National Geographic magazine. The Oregon native has led the magazine since 2005, and was in Missoula recently to lecture at the University of Montana.
    In this feature interview, Johns talks with News Director Sally Mauk about the magazine's evolution since it was started 125 years ago by Alexander Graham Bell, who headed the National Geographic Society.

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Campaign Beat
2:06 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Sally, Chuck and Mike look at deceptive ads and websites

Chuck Johnson, Sally Mauk, Mike Dennison
Credit Eliza Wiley

Candidates like to brag in their TV ads - but not at all the bragging is perhaps as truthful as it should be. Deceptive ads - and websites - are part of the discussion tonight on "Campaign Beat", our weekly political analysis program featuring News Director Sally Mauk and Lee newspapers'  Capitol reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison.

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The Entire Conversation
11:56 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Leon Panetta at UM

Leon Panetta on stage of Dennison theater
Credit Sally Mauk

The former head of the CIA, Leon Panetta, spoke recently on the University of Montana campus. Panetta has also served as Secretary of Defense, as chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and in Congress as a representative from California from 1977 to 1993.
    As part of the annual Jones/Tamm law school lecture, Panetta was questioned by Washington, D.C. trial attorney Robert Bennett about domestic and foreign policy; here is that conversation in its entirety.

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Climate Change
10:17 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Montanans rally for climate solutions

The poster for Saturdays event features the work of one of the artist who will be presenting, Diane Burko.

Major environmental legislation like the Clean Air and Endangered Species Act followed the first earth day celebration in April of 1970. Whitefish resident Steve Thompson is hoping the growth of local efforts across the country will again have a similar effect, this time in relation to climate change.

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