In Other Words

Courtesy of IOW

After more than thirty years of broadcasts, the final "In Other Words" show on Montana Public Radio aired on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

Montana State Senator Diane Sands.
Courtesy Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, University of Montana

Historian, member of the Montana Legislature, and long-time Missoula resident Diane Sands describes in fascinating detail the story of women's suffrage, both in Montana and nationwide.  November 3, 2014 marks the hundredth anniversary of women winning the right to vote in the state.

Ann Szalda-Petree talks with Shawna Lee, a venue manager who books stage shows in Missoula. Shawna is the go-to woman who locates the sound company, the plexiglass, the M & Ms for traveling and local bands, most of them male. Shawna believes a combination of patience and local connections helped break into this field: "It's a matter of establishing trust."

courtesy of the Jeannette Rankin Foundation

Operating out of Athens, Georgia since 1976, the Jeannette Rankin Foundation (founded by Jeannette herself and some admirers) assists women over age 35 in going back to school, a step that improves their lives and those of their families and communities.

IOW Producer Beth Judy talks with Sue Lawrence, Executive Director of the foundation, and also Francy Moll of Polson, Montana, a Rankin Scholarship alumna.

Courtesy Photo

This interview first aired in April 2013, sixteen months before Curtis was chosen to replace John Walsh as Montana's Democratic nominee in the 2014 U.S. Senate election.

courtesy of the Regional Learning Project, University of Montana

Bryony Schwan talks with Dr. Sally Thompson, an archaeologist, ethnographer and ethnohistorian who long ago forged connections with indigenous North Americans that re-defined the philosophy and nature of her work. Recently, Sally spent time in Ladakh, in the northeast Himalaya region of India, where ancient medicine and lifeways are colliding with modernity.

Ann Szalda-Petree interviews Dr. Elizabeth Kohlstaedt, chief clinical officer of Intermountain of Helena, about residential treatment for abused and neglected children. Dr. Kohlstaedt describes the complexities of treating children who need help learning how to have healthy relationships.  

(This show aired on Montana Public Radio on March 12th, 2013.  Thanks to Clark Grant for producing.

Madelyn Beck

In the drilling sites and "man camps" of North Dakota's oil fields, women can seem like fictional beings.  But you don't really need to look far to find women living and working in the Bakken oil patch. In small towns near drilling rigs, women and teenagers perform essential jobs. Some are native to the region, while others moved there independently or with partners, looking for work. These women keep the towns moving and sometimes even venture onto the oil fields to do a "man's" work.

Amy Cilimburg talks with naturalist and Lolo National Forest Wildlife Interpreter Sue Reel about native bees, the plants they need, why we need pollinators, and the colorful guides Sue developed.

Amy also speaks with Amy Seaman – Amy's colleague at Montana Audubon – about cool birds.

Donna McCrea

If you've ever wondered what an archivist does, you'll want to listen to Ann Szalda-Petree's conversation with Donna McCrea. And if the word "archivist" sounds like a synonym of "boring," think again - McCrea's job brings surprising discoveries. She's the head of the University of Montana-Missoula's Mansfield Library Archives and Special Collections, a History Librarian, and Associate Professor at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library.  Produced by Ann Szalda-Petree.

courtesy of Shaila Kotadia

In the first of several programs about women in science, producer Ann Szalda-Petree talks with molecular biologist Shaila Kotadia, Education & Outreach Manager at Synberc, UC-Berkeley, about everything from synthetic biology and challenges faced by women scientists to the trade-offs involved in the pursuit of a tenure-track academic science career, and more.

Women Farmers

Jul 23, 2014
Tracy Potter-Fins & Margaret De Bona

Producer Lacy Roberts brings us an hour of conversation with and about female farmers. First, we learn why photographer Audra Mulkern started the Female Farmer Project and what it reveals about female back-to-the-land farmers.

Amy Cilimburg

Producer Amy Cilimburg talks with three Missoula-area professionals: nurse Beth Schenk, and psychotherapists Jen Robohm and Kevin Dohr. These experts share research and their professional and personal experiences around climate change and human health. In this time of rapid change, they offer reasons for hope.

(Broadcast: In Other Words, July 15th, 2014)

7/8/14: This week on In Other Words: Beth Judy talks with Allie Olson and Kate Healy, the behind-the-scenes engines keeping the annual Red Ants Pants Music Festival rolling. The festival raises money for the Red Ants Pants Foundation, a non-profit supporting women’s leadership, working family farms and ranches, and rural communities.

7/1/14: This week on "In Other Words:" producer Ann Szalda-Petree welcomes Salina Chatlain, producer of the 2014 Missoula Colony, and Missoula playwright Kate Morris. Included is a reading from Kate's play, "Church."

6/24/14: This week on "In Other Words:" It's a live music show. Host Ann Szalda-Petree and singer Eden Atwood play an hour of cover songs performed by women. Tuesday evening, 10:30-11:30pm.

Susan Harness

Jun 17, 2014
Judy DeHaas, The Denver Post

6/17/14: This week on "In Other Words:"

Producer Ann Szalda-Petree talks with cultural anthropologist Susan Harness (Colorado State University) about the historical and spiritual trauma of transracial adoption–mainly, adoption of American Indian children by whites. Harness herself was adopted off the Flathead Reservation and draws from her own experience to help others understand what it’s like to be a transracial adoptee.

Pramila Jayapal

6/10/14: This week on "In Other Words:"

6/3/14: This week on "In Other Words:" producer Jen Euell shares a recent Startup 101 panel, which was an introduction for new entrepreneurs, moderated by Diane Smith of American

Voices From Butte

May 22, 2014

5/13/14: This week on "In Other Words:" producers Ann Szalda-Petree and Clark Grant - himself a brand-new resident of Butte, MT * -  talk with four residents of The Mining City about its vibrant history and culture, and about the Berkeley Pit, the former open pit copper mine which is slowly filling with toxic water. Between conversations, you'll hear music by Clark Grant, Larry Hirshberg and Big Sky Revival.


May 20, 2014

2/23/14 and 5/20/14: This week on "In Other Words:"  An episode all about what makes us afraid and how we deal with it, from stage fright to the fear of death. Contributor Beth Judy interviews Amy Ragsdale about her career in dance and the fears she’s faced (and overcome) on the stage. Producer Clark Grant interviews a fearless young woman going through treatment for her life-threatening cancer.

Behind the Lens in India

May 5, 2014
Allison Mills & Madelyn Beck

5/6/14: This week on "In Other Words:" Thanks to the Internet, at the click of a button, we can view photos and articles from around the world. But in the moment the photographer snapped that photo, what was HER experience?  In this week's "In Other Words," University of Montana student reporters Allison Mills and Madelyn Beck talk with several photojournalists and writers about their recent study-abroad program in India, and the challenges of reporting there.

'In Other Words" airs every Tuesday night at 10:30.

In Other Birds

Sep 16, 2013
Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks

"In Other Words," Tuesday, September 17th, 2013: It's the "In Other Birds" Edition. Amy Cilimburg of Montana Audubon takes us on a bird tour of western Montana, talking to ornithologists, bird aficionados, and amateur birders to learn what's happening with our feathered friends in fall in Montana. What are the stories behind the birds we observe this time of year, and who are the patient women birders who find them?

Ending Child Hunger in Montana

Sep 2, 2013
Montana Food Bank Network

"In Other Words," Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013: "Ending Child Hunger in Montana."

Producer: Beth Judy, with Bonnie Buckingham, Executive Director of the  Community Food and Agriculture Coalition of Missoula, and guests Minke Medora and Lorianne Burhop of the Montana Food Bank Network.

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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013: On "In Other Words:" September 2nd's  scheduled "Alternative Radio" program is pre-empted for special Labor Day programming, so we're airing it on September 10th at 10:30pm : Barbara Ehrenreich on "Kicking People When They're Down."

On "In Other Words" tonight, producers Ann Szalda-Petree and Clark Grant take us to Butte to talk with George Everett, director of the fantabulous Butte Folk Festival, as well as guest artists appearing this coming weekend: New Orleans jazz pianist Henry Butler and members of Khac Chi, a Vietnamese multi-instrumentalist group. Join us from 10:30 to 11:30 pm, or catch the show later on