Mountain West Voices http://mtpr.org en Nothing Human Is Alien To Me: An Unsuccesful Montana Novelist Talks About Writing And Poverty http://mtpr.org/post/nothing-human-alien-me-unsuccesful-montana-novelist-talks-about-writing-and-poverty <p><span class="piece-description-lead"><a href="http://www.chapter1bookstore.com/book/9781441587046" target="_blank">Robert Bassett</a> of Butte, Montana talks about a life that took him from the Marine Corps, to the lumber camps of the Northwest, to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Now he is back in Montana, living in a rented room, saving money to get his teeth fixed, and working on his eighth novel.</span></p><p>(Broadcast: <a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank"><em>Mountain West Voices</em></a>, 8/27/14)</p><p></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 23960 at http://mtpr.org Nothing Human Is Alien To Me: An Unsuccesful Montana Novelist Talks About Writing And Poverty I Ain't Leavin' My Road Dog, Part Two: Thoughts On Homelessness http://mtpr.org/post/i-aint-leavin-my-road-dog-part-two-thoughts-homelessness <p><span class="piece-description-lead">A story about a homeless Montana man, about grief and kindness, rootlessness and companionship, and about what happens when we put ourselves in situations we can neither predict nor control.</span> <span class="piece-description-lead">(This piece, originally broadcast January 2014, was remixed as part of PRX's Second Ear Program.) </span></p><p><span class="piece-description-lead">(Broadcast: <a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank"><em>Mountain West Voices</em></a>, 8/13/14)</span></p><p></p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 23693 at http://mtpr.org I Ain't Leavin' My Road Dog, Part Two: Thoughts On Homelessness Blackfoot Language Revolutionary, Darrell Kipp http://mtpr.org/post/blackfoot-language-revolutionary-darrell-kipp <p><span dir="ltr">This week's <em>Mountain West Voices</em> looks back at the late <span class="piece-description-lead"><a href="http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/blackfeet-language-preservation-advocate-darrell-kipp-dies/article_5df6b5fe-5571-11e3-ab75-001a4bcf887a.html" target="_blank">Darrell Kipp</a></span>, scholar, educator and Blackfeet language revolutionary.&nbsp; In a 2012 interview, Kipp reflected on a career that took him from the Army, to the Harvard School of Education, then back to the Blackfeet reservation, where for the last 30 years </span><span class="piece-desc Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 23662 at http://mtpr.org Blackfoot Language Revolutionary, Darrell Kipp Jazz Is Like A Really Good Conversation http://mtpr.org/post/jazz-really-good-conversation <p></p><p><span class="piece-description-lead">Montana jazz icon <a href="http://www.montanajazz.com/mjwilliams.html" target="_blank">M.J. Williams</a> was singing in clubs in the early 1960's. Fifty years later, her gorgeous voice and innovative style have reached new levels of warmth and maturity. Listen to this piece and you'll hear why she's a jazz legend in the Rocky Mountain West.</span></p><p><span class="piece-description-lead">(Broadcast: <a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank"><em>Mountain West Voices</em></a>, 8/6/14)</span></p><p></p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 23043 at http://mtpr.org Jazz Is Like A Really Good Conversation An Easy Time To Live http://mtpr.org/post/easy-time-live <p></p><p><span class="piece-description-lead">A retired history professor from Montana reflects on a childhood during the Depression, and on the nature of poverty...and happiness.</span></p><p>(Broadcast: <a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank"><em>Mountain West Voices</em></a>, 7/30/14)</p><p></p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 22717 at http://mtpr.org An Easy Time To Live Just Good Stuff: Jane Horton And Doug Holly http://mtpr.org/post/just-good-stuff-jane-horton-and-doug-holly <p><span class="piece-description-lead">A really moving love story worthy of Shakespeare - only no one drinks poison. There's some plant biology and Irish music thrown in for good measure. </span></p><p><span class="piece-description-lead">(Broadcast: <a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank"><em>Mountain West Voices</em></a>, 7/23/14)</span></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 22397 at http://mtpr.org Just Good Stuff: Jane Horton And Doug Holly The Gardener: A Hmong Life In Montana http://mtpr.org/post/gardener-hmong-life-montana <p></p><p><span class="piece-description-lead">Mo Thao reflects on her chaotic early life in Laos and on coming to Montana...and on gardening.</span></p><p>(Broadcast: <a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank"><em>Mountain West Voices</em></a>, 7/16/14)</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:38:20 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 22130 at http://mtpr.org The Gardener: A Hmong Life In Montana Meyer Chessin: A Bronx Kid Comes To Montana http://mtpr.org/post/meyer-chessin-bronx-kid-comes-montana <p></p><p>7/9/14: This week on <a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank"><em>Mountain West Voices</em></a>: <span class="piece-description-lead">94-year-old activist Meyer Chessin talks about his journey from his Yiddish-speaking Bronx neighborhood during the Depression, to a career in plant pathology at the University of Montana.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 21707 at http://mtpr.org Meyer Chessin: A Bronx Kid Comes To Montana Middle-Aged, Professional And Homeless In Montana http://mtpr.org/post/middle-aged-professional-and-homeless-montana <p></p><p></p><p>7/2/14: This week on <em><a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank">Mountain West Voices</a></em>: <span class="piece-description-lead">A middle-aged woman with grown children leaves a bad relationship to start her life over in Missoula, Montana. Within a couple of weeks she finds herself living in a homeless shelter. She got back on her feet through the generosity of strangers, and now works for a non-profit that deals with homelessness. </span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 21342 at http://mtpr.org Middle-Aged, Professional And Homeless In Montana Clip of the Week: Crafting a Life in Montana http://mtpr.org/post/clip-week-crafting-life-montana <p>Master canoe builder Greg Morley loves building canoes and exploring the Montana wilderness surrounding his home. He talks about the intersection of place and purpose in this week's Clip of the Week.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Josh Burnham 20830 at http://mtpr.org Clip of the Week: Crafting a Life in Montana