Home Ground http://mtpr.org en Finding Peace Between People And Elephants http://mtpr.org/post/finding-peace-between-people-and-elephants <p>Dr. Jonah Western, chairman of the African Conservation Centre, Nairobi, Kenya Western is a scientist studying conflict and co-existence between wildlife and humans. In community-based conservation, Western has discovered a model that could be useful not just in Kenya, but in Montana.</p><p>In our Clip of the Week he explains how two different&nbsp; elephant encounters heavily influenced his view of wildlife and wildlife-human conflict.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Josh Burnham 21987 at http://mtpr.org Finding Peace Between People And Elephants Dan Whittle And The Environmental Defense Fund's Partnership With Cuba http://mtpr.org/post/dan-whittle-and-environmental-defense-funds-partnership-cuba <div style="margin:0;"><p></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:22:12 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 22258 at http://mtpr.org Dan Whittle And The Environmental Defense Fund's Partnership With Cuba Dr. Jonah Western http://mtpr.org/post/dr-jonah-western <p></p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 21407 at http://mtpr.org Dr. Jonah Western Richard Opper, Director of Montana's Department of Public Health and Human Services http://mtpr.org/post/richard-opper-director-montanas-department-public-health-and-human-services <p>7/8/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.homegroundradio.org/" target="_blank">Home Ground Radio</a>:" <font size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;">Montana's largest stage agency employs 3,100 people, overseeing 2,500 contracts and 150 programs. What it is?&nbsp; Who runs it? Meet <a href="http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/directorsoffice/" target="_blank">Richard Opper</a>, Director of Montana's Department of Public Health and Human Services. </span></font></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 21154 at http://mtpr.org Richard Opper, Director of Montana's Department of Public Health and Human Services Clip Of The Week: A Child's Experience With Segregation http://mtpr.org/post/clip-week-childs-experience-segregation <p>Dr. Les Purce is the president of The Evergreen State College. The family photos on his wall are an American account of slavery, Indians, westward migration, hard luck and hard work.</p><p>In our Clip of the Week, Dr. Purce recounts a childhood experience with segregation.</p><p>Listen to the entire <a href="http://mtpr.org/post/dr-les-purce">interview with Dr. Purce</a>, or hear more episodes of <a href="http://mtpr.org/programs/home-ground">Home Ground Radio</a> online, via <a href="http://www.mtpr.org/podcasts/term/1813/rss.xml">podcast</a> or on the air on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Josh Burnham 20998 at http://mtpr.org Clip Of The Week: A Child's Experience With Segregation Montana's 2014 Special Olympics http://mtpr.org/post/montanas-2014-special-olympics <p>7/1/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.homegroundradio.org/" target="_blank">Home Ground Radio</a>:" Host Brian Kahn takes a tour of the recent 2014 Montana Special Olympics in Billings, speaking with president and CEO Boby Norbie and various staff, volunteers and competitors in the games. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 21072 at http://mtpr.org Montana's 2014 Special Olympics Brucellosis http://mtpr.org/post/brucellosis <p></p><p>6/24/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.homegroundradio.org/" target="_blank">Home Ground</a>:" Brucellosis is showing up among bison, elk, and domestic cattle near Yellowstone National Park, and ranchers, hunters and conservationists are upset. Biologists with <a href="http://fwp.mt.gov/mtoutdoors/HTML/articles/2011/elkbrucellosis.htm#.U6R-Mihia8A" target="_blank">Montana's Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks</a> hope that their research will help lead to common ground among these groups.</p><div style="margin:0;">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin:0;"><p></p></div><p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 20813 at http://mtpr.org Brucellosis NorthWestern Energy Dam Buyback http://mtpr.org/post/northwestern-energy-dam-buyback <p></p><p>6/17/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.homegroundradio.org/" target="_blank">Home Ground Radio</a>:" If second chances are rare, it's even rarer to have a chance to buy back something valuable that you sold. Montana's electricity-generating dams are for sale.&nbsp; Should we buy them back? NorthWestern Energy's <a href="http://www.northwesternenergy.com/our-company/about-us/leadership" target="_blank">Bob Rowe</a> and John Hines think so.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 20494 at http://mtpr.org NorthWestern Energy Dam Buyback Jason DeShaw http://mtpr.org/post/jason-deshaw <p></p><p>6/10/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.homegroundradio.org/" target="_blank">Home Ground Radio</a>:" As a child, music got hold of you. As a young man, you wrote songs, began to perform, and started to enjoy success as a working musician. But on tour, at night you'd feel sky-high, imagining wild things. The next morning, you'd plunge into deep despair.&nbsp; What was happening to you?&nbsp; Meet singer/songwriter <a href="http://www.thecountryway.com/" target="_blank">Jason DeShaw</a>.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 20109 at http://mtpr.org Jason DeShaw Greater Yellowstone Coalition http://mtpr.org/post/greater-yellowstone-coalition <p></p><p></p><p>6/3/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.homegroundradio.org/" target="_blank">Home Ground</a>:" For decades, the <a href="http://www.greateryellowstone.org/" target="_blank">Greater Yellowstone Coalition</a> has fought to protect grizzly bears. With numbers rebounding dramatically in and around Yellowstone Park, can the G.Y.C. shift gears and work cooperatively with the public agencies and private landowners it once fought?</p><p></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 19748 at http://mtpr.org Greater Yellowstone Coalition