Brian Kahn http://mtpr.org en 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 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 Evergreen State College http://mtpr.org/post/evergreen-state-college <p>5/20/14: This week on "Home Ground:" <a href="http://evergreen.edu/home.htm" target="_blank">Evergreen State College</a> was founded to offer integrated, flexible and reasonably-priced education. Its academic approach is unorthodox; instead of following pre-programmed curricula, students design their own programs of studies. Outgoing president <a href="http://www.evergreen.edu/president/purcebio.htm" target="_blank">Les Purce</a> answers the question: in an age of specialization, how is Evergreen doing?</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 19120 at http://mtpr.org Evergreen State College Tami Haaland, Montana's Poet Laureate http://mtpr.org/post/tami-haaland-montanas-poet-laureate <p></p><p></p><p>5/13/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.homegroundradio.org/" target="_blank">Home Ground</a>:" Merriam Webster's dictionary defines "poem" as "a composition in verse, especially a highly developed, imaginative one." Poetry enjoys great popularity in some cultures, but not in the U.S. Does this matter? Can something be done about it? <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-dambrosio/montana-poet-laureate-tam_b_4270691.html" target="_blank">Tami Haaland</a>, raised on a farm on the Hi-Line, thinks it does and it can. She's Montana's poet laureate.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 18779 at http://mtpr.org Tami Haaland, Montana's Poet Laureate Montana Supreme Court Justice Beth Baker http://mtpr.org/post/montana-supreme-court-justice-beth-baker <p>4/22/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.homegroundradio.org/" target="_blank">Homeground</a>:" Nearly all of us are grateful for our Constitutional rights, but most of us would have trouble naming exactly what they are. And what happens when individual and public rights seem to contradict one another? <a href="http://courts.mt.gov/supreme/bios/baker.mcpx" target="_blank">Montana Supreme Court Justice Beth Baker</a>’s job is to know those rights, and, when they come into conflict, to make the call.</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 mtpr.org 17855 at http://mtpr.org Montana Supreme Court Justice Beth Baker Access To Success http://mtpr.org/post/access-success <p>4/15/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.homegroundradio.org/" target="_blank">Homeground Radio</a>:" Nearly one-third of American kids fail to graduate from high school, and many end up in dead-end jobs or in prison. “Alternative" high schools offer an answer. One,&nbsp; Helena College's <a href="http://www.umhelena.edu/catalog/accesstosuccess.aspx" target="_blank">Access to Success</a> program, turns lives around. Really.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 mtpr.org 17467 at http://mtpr.org Access To Success