Homeground Radio http://mtpr.org en 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 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 Dr. Les Purce http://mtpr.org/post/dr-les-purce <p>5/27/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.homegroundradio.org/" target="_blank">Home Ground</a>:" The family photos on the wall are an American account of slavery, Indians, westward migration, hard luck and hard work. The fascinating story of Les Purce's family.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 26 May 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 19484 at http://mtpr.org Dr. Les Purce 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's Division of Criminal Investigation http://mtpr.org/post/montanas-division-criminal-investigation <p></p><p>4/29/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.homegroundradio.org/" target="_blank">Home Ground</a>:" The trail of a murder case in rural Montana is four years old when arrests are finally made, and prosecution will be difficult. The professionals at the Montana Attorney General’s Division of Criminal Investigations can help a young county attorney make the case.</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 mtpr.org 18091 at http://mtpr.org Montana's Division of Criminal Investigation