Home Ground 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 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 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 Adverse Childhood Experience Study http://mtpr.org/post/adverse-childhood-experience-study <p>4/1/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.homegroundradio.org/" target="_blank">Homeground Radio</a>:" Suppose we had a tool that could predict people's future problems: alcoholism, depression, diabetes, heart disease. In fact, we may have that tool. It's the <a href="http://acestudy.org/" target="_blank">Adverse Childhood Experiences</a> test, or A.C.E. So now, what do we do with it? <a href="http://www.intermountainschool.org/about-us/faculty-and-staff/" target="_blank">Dr. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 mtpr.org 16831 at http://mtpr.org Adverse Childhood Experience Study Royce Engstrom http://mtpr.org/post/royce-engstrom <p>3/18/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.homegroundradio.org/" target="_blank">Home Ground Radio</a>:" As the changes in knowledge, technology, and economic systems accelerate, does higher education still matter? Can it help us all? University of Montana president Royce Engstrom says "yes."&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 mtpr.org 16094 at http://mtpr.org Royce Engstrom Helena College - University of Montana http://mtpr.org/post/helena-college-university-montana <p>3/4/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.homegroundradio.org/" target="_blank">Home Ground Radio</a>:"&nbsp; <a href="http://www.umhelena.edu/" target="_blank">Helena College - University of Montana</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>When we think of “higher education”, we tend to overlook two-year colleges, which offer important technical training as well as a path to personal confidence and accomplishment.</p><p></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:00:00 +0000 mtpr.org 15527 at http://mtpr.org Helena College - University of Montana Betty Medsger http://mtpr.org/post/betty-medsger <div style="margin:0;"><p><font size="3"><font face="Arial,sans-serif">2/25/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.homegroundradio.org/" target="_blank">Home Ground Radio</a>:" </font></font><span lang="en-US"><font face="Consolas" size="2"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">Betty Medsger, author of "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/books/review/the-burglary-by-betty-medsger.html" target="_blank">The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI</a>."</span></font></span></font></span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:00:00 +0000 mtpr.org 15249 at http://mtpr.org Betty Medsger Cooper Hibbard http://mtpr.org/post/cooper-hibbard <div style="margin:0;"><p><font size="3"><font face="Arial,sans-serif">"<a href="http://www.homegroundradio.org/" target="_blank">Home Ground Radio</a>," February 18th, 2014: </font></font><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">You grew up the fifth </span></font><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">generation in a ranching family, and decided by age twelve your life would be to manage the ranch – the grass, the water, the livestock, the wildli Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:00:00 +0000 mtpr.org 14927 at http://mtpr.org Cooper Hibbard