Montana News http://mtpr.org en Candidate Debates: Here's What We Know http://mtpr.org/post/candidate-debates-heres-what-we-know <p>Will the Montana House and Senate candidates debate? Here's what we know. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:50:19 +0000 Josh Burnham 24058 at http://mtpr.org Candidate Debates: Here's What We Know Campaign Building, Debates And The Industrial Workers of the World http://mtpr.org/post/campaign-building-debates-and-industrial-workers-world <p>Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis was in Missoula yesterday <a href="http://mtpr.org/post/amanda-curtis-presents-student-loan-plan">presenting a six-point-plan </a>that she says would help Montanans struggling with student debt.</p><p>After her prepared remarks, Curtis spoke with Edward O'Brien about a few topics including conservative criticism of her family's association with an organization some say has radical leanings.<br />First though, Curtis offers her assessment of the campaign-building effort:</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:00:30 +0000 Edward O'Brien 24053 at http://mtpr.org Campaign Building, Debates And The Industrial Workers of the World Memorial Service Details For Bill Raoul http://mtpr.org/post/memorial-service-details-bill-raoul <p>Earlier this week <a href="http://mtpr.org/post/bill-raoul-artist-teacher-mentor-dirty-joke-teller-extraordinaire">we told you about </a>the <strike>passing</strike> - the death (he <em>HATED</em> euphemisms) - of University of Montana Professor of Drama Emeritus, Bill Raoul.*</p><p> Thanks to our friends at the UM School of Theatre &amp; Dance we can now pass along details of his memorial service:</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:15:08 +0000 Edward O'Brien 24038 at http://mtpr.org Memorial Service Details For Bill Raoul Missing University of Montana Student Killed In A Car Accident http://mtpr.org/post/missing-university-montana-student-killed-car-accident <p>The Associated Press reports a California man who went missing while traveling from his summer job in Idaho to the University of Montana died in a car crash northeast of Boise.</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:56:45 +0000 Edward O'Brien 24030 at http://mtpr.org Missing University of Montana Student Killed In A Car Accident Amanda Curtis Presents Student Loan Plan http://mtpr.org/post/amanda-curtis-presents-student-loan-plan <p>Democratic U.S Senate candidate Amanda Curtis presented a six-point plan today that she says would help Montanans who are struggling with student debt.</p><p>The high school math teacher from Butte visited the University of Montana's mountain campus in Missoula to outline the plan she says would serve as an investment in students.<br /><br />Curtis told the crowd of about 30 people that rising student loan debt has become an economic crisis that's deterring young people from furthering their education and saddling graduates with insurmountable debt.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:19:15 +0000 Edward O'Brien 24008 at http://mtpr.org Amanda Curtis Presents Student Loan Plan Bill Raoul: Artist, Teacher, Mentor, Dirty Joke-Teller Extraordinaire http://mtpr.org/post/bill-raoul-artist-teacher-mentor-dirty-joke-teller-extraordinaire <p>University of Montana Professor of Drama Emeritus, Bill Raoul, was not only a loved instructor, but a respected professional set designer who published several textbooks on the topic.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:49:58 +0000 Edward O'Brien 23943 at http://mtpr.org Bill Raoul: Artist, Teacher, Mentor, Dirty Joke-Teller Extraordinaire A Turn In The Weather? http://mtpr.org/post/turn-weather <p>Gorgeous weather, right?!</p><p>Enjoy it now, because today's&nbsp; National Weather Service weather discussion for western Montana includes this interesting nugget:</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:28:22 +0000 Edward O'Brien 23903 at http://mtpr.org A Turn In The Weather? Judge Denies Change Of Venue In Kaarma Trial http://mtpr.org/post/judge-denies-change-venue-kaarma-trial <p>A Missoula District Court Judge denied a motion to move the trial of a man charged with shooting a German exchange student out of Missoula County.</p><p>Eighteen-year-old Diren Dede was shot and killed in Markus Kaarma’s garage in April.</p><p>KECI-TV reports District Judge Ed McLean ruled Kaarma and his attorney failed to show that news reports about Dede’s death were inflammatory or that they served to create a public reaction that would prevent Kaarma from receiving a fair trial.</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:23:06 +0000 Christopher Allen 23902 at http://mtpr.org Judge Denies Change Of Venue In Kaarma Trial 'The Equality Of Opportunity' http://mtpr.org/post/equality-opportunity <p>A new report asserts Montana's minimum wage of $7.80 an hour isn't nearly enough to cover day-to-day needs, much less student loans, credit card and medical debt.</p><p>In fact, the "Families Out of Balance" report maintains a minimum wage is barely over half of what a single adult needs to make ends meet.</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:23:52 +0000 Edward O'Brien 23892 at http://mtpr.org 'The Equality Of Opportunity' Montana Public Radio Hires Health Reporter As News Director http://mtpr.org/post/montana-public-radio-hires-health-reporter-news-director <p>Eric Whitney, a radio reporter covering health issues for NPR and Kaiser Health News, will join Montana Public Radio as News Director on September 1st. Whitney replaces Sally Mauk who retired in May.<br /> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:19:42 +0000 William Marcus 23851 at http://mtpr.org Montana Public Radio Hires Health Reporter As News Director