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Montana Newscasts
6:30 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Evening Newscast 03-02-15

Credit Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, Greg Gianforte, the founder of Bozeman start-up RightNow Technologies, is donating $1 million to Montana State University to help the school educate more computer science majors.

The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation and Montana Resources contributed a total of $1-million dollars to bring a proposed $2-million dollar American Legion baseball facility to Butte.

A Thompson Falls state senator's aide has been asked to quit after his registration as a lobbyist was revealed.

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Sustainable Agriculture
5:55 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Lentil Underground Revolts Against Corporate Agriculture In Montana

The next time you drive through central or eastern Montana, look around. One of the farmers you see might be involved in a revolution.

Liz Carlisle is the author of a new book titled, Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America. She spent many months talking to Montana farmers about their revolt against corporate agribusiness, which has been going on for nearly three decades.

MTPR's Chérie Newman asked Liz how the Lentil Underground got its name.

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Butte Baseball Facility
5:30 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

American Legion Baseball In Butte Gets A Boost

Butte's American Legion baseball teams are now $1 million closer to a brand new facility at Copper Mountain Park.

The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation and Montana Resources contributed a total of $1 million to bring a proposed $2 million American Legion baseball facility to Butte.

Northwestern Energy will chip-in $50,000; half of that in cash, with the rest in the form of an in-kind labor donation to install lighting.

Butte-Silver Bow Chief Executive Matt Vincent predicts lots of people will attend night games.

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Medicaid expansion
5:06 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Groups Rally For, Against Medicaid Expansion In Montana

Supporters of Medicaid expansion rally in Kalispell on Saturday, Feb. 28. Carrying pink, yellow and white protest signs, they wanted to make clear their support for Gov. Bullock’s Healthy Montana bill.
Credit Nathan Kosted

Governor Steve Bullock’s Medicaid expansion plan gets its first hearing at the state legislature Friday, and that has groups for and against it trying to rally support.

The Koch brothers-funded group Americans For Prosperity, or AFP, unveiled new broadcast ads targeting Montana Republican representatives.

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Montana Newscasts
10:20 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Morning Newscast 03-02-15

Credit Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, residents of an assisted living facility in Kalispell have been given 30 days to find a new place to live because the center is closing.

Two men have been rescued from the backcountry in Gallatin County.

Biologists are trying to determine the cause of six moose deaths in the Upper Big Hole Valley in southwest Montana since 2013.

A state senator's aide has been asked to quit after his registration as a lobbyist was revealed as a potential ethics violation.

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Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Iwo Jima - A Montana Veteran Remembers

WWII veteran, Paul Milam, of Bozeman, MT

This month marks the 70th anniversary of the American invasion of Iwo Jima, one of the deadliest battles in the Pacific during World War II. Producer Danielle Thomsen recently spoke with a survivor of that battle, 88 year old Paul Milam.  Milam recalls his impressions of Iwo Jima as an inexperienced 19-year-old from Bozeman, Montana.

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Sun March 1, 2015

Linda Gryczan And Holly Franz, Montana History-Makers

Linda Gryczan
Credit courtesy of Linda Gryczan

Linda Gryczan served as lead plaintiff in a 1993 legal challenge to Montana's deviate sexual conduct statute, which made gay sex between consenting adults a crime.

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Montana Newscasts
6:37 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Evening Newscast 02-27-15

Credit Josh Burnham

Attorney General Tim Fox says he needs more time to analyze how $65 million from the sale of Missoula’s Community Medical Center should be used.

State health officials are rescinding a finding that no sexual abuse occurred in a January incident between two clients at the Montana Developmental Center.

The former president of Stone Child College and her husband have denied federal income tax fraud charges.

Tribal representatives from around the country are converging in Washington state to discuss the risks and rewards of marijuana legalization.

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Capitol Talk
6:02 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

'Capitol Talk' Reviews This Week At The Montana Legislature

Chuck Johnson, Sally Mauk, and Mike Dennison
Credit Eliza Wiley

This week on Capitol Talk: Sally, Mike and Chuck look back at the week's events at the Montana Legislature, from the Flathead water compact, to dark money, to the death of the death penalty repeal.

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2015 Legislature
5:23 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Tax Cut Bill Sets Up Showdown Between Gov. And GOP

Credit William Marcus

State lawmakers are taking a five-day break before starting the second half of the 2015 legislature. While much of their work remains unfinished, one bill that’s already on its way to the Governor could set the stage for a showdown.

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