Beau Baker Reporter & Host Beau is UM School of Journalism reporter. He reads the news on Montana Public Radio two nights a week. He also runs the board for Morning Edition on weekdays. Meth Summit Part 1: Coordinated Solutions Needed By Beau Baker & Nora Saks • Feb 20, 2017 Cal Reynolds Listen Listening... / 1:28 Montana Meth Summit Part 1: Coordinated Solutions Needed Montana’s ballooning meth epidemic is overwhelming state law enforcement, addiction treatment centers, and the criminal justice system. That was the theme of the Montana Meth Summit - a bipartisan gathering of state lawmakers, agency officials, and members of the public held at the capitol on Saturday. Meth Summit: Stakeholders Share Ideas For Curbing Montana's Meth Problems By Beau Baker • Feb 20, 2017 File photo (PD) Listen Listening... / 5:31 Meth Summit: Stakeholders Share Ideas For Curbing Montana's Meth Problems Montana lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, along with state agency workers and members of the public convened in Helena Saturday with one big problem to discuss. "Without question, everyone in here, in this room, every citizen in this state, every resident of my community is affected by methamphetamine." Panel Tackles Questions On Race With 'Ask A Black Person' Event At UM By Beau Baker • Feb 17, 2017 Ray Fanning Listen Listening... / 3:20 Questions Of Race Tackled At UM Black History Month Panel Event If you had a chance to ask a black person a sensitive question in a safe space, what would it be? That was the premise of a panel discussion at the University of Montana Thursday afternoon that drew a crowd of about 50 people. Rally In Support Of Public Lands Planned For Monday In Helena By Beau Baker • Jan 27, 2017 Josh Burnham (CC-BY-NC-2) Listen Listening... / 1:02 Bullock, Montanas Taking Part In Public Lands Rally The Montana Wilderness Association is hoping a rally on Monday will send a message to the state’s elected officials. Kayje Booker is the Association’s State Policy Director: Energy Storage Project Approved For Meagher County By Beau Baker • Dec 22, 2016 (PD) Listen Listening... / 1:03 Energy Storage Project Approved For Meagher County Federal regulators today approved a billion dollar energy storage project in Meagher County. The 400-megawatt pumped storage project would supplement electricity from wind turbines and other sources.