Sally Mauk

News Director Emeritus

Retired in 2014 but still a presence at MTPR, Sally Mauk is a University of Kansas graduate and former wilderness ranger who has reported on everything from the legislature to forest fires. She also taught broadcast writing and reporting in the University of Montana journalism school.

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Bohlinger for Senate
11:25 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Republican turned democrat says he’s the progressive in the Senate race

Democratic Senate candidate John Bohlinger

Former Republican state legislator and lieutenant governor John Bohlinger wants to be Montana's next democratic U.S. Senator.

Bohlinger is an ex-Marine and former Billings businessman who served five terms in the legislature and two terms as the Republican lieutenant governor with democratic Governor Brian Schweitzer.

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Campaign Beat
3:25 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Sally, Chuck and Mike talk superPAC's, and campaign ad humor

Chuck Johnson, Sally Mauk, Mike Dennison
Credit Eliza Wiley

This week on "Campaign Beat", our weekly political analysis program,  News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspapers Capitol reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about the role of super PACS in the House Republican primary race, who's got the funniest campaign ads (so far), and how many times you can say "Obama" in a 30-second ad...

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Daines for Senate
10:39 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Steve Daines wants to repeal Obamacare, cut Medicaid, and log more

Congressman Steve Daines
Credit William Marcus

With the biggest war chest, and the most name recognition, Congressman Steve Daines has a clear edge over his opponents Champ Edmunds and Susan Cundiff in the Republican U.S. Senate primary. The former Bozeman businessman is serving his first - and possibly - last term as Montana's lone representative in the U.S. House. Now he wants to win the Senate seat, long held by democrat Max Baucus, back for the Republican party.
    In this feature interview, Daines talks with News Director Sally Mauk about his campaign - and about some of the current issues facing Congress.

 

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Climate change: tropics
9:12 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Another effect of climate change: disappearing lizards

University of Washington biologist Ray Huey

Ray Huey has been studying lizards for a long time - but he's finding fewer of them to study. The University of Washington biology professor's research into the evolutionary physiology of lizards and tortoises, especially in the tropics, is finding dramatic impacts from climate change.

Huey was recently a guest lecturer at the University of Montana, and took time to sit down in our studios with News Director Sally Mauk to talk about the evolutionary and ecological effects of our warming climate.
 

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Global Education
2:30 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

A global education is about more than jobs

Princeton scholar Stanley Katz receiving National Humanities Medal in 2011

The recipient of the 2011 National Humanities Medal is in Missoula to lecture about "the global century." Dr. Stanley Katz is a Princeton University professor, author, president emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies, and an expert on American legal and constitutional history.
    In this feature interview, Katz talks with News Director Sally Mauk about the difference between the terms "global" and "international" - and the importance of a globally-focused education.

 

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Campaign Beat
11:19 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Sally, Chuck and Mike look at the military emphasis in this primary campaign season

Chuck Johnson, Sally Mauk, Mike Dennison
Credit Eliza Wiley

Our political analysis show "Campaign Beat" this week looks at the heavy emphasis on the primary candidates' military backgrounds and support for veterans. News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspapers' Capitol reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about the latest ads and messages - and about the many contested Republican legislative races.

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Nonprofit Funding
10:34 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Funding pool shrinking while number of nonprofits goes up

Nonprofit funding consultant Kim Klein

As government funding shrinks, nonprofit organizations are  depending more and more upon private donors. Those organizations are also increasingly competing against each other, from a pool of donors that may itself be shrinking.

Kim Klein is an author, publisher, and consultant who works with nonprofits to help them meet their fundraising challenges. She's in Montana this week for some training with nonprofits in Missoula, Helena, Kalispell and Billings.
    Klein says the cuts in government funding are an impossible gap to fill.

 

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Religious Freedom
12:46 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Gay marriage opponent to speak at UM

Princeton University professor and author Robert P. George

He's been called "the country's most influential conservative Christian thinker" and he'll be speaking in Missoula this week as part of the President's lecture series at the University of Montana. Robert P. George is a Princeton University professor, author and chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. He's also past chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, one of the groups opposing the legalization of same sex marriage.

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National Geo
10:03 am
Mon April 28, 2014

It’s not just the photos but the story that matters

National Geographic Editor-in-Chief Chris Johns

Chris Johns is the first photographer and 9th person to be editor-in-chief of National Geographic magazine. The Oregon native has led the magazine since 2005, and was in Missoula recently to lecture at the University of Montana.
    In this feature interview, Johns talks with News Director Sally Mauk about the magazine's evolution since it was started 125 years ago by Alexander Graham Bell, who headed the National Geographic Society.

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Campaign Beat
2:06 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Sally, Chuck and Mike look at deceptive ads and websites

Chuck Johnson, Sally Mauk, Mike Dennison
Credit Eliza Wiley

Candidates like to brag in their TV ads - but not at all the bragging is perhaps as truthful as it should be. Deceptive ads - and websites - are part of the discussion tonight on "Campaign Beat", our weekly political analysis program featuring News Director Sally Mauk and Lee newspapers'  Capitol reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison.

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