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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9/11 reporter
4:23 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

New York reporter remembers the chaos of covering the 9/11 attack

WNYC reporter Beth Fertig
Credit WNYC Radio

The 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is of course most meaningful to the survivors of those who perished.

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College Grads
10:34 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Are colleges teaching students to do what they’re best at?

Executive Director of Gallup Education, Brandon Busteed
Credit World Affairs Council

Many college graduates have jobs that have nothing to do with their degree - and many are not happy with the jobs they do have.

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Commerce Secy
11:17 am
Mon September 9, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Commerce tours Missoula store

Liquid Planet owner Scott Billadeau giving Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker a tour of his store
Sally Mauk

She's ranked number 271 on the Forbes list of the 400 wealthiest Americans.

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Clean Energy
11:03 am
Fri September 6, 2013

U.S. falling behind in clean energy development

Pew Clean Energy Program Director, Phyllis Cuttino
Credit Pew Charitable Trusts

Clean energy advocates are closely watching the tax reform efforts in Congress, and hoping that reform provides clear and helpful policies for clean energy development.

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Tribal Meeting
4:46 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Tribal leaders say budget cuts are hurting the poorest of the poor

Montana tribal leaders meet with Montana Senator Jon Tester and Washington Senator Maria Cantwell, chairwoman of the Senate Indian Affairs committee, in Missoula
Credit Sally Mauk

Tribal leaders from around Montana gathered in Missoula this afternoon, to tell the chairwoman of the Senate Indian Affairs committee what they think is needed to boost economic development in Indian country.

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Smuin Ballet
11:12 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Missoula native Michael Smuin’s ballet legacy alive and well

Smuin Ballet company performing work based on the music of Patsy Cline
Credit David DeSilva

The Smuin Ballet will celebrate its 20th anniversary with performances in Missoula and Great Falls this month.

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Healthy Snacks
1:39 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Healthy snacks not an oxymoron for this new Missoula company

Credit Sally Mauk

You get that craving say mid-afternoon, when the computer is down, and dinner is still hours away; you go to the vending machine and punch the Cheetos button.

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Cuban journalist
2:54 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Cuban journalist working to save historic Havana

Cuban journalist Magda Resik Aguirre
Credit Adriana Toural

A Cuban historic preservation expert and journalist is in Montana this week, speaking about the effort to restore historic buildings in Havana.

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Evacuee Stories
2:20 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Evacuees share stories – and lessons – from the Lolo Creek fire

Sleeman Gulch residents (l to r): Mark Johnson, Sally Cummins, Kirk Derby, Rob McDonough, Christine Wren, Karna Sundby, Ken Olsen
Credit Sally Mauk

Five homes have been lost in the Lolo Creek Complex fire but hundreds more were saved when firefighters managed to stop the fire's progress along Highway 12 and eastward toward Sleeman Gulch.

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NYC Firefighter
11:27 am
Mon August 26, 2013

From 9/11 to Lolo: NYC firefighter proud of his service

NYC Assistant Fire Chief Ron Spadafora and News Director Sally Mauk
Credit Thomas Kempton

Firefighters from around the country are helping fight the Lolo Creek Complex fire west of Lolo, and some, like New York City assistant fire chief Ron Spadafora are there to learn more about how fires are fought in the West.

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