MTPR

Sally Mauk

Senior News Analyst & 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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Who stood out — and why — in the first Republican Senate candidate debate; the disturbing increase in violent political rhetoric and actions; Green Party ballot costs; and will national Democratic momentum carry over to Montana?

Join Sally Mauk, Chuck Johnson and Rob Saldin now for their weekly political analysis, on "Campaign Beat."

Sally Mauk, Chuck Johnson and Rob Saldin discuss The Green Party's possible role as election spoiler; dissect the new campaign ads; and weigh in on press censorship in the Flathead, Sheriff Clarke's urgent call to anger, and Joe Biden's lament of the degradation of the Oval office. Listen in now on "Campaign Beat."

Deborah Potter is the 2018 Pollner professor at the University of Montana School of Journalism. She's a veteran reporter who's covered the White House, Congress, environmental news and national politics.
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"Journalism and the Public Trust" is a well-timed course being taught this spring at the University of Montana by visiting Pollner professor Deborah Potter. Potter has covered the White House and Congress for CBS, and environmental issues and national politics for CNN. She recently sat down in our studio with Sally Mauk, to talk about "fake news" and attacks on journalists and news organizations. Polls show two thirds of Americans don’t trust the media to report the news accurately. Potter says the decline in trust has been underway for a long time.

Controversial wilderness and banking bills rile Montana's House and Senate elections; support — or lack of — for single payer health care could play a central role in the House Democratic primary; a new online poll shows President Trump remains much more popular in Montana than in the rest of the country; and pleas for campaign donations are ratcheting up as the June primary gets closer. Sally Mauk, Chuck Johnson and Rob Saldin discuss these stories and more, on this episode of "Campaign Beat." Listen in now.

Tonight on "Campaign Beat," Sally Mauk, Chuck Johnson and Rob Saldin talk about guns, and what Montana political candidates are and are not saying about them. That includes Governor Steve Bullock, who’s giving new signals that he might be a candidate for President in the future. Hear analysis of all that and more right here.

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