Sue Ginn

Business Manager

Sue is a native Missoulian.  She has worked at the University of Montana for more than 15 years, 10 of them at Montana Public Radio.  

Ways To Connect

The Marriage of Figaro

15 hours ago

08/08/2015 - composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=12,10,6,3

The Good Show

Jul 31, 2015

08/07/2015 - In this episode, a question that haunted Charles Darwin: if natural selection boils down to survival of the fittest, how do you explain why one creature might stick its neck out for another? Is altruism an aberration, or just an elaborate guise for sneaky self-interest? Do we really live in a selfish, dog-eat-dog world? Or has evolution carved out a hidden code that rewards genuine cooperation?

http://www.radiolab.org/story/103951-the-good-show/

08/02/2015 - From Tamir Rice to Akai Gurley the names of African American men and boys killed by police keep piling up. The lack of a grand jury indictment in the Michael Brown case in Ferguson sparked a protest movement with signs and shouts of “Hands Up. Don’t Shoot” and “Black Lives Matter.” The death of Eric Garner in New York was videoed around the world. His plea of “I Can’t Breathe” became a rallying cry. Many people are asking where is justice? Illusions have been shattered that we live in a "post-racial" society. Fundamental questions are being raised.

07/26/2015 - 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, which established the founding principle of modern law: presumption of innocence.  Today that principle is largely a casualty of the so-called war on terrorism. Trials, evidence, juries. Who needs them when we have an Oval Office assassination program carried out by drones? These pilotless aircraft have become the weapon of choice for Washington. They are efficient machines killing not only their intended targets but also whoever happens to be nearby. Collateral damage in Pentagon-speak.

The Barber of Seville

Jul 30, 2015

08/01/2015 - composed by Gioachino Rossini

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=12,10,6,3

07/31/2015 - More often than not, a fight is just a fight...Someone wins, someone loses. But this hour, we have a series of face-offs that shine a light on the human condition, the benefit of coming at something from a different side, and the price of being right.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/whats-left-when-youre-right/

Reveal for August 2015

Jul 30, 2015

08/02/2015 - The Center for Investigative Journalism and PRX present an investigation into the culture of secrecy within the Jehovah's Witnesses that leads to the story of one woman who was ostracized after she accused an elder of abusing her.

https://www.revealnews.org/episodes/?gclid=COu79JSYgccCFViRfgodA50IBA

07/26/2015 - Here’s a line you might have heard once or twice: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” These words from the Declaration of Independence carry no force of law, but they do evoke an ongoing quest for fulfillment in America. On this show, the Guys consider what “happiness” might have meant to the Founders when they signed-off on the Declaration, and how it has changed in the centuries since.

07/25/2015 - Libretto by:  Nahum Tate / Béla Balázs

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=12,10,6,3

07/24/2015 - Stories of what motivates us: our drives, our loves and losses.  Producer Molly Webster tells us the story of living life near death and what happens when your heart starts to work against you.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/radiolab-live-telltale-hearts-featuring-oliver-sacks/

07/19/2015 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr has been shrink-wrapped and formatted to be innocuous and non-threatening. Dream speeches, desegregation, voting rights, and Selma marches could be accommodated. But when he articulated a critique of the system as a whole then he became a danger to the establishment. That Dr. King has been largely obscured. At Riverside Church in New York he said the Vietnam War was “a symptom of a far deeper malady.” And then he added, “We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values.

07/12/2015 - There was much fanfare as the leaders of the U.S. and China, the world’s largest carbon polluters signed what was trumpeted as an “historic” deal cutting greenhouse gas emissions. But the Center for Science & Environment in India denounced the agreement as “self-serving” and “business as usual.” Much more urgent action is required to avoid a catastrophic rise in global temperatures. As the eco-crisis accelerates and the major contributors to climate change make grandiose statements but then take halfhearted measures, it is easy to despair.

07/18/2015 - Libretto by:  Francesco Maria Piave, based on a play by Alexandre Dumas, fils

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=12,10,6,3

07/11/2015 - Rome in the year 1800 is a deadly place for dissidents. The painter Cavaradossi risks everything to shelter his comrade; but his lover, the fiery Tosca, keeps playing cat and mouse with the lustful and sadistic Baron Scarpia, the chief of police.  If Cavaradossi is condemned, will Tosca trade her honor to save him?

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=12,10,7,3

Porgy and Bess

Jul 16, 2015

07/04/2015 - Lyric Opera Music Director Sir Andrew Davis calls "Porgy and Bess the great American opera." George Gershwin's 1935 opera is bursting with iconic songs.

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=12,10,7,3

The Passenger

Jul 16, 2015

06/27/2015 - There's no escaping your past.  Aboard an ocean liner in the early 1960s, a West German diplomat, Walter, ad his wife, Liese, are bound for a new posting in Brazil.  But unbeknownst to her husband, Liese served as an SS officer in Auschwitz. Haunted by her past, she is stunned when she recognizes a fellow passenger; is it really her former prisoner?

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=12,10,7,3

Sperm

Jul 16, 2015

07/17/2015 - Sperm carry half the genes needed for human life.  In this hour, we'll share some basic questions and profound thoughts about reproduction.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91646-sperm/

Hidden Truths

Jul 16, 2015

07/10/2015 - This hour, stories about uncovering surprising truths hidden in plain sight.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/308404-hidden-truths/

Memory and Forgetting

Jul 16, 2015

07/03/2015 - This hour, a look behind the curtain of how memories are made...and unmade.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91569-memory-and-forgetting/

07/19/2015 - In April 2015 the 5 permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany negotiated an interim nuclear accord with Iran that includes limiting Iran's enrichment capacity and stockpile. Many in the U.S. fear that a deal as it is being negotiated would not go far enough and, instead of being a benefit, would strengthen Iran’s hand in the Middle East. Is this agreement a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to halt nuclear proliferation, or does President Obama have this wrong? The debaters are Philip Gordon, Michael Doran, Thomas Pickering, and Mark Dubowitz.

07/12/2015 - Climate change is impacting much more than the environment. It’s also slowly changing the political landscape – in Washington and beyond. What’s the best way to move our economy towards a renewable future? More environmental regulation or less? More financial oversight or freer markets? And with mega economies like China and India creating ever-increasing carbon pollution, how do we bring our international friends – and foes – along with us?

https://beta.prx.org/stories/151777

07/05/2015 -Historian Barbara Tuchman once wrote the “rejection of reason is the prime characteristic of folly.” The lack of urgency in addressing the eco-crisis is an example. Heat waves in India, floods in Texas, drought in California, melting polar ice caps, rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere and so much more, are still presented as unconnected dots. Climate summits come and go resulting in little more than lofty announcements. With an abundance of solar and wind energy at our fingertips it’s stunning and reckless that fossil fuelishness continues.

06/28/2015 - The corporate media have trouble with nuance and complexity. They like things black and white, good and bad. In their simplistic reporting, history and context are, if at all, fleetingly referred to. Take the Shia-Sunni divide in Islam. It is routinely described as an ancient feud between two factions competing for supremacy among Muslims. What is ignored in such formulations is the role of British, French and Italian imperialism in the Middle East and more recently the United States.

06/21/2015 - These are public radio stories made over many years, by producer Jay Allison -- working together with Christina Egloff, and friends, colleagues, neighbors, strangers and whoever would take the loan of one of his tape recorders. They are are stories about life as we find it, and record it. Dad's Moving Out (11:56) There was a moment when Dan knew for sure his parents we?re splitting up. He remembers it clearly. His parents remember it clearly too, but differently. Produced with Dan Robb. My Brother, Tom Jones (20:56) Alex is a Tom Jones impersonator, a dedicated one.

David Korten - A New Story

Jun 16, 2015

06/21/2015 - Since the beginning of time people have been telling stories from Gilgamesh in Iraq to The Odyssey in Greece. These tales convey lessons and societal values and warnings about arrogance. The U.S. spins its own yarns. Take say, the one about brave pioneers who fought off savage Indians to settle the country and establish dominion from coast to coast. That Indians were defending their land against invasion is, well, an inconvenient fact. Fast forward to today and there are stories about the economy. If you work hard enough you’ll be justly rewarded. Money is everything.

06/20/2015 - Tannhauser, minstrel and renegade, is lured into Venusberg, the erotic realm of the love goddess, Venus.  There he luxuriates in lust and sinful pleasure. Finally it's all too much. He longs to return to friends, rules of Christian conduct, and most of all to Elisabeth, the chaste young woman who will love and rogive him. Desperate to be cleansed of his sins, Tannhauser embarks on a pilgrimage to Rome - but will that be enough to make him forget Venusberg?

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=12,10,7,3

Time

Jun 12, 2015

06/19/2015 - Jorge Luis Borges wrote, "Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire." And it’s still as close a definition as we have. This hour of Radiolab, we try our hand at unlocking the mysteries of time. We stretch and bend it, wrestle with its subjective nature, and wrap our minds around strategies to standardize it...stopping along the way at a 19th-century railroad station in Ohio, a track meet, and a Beethoven concert.

Hello

Jun 10, 2015

06/12/2015 - It's hard to start a conversation with a stranger—especially when that stranger is, well, different. He doesn't share your customs, celebrate your holidays, watch your TV shows, or even speak your language. Plus he has a blowhole.

In this episode, we try to make contact with some of the strangest strangers on our little planet: dolphins. Producer Lynn Levy eavesdrops on some human-dolphin conversations, from a studio apartment in the Virgin Islands to a research vessel in the Bermuda Triangle.

Reveal for June 2015

Jun 10, 2015

06/14/2015 - The Bakken and Oklahoma earthquakes are explored.

06/14/2015 - Climate change, you've heard of that. But climate justice? The Global Justice Ecology Project describes it: "Climate justice is the understanding that we will not be able to stop climate change if we don't change the neo-liberal, corporate-based economy which stops us from achieving sustainable societies. The historical responsibility for the vast majority of greenhouse gas emissions lies with the industrialized countries of the Global North.

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