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

02/01/14 - DESPERATELY SEEKING SYMMETRY - This hour, Jad and Robert set out in search of order and balance in the worl


Jan 27, 2014

1/25/2014 - HELP - What do you do when your own worst enemy  Radiolab looks for ways to gain the upper hand over those forces inside us--from unhealthy urges, to creative insights -- that seem to have a mind of their own.  We meet a Cold War negotiator who, in order to quit smoking, backs himself into a tactical corner, and we visit a clinic in Russia where patients turn to a radical treatment to help fight their demons.  Plus, Elizabeth Gilbert on doing battle with your muses.


Jan 27, 2014

1/18/2014 - STRESS - Stress may save your life if you're being chased by a tiger.  But if you're stuck in traffic, it may be more likely to make you sick.  This hour we take a long hard look at the body's system for getting out of trouble.  Stanford University neurologist (and  part-time "baboonologist") Dr. Robert Sapolsky takes us through what happens on our insides when we stand in the wrong line at the supermarket, and offers a few coping strategies.  Plus:  the story of a singer who lost her voice, and an author stick in a body that never grew up.


Jan 27, 2014

1/11/2014 - BLOOD - From medicine to the movies, the horrifying to the holy, and history to the present day  -- we consider the power and magic of the red liquid that runs through our veins.  We meet an artist who opened his veins and got labeled a terrorist, douse ourselves in the meat and metaphors of blood in Shakespeare, wonder if clues to a gory fountain of youth could be lurking in the red blood cells of mice, and trace the complicated supply chain that gets blood from arms to operating tables.


Jan 27, 2014

1/4/2014 - TIME - This hour of Radiolab, we try our hand at unlocking the mysteries of time.  We stretch and bend time, wrestle with its subjective nature, and wrap our minds around strategies to standardize it...stoppign along the way at a 19th-century railroad station in Ohio, a track meet, and a Beethoven concert.


Jan 27, 2014

12/28/2013 - BLISS - Moments of total, world-shaking bliss are not easy to come by.  Maybe that's what makes them feel so life-altering when they strike.  And so worth chasing.  This hour: stories of striving, grasping, tripping, and falling for happiness, perfection, and ideals.  From one man's quest to save the world by inventing a new language, to an explorer who hits the jackpot when he uncovers a double-pack of Cheez Doodles on an expedition to the South Pole.

The Good Show

Jan 27, 2014

12/21/2013 - 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?

The Bad Show

Jan 27, 2014

12/14/2013 - Cruelty, violence, badness...This episode of Radiolab wrestles with the dark side of human nature, and asks whether it's something we can ever really understand or fully escape.  We reconsider what Stanley Milgrim's famous experiment really revealed about human nature, meet a chemist who scrambles our notions of good and evil, and talk to a man who chased one of the most prolific serial killers in US history...then got a chance to ask him the question that had haunted him for years:  why?

Caroline Keys

Jan 27, 2014

2/4 & 5/2014 - Caroline Keys speaks to the value of pushing limits, of transcending perceived and accepted boundaries.  She pairs her thoughts with a traditional Salish story as told by Bon Whealdon.

Paul Theobald

Jan 27, 2014

1/28 & 29/2014 - Paul Theobald reflects on the conflict between having an ambitious career and finding a home.  He pairs his thoughts with a passage by Wendell Berry.

Dale Gillespie

Jan 27, 2014

1/21 & 22/2014 - Dale Gillespie reflects o how our attachment to landscape is driven by the memory of small details.  He pairs this with a passage from Wallace Stegner.

Alicia Gignoux

Jan 27, 2014

1/14 & 15/2014 - Alicia Gignoux reflects on the human ethic of sharing the land with wildlife.  She pairs her own thoughts with a prose poem by Charles Finn.

Toby Thompson

Jan 27, 2014

1/7 & 8/2014 - Toby Thompson reflects western saloon as an authentic place of refuge, pairing his thoughts with a passage from author Ken McCullough.

Kathleen Welsch

Jan 27, 2014

12/31/2013 and 1/1/2014 - Kathleen Welsch speaks to the value of protecting those things that cannot protect themselves, including the Earth.  She pairs her thoughts with a recent state from the Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council.

Erica Olsen

Jan 27, 2014

12/16 & 17/2013 - Erica Olsen reflects on the relationship between nature and technology, pairing her thoughts with those of the historian Frank Waters.

John Clayton

Jan 27, 2014

12/10 & 11/2013 - John Clayton reflects on the popular perception of women in the West as fiercely individual.  He selected a passage by one of Montana's first female novelists Caroline Lockhart.

1/27/2014 - Remember the information superhighway and all the hype about the Internet? The wonders of the Digital Age would be liberating. A utopian bliss was at hand. Now it sometimes looks more like a dystopia. A handful of monopolies dominate the Internet. Google garners 97% of the mobile search market. Microsoft's operating system is used by 90% of the world's computers. Capitalism has colonized cyberspace, spurred the collapse of journalism, independent bookstores and many, many jobs.

1/27/2014 - David Sam hosts our Monday Special – Indigenous Expression. Indigenous music and words from around the world. Expressions from where we’ve been to where we’re going.


1/23/2014 - According to a 2009 poll, around 1% of American adults reported eating no animal products. In 2011 that number rose to 2.5%--more than double, but still dwarfed by the 48% who reported eating meat, fish or poultry at all of their meals. In this country, most of us are blessed with an abundance of food and food choices. So taking into account our health, the environment and ethical concerns, which diet is best? Are we or aren't we meant to be carnivores?

1/20/2014 - Martin Luther King Jr.'s journey to a philosophy of nonviolence and his lasting legacy as a peace

1/15/2014- A tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., featuring many of his most famous speeches mixed with music from Stevie Wonder, The Freedom Singers, Jimmy Cliff, James Taylor, Nina Simone, Bill Lee/Branford Marsalis, Moodswings, U2 and more

Tumbledown House

Jan 16, 2014

1/13/2014 - Tumbledown House

1/9/2014 - An 

- The NSA collects data on billions of phone calls and internet communications per day.  Are these surveillance programs legal?  Do they keep us safe?  What tradeoffs are we willing to make between security and privacy? As Benjamin Franklin might have asked, "Are we giving up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety, and thus deserving of neither?"  The debaters are Stewart Baker, David Cole, Richard Falkenrath, and Michael German.

1/2/2014 - An Intelligence Squared Debate - Recent mass shooting tragedies have renewed the national debate over the 2nd Amendment.  Gun ownership and homicide rates are higher in the U.S.

Stubby Pringle's Christmas

Dec 16, 2013

12/24/2013 - The story of Stubby Pringle's Christmas will be read at 4:00 pm

Winter Holiday Special

Dec 16, 2013

12/24/13 - John Floridis hosts a holiday retrospective edition of "Musician's Spotlight," featuring music by artists who have appeared on the show during the past ten-and-a-half years. 

12/19/2013 - If you want to get rid of a nasty invasive pest, it might seem sensible to offer a bounty.  But as we'll hear in this episode of Freakonomics Radio, bounties can backfire.  We look at bounties on snakes in Delhi, rats in Hanoi, and feral pigs in Fort Benning, Georgia.  In each case, bounty seekers came up with creative ways to maximize their payoff - and pest populations grew.  Host Stephen Dubner talks to Steve Levitt about how incentives don't always work out the way you'd expect.

12/16/2013 - Most citizens have political opinions. Many are involved in nonprofit community-based organizations. But the time-impaired average person remains politically disorganized and distracted. Collective political action nationally is often limited to mobilizing for wars and elections. Disengagement can seem the norm. Community organizers are bucking this trend. Local issues, be they environmental, fair wages, or municipalization of energy and Internet services, are getting more and more people off their couches.

Friendship Center

Dec 12, 2013

12/17/2013 - Domestic violence - two words.  And behind those words are damaged human lives.  The bad news is we have our share.   The good news is there are good places with good people where victims can get help - and hope.

Home Ground

12/12/13 - This month America Abroad takes listeners to Mexico and Nigeria to meet the many faces of global entrepreneurship.