Middle-Aged, Professional And Homeless In Montana ("Mountain West Voices," June 22, 2015 and January 18, 2016)
A middle-aged woman with grown children left a bad relationship to start her life over in Missoula, Montana. Within a couple of weeks she found herself living in a homeless shelter. She got back on her feet through the generosity of strangers, and now works for a non-profit that deals with homelessness.
Culture Shock: Four Exchange Students in a Tiny Montana School ("Mountain West Voices," June 15, 2015)
Four exchange students - from China, Thailand, Korea and Mexico - spend a year in tiny Judith Gap, Montana. All four students are from cities of several million, and attended schools with thousands of students. Judith Gap has 120 inhabitants, and before the exchange students arrived, the high school had an enrollment of only two.
My Funny Valentine: An Ex-Navy SEAL Bonds With Injured Eagles in Montana ("Mountain West Voices," May 28, 2014, June 8, 2015, and May 2, 2016)
When Scott Hannon retired after 23 years as Navy SEAL and made his way to Montana, he wanted to hunt, fish, and live a quiet life. Then he discovered the therapeutic value of working with injured wildlife - especially eagles.
When Jack Price returned home from the Korean war in 1953, few people in his small western Montana community understood or seemed to care what he had been through. 58 years later, he travels back to Korea to try and make sense of the 'forgotten war' that shaped his life.