Home Ground

Tuesday 1:00 PM -1:30 PM

Home Ground Radio is a half-hour public affairs program with topics that range from the environment to the politics of Montana and the rural west. In each program, host Brian Kahn conducts one or two in-depth interviews.

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Jann Gates: Writer, Historian, And Waldorf Teacher

What is the connection between 16th century European history, writing, editing, and translating, and Waldorf education? Meet writer, historian and teacher, Jann Gates.

(Broadcast: Home Ground Radio, 7/29/14)

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Clip of the Week
12:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Finding Peace Between People And Elephants

Dr. Jonah Western, chairman of the African Conservation Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
Credit David Western

Dr. Jonah Western, chairman of the African Conservation Centre, Nairobi, Kenya Western is a scientist studying conflict and co-existence between wildlife and humans. In community-based conservation, Western has discovered a model that could be useful not just in Kenya, but in Montana.

In our Clip of the Week he explains how two different  elephant encounters heavily influenced his view of wildlife and wildlife-human conflict.

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Home Ground Radio
6:22 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Dan Whittle And The Environmental Defense Fund's Partnership With Cuba

National Aquarium of Cuba. (CC BY 2.0)
Credit Patrick Nouhailler

The natural world ignores many of the artificial barriers that humans designate, including the political one created by the U.S.'s embargo of Cuba. Daniel Whittle, of the Environmental Defense Fund, knows well that birds, fish and even oil spills connect the two countries. Whittle directs the EDF's marine and coastal conservation projects in Cuba, working on fisheries, coral reef conservation, and sustainable coastal development in Cuba and the region.

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Dr. Jonah Western

Dr. Jonah Western, chairman of the African Conservation Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
Credit David Western

7/15/14: This week on Home Ground Radio: Dr. Jonah Western grew up in the 1950s on the "elephant trail" of southern Tanzania, where elephants, their habitat, their hunters - and their protectors - enjoyed a last bastion. Western became a scientist, studying conflict and co-existence between wildlife and humans.

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Richard Opper, Director Of Montana's Department Of Public Health And Human Services

Richard Opper
Credit Montana DPHHS

7/8/14: This week on "Home Ground Radio:" Montana's largest stage agency employs 3,100 people, overseeing 2,500 contracts and 150 programs. What it is?  Who runs it? Meet Richard Opper, Director of Montana's Department of Public Health and Human Services.

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Clip of the Week
7:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Clip Of The Week: A Child's Experience With Segregation

Dr. Les Purce.

Dr. Les Purce is the president of The Evergreen State College. The family photos on his wall are an American account of slavery, Indians, westward migration, hard luck and hard work.

In our Clip of the Week, Dr. Purce recounts a childhood experience with segregation.

Listen to the entire interview with Dr. Purce, or hear more episodes of Home Ground Radio online, via podcast or on the air on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Montana's 2014 Special Olympics

Torch Run Participants, Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics 2014, Shelby, Montana. (CC-BY-NC. Some rights reserved)
Credit Flickr user Eric Zabinsky

7/1/14: This week on "Home Ground Radio:" Host Brian Kahn takes a tour of the recent 2014 Montana Special Olympics in Billings, speaking with president and CEO Boby Norbie and various staff, volunteers and competitors in the games.

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Brucellosis

Credit Montana Outdoors

6/24/14: This week on "Home Ground:" Brucellosis is showing up among bison, elk, and domestic cattle near Yellowstone National Park, and ranchers, hunters and conservationists are upset. Biologists with Montana's Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks hope that their research will help lead to common ground among these groups.

 

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Mon June 16, 2014

NorthWestern Energy Dam Buyback

6/17/14: This week on "Home Ground Radio:" If second chances are rare, it's even rarer to have a chance to buy back something valuable that you sold. Montana's electricity-generating dams are for sale.  Should we buy them back? NorthWestern Energy's Bob Rowe and John Hines think so. 

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Jason DeShaw

Jason DeShaw
Credit Eliza Wiley / Helena Independent Record

6/10/14: This week on "Home Ground Radio:" As a child, music got hold of you. As a young man, you wrote songs, began to perform, and started to enjoy success as a working musician. But on tour, at night you'd feel sky-high, imagining wild things. The next morning, you'd plunge into deep despair.  What was happening to you?  Meet singer/songwriter Jason DeShaw.

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