Home Ground

Sunday 11:10 a.m. -11:40 a.m.

Home Ground Radio with Brian Kahn

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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Rock Climbing As A Path To Happiness And Meaning

Mar 13, 2016

Technology creates miraculous tools and toys. We're told a thousand times a day can achieve happiness and meaning by buying and using them. Yet for our 200,000 years on earth we have found those things through other means. What can climbing rocks possible have to do with that? Find out on this episode of "Home Ground Radio."

The Wilderness Act became law in 1964, enabling Congress to set aside land “where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”  Few remember the days when timber mill unions and conservationists developed wilderness proposals and took together them to Congress. John Gatchell does, he's our guest on this episode of "Home Ground Radio." Part 2 of 2.

The Wilderness Act became law in 1964, enabling Congress to set aside land “where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”  Few remember the days when timber mill unions and conservationists developed wilderness proposals and took together them to Congress. John Gatchell does. He's our guest on this episode of "Home Ground Radio." (Part 1 of 2.)

Our constitution gives us the right of privacy, yet it seems someone is monitoring our computer communications. Are they? Adrian Cohea, a systems analyst at the Montana Department of Revenue knows. He's today's guest on "Home Ground Radio"

The cost of fighting fires now consumes most of the Forest Service's tight budget, and sharp cuts in staff are one result. Can they still provide the stewardship the land needs? Dale Bosworth, former chief of the U.S. Forest Service shares his views on this episode of “Home Ground Radio”.

John Youngberg, Montana Farm Bureau Federation

Feb 10, 2016

The chances are extremely high that the food you ate this morning came from a farm. John Youngberg knows something about that. Now their executive vice president, he’s worked for the Montana Farm Bureau Federation for 24 years, and is our guest on “Home Ground Radio” today.

You’re a conservative Republican congressman from South Carolina who becomes convinced climate change is real. You have faith in markets and propose a carbon tax. Challenged in the primary, you lose. What now? Meet Bob Inglis, our guest on this episode of "Home Ground Radio".

'Home Ground' Talks Foster Care After 40

Feb 2, 2016

You’ve made the decision—you want to adopt a child. But you and your husband are in your 40s, and your kids are no longer at home. You don’t want to raise another infant—perhaps a child who’s  8, or 10, would be right. Where do you turn for help? Today's guests on "Home Ground" have the answers.

Our ongoing abortion debate focuses on the important moral question of the rights of the fetus, the mother, and government.  But we don’t talk much about the rights of mothers and their babies—after birth.  Hear what Gregg Trude of “Right to Life of Montana” has to say, on this episode of "Home Ground Radio".

This fall Congress came close to shutting down the government to prevent federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood, perhaps the nation’s largest organization providing women’s health care services, from sex education and health screening, to contraception and abortion. Martha Stahl is president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Montana, she's our guest today on "Home Ground Radio".

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