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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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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".

Montana ACLU Director On 'Home Ground Radio'

Jan 6, 2016

Just about everybody says they support the constitution. But which parts? The American Civil Liberties Union has 50 state affiliates that take controversial cases to court. Caitlin Borgmann knows. She’s director of the ACLU of Montana, and today's guest on "Home Ground Radio"


Within the Catholic Church, there exists a surprising diversity of viewpoints, illustrated vividly by native Montanan archbishop Raymond Hunthausen. He was Carroll College president, then a bishop. As archbishop of Seattle, he took a stand against nuclear weapons, which brought him into direct conflict with his president and his pope. John McCoy published a biography of Hunthausen in 2015: “A Still and Quiet Conscience: The Archbishop Who Challenged a Pope, a President, and a Church”. McCoy joins us this week on "Home Ground Radio".

In college you pick some classes, attend each 2 or 3 times a week. Everywhere in the nation except at Dillon's University of Montana-Western. Students there study one subject 18 days straight, digging in.  And they like it! Dr. Beth Weatherby, Chancellor of UM Western in Dillon is today's guest on "Home Ground Radio".

We’ve all heard about homesteading, the land grant program that encouraged people to settle the west. Homesteaders were told it was a land of milk and honey. Randy Morger of Fort Benton’s River and Plains Society, tells us what it was really like.

Over 2,600 Montana children are in foster care; determined by a court to be "in imminent risk."  That's up 60 percent since 2008.  What's going on? Guest Sarah Corbally, administrator of Child & Family Services at the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services shares her thoughts.

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Ultimately, we depend for our survival on using part of the earth’s resources, choosing what to use and how; choices that in part hinge cultural values. Richard Janssen has some experience at that. He’s head of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’  Department of Natural Resources. Janssen joins us today on “Home Ground Radio”.