Home Ground

Sunday 11:10 AM -11:40 AM

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
12:00 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Dr. Les Purce

Dr. Les Purce

5/27/14: This week on "Home Ground:" The family photos on the wall are an American account of slavery, Indians, westward migration, hard luck and hard work. The fascinating story of Les Purce's family.

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Home Ground Radio
7:00 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Evergreen State College

Dr. Les Purce, president of The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

5/20/14: This week on "Home Ground:" Evergreen State College was founded to offer integrated, flexible and reasonably-priced education. Its academic approach is unorthodox; instead of following pre-programmed curricula, students design their own programs of studies. Outgoing president Les Purce answers the question: in an age of specialization, how is Evergreen doing?

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Home Ground Radio
1:00 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Tami Haaland, Montana's Poet Laureate

Tami Haaland
Credit Brian D'Ambrosio, Huffington Post

5/13/14: This week on "Home Ground:" Merriam Webster's dictionary defines "poem" as "a composition in verse, especially a highly developed, imaginative one." Poetry enjoys great popularity in some cultures, but not in the U.S. Does this matter? Can something be done about it? Tami Haaland, raised on a farm on the Hi-Line, thinks it does and it can. She's Montana's poet laureate.

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Home Ground Radio
1:00 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Montana's Division of Criminal Investigation

4/29/14: This week on "Home Ground:" The trail of a murder case in rural Montana is four years old when arrests are finally made, and prosecution will be difficult. The professionals at the Montana Attorney General’s Division of Criminal Investigations can help a young county attorney make the case.

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Home Ground Radio
1:00 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Montana Supreme Court Justice Beth Baker

4/22/14: This week on "Homeground:" Nearly all of us are grateful for our Constitutional rights, but most of us would have trouble naming exactly what they are. And what happens when individual and public rights seem to contradict one another? Montana Supreme Court Justice Beth Baker’s job is to know those rights, and, when they come into conflict, to make the call.

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Home Ground Radio
8:00 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Access To Success

4/15/14: This week on "Homeground Radio:" Nearly one-third of American kids fail to graduate from high school, and many end up in dead-end jobs or in prison. “Alternative" high schools offer an answer. One,  Helena College's Access to Success program, turns lives around. Really.

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Home Ground Radio
1:00 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Adverse Childhood Experience Study

4/1/14: This week on "Homeground Radio:" Suppose we had a tool that could predict people's future problems: alcoholism, depression, diabetes, heart disease. In fact, we may have that tool. It's the Adverse Childhood Experiences test, or A.C.E. So now, what do we do with it? Dr.

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Home Ground Radio
1:00 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Robert Bonnie

Robert Bonnie

3/25/14: This week on "Home Ground:" Last year, Robert Bonnie was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Department of Agriculture's Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment. The job matters; Bonnie overseas the U.S. Forest Service. Hear what this Kentucky farm boy has to say on climate change, forest fires, and on finding common ground.

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Home Ground Radio
1:00 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Royce Engstrom

3/18/14: This week on "Home Ground Radio:" As the changes in knowledge, technology, and economic systems accelerate, does higher education still matter? Can it help us all? University of Montana president Royce Engstrom says "yes." 

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Home Ground Radio
1:00 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

The Intelligence of Animals: Ravens & Wolves

3/11/14: This week on "Homeground Radio:"

For 200,000 years, humans have lived intimately with wild animals. We were captivated by their beauty, intelligence and power. The technology of the last two hundred years - 1,000th of our time on earth - has
separated us.  Does it matter? Sculptor and naturalist George Bumann thinks so.

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