A Long Way Home: A Crow Indian Boarding School Story ("Mountain West Voices," March 21, 2016)
Curtis Brien is principal and athletic director of Lodge Grass High School on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation. But his path to that position was long and difficult. In this episode of Mountain West Voices, he talks about the emotional and physical scars left by his four years at Indian boarding schools, and what he learned from the experience.
Tongue River Stories: The Music of Martha Scanlan ("Mountain West Voices," March 14, 2016)
This week on Mountain West Voices: A visit with singer/songwriter Martha Scanlan on the remote ranch in southeastern Montana that inspired Tongue River Stories - her album about landscape, tradition and community.
Elvia: A Parisian War Bride in Montana ("Mountain West Voices," February 29, 2016)
In this episode of "Mountain West Voices," Elvia Stockton talks about her romance with American painter Bill Stockton at the end of WWII, and her transition from Paris to the isolated Montana sheep ranch where she lived with her husband for more than 50 years.
Little Patricia: Portrait of a Fighter ("Mountain West Voices," February 8, 2016)
In this episode of Mountain West Voices, Patricia Netherland tells of the journey that took her from a successful career as an MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter - "Little Patricia Vidonic" - to her life as a single mother and successful entrepreneur in Billings, Montana.
Bletchley Park: A Montana War Bride Looks Back ("Mountain West Voices," December 28, 2015 and May 23, 2016)
In this episode of Mountain West Voices, we hear from Dulcie May Klusmann, who, as a teenager, worked as a code breaker at Bletchley Park, Britain's top secret center for breaking German codes and ciphers.
Finding What You're Here For: A Montana Nun in the Segregated South ("Mountain West Voices," December 14, 2015)
In this episode of Mountain West Voices, Lorraine Rivers Tucker recalls the journey that took her from the rough Montana copper mining town of her childhood, to a Dominican convent in Wisconsin, to Mobile, Alabama in the early 1960s.
I Love You Enough To Give This Knowledge To You: Teaching Cree Language ("Mountain West Voices," November 23, 2015)
In this episode of Mountain West Voices, we visit a remarkable language teacher at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Dorothy Thunder grew up at Little Pine First Nations Reserve in Saskatchewan, surrounded by the Plains Cree language. Today, the number of young people who speak the language is dwindling. Dorothy has dedicated her life to reversing that trend.