Mountain West Voices

Monday 3:00 PM
Clay Scott

Mountain West Voices with host Clay Scott is a program featuring the extraordinary stories of ordinary people throughout the Rocky Mountain West.

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Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Mon January 26, 2015

The One Who Takes Care Of Children

Peggy White Wellknown Buffalo
Credit Clay Scott

As a child on the Crow Reservation in Montana, Peggy White Wellknown Buffalo was taken from her home and sent to Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding schools out of state, and forbidden from speaking her language. As an adult, she has dedicated her life to helping Crow children connect with their history, their culture and their place.

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Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Mon January 19, 2015

The Lion's Den: A Montana Town Copes With Change

Lambert, a small Eastern Montana town near the Bakken oil fields, copes with sudden and dramatic change.

(Broadcast: "Mountain West Voices," 1/19/14. Listen weekly on the radio on Mondays, 3:00 p.m., or via podcast.)

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Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Where We Belong: A 103-Year-Old Mexican-Born Woman Fights To Get Her Farm Back

Juanita and Margaret Carranza, Lambert, MT
Credit Clay Scott

Last week we heard from 103-year-old Margaret Carranza, who came from Mexico to Montana's Yellowstone River Valley when she was a girl to work in the sugar beet fields. This week we will hear the story of how her family finally acquired a farm of their own - only to have it taken away.

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Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Los Betabeleros: A 103-Year-Old Montana Woman Reflects On Her Life As A Farm Laborer

103-year-old Margaret Carranza of Richland County, MT
Credit Clay Scott

The first in a two-part series about Margaret Carranza, a 103-year-old, Mexican born woman who spent her life as a beet worker in Montana's upper Yellowstone River valley.

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Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Inside Looking Out: Native Voices In A Montana Prison

Credit Clay Scott

Producer Clay Scott visits Montana State Prison, where Native inmates are taking part in a traditional sweat lodge ceremony. As they wait their turn outside the sweat lodge, they talk about life in prison, and their memories and dreams of life beyond the walls.

(Broadcast: "Mountain West Voices," 12/29/14. Listen weekly on the radio on Mondays, 3:00 p.m., or via podcast.)

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Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Out In The Badlands - A Montana Farm Couple Finds Beauty In Isolation

Susan Sanford and Brian Brown
Credit Clay Scott

Susan Sanford's father pushed her to leave the family's isolated farm in north-central Montana so she could experience the world. After her father's death, Susan and her husband Brian return to the farm, and, in a place so remote that the nearest store is a five hour round trip, discover beauty in small things.

(Broadcast: "Mountain West Voices," 12/22/14. Listen weekly on the radio on Mondays, 3:00 p.m., or via podcast.)

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Mountain West Voices
5:34 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Home Of The Adventurous: A Unique Montana Community In A Post-Apocalyptic Setting

Saint Marie, Montana
Credit Clay Scott

Saint Marie, in a remote part of northeastern Montana, is the site of an Air Force base that was shut down in 1968. Now 500 people live in a town that was designed to house 12,000. Nine out of ten houses are boarded up and choked with weeds. But in this setting - winter temperatures drop to minus 40, the nearest store is 20 miles away, and one resident admits it looks like a war zone - there is a thriving community of hardy souls intent on being left alone.

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Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

A Salish Education: Montana's Nkwusm Immersion School

Indigo Sherman, cutting up a deer
Credit Clay Scott

A visit to the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana, where students immerse themselves in Salish language and culture at the ground-breaking Nkwusm School.

(Broadcast: "Mountain West Voices," 12/15/14. Listen weekly on the radio on Mondays, 3:00 p.m., or via podcast.)

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Mountain West Voices
6:39 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

On The Middle Fork: A Rural Montana Woman Talks About Her Life

Pauline Olson of Augusta, MT
Credit Clay Scott

80-year-old leather worker Pauline Olson of Augusta, Montana, talks about God, deer hunting, and a life of struggling to keep afloat along the Rocky Mountain Front.

(Broadcast: "Mountain West Voices," 12/8/14. Listen weekly on the radio, Mondays at 3:00 p.m., or via podcast.)

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Mountain West Voices
6:13 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

A Good Haircut, A Great Life

Barber Bob Harsha, Columbus, MT
Credit Clay Scott

Mountain West Voices producer Clay Scott gets a trim in the Columbus, Montana shop of Bob Harsha, a 93-year-old barber who has been cutting hair in the same location since he was 18.

(Broadcast: "Mountain West Voices," 12/1/14. Listen weekly on the radio, Mondays at 3:00 p.m., or via podcast.)

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