Bletchley Park: A Montana War Bride Looks Back ("Mountain West Voices," December 28, 2015)
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.
Afternoon Affair: A Conversation With Montana Singer-Songwriter John Dendy ("Mountain West Voices" 9/28/15)
If you live in Montana, you might have seen John Dendy playing guitar in a cafe, or club, or bar. A big tall guy with an upright bass or guitar, playing songs that are a little bit out of the ordinary.
Scatter Their Own - Alternative Rock From The Pine Ridge Reservation ("Mountain West Voices," September 7, 2015)
A visit with the band Scatter Their Own from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Pine Ridge is a vast, sparsely populated reservation with the highest poverty and unemployment rates in the nation. But for Scotti, Scotti Junior and Julianna Clifford, their land and their Oglala Lakota culture are things of profound beauty to be celebrated in song.
Guss Yellow Hair, a Lakota and Northern Cheyenne artist from South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation, talks about his role as "culture bearer," and about the importance of passing on tradition through language and music.