Mountain West Voices

Monday 4:54 PM
  • Hosted by Clay Scott

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

Mountain West Voices podcast

Little Patricia: Portrait Of A Fighter

Feb 8, 2016
Clay Scott

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.

The Picture Bride: From Guangdong to Montana

Jan 24, 2016
courtesy of Flora Wong

This week on "Mountain West Voices:" The remarkable story of Flora Wong, a Chinese-American woman who survived the Sino-Japanese war and came to Montana as a "Picture Bride."

Bletchley Park: A Montana War Bride Looks Back

Dec 28, 2015
Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez

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.

Susan K. Adams

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.

Clay Scott

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.

Sarah Hewitt

In this exciting episode of Mountain West Voices, producer Clay Scott recounts the rescue of an orphaned black bear cub on the Montana prairies, miles from suitable bear habitat.

Clay Scott

Pronghorn antelope make the second longest migration of any North American land animal. But their ancient migration routes are threatened by livestock fencing.

John Dendy
Courtesy John Dendy

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.

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.

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