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

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

Mar 11, 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

Feb 28, 2016
Nicky Quellet

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.

Clay Scott

In this episode of "Mountain West Voices," Montana rancher Ellen Pfister talks about the impact of longwall coal mining on the ranching communities of central Montana.

(Broadcast: "Mountain West Voices,"  2/22/16, Mondays, 4:53 p.m., or via 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.

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