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.

Voices From the Rocky Mountain West

Mar 5, 2014

3/5/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" We look back at some of the extraordinary people we've had a a chance to meet during the past year on our travels throughout the Rocky Mountain West.

The Tendoy Store

Feb 26, 2014

2/26/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:"  A profile of Viola Barrett Anglin, the owner of the general store in Tendoy, in Idaho's Lemhi Valley. For the last 63 years, Viola has worked in the store 11 hours a day, 7 days a week, and she reflects on the changes that have taken place in her lifetime in rural eastern Idaho.

2/19/2014 - This week on Mountain West Voices: Conrad Little Leaf talks about the Blackfoot experience on both sides of the U.S. - Canada border, about cultural and linguistic continuity, and the fight against assimilation.

http://www.prx.org/pieces/111482-nobody-can-move-you-keeping-blackfoot-language-an

The Last Leaf

Feb 12, 2014

 

02/12/2014 - 99-year-old Bonnie Preikszas shares stories of life as a rural Montana schoolteacher in the 1930's.

https://www.prx.org/pieces/92256-the-last-leaf

2/5/2014 - Linh Huynh came to Canada as a child with the exodus of the 'boat people' from Vietnam. Today, she helps Calgary's new immigrants, teaching them English, and helping them adapt to their adopted country while preserving their own cultures.

http://www.prx.org/pieces/110522-full-circle-a-refugee-teaches-english-to-immigran

1/29/2014 - 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.

http://www.prx.org/pieces/78464-the-one-who-takes-care-of-children#description

1/22/2014 - Don Schonenbeck shares his perspective on a lifetime of wandering, and on the circumstances that led to his homelessness.

http://www.prx.org/pieces/109755-i-ain-t-leavin-my-road-dog-a-montana-man-s-perspe

On The Marsh

Jan 29, 2014

1/15/2014 - On a visit home during the last week of waterfowl season, a man and his father head for the marsh where they have spent thousands of hours; hiding in the cattails, waiting for ducks to come to their hand-carved decoys, and talking about the nature of hunting, and the nature of home.

http://www.prx.org/pieces/72532-on-the-marsh

1/8/2014 - Diane Carlson Evans was a U.S. Army Nurse during the Vietnam War. She survived indescribable trauma, felt resented when she returned to the U.S., and kept her bitterness and her tears inside for many years. Then she founded the Vietnam Women's Memorial Project, and helped hundreds of women vets tell their stories of Vietnam.

http://www.prx.org/pieces/108683-crying-for-eddie-a-vietnam-war-nurse-tells-her-st

12/18/2014 - A visit with Paul Williams in Helena, Montana - a guitar maker, woodworker, and homeless Vietnam veteran.

http://www.prx.org/pieces/107867-a-lot-to-give-a-homeless-viet-nam-vet-and-luthi

Where We Belong -

Dec 12, 2013
Clay Scott

12/11/13 - A 103 year old Mexican born woman fights to get her farm back.   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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