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
Thu July 31, 2014

An Easy Time To Live

1940, McClatchy family, Yellowstone National Park
Credit courtesy of Kenton Rowe

A retired history professor from Montana reflects on a childhood during the Depression, and on the nature of poverty...and happiness.

(Broadcast: Mountain West Voices, 7/30/14)

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Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Just Good Stuff: Jane Horton And Doug Holly

Jane Horton and Doug Holly
Credit Clay Scott

A really moving love story worthy of Shakespeare - only no one drinks poison. There's some plant biology and Irish music thrown in for good measure.

(Broadcast: Mountain West Voices, 7/23/14)

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Mountain West Voices
8:38 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

The Gardener: A Hmong Life In Montana

Mo Thao, Missoula
Credit Clay Scott

Mo Thao reflects on her chaotic early life in Laos and on coming to Montana...and on gardening.

(Broadcast: Mountain West Voices, 7/16/14)

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Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Meyer Chessin: A Bronx Kid Comes To Montana

Meyer "Mike" Chessin
Credit Montana Public Radio

7/9/14: This week on Mountain West Voices: 94-year-old activist Meyer Chessin talks about his journey from his Yiddish-speaking Bronx neighborhood during the Depression, to a career in plant pathology at the University of Montana.

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Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Middle-Aged, Professional And Homeless In Montana

Laurie Harris, Missoula, MT
Credit Clay Scott

7/2/14: This week on Mountain West Voices: A middle-aged woman with grown children leaves a bad relationship to start her life over in Missoula, Montana. Within a couple of weeks she finds herself living in a homeless shelter. She got back on her feet through the generosity of strangers, and now works for a non-profit that deals with homelessness.

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Clip of the Week
7:00 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Clip of the Week: Crafting a Life in Montana

Greg Morley hand crafts cedar canoes in Montana.
Credit Clay Scott

Master canoe builder Greg Morley loves building canoes and exploring the Montana wilderness surrounding his home. He talks about the intersection of place and purpose in this week's Clip of the Week.

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Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Showing Up With Your Heart: A Montana Couple Leaves White Collar Careers To Farm On The Great Plains

Anna Jones and Doug Crabtree, Northern Montana
Credit Clay Scott

6/25/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" The story of Doug and Anna Crabtree, who left good careers and invested their life savings in a farm in a remote part of north-central Montana.

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Mountain West Voices
12:26 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Music is a Wonderful Friend: A Montana Rockabilly Guitarist and his Grandson Talk Music

Russ and Jack Nasset
Credit Katy Wright

6/18/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" Montana rockabilly guitarist Russ Nassett visits with his grandson Jack about the importance of playing music.

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Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Nekaneet Cree Stories From Saskatchewan, Part 1

Nekaneet Cree elder, Linda Oakes
Credit Clay Scott

7/17/13: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" A visit to the Nekaneet Reserve in southwest Saskatchewan. Elder Linda Oakes talks about racism, about the importance of the Cree language, and about her people's fight to remain in their ancestral home in the Cypress Hills.

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Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Thu June 12, 2014

The Canoe Builder: A Montana-Based Master Talks About his Craft

Greg Morley
Credit Clay Scott

6/11/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" Master canoe builder Greg Morley talks about his life-long love of exploring the wilderness in his own hand-crafted cedar boats.

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