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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

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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