Clay Scott

Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Thu September 4, 2014

A War Bride Looks Back

Joyce Vashro of Helena, MT
Credit Clay Scott

The first of several stories in a series looking at the "war brides" who came to the United States by the thousands at the end of World War II. Joyce Vashro, now of Helena, Montana, looks back on the tumultuous years when she and her fellow "Land Girls" (volunteer female farm workers) had whirlwind romances with men they knew they might not see again.

(Broadcast: Mountain West Voices, 9/3/14)

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Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Nothing Human Is Alien To Me: A Struggling Montana Novelist Talks About Writing And Poverty

Butte author, Robert Bassett
Credit Clay Scott

Robert Bassett of Butte, Montana talks about a life that took him from the Marine Corps, to the lumber camps of the Northwest, to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Now he is back in Montana, living in a rented room, saving money to get his teeth fixed, and working on his eighth novel.

(Broadcast: Mountain West Voices, 8/27/14)

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Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

I Ain't Leavin' My Road Dog, Part Two: Thoughts On Homelessness

Don, a resident of Helena's Willis Cruse House for homeless veterans
Credit Clay Scott

A story about a homeless Montana man, about grief and kindness, rootlessness and companionship, and about what happens when we put ourselves in situations we can neither predict nor control. (This piece, originally broadcast January 2014, was remixed as part of PRX's Second Ear Program.)

(Broadcast: Mountain West Voices, 8/13/14)

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Mountain West Voices
11:00 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Blackfoot Language Revolutionary, Darrell Kipp

Darrell Kipp
Credit Clay Scott

This week's Mountain West Voices looks back at the late Darrell Kipp, scholar, educator and Blackfeet language revolutionary.  In a 2012 interview, Kipp reflected on a career that took him from the Army, to the Harvard School of Education, then back to the Blackfeet reservation, where for the last 30 years he pioneered efforts

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Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Jazz Is Like A Really Good Conversation

M.J. Williams
Credit Eliza Wiley

Montana jazz icon M.J. Williams was singing in clubs in the early 1960's. Fifty years later, her gorgeous voice and innovative style have reached new levels of warmth and maturity. Listen to this piece and you'll hear why she's a jazz legend in the Rocky Mountain West.

(Broadcast: Mountain West Voices, 8/6/14)

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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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