Listen to Montana gubernatorial candidates Steve Bullock and Greg Gianforte's debate from Saturday October 08, 2016.

Gubernatorial candidates Steve Bullock and Greg Gianforte met Saturday for their third and final debate before the elections.

Listen: Oct. 5 U.S. House Debate

Oct 5, 2016
Democrat Denise Juneau and Republican Ryan Zinke
Denise Juneau: courtesy Bronte Wittpen; Ryan Zinke: William Marcus

Democrat Denise Juneau and Republican Ryan Zinke met in their third debate in the race for Montana's U.S. House seat Wed. Oct 5. Newcomer to the race, Libertarian Rick Breckenridge, also joined the debate. Listen to the full debate here.


In last night’s gubernatorial debate in Billings the opponents painted very different pictures of Montana’s economy, attacked one another’s character and provided few straightforward answers to direct questions.

Listen: Bullock Gianforte Debate, Sep. 19, 2016

Sep 19, 2016

Steve Bullock and Greg Gianforte, candidates for Montana governor, met in Billings for their second debate Monday night. Listen to the full debate here.

Listen To The Oct. 20 U.S. Senate Debate

Oct 19, 2014

U.S. Senate candidates Amanda Curtis and Steve Daines met to debate in Billings on Monday, Oct. 20. 

Video of the Senate debate is available on the MontanaPBS website.

The debate is followed by analysis and fact checking with former Montana Secretary of State Bob Brown, MontanaPBS analyst Gary Stein and MSU Political Science Professor David Parker.

Montana's U.S. House candidates squared-off this weekend for their third - and arguably liveliest - debate.

Democrat John Lewis and Republican Ryan Zinke repeatedly drew sharp contrasts throughout Saturday evening's debate in Bozeman, starting with the question of how to best respond to the rise of Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria.

Zinke repeated his long-held stance that he'd prefer to fight the militants in the deserts of Iraq than here in America. Lewis called that a "simplistic" viewpoint:

Listen To Zinke-Lewis Debate From Bozeman Here

Oct 4, 2014

U.S. House candidates Ryan Zinke and John Lewis debated in Bozeman on October 4. Listen to the audio archive of the debate here. Watch the debate on the MontanaPBS website.

Watch Tonight's U.S. House Debate Live

Oct 3, 2014

U.S. House candidates Ryan Zinke and John Lewis will meet for a third debate on Saturday, October 4 in Bozeman. You can watch the debate live right here beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Will the Montana House and Senate candidates debate? Here's what we know.

Political Debates Strengthen Our Democracy

Aug 28, 2014

In the United States and in Montana, the proper functioning of our democratic form of government requires an active and informed participation by the electorate.

Broad “participation” is essential to the American democratic election formula.  That is why GOP efforts at suppressing the vote across the nation, the subject of my commentary last month, is not just reprehensible, but also detrimental to the proper functioning of our system.