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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Sun March 1, 2015

Linda Gryczan And Holly Franz, Montana History-Makers

Linda Gryczan
Credit courtesy of Linda Gryczan

Linda Gryczan served as lead plaintiff in a 1993 legal challenge to Montana's deviate sexual conduct statute, which made gay sex between consenting adults a crime.

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Sun February 22, 2015

Petra Academy: Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric, and Christ-Figures

1st-grade class, Petra Academy, Bozeman, MT

Brian Kahn talks with faculty members Sam Koenen and Beth Stohlmann, and junior Nathan Mayville, of Petra Academy of Bozeman, MT. Petra is an accredited member of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools.

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Sun February 15, 2015

Pioneering Conservationists Honored Through Montana's Outdoor Hall Of Fame

John Singer Sargent's portrait of Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt is one of a dozen inaugural inductees in the new Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame.

Brian Kahn talks with Becky Garland, Gerry Jennings, and Jim Posewitz, who have helped launch Montana's Outdoor Hall of Fame.

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Sun February 8, 2015

Richard Manning: Is Civilization Such A Good Idea?

Brian Kahn talks with writer Richard Manning, co-author with Harvard Medical School professor and M.D. John J. Ratey of the book "Go Wild." (2014 Little, Brown).

From the book's introduction:

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Sun February 1, 2015

New Cooperative Stewardship Agreement Between Montana And The U.S. Forest Service

Looking down Mann Gulch, Helena National Forest, Montana
Credit Forest Service Northern Region

Growing out of forest restoration efforts around Helena, Montana, in 2014, a cooperative stewardship agreement between the state of Montana and the U. S. Forest Service was developed, the first of its kind in the United States.

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Child Sexual Abuse Legislation

(Broadcast: "Home Ground Radio," 1/25/15. Listen weekly on the radio, Sundays at  11:10 a.m., or via podcast.)

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Sun January 18, 2015

Helping Victims Of Child Sexual Abuse In Montana

Brian Kahn talks with Dana Toole, Bureau Chief of the Children's Justice Bureau in the Montana Department of Justice, and Rep. Jenny Eck, member of the Montana Legislature. The topic: initiatives at the DOJ to improve how the department responds to victims of child sexual abuse, and prevention strategies.

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Sun January 11, 2015

Reducing Montana's Power Plant Carbon Emissions By 21%

Colstrip, MT. (CC-BY-2.0)
Credit Randy Stiles

As part of a plan to address climate change, a proposed 2014 EPA rule would reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants nationwide by an average of 30% by 2030. (Montana's proposed target is 21%.) The EPA's Clean Power Plan has directed states to develop strategies to reduce CO emissions.

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Sun January 4, 2015

Yedika Ivanonva, 94-Year-Old Russian Veteran Of World War II

Red Army medic and soldier, WWII.

From Hitler's 1941 invasion of Russia until the Nazi surrender in 1945, 24 million Russians died. Yedika Ivanonva served as a medic in the Red Army for all four years of the Soviet-German war. Now 94, she recalls: 

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Home Ground Radio
1:42 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Billie Shepard's The Pan Handler: An Anchor Business

Credit The Helena Business Improvement District and Downtown Helena Inc

In small or medium-sized towns, "anchor" stores benefit many nearby businesses. Billie Shepard, owner for the last seventeen years of The Pan Handler Store on Last Chance Gulch in Helena, MT, thrives on supplying cooks with their tools and demonstrating how to use them. She also provides health insurance, sick leave and vacation pay to her employees and frequently helps pay for their training and education.

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