Mountain West Voices

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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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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Mountain West Voices
6:00 am
Thu June 5, 2014

The Biggest Win: An Iraq Vet's Extraordinary Story

George Nickel, Boise, Idaho
Credit Clay Scott

6/4/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" George Nickel survived the roadside bomb that killed his comrades in Iraq. Back home in Boise, Idaho, his readjustment to civilian life was a disaster. An armed standoff with Boise police led to jail, and almost a year of solitary confinement. Now George's life is dedicated to helping other combat veterans make the difficult transition to non-military life.

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Mountain West Voices
2:54 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

My Funny Valentine: An Ex-Navy SEAL Bonds With Injured Eagles in Montana

Scott Hannon
Credit Clay Scott

5/28/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" When Scott Hannon retired after 23 years as Navy SEAL and made his way to Montana, he wanted to hunt, fish, and live a quiet life. Then he discovered the therapeutic value of working with injured wildlife - especially eagles.

Montana WILD Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

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Mountain West Voices
6:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

This Little Journey: A Montana Hutterite Woman Leaves Her Colony

Ruth Walter, Judith Gap, Montana
Credit Clay Scott

5/21/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" When Ruth Walter and her husband, both of them with 8th grade educations, decided to take their three children and leave the Flat Willow Hutterite Colony to make a new life for themselves, they 'didn't have a kernel of salt in their cupboard.' 22 years later, they are pillars of the tiny Montana farm community of Judith Gap.

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Mountain West Voices
7:00 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

No Right Way to Play a Tune: A Conversation with two "Old Time" Musicians

Mike Williams and Aaron Parrett of Helena, MT.
Credit Clay Scott

5/14/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" Mike Williams and Aaron Parrett of Helena, Montana, talk about old time American music, its evolution, and their relationship to the genre.

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