Paul Polzin, Ph.D., has studied the Montana economy extensively during the past 35 years, with particular emphasis on the natural resources industry. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Michigan State University and is director emeritus of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana. Dr. Polzin has published peer-reviewed articles in journals such as the Annals of Regional Science
, the Review of Regional Studies
and Growth and Change
. He has served as president of the Western Regional Science Association and the Pacific Northwest Economics Conference. Montana’s Economy and Energy Resources
Dr. Paul Polzin, Director Emeritus, UM Bureau of Business and Economic ResearchKenji Ushimaru, CEO of Infra Innovations, Inc. and Senior Advisor, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Montana Forestry and Mining in a Circular Economy
Bob Harrington, Former Montana State ForesterLisa Kirk, Principal Biogoechemist and President, Enviromin, Inc.
Bill Whitsitt will be the fill in host
"What can we do to better control costs for quality health care?"Bob Olsen, Senior Vice President, Montana Hospital AssociationKelly Gallipeau, Manager Ambulatory Value Based Care and Quality, Kalispell Regional Healthcare
Bill Whitsitt will be the fill-in host.
Weather and Climate in Montana: What’s the difference, why is it important, and how do we predict the former in view of the latter?Marty Whitmore, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service, MissoulaBob Nester, Climate Program Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Missoula
Jessica Sena guest hosts with the VP of HECLA Mining, Luke Russell.
Technology is changing Montana's economy and creating new opportunities for good-paying jobs across our state. The second biannual Montana High Tech Jobs Summit serves as a unique opportunity to bring together the nation's tech leaders in the hub of Montana's growing technology sector and discuss ways to create more good-paying Montana tech jobs. The Summit will take place at the University of Montana - University Center on October 8th-9th, 2017.
Born and raised in the South, Amanda Head's strong conservative background is highly evident in both her professional and personal life. A Birmingham, Alabama native, she's lived in Los Angeles since graduating with her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Auburn University. In addition to her business degree, Amanda acquired her minor in Applied Music (voice.) Amanda was the first freshman ever to become Miss Auburn University, where she advocated for music as a form of therapy in schools for students with learning disabilities and in hospitals and nursing homes as therapy for the elderly. Upon graduation, she moved to California to pursue music and film. Amanda is a seasoned classical singer and has performed in such venues as the Hollywood Bowl, Ford Amphitheater and in Austin, Texas at SXSW Music Festival. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Amanda performed all over the southeast and New York, in musical theater and opera. Amanda's classical background allowed her to be vocally flexible and because of that, she has achieved success in many genres, notably, opera, jazz and pop. Amanda was the lead singer of an electro-pop duo whose first single charted at #36 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40. Her duo toured nationally and found notoriety for their singles “Tear Me Down” and “Strip Me Bare.”From 2006 to 2016, Amanda was bound to various music contracts which prevented her from speaking publicly about her political positions. After a great deal of consideration, in January of 2016, Amanda decided to step away from the entertainment industry. She had grown increasingly concerned with her generation’s lack of incentive to be involved in our country’s future and wanted to make a difference. Amanda’s first step was to start a video blog called The Hollywood Conservative. With her political persuasion in Los Angeles, she felt she had a niche and a unique perspective for reaching audiences nationally who also are dissatisfied with the direction our leaders are taking our country. In the process of creating branding and putting together her first video blog episode, Amanda attended CPAC in Washington, D.C. She garnered a great deal of attention in the political media realm at CPAC where she was offered her own radio show on Conservative Commandos Radio in Philadelphia. Hershow, The Hollywood Conservative
, began airing on March 30, 2016 on WNJC AM1360 in the Philadelphia market. Not long after her show's debut, another network, Red State Talk Radio WFYL AM1180 picked up The Hollywood Conservative
. You can listen to archives or liveon iheartradio and tunein. Amanda also serves as a guest and fill-in host on Talkers Top 100 The John Cardillo Show on Miami's AM880 The Biz. She is a regular guest on CBC and BBC. Her guest segment "The Final 30" on Yellowhammer Radio airs weekly on Fridays in the Birmingham market. You can also catch her weekly on Mondays on the cable TV show America Trends with Dr. Gina on YouTooAmerica.
“President Trump masterfully threaded the needle when it came to the line between promoting our Western secular-democratic ideology—a necessity in a global ideological war—without sounding imperialistic or unwilling to work with undemocratic partners. That is not
an easy thing to do….He said that the U.S. is “guided by outcomes, not ideology” and do not wish to impose our way of life on others—but you can
defend and you can
promote our ideology so people voluntarily
adopt it incrementally and in a way customized for their societies….Every policy position correctly presented the U.S. as the inherent ally of freedom fighters against imperialism; the polar opposite of what the Islamist ideology and anti-American propagandists characterize us as.”
Troy Downing of Big Sky says its time to try something new, and that’s part of the reason he filed last month to run for the U.S. Senate for Montana.
The political newcomer is the CEO of AC Self Storage Solutions, a self-storage real estate investment firm based in California. He said his political inexperience would actually bring a lot to the table for Montana.
“I think a lot of the way this country was founded is that was an expectation,” Downing said. “When you sent someone to Washington representing your state, they were people from your state who had businesses, had lives before politics.”Downing said he hopes to be a refreshing option for the state, which is what brought him to Montana in the first place.
Downing left California after high school and went to New York University to study information technology. After graduating from the program, he worked as a research scientist in the IT department at the university and had a startup company that later merged with Yahoo!
Downing had been in between California and Montana when he discovered his love for Montana, around the winter of 1998. He said about five or six years ago he started spending the majority of his time in the Big Sky state.
“My heart’s been here. This has always been my home,” Downing said.
Around the time of the 9/11 attacks, Downing, feeling burned out by the technology industry, decided to enlist in the Air National Guard. He served for eight years.
Downing said he’s fed up with watching the representatives the state is sending to Washington, D.C. He said it angers him watching the yelling and dysfunction that goes on with representatives at the national level.
Glenn debates and lectures extensively on the issues of gender, sexuality, marriage, and parenting at universities and churches around the world. He served the George W. Bush administration for many years as a consultant on increasing fatherhood involvement. Stanton is the author of eight books on marriage and families, including Why Marriage Matters, The Ring Makes All the Difference, Marriage on Trial: The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage and Parenting
and his latest book, Loving My (LGBT) Neighbor in Grace and Truth.
He is also the co-author of The Family Project,
follow-up to the Truth Project.
Stanton is a graduate of the University of West Florida with a graduate degree in philosophy and history. He lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and their five children.
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is a New Zealand
author, speaker and political activist
who maintains a blog at TrevorLoudon.com
, formerly titled New Zeal
. He is founder and editor of keywiki.org
a website which compiles dossiers on activists and political figures. Loudon is the author of two self-published books, Barack Obama and the Enemies Within
and The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress,
which was made into a documentary in 2016 titled the Enemies Within.
Loudon was also vice president of the ACT New Zealand
Party from 2006 to 2008.
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Voices of Montana will be discussing taxes and the possibility of a special session with leaders of the Montana legislature.
Mike is retired from the lumber/plywood industrustry in Western Montana.He sits on the appropiations, Legislative administration and joint-long range planning commitees.He will update us on the many issues facing N/W Montana.
Hi, I’m John Heenan. My wife, Meagen, and I live with our four beautiful children here in Billings, Montana. I’m a small businessman, owning and managing both a small restaurant and a law firm. By trade, I’m a consumer protection lawyer. I’ve spent my entire law career helping people stand up against powerful banks, insurance companies, and corporations.
Like you, I believe in a better Montana. Montana deserves a representative who will be honest with them, and won’t resort to lies and deception. Montana deserves a representative who will follow the law, instead of placing him or herself above it. Montana deserves a representative who holds the best interest of everyone they serve, not just the rich and powerful.
My freshman year of college, I was attending school in Pennsylvania and desperately wanted to go somewhere else. I glanced through the big book of colleges and saw a picture of a pretty girl studying on the side of a mountain. The school was the University of Montana. I transferred the next year sight unseen. I found my girl on the side of the hill, and we got married a week after we graduated.After college, Meagen worked as a preschool teacher and I worked as an over-the-road truck driver and then drove a forklift. Meagen encouraged me to apply to law school, and to both of our surprise I got in. In law school, I had the opportunity to represent college students dealing with landlord-tenant and debt collection issues. I found it incredibly rewarding to stick up for these students and knew that when I graduated I didn’t want to work for insurance companies or corporations- I wanted to help people who couldn’t stand up for themselves.After graduating, Meagen and I moved to Billings and started our family. We have four wonderful kids who bring us joy every day. Just two years ago, we started a new business venture, Local Kitchen & Bar, in our neighborhood. The goal with Local was to serve good, real food and make a restaurant that was part of our community. Through our Share the Love events, we have donated over $40,000 to local charities and people who for various reasons needed financial help. We are proud to be part of making our great neighborhood a little bit better.Billings is also where I decided to set up my private practice as a consumer protection lawyer, representing regular people against banks, insurance companies, payday loan companies, debt collectors, and other large corporations. My work as a consumer protection lawyer has shown me that there are two economies and two sets of rules: one for the rich and powerful, and one for everyone else.
Its another open phones session on Voices of Montana!Anything you want to talk about or comment on please call us at 866-627-5483.If you want to talk about it we want to hear about it.
Women Leading Montana is a new, nonprofit organization made up of women across Montana who have an interest in personal and professional growth. This is achieved through continued learning, shared experiences, open, honest, and respectful dialogue, and an environment that provides support and builds confidence.We are convening with women currently leading in Montana, willing to acknowledge the differences among us and use those differences to support one another in a real way - beyond pure networking, beyond cocktail party conversations. We’re talking lasting, meaningful relationship building here.
Carson Cunningham, Author and Mens Basketball Coach of Carroll College.I've written five books. My latest, FALLEN STARS, looks at the startling lives & remarkable times of five war-hero American athletes who died in military service from the late 19th century Spanish-American war to America's 21st century war in Afghanistan. The men covered in FALLEN STARS, Pat Tillman (NFL standout who died serving in Afghanistan), Bob Kalsu (Okla. Sooner All-American, only NFL player killed in Vietnam War), Nile Kinnick (Heisman Trophy winner, World War II pilot), Hobey Baker (WWI pilot, Princeton football standout, hockey great), and Ham Fish (crew champion, boxer, first Rough Rider killed in the Spanish-American War), give us a kaleidoscopic picture of America over the course of more than one hundred years. And through these men FALLEN STARS explores the wars America has participated in, the values that Americans have celebrated, and what it has meant, over time, to be an American hero.
LAUREL, MT—Today Jeff Laszloffy, President/CEO of the Montana Family Foundation, criticized an ACLU lawsuit trying to deny ballot access to the Montanans who support the Montana Locker Room Privacy Act (I-183).He said, “High school girls shouldn’t be forced to shower in front of a boy, even if he does think he’s a girl. Boys shouldn’t have to change clothes in front of a girl, even if she thinks she’s a boy. It’s just common sense. It’s tragic that the ACLU wants to disenfranchise thousands of Montana voters.”Laszloffy added that the Locker Room Privacy Act offers compassionate solutions like single stall changing facilities for individuals who may not feel comfortable in the locker room for their own sex.Laszloffy pointed out that the ACLU’s lawsuit is premature, since the Montana Locker Room Privacy Act hasn’t even qualified for the ballot yet. “The ACLU knows it will pass by an overwhelming margin if the people of Montana are allowed to vote, so they’re acting in desperation to sue even before it’s on the ballot.”He added that exaggerated claims about the economic impact of Locker Room Privacy are false. “A study about the economy of North Carolina, and what happened when they instituted locker room privacy, claims it cost that state $3.7 billion dollars. But that amount is over 12 years while North Carolina’s economy is nearly $500 billion dollars in one single year. Simple math shows that protecting privacy cost North Carolina less than one tenth of one percent per year.”He went on, “Similarly, claims that protecting Locker Room Privacy would put university funding at risk are absolutely false. The Obama administration might have penalized schools that protect locker room privacy. But the Trump administration has said unequivocally that they will not.”Laszloffy concluded, “The Montana Locker Room Privacy Act is about protecting privacy, safety, and dignity for all Montanans. Males and females use different locker rooms. This isn’t some new idea, it’s just common sense. The ACLU should permit the people of Montana to vote. That’s supposed to be how self-government works.”
Dr. Dean Sukin, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Billings, MT. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Sukin is affiliated with St. Vincent Healthcare.
Dean C. Sukin, MDstatement
Our group focuses on ensuring proper care. Ortho Montana's philosophy has always been that patients are best served by fellowship and trained subspecialists who specialize in one focused area of orthopedic. college
Washington University Electrical Engineering St. Louis, MO.medical school
University of Health Sciences The Chicago Medical School Chicago, ILL. internship
University of Utah Medical Center Department of Surgery Salt Lake City, UT residency
University of Utah Medical Center Division of Orthopedic Surgery Salt Lake City, UT fellowship
Adult Reconstruction Total Joints and Osteotomies University of California San Diego, CA board certification
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery main focus
Total Joints professional affiliations
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Western Orthopedic Association Montana Medical Association American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Adjunct Professor at Rocky Mountain College
Call in and ask Robert a question on the constitution.
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Join us as we focus on Haloween in Big Sky Country!Is your house haunted?, Give us a call, we want to hear all about it.Halloween
(a contraction of All Hallows' Evening
also known as Allhalloween
, All Hallows' Eve
or All Saints' Eve
is a celebration observed in a number of countries
on 31 October
, the eve of the Western Christian
feast of All Hallows' Day
. It begins the three-day observance
the time in the liturgical year
dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints
, and all the faithful departed.
It is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from ancient Celtic harvest festivals
, particularly the Gaelic
; that such festivals may have had pagan
roots; and that Samhain itself was Christianized
as Halloween by the early Church
Some believe, however, that Halloween began solely as a Christian holiday, separate from ancient festivals like Samhain.
Halloween activities include trick-or-treating
(or the related guising
), attending Halloween costume
parties, carving pumpkins
, lighting bonfires
, apple bobbing
games, playing pranks
, visiting haunted attractions
, telling scary stories and watching horror films
. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows' Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles
on the graves of the dead, remain popular,
although elsewhere it is a more commercial and secular celebration.
Some Christians historically abstained from meat
on All Hallows' Eve, a tradition reflected in the eating of certain vegetarian foods on this vigil
day, including apples
, potato pancakes
, and soul cakes