A recent article in Bloomberg News —“Bust Hits America’s Cowboy Coal Basin After 40 Years of Boom”— talking about coal in both Wyoming and Montana. They describe the unquestionably difficult times that have fallen on the Powder River Basin, as bankruptcies, lost jobs and declining tax revenues fill the recent headlines.
But we must remember with the recent EPA regulation reductions by the Trump administration things are really making some significant changes.
It is also important to recognize that the coal plants of today are dramatically cleaner than those of yesteryear, having achieved emissions reductions of more than 90 percent thanks to technological advances and responsible regulations. Unfortunately, the “keep it in the ground” approach of today’s environmental activists aims to eliminate fossil fuels entirely, making every American pay more for their energy.
We talk coal, energy and prices in general in both Montana and Wyoming with a true expert, Dan Byers with the the institute for 21st energy and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Vice President, Policy
Institute for 21st Century Energy
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20062
Ellen Baumler - Montana Historian & Award Winning Author-Last Best Place Haunting's
Montana’s past embodied the rough, unforgiving and often vicious nature of the old Wild West. Unscrupulous gold camps and railroad expansion attracted the good, bad and ugly from all across the Union and as far as China. Many a soul shed blood under the Big Sky, leaving restless spirits to linger.
Discover the famous cowboy artist who refuses to leave his Missoula home. Exhume the truth behind Stormit Butte, investigate the mystery at Brush Lake and become enraptured with the firsthand account of a Browning rancher’s attempts at reconciliation with the ghost of a murdered Chinese rail laborer.
Historian and award-winning author Ellen Baumler joins us for her collection of “Last Best Place Haunting’s in Montana!”
Secretary of State, Corey Stapleton (R) - Voting in Montana (For Kids Too?) & Karen Stevens - Montana Author of "Armchair Ghost Hunting"
Secretary of State Corey Stapleton tells us about the Montana Youth Election, November 2, 2018.
And then….Happy Haloween!
Wonder what it would be like to stay in a haunted bed and breakfast or visit a prison where inmates rioted, murdered guards and burned down a building? Then come armchair ghost hunting with us! Karen Stevens along with her friend Pat Cody are long time paranormal investigators. They have investigated haunted ships, hotels, plantations, churches and pubs! Join us as we talk about the unexplained and paranormal.
Democratic Candidate For United States Congress, Kathleen Williams Want's Universal Health Care, Do You?
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According to Kathleen Williams, she is the only candidate for Congress with adetailed, achievable plantoimmediately reduce costs for Montanans and improve coverage in the individual market, while laying the groundwork for a national dialogue on America’s healthcare system.
Her new policy whitepaper, “Practical Steps to Quality, Affordable Healthcare for all Montanans,” outlines the specific steps she will take in Congress to move America towards truly universal coverage.
United States Marshal Rod Ostermiller - District of Montana. Appointed by President Trump
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Russell Fagg is in studio to co-host Voices of Montana with Jon Arneson. The guest is US Marshall for Montana, Rod Ostermiller
Federal marshals provide law enforcement protection for federal courts, transport federal detainees to and from court appearances and spearhead the Violent Offenders Task Force, a multi-agency team in charge of arresting suspects in some of the most volatile cases in Montana.
Rod Ostermiller grew up on Billings’ South Side and attended college at Montana State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He then earned a master’s degrees in public administration and business administration.
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