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Grizzly Bear Recovery - the Science

Grizzly Bear Recovery – the Science

The endangered species recovery of the grizzly bear is a topic we continue to discuss, as it’s something that’s not settled – at all. We've been exploring the issue from ...
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Montana Leading the Way in Public Lands Policies

Montana Leading the Way in Public Lands Policies

Public lands policy is complicated. There are many groups with diverse and often competing interests vying for their agendas when it comes to establishing public lands policies. Approximately 30% of ...
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Chronic Wasting Disease - Nip it in the Bud

Chronic Wasting Disease – Nip it in the Bud

Have you seen wildlife in Montana that look emaciated – scrawny, scraggy, acting abnormal? Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been detected along the Hi-line, southeastern Montana, and an outbreak in ...
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A Night of Terror, a Lifetime of Change. The 1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake

A Night of Terror, a Lifetime of Change. The 1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake

80 million tons of rock fell from a Montana mountainside on Aug. 17, 1959 - that's enough fill to build a roadway from here to ..... ? Joanne Girvin, from ...
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MT FWP MEASURES TO FIGHT CWD

MT FWP MEASURES TO FIGHT CWD

Have you seen wildlife in Montana that look emaciated – scrawny, scraggy, acting abnormal? Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been detected in Montana – along the Hi-line, and in southeastern ...
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60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HEBGEN LAKE EARTHQUAKE

60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HEBGEN LAKE EARTHQUAKE

It was the strongest and deadliest earthquake to ever hit Montana. 10x the strength of the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that wracked havoc in Helena in 1935. This weekend marks the ...
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Combating the Spread of Non-native and Invasive Plant Species

Combating the Spread of Non-native and Invasive Plant Species

Weeds. They are resilient, spread quickly, and put up a good fight. Thankfully, so do the good guys. Our series on fighting and preventing the spread of noxious weeds and ...
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A "Get to Know" with Joe Dooling, Candidate for Congress

A “Get to Know” with Joe Dooling, Candidate for Congress

He grew up in a ranching family near Dillon and continues that tradition ranching near Helena. Lewis and Clark County GOP Chairman Joe Dooling has thrown his hat in the ...
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Submersibles Deployed at Flathead Lake Lead to New Discoveries Down Deep

Submersibles Deployed at Flathead Lake Lead to New Discoveries Down Deep

Two privately-owned submersibles deployed by a science and education group at Flathead Lake are giving the scientists at the Flathead Lake Biological Station a glimpse of things unseen. Tom Bansak, ...
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How do You Take Your News?

How do You Take Your News?

What is your go-to news source? Do you trust any others? Is local news more reliable than the national media? The Greater Montana Foundation's 2019 News Media Preferences and Issues ...
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Feeling the Heat - Updating Wildfires and Summer Restrictions

Feeling the Heat – Updating Wildfires and Summer Restrictions

Did you know there were 58 new fire starts in the west this past weekend? Local volunteers and first responders are crucial in getting on top of those mostly lightening-caused ...
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US Congressman Greg Gianforte

US Congressman Greg Gianforte

Greg Gianforte joined us on the show for our weekly update ...
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  • 05

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    February 5, 2018
    The JOY of INTIMACY
    We all crave intimacy. It’s essential to our emotional and spiritual health, and without it we don’t feel whole. Yet today our culture faces an intimacy crisis. Many of us, even when we’re in a committed relationship, still feel painfully alone.

    For more than four decades, world-renowned author, counselor, and teacher Manis Friedman has empowered couples to successfully navigate their own intimacy crisis and replace loneliness and unfulfilled expectations with a deeply soulful and satisfying relationship. In this refreshingly frank, sensible, and at times humorous guide, Rabbi Friedman and Ricardo Adler share the deeper truths at the heart of our longing for intimacy along with practical wisdom from Jewish tradition—insights anyone can use to recapture passion, save their relationship, and tap into the essence of the true intimate experience.

    You’ll learn how to overcome the greatest obstacles to a healthy intimate relationship and explore secrets to preserving your natural spontaneity, setting the mood for intimacy, and making your bedroom a sacred space. You’ll also learn how to increase your sensitivity to the sacred experience of oneness that has the power to transform every aspect of your marriage and nourish all those around you.

    Whether you are married or single, in a relationship or seeking to create one that is both meaningful and lasting, The Joy of Intimacy will give you the skills and confidence you need to keep your relationship alive, fresh, and fulfilling.

  • 06

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    February 6, 2018

    Seth Bodnar is an innovative and collaborative leader with a track record of success in building effective teams and helping people and organizations reach their full potential. Having successfully led in both the public and private sectors, he is experienced in shaping the strategy of an organization and providing the vision, voice, and visibility needed for growth and long-term vitality.

    Seth has deep roots in education and firmly believes in the power of higher education to transform lives and communities. The son of two educators, he is passionate about teaching and mentorship and has received multiple honors for his leadership and coaching. Seth graduated first in his class from West Point, received both the Rhodes and Truman scholarships, and earned two masters degrees from the University of Oxford. He served as an assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point, where he taught economics, published research on economic development in conflict areas, mentored cadets applying for post-graduate scholarships, and led field training courses on leadership. Seth continues to serve as an Army Reserve officer and a visiting faculty member at West Point, and he is a board member of The Positivity Project, a non-profit organization focused on character education.

    Prior to his time on faculty at West Point, Seth had a distinguished military career, serving in the 101st Airborne Division and the US Army’s First Special Forces Group.  As a member of the Army’s elite Green Berets, he commanded a Special Forces detachment on multiple deployments around the world and later served as a special assistant to the Commanding General in Iraq. As a result of his collaborative leadership style and his ability to lead teams through uncertainty and change, he received numerous awards and was promoted early to the rank of Major.

    Currently, Seth is a senior executive at the General Electric Company, where he is responsible for long-term strategy and business transformation at GE Transportation, a global company with over 10,000 employees and approximately $5 billion in revenue.  Previously, he was President of GE Transportation’s Digital Solutions business and was GE Transportation’s first-ever Chief Digital Officer. In this capacity, Seth merged multiple teams from across GE – along with two acquired companies – into an integrated business with approximately 1,500 employees around the world.  By implementing a rigorous operating process and a cohesive, mission-driven strategy, he and his team dramatically improved the business’s operational performance, launched innovative new products, and enabled double-digit growth.

    An effective communicator with varied audiences, Seth is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences globally and has been an invited speaker to the United States Congress on technology and innovation.

    Seth’s love for Montana bloomed while studying at Oxford, where he met fellow Rhodes scholar and his future wife, Chelsea Elander, a fifth-generation Montanan and native of Missoula. Chelsea is a pediatrician and a graduate of Hellgate High School, MSU-Bozeman, Oxford, and Harvard Medical School. Chelsea and Seth have three children and currently live outside Chicago, Illinois.

  • 07

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    February 7, 2018

    Brian Wilson is the assistant director of individual permanant placement with the Montana Conservation Corps.

    “Inspiring young people through hands-on conservation service to be leaders, stewards of the land, and engaged citizens who improve their communities.”

    Each year we enroll hundreds of young adults and school-aged youth in our AmeriCorps and Youth Service Expedition programs. The first three months are spent teaching leaders wilderness, leadership, and interpersonal skills as part of our highly-acclaimed Leadership Development Program. Our leaders then pass those skills along to their crews of members, as they live, learn, and serve together in some of our country’s wildest places. They complete conservation projects in local communities, national forests, state and national parks, wildlife refuges and federally designated wilderness areas.

    We strive to give participants the experience of a lifetime through challenging projects and the rigors of life outdoors, coupled with education developed specifically to create engaged citizens and lifelong environmental stewards. We find that a term with Montana Conservation Corps is the ideal habitat to discover personal growth, increased confidence, communication, and leadership skills, and the ability to work well with people from all walks of life.

    Our goal is that each participant will leave MCC with the following: an ethic of volunteer service and civic responsibility; strengthened communication and team-building skills; enhanced competencies to be leaders and contributing team members; increased knowledge of the natural environment; and an enthusiasm for the benefits of hard work and quality results.

  • 08

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    February 8, 2018

    Montana’s Secretary of State Corey Stapleton is a veteran, business owner, former state senator, and fourth generation Montanan from Great Falls. Following his high school graduation, Stapleton enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He went on to graduate from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. After a fulfilling career as a Surface Warfare Officer, Corey and his wife Terry decided to return home and raise their four kids in Montana. Corey started Stapleton Financial Group, and has been a successful financial advisor for over twenty years in Billings, MT. He successfully campaigned and was elected Montana’s Secretary of State in 2016.

    In addition to being the best run agency in state government, Secretary Stapleton’s mission is to help commerce thrive, promote democracy, and to record history for future generations.

  • 09

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    February 9, 2018

    Glendive Agri‑Trade Expo features ag‑related & business exhibits, on‑site concessions, a bull sale, exhibitors social, and banquet with entertainment.

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On Voices of Montana

  • Petroleum Association on President Trump’s Keystone Permit

    Today on Voices of Montana Alan Olson, Executive Director of the Montana Petroleum Association, was asked about the efficacy of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline now that President Donald Trump has issued a new permit to cross the Montana/Canadian Border. Hear Alan Olson’s response Listen to the Entire Show Here
  • Save Colstrip and the Mueller Report

    Greg Gianforte called us live from the swamp to update us on the Mueller Report. Colstrip United Representatives discussed the “Save Colstrip Bill” Senator Tom Richmond (SD 28), and Senator Duane Ankney (SD 20) joined us. Click To Listen
  • Working through issues on Colstrip Power Plant

    Today, we heard Public Service Commissioner Roger Koopmans’ thoughts on Colstrip. The PSC, NorthWestern Energy and the Montana Legislature are working through some issues that revolve around Colstrip Power Plant. Click To Listen      
  • Does the state of Montana really need to expand Medicaid Insurance?

    We started with John Doran, VP of External affairs and Chief of Staff with Blue Cross Blue Shield as he gave us his ideas on Medicaid expansion. Also joining us on the show was Tom McGillvrey with the Montana State Senate and Senator Dr. Al Olszewski, who also spoke on …
  • The Columbia River Treaty

    The Columbia River Treaty between Canada and the United States is an agreement that was reached in 1964 to manage flood risk and hydropower. Canada was compensated in the agreement by receiving half of the value of the electricity generated from the Libby Dam. Eureka Senator Mike Cuffe was on …