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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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    Alan Collinge, Founder-StudentLoanJustice.Org

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    April 30, 2018

    StudentLoanJustice.Org is a grassroots citizens organization dedicated to returning standard consumer protections to student loans.  The group was started in March of 2005 and has focused primarily on research, media outreach, and grassroots lobbying initiatives.

    The group and its members have been featured on 60 Minutes, 20/20, The News Hour, CNBC, and many other television programs,  print media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fortune Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and many others as well as numerous radio and internet broadcasts. The group is also featured in multiple documentaries.

    StudentLoanJustice was credited as the inspiration for The Student Borrower Bill of Rights, and has broken numerous news items in the press with its research findings regarding conflicts of interest in the student loan system, Student Debt levels, Default Rates, corporate lobbying, and other areas.

    Group Founder Alan Collinge has written numerous articles and editorials on the topic, and also published The Student Loan Scam in 2009.  He was selected as one of seven “Financial Heroes” by CNN/Money Magazine in December 2008.

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    Pastor Ramin Parsa -- Former Shiite Muslim And Now A Christian Pastor.

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    May 1, 2018

    Pastor Ramin Parsa was born and raised as a devout Shiite Muslim in Iran.

    After diligently practicing the religion and suffering under Sharia law, he was disappointed with Islam as his hunger and thirst for God could not be quenched.

    When Ramin heard the Christian gospel on satellite TV at age 19, he committed himself to Jesus and his life was forever changed. Ramin fled Iran due to persecution.

    He lived in Turkey for two years as a refugee and served as a missionary where he was arrested multiple times for spreading the gospel. After coming to the United States, he graduated from Rhema Bible College in Oklahoma.

    He currently serves as the pastor of Good Shepherd Church in Los Angeles and as the president of Redemptive Love Ministries International.

    Ramin travels  the globe as an evangelist and preaches the gospel, encouraging churches with his personal story.

    He was a TV host for five years and currently has a TV station where he creates Christian programs in order to reach out to the Muslim world. Ramin sees himself as a missionary to America where he feels the calling to awaken and help revive the church.

    Ramin has traveled to Helena for missionary conferences in 2017 and 2018.  He was recently interviewed on the 700 Club.

    He is author of his newly published book entitled FROM ASHES TO GLORY – available for $20.00. 

    He is coming to Montana to be one of the speakers for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3rd – at noon, at the State Capitol, in the Rotunda.

     He will be staying in Helena during his time here (4/29-5/10) in which several speaking engagements have been scheduled.

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    Open Phones & Montana Open Talk 866-627-5483

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    May 2, 2018

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    Is Industrial Hemp The Future "Money Maker" Crop in The Treasure State?

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    May 3, 2018

    Industrial Hemp has been approved for producers to grow by the Montana Department of Ag.

    Hemp is a multi-purpose agricultural crop delivering seeds, fibers and bio-active chemicals for a number of uses and markets. Industrial hemp is defined in federal and Montana statute as Cannabis sativa L. that contains no more than 0.3% delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Industrial hemp is authorized as an alternative agricultural crop by the Montana Legislature, Section 80-18-101 through 80-18-111 of Montana Code Annotated.

    This law provides a framework for commercial industrial hemp production in Montana following approval by the federal government. Provisions added to the 2014 Farm Bill (Section 7606) defined industrial hemp under federal law and recognized state agricultural departments’ authority to develop research pilot programs to study the growth, cultivation, and/or marketing of industrial hemp.

    Montana Industrial Hemp Pilot Program

    Industrial hemp may be grown in Montana only by the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) through the Industrial Hemp Pilot Program or by institutions of higher education in Montana for agricultural or academic research. Only seed purchased from the Pilot Program seed repository or ordered from a DEA-approved source can legally be planted in Montana. Industrial hemp is currently regulated as a Schedule I Controlled Substance by the federal government. Persons who violate state or federal laws regarding hemp may be subject to federal prosecution under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Refer to the DEA website for more information.

    Applicants must agree to comply with Section 80-18-101 through 80-18-111 of MCA and ARM 4.19.101-106, adopted on March 10, 2017. An industrial hemp license is required prior to planting hemp seeds in Montana.

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    Montana State Auditor & Candidate For US Senate -- Matt Rosendale

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    May 4, 2018

    Matt Rosendale, 57, is a rancher, businessman and proven leader. He is the son and brother of U.S. Marines.

    Matt was instrumental in taking a five agent, one office real estate firm and growing it into a four office, 65 agent organization. He was a broker and owner.

    When he is not in Helena doing his work as Montana’s State Auditor, he and his wife Jean live on their family ranch north of Glendive, in Eastern Montana. Matt has spent many long hours mending fences, herding cattle and working the land. After living and working in their tight-knit community for a nearly a decade, Matt was asked by community members to run for the Montana legislature in 2010 and his political life got underway.

    In addition to his current responsibilities as Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, the Office of State Auditor is one of the five members of the State Land Board. Matt has been recognized by his colleagues on the Land Board as the expert in land use and management, and has fought tirelessly to improve access to public lands.

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  • 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 …