Voices of Montana Podcasts

Forest Management Practices

Forest Management Practices

On today's show, we discussed forest management practices, how they have changed over time, climate change, forest health, fire management and much more. Our guests were Leanne Marten, USFS Region 1 Forest Supervisor, Chuck Roady – VP and GM of F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber Company and Sam Bullington – ...
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LIVE REMOTE: Big Sky State Games

LIVE REMOTE: Big Sky State Games

Join us as we go broadcast from Daylis Stadium in Billings, the location of the Opening Ceremonies as well as the Track & Field competitions. Photo Credit: https://bigskygames.org/about/media.php ...
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Asian Clams in Lake Elmo, Whirling Disease, New Zealand Mud Snail…What is the Impact of Invasive Aquatic Species

Asian Clams in Lake Elmo, Whirling Disease, New Zealand Mud Snail…What is the Impact of Invasive Aquatic Species

Whether they come on the trailers or hulls of recreational boats, or from the water of an angler’s bait bucket, invasive species have found their way into Montana. But, what is there impact to Big Sky Country? We took your calls as we discussed concerns and prevention measures with Bob ...
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Attorney General Tim Fox

Attorney General Tim Fox

This episode featured Attorney General Tim Fox. He talked about Montana challenging a D.C. law on Bakken oil shipments with our listeners today ...
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Red Ants Pants Music Festival Sarah Calhoun

Red Ants Pants Music Festival Sarah Calhoun

In this episode of todays show, we had guest Sarah Calhoun; Producer of the Red Ants Pants Festival. She talked about this years event with our listeners today ...
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Congressman Greg Gianforte

Congressman Greg Gianforte

The guest in this part of the days program was Congressman Greg Gianforte who gave us his weekly update on all the happenings in Washington, D.C ...
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Traveling Across America at 14mph, Gives Ivan a Different Perspective

Traveling Across America at 14mph, Gives Ivan a Different Perspective

Ivan Stoltzfus is driving his 1948 John Deere tractor across America awareness for veterans, first responders, service members and law enforcement.  We caught up with him during his stop in Red Lodge.   Photo Credit: https://www.southernchestercountyweeklies.com ...
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Kathleen Williams, Democrat Candidate for US Congress

Kathleen Williams, Democrat Candidate for US Congress

On April 5, 2019 Kathleen Williams announced her second run for Montana's lone Congressional seat. With Congressman Greg Gianforte vacating the position to run for Montana Governor, some say she is the front runner. What do you say? Join in the conversation as we talked with her about her 2020 ...
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Will MSU Athletics Break Ground Soon?

Will MSU Athletics Break Ground Soon?

We took your calls as we discussed the MSU Athletics 20-Year Master Plan. Unveiled in 2017, we got an update from Athletic Director Leon Costello ...
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The Impact of the Digital Divide in Rural Broadband

The Impact of the Digital Divide in Rural Broadband

We took your calls as we talked with Jon Conradi the Outreach Director for Connect Americans Now (CAN), a coalition dedicated to eliminating the digital divide that is holding rural America back.   ...
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Shane Morigeau, Candidate for State Auditors Office

Shane Morigeau, Candidate for State Auditors Office

State Representative Shane Morigeau, who served as the House Minority Whip in the 2019 legislative session, recently announced his run for the State Auditors Office. We took your calls and discussed his plans to hold insurance companies accountable and lower health insurance rates. Photo Credit: https://leg.mt.gov/legislator-information/roster/individual/5154 ...
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Is the Famous Yellowstone Volcano Up To Something?

Is the Famous Yellowstone Volcano Up To Something?

Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park has been putting on a show since early spring and is at near record pace for frequency of eruptions. Does the increased geyser activity make you wonder if the famous Yellowstone volcano is up to something? Is there any connection to the increased geyser ...
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Lt. Governor Mike Cooney

Lt. Governor Mike Cooney

Could the census result in getting back our second Congressional Seat? How does the immigration debate impact the Census in Montana? Those questions and more as we took your calls in our conversation with Lt. Governor Mike Cooney regarding the 2020 Census and the importance to our State ...
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Update from Congress with Greg Gianforte

Update from Congress with Greg Gianforte

We took your calls as we talked with Congressman Greg Gianforte about the current affairs of our nations capital.  He updated us on the National Defense Authorization Act, Malmstrom Air Force Base, the new Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) formula, and the Census ...
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The future of the Montana Republican Party

The future of the Montana Republican Party

At their annual convention, the Montana Republican Party elected Don 'K' Kaltschmidt to lead them. We talked to Don about more than just the platform, but also where he envisions taking his party in the future ...
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Spending by Tourists is on the Rise, How Does That Mean for the State

Spending by Tourists is on the Rise, How Does That Mean for the State

A recently published report by University of Montana Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Economists shows that the money spent by tourists rose in 2018 over  2017. We spoke to the Institute's Associate Director and Economist Dr. Jeremy Sage to discover the impact on the overall State Economy ...
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The best way to prevent the spread of weeds is to understand how they are spread y

The best way to prevent the spread of weeds is to understand how they are spread y

By participating in this conversation with Jesse Scott of the Carter County Weed District and Kellieann Morris with the Ravalli County Weed District, you will know the resources available so you too prevent the spread of weeds, report weed concerns, and what to be on the look out for weeds ...
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USS Montana

USS Montana

The Crew of the USS Montana spent a week touring Montana, we learned more about the experience and the Virginia Class nuclear attack submarine, SSN 794.  We spoke with Bill Whitsitt about how Montanans can support the crew and where they are in the construction process. Photo Credit: https://ussmontanacommittee.us/ ...
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    Counselor & Teacher, Rabbi Manis Friedman--Author of The Joy Of Intimacy.

    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.

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    Seth Bodnar--New President of the University Of Montana

    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.

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    Brian Wilson-Montana Conservation Corps

    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.

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    Montana Secretary Of State Corey Stapelton

    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.

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    Broadcasting Live From The Glendive Agri-Trade Exposition

    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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  • 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 …

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