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Montana news, with updates on politics and elections, wildfires and air quality, heath care, wildlife, public lands and more, from Montana Public Radio.

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Montana news, with updates on politics and elections, wildfires and air quality, heath care, wildlife, public lands and more, from Montana Public Radio.

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English


Episodes

2020 Candidate Interview: Troy Downing For State Auditor

10/19/2020
Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates. Troy Downing is the 2020 Republican candidate for State Auditor. He spoke with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates-Carney.

Duration:00:35:55

2020 Candidate Profile: Greg Gianforte For Governor

10/19/2020
This week we’re publishing profiles on both the Democrat and Republican candidates in the race. Shaylee Ragar brings us this look at Greg Gianforte and his second bid for Montana’s executive office.

Duration:00:09:46

2020 Candidate Interview: Shane Morigeau For State Auditor

10/19/2020
Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates. Shane Morigeau is the 2020 Democratic candidate for State Auditor. He spoke with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates-Carney.

Duration:00:38:25

2020 Candidate Interview: Roger Roots For State Auditor

10/19/2020
Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates. Roger Roots is the 2020 Libertarian candidate for State Auditor. He spoke with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates-Carney.

Duration:00:18:02

Campaign Beat: It's Going To Be A Squeaker

10/16/2020
If a new poll is correct, it's going to be a suspenseful election night in Montana. Fundraising in the Senate race is off the charts. The Senate candidates take turns accusing each other of being a party hack. The Missoulian newspaper tries to clean up a mess over a controversial endorsement. A new ad in the House race features a talking elk. And candidates in the the state auditor's race try to gain some voter attention Listen now on Campaign Beat with Sally Mauk, Rob Saldin and Holly...

Duration:00:13:59

Opponents Mount Last Minute Challenge To Marijuana Legalization

10/16/2020
Opponents of two ballot initiatives to legalize recreational marijuana sales to adults 21 and up in Montana are mounting a last-minute legal challenge to block the measures being voted on.

Duration:00:02:09

2020 Candidate Interview: Kevin Leatherbarrow For Superintendent Of Public Instruction

10/16/2020
Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates. Kevin Leatherbarrow is the 2020 Libertarian candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Leatherbarrow runs a private tutoring business in Great Falls. He spoke with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates-Carney.

Duration:00:24:08

2020 Candidate Interview: Melissa Romano For Superintendent Of Public Instruction

10/16/2020
Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates. Melissa Romano is the 2020 Democratic candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Romano is a school teacher making her second run for the office. She spoke with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates-Carney.

Duration:00:24:14

2020 Candidate Interview: Elsie Arntzen For Superintendent Of Public Instruction

10/16/2020
Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates. Elsie Arntzen is the 2020 Republican candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Arntzen is also the current Superintendent. She spoke with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates-Carney.

Duration:00:27:18

2020 Candidate Interview: Raph Graybill For Attorney General

10/16/2020
Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates. Raph Graybill is the 2020 Democratic candidate for Attorney General. Graybill is the current chief counsel to Gov. Steve Bullock. He spoke with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates-Carney about how advocacy plays into the role of the state’s top legal officer, investing in “just reinvestment,” and depolarizing the board that manages state trust lands.

Duration:00:18:52

2020 Candidate Interview: Austin Knudsen For Attorney General

10/16/2020
Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates. Austin Knudsen is the 2020 Republican candidate for Attorney General. Knudsen is currently the county attorney for Roosevelt County. He spoke with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates-Carney about his plans to shift funds from Helena to local law enforcement, being tough on drugs and violent crime, and maximizing the return on state trust lands.

Duration:00:23:12

EPA Official Visits Butte, Anaconda To Celebrate Superfund Cleanup Milestones

10/15/2020
The Environmental Protection Agency’s second in command returned to Butte and Anaconda this week to celebrate major milestones in their decades-long Superfund cleanups and talk about next steps.

Duration:00:04:21

Settlement Will Bring Satellite Voting Offices To Blackfeet Reservation

10/14/2020
The Blackfeet Nation announced Wednesday that it settled with Pondera County officials after the county allegedly refused to open a satellite voting office on the reservation.

Duration:00:01:25

As Voting Begins, Candidates Launch Get Out The Vote Efforts

10/14/2020
The November general election is only three weeks away but thousands of Montanans are already voting. Political candidates are traveling across the state to drive up voter turnout.

Duration:00:01:56

How C-46 And C-47 Would Change Montana's Constitution

10/14/2020
Montana voters this election will decide whether the state constitution requires some updating. Constitutional Revisions 46 and 47 revise constitutional language dealing with signature collection efforts for ballot initiatives.

Duration:00:02:39

2020 Candidate Interview: Bryce Bennett For Secretary Of State

10/14/2020
Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates. Bryce Bennett is the 2020 Democratic candidate for secretary of state. Bennett is currently a state senator and former state representative from Missoula. He shared his views on automatic and online voter registration, the secretary of state’s role as an advocate against dark money in politics and his plans for a statewide business council with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates...

Duration:00:17:46

2020 Candidate Interview: Christi Jacobsen For Secretary Of State

10/14/2020
Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates. Christi Jacobsen is the 2020 Republican candidate for secretary of state. Jacobsen is currently the deputy Secretary of State, with a previous career in the private telecom industry. She shared her plan for strengthening election security, support of a voter ID law and promises not to raise business filing fees with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates Carney.

Duration:00:25:30

Seasonal Work Will Look Different Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

10/13/2020
It’s almost that time of year when businesses staff up for the holidays and winter season. But with the pandemic and recession, seasonal hiring will look different in Montana.

Duration:00:03:32

Montana Hospitals Facing Staff Shortages Amid COVID-19 Surge

10/13/2020
As COVID-19 cases across the state surge, the number of available hospital beds for COVID and other patients is quickly becoming a concern. But a shortage of health care workers to staff and watch over patients in those beds is already a problem in some areas of the state.

Duration:00:03:44

Shared State Episode 07: Equality Of Opportunity

10/13/2020
For the first time, almost every county in Montana is using all-mail in ballots this election season. Voters can still drop off their ballots in person if they want. But experts say mailing ballots is the best way to make the election accessible during the pandemic. This new system is bringing with it all kinds of uncertainties about logistics, reliability and the timeframe of the results. Still, election officials are trying to figure out how to make it work for everybody. This is Shared...

Duration:00:29:22