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Tell Us Something awakens imagination, empowers storytellers and connects the Missoula community through the transformative power of personal storytelling. It is a celebration of each other, our stories and how we move through the world together. All of the stories at Tell Us Something are true. Stories last for 10 minutes and are told from memory. There is a theme for each event.

Tell Us Something awakens imagination, empowers storytellers and connects the Missoula community through the transformative power of personal storytelling. It is a celebration of each other, our stories and how we move through the world together. All of the stories at Tell Us Something are true. Stories last for 10 minutes and are told from memory. There is a theme for each event.
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Missoula, MT

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Tell Us Something awakens imagination, empowers storytellers and connects the Missoula community through the transformative power of personal storytelling. It is a celebration of each other, our stories and how we move through the world together. All of the stories at Tell Us Something are true. Stories last for 10 minutes and are told from memory. There is a theme for each event.

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@pssttellus

Language:

English


Episodes

Tina Svaren - "Rip-Rap"

10/17/2017
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A routine day floating the The Big Blackfoot River in a sturdy boat during high water soon turns into a rescue ordeal for Tina Svaren and her family. Her story is titled "Rip-Rap". Tina Svarenhas spent most of her life living in the Missoula and Bitterroot Valleys. She is an active participant in community theater in her home of Stevensville. Together with her husband, son and dog she spends as much time as possible hiking, rafting, camping and taking in all of Montana's breathtaking...

Duration: 00:16:52


Wendy Woollett - "Blackfoot River Horse"

10/10/2017
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Camping up The Big Blackfoot River, Wendy Woollett envies the big white horse she sees at Mile Marker 7. Over the course of many years she, sees this HORSE and eventually returns to it in a SURPRISING reunion. Wendy is excited to share her story, which she calls "The Blackfoot River Horse". Wendy Woollett is the author of a number of plays including "The Montana Monologs" and "The Lost Montana Monolog". She beat cancer four times. She has retired from producing theater and is now...

Duration: 00:16:38


10/3/2017
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Growing up around water and spending lots of time on The Big Blackfoot River gave Lisa Triepke a healthy respect for the water. Life on a lake is quite different from life on the river, though, and an afternoon on Placid Lake soon turns nearly deadly for her family. Lisa calls her story “Who Says Kids Don't Listen to Their Parents?” Lisa Triepke moved from Maryland to Missoula 26 years ago. She has been active in the community, volunteering, working at nonprofits and at CostCare, where...

Duration: 00:17:12


Svein Newman - ”Hold My Bag?”

9/19/2017
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Svein Newman remembers the first time he traveled internationally after 9/11. Born in Norway, Svein Newman was kicked out of that country as a child for being bad at skiing and has roamed around Montana ever since. He grew up on family farmland in south-central Montana, went to college here at UM, and after a six and a half year stint in Billings is once again a Missoulian. When he’s not busy being afraid of speaking on a stage, Svein works for a conservation and family agriculture...

Duration: 00:16:53


Hilly McGahan - “Border Limes”

9/12/2017
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Hilly McGahan shares about her family and their road trip to Mexico. Hilly McGahan was born and raised in Arlee, MT. She has worked as a domestic violence attorney on the Flathead Reservation since 2012. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana in 2007, and her juris doctor from the University of Cincinnati School of Law in 2012, where she was a fellow with the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights and the Ohio Innocence Project. Before law school, Hilly worked...

Kathy Witkowsky - “Do Dreams Really Come True?”

9/5/2017
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Kathy Witkowsky tells us about meeting the love of her life. Kathy Witkowsky has spent most of her life as a journalist, researching and telling other people's stories in newspapers and magazines, on the radio, and in documentary films. Tonight she's branching out, and is going to share a story of her own. This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on June 20, 2017 at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 9 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "On the...

Duration: 00:17:35


Pat Abbe - You Can Do what you Can't Do

8/29/2017
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Pat Abbe shares a story about a Vespa ride gone wrong. Pat has always wanted to perform on a stage where the band Yeasayer has performed and thanks to Tell Us Something he gets to do that tonight at the Wilma. Has been a big fan of Tell Us Something for several years, and has previously shared a story at the Top Hat. Tonight Pat has driven all the way up from Victor, MT to share a follow-up story to the one he did at The Top Hat. You can listen to that story here. This episode of Tell Us...

Duration: 00:14:47


Jason Weiner - "You Must Come Stay with My Family"

8/22/2017
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Jason Weiner recounts his travels in a far-reaching corner of the world. Jason Wiener is doing things more often than he is buying things and he is always looking for an excuse to go somewhere new. He recently returned from a walkabout and is still unpacking from that trip. He grew up in Concord, New Hampshire. He arrived in Missoula in 2003 to earn his Master’s in philosophy from the University of Montana. He’s worked at The Missoula Independent, served on the City Council and formed a...

Duration: 00:14:50


Alex Miller - "Mother/Son Bonding: A Cautionary Tale”

8/15/2017
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Alex Miller's first experience with a geared bicycle is unlike anything most of us have experienced in this road trip story about mother-son bonding. Alex Miller is 12-year-old human from the sunny, exotic paradise of Lolo, Montana. He has two eyes, two ears, a nose, a mouth, two arms, and two legs. He is the perfect specimen of Star Wars nerd-dom. In his spare time, he likes to play video games and read novels. One day, in a galaxy far, far away he will probably go to college and study...

Duration: 00:12:57


Steve Gonzalas “Help Me, I'm Melting”

8/8/2017
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Steve Gonzalas makes his third appearance on the Tell Us Something stage and shares his story of discovering magic mushrooms in a pasture. Steve Gonzales is a third generation plasterer living in Polson, MT working mostly in Missoula. Tonight marks his third appearance on the Tell Us Something stage. Learn more about Steve and his work over at Gonzo Plaster. This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on June 20, 2017 at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 9...

Duration: 00:14:00