Voices from Butte I

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       Frequent In Other Words contributor Clark Grant recently moved to Butte to begin a new community radio station.  Work is underway to fund and build KBMF 102.5 through the recently formed Butte America Foundation.  In the first of (hopefully) many interviews in this series, Clark talks to Jo, a long time resident of Butte and book store owner, Mary, an employee at the bookstore, Dark and Carson; new arrivals to Butte, and Clark is interviewed himself by Ann.  Clark asks questions about the history of the area, the present state of the city, thoughts on the Berkeley pit, and what new-comers can contribute to the vibrant culture of Butte.  

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Behind the Lens in India

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5/6/14: This week on “In Other Words:” Thanks to the Internet, at the click of a button, we can view photos and articles from around the world. But in the moment the photographer snapped that photo, what was HER experience? In this week’s “In Other Words,” University of Montana student reporters Allison Mills and Madelyn Beck talk with several photojournalists and writers about their recent study-abroad program in India, and the challenges of reporting there.  Produced by Allison Mills and Madelyn Beck.

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Music Edition: Music That Shaped Us

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Eden Atwood and Ann Szalda-Petree talk and share transformative and meaningful music – music that we love with a steely white hot passion from a thousand suns. Artists include Dolly Parton, Aretha Franklin, The Go Gos, Rickie Lee Jones, Ernestine Anderson, Loretta Lynn, Jenn Adams, Darlene Love, and more. Originally aired on Montana Public Radio on April 30, 2014.

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The Montana Suffrage Story & a Great Women’s History Website (Martha Kohl)

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We know it’s the hundredth birthday of women’s suffrage in Montana. How did that victory actually come about?

Martha Kohl and producer Beth Judy delve into the details of the huge political effort that was required. Was it all about Jeannette Rankin? Where in the state did suffrage pass and where did it not? Did it succeed by a landslide? (No!) What strategies did suffragists use?

Kohl, with the Montana Historical Society, also talks about the Society’s great website, Women’s History Matters. It celebrates the history of all Montana women, sensitive to the fact that Indian women didn’t win voting rights in 1914–only later. This program aired Apr. 22, 2014.

Jeannette Rankin, Suffragist & First US Congresswoman

Jeannette Rankin, Suffragist & First US Congresswoman

 

Maggie Smith Hathaway

Maggie Smith Hathaway

Voices of Climate Activists

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This show features Environmental and Climate Activists:  their passions, fears, and hopes for our collective future.

First, co-producer Lacy Roberts talks to long-time Missoula Organizer Bob Oaks about the White Pine Sash Clean Up (Take Action through March 30!).

Then Amy Cilimburg interviews lawyer, mom and activist Summer Nelson (350 Missoula) followed by a conversation with Kathy Little Leaf, mom, grandmother and Secretary of Indian Peoples Action. The show wraps up with students from University of Montana’s Climate Action Now:  UM CAN.  Rebecca talks about the Art Show she organized (stop into the Buttercup Cafe to view). And then students share why they are active in and passionate about UM CAN. Be inspired!

Summer and family

Summer with husband David and daughter Cora

Mabel judging the Art Show

Mabel judging the Art Show

Will Thelan's Art Pieces

Will Thelan’s Art Pieces

Donna McCrea – Archivist and more…..

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Ann Szalda-Petree interviews Donna McCrea, Head of Mansfield Library Archives and Special Collections, History Librarian and Associate Professor at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. She talks about the exciting discoveries and surprises her job brings. If you’ve ever wondered what an archivist does, thinks, or sounds like, listen! Originally aired on Montana Public Radio on March 10th, 2014. Produced by Ann Szalda-Petree.

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