Monthly Archives: June 2013

Exploring Science & Technology with a Microphone

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Allison Mills loves investigating science and technology through sound. She’s working on her master’s in environmental science and natural resource journalism, and as a Science Source Fellow at the University of Montana, writes and produces environmental science stories for rural and native communities.

In the first half of this show, Mills talks with energy auditor Laurie Prati about her job and the challenges Prati has encountered as a woman in a male-dominated field.

Laurie Prati, Energy Auditor

Laurie Prati, Energy Auditor

In the second half-hour, Mills shares the goals she has when making radio and her background. Basically, she insists, she “tries to transport listeners to a place where real people talk and live, while sneaking in a few geeky science tidbits.” Produced by Beth Judy, originally aired June 18, 2013.

UM Science Source Fellows Mills (left) and McQuillan

UM Science Source Fellows Mills (left) and McQuillan

D. Gregory Smith talks about Butte Pride and the Bozeman Interchange Festival

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D. Gregory Smith

 

Ann Szalda-Petree interviews D. Gregory Smith, gay rights activist and therapist, about the upcoming Montana Pride celebration, June 14th – 16th in Butte, and new Interchange Festival in Bozeman, Montana taking place June 28th – 30th.  Interchange is an annual festival celebrating strides in human rights, equality, and the continuing dialogue on a number of important issues.

This show originally aired on Montana Public Radio on June 11th.  Thanks to Clark Grant for production assistance, Beth Judy for scheduling and persistence, and Beth Anne Austein for recording.

Glimpses: Women at Work, Globally and in Montana

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Stories of Women and Work

“The Broad Experience,” a podcast produced in New York, NY, focuses on working women’s experience. The first half of this “In Other Words” consists of one of those podcasts (brought to us through the Womens’ International News Gathering Service). It’s a smorgasbord of glimpses into issues of women and work around the globe. The second half zooms in on one very specific time and place: Whitefish, Montana, in the early twentieth century, when Dorothy Johnson and other telephone girls struggled to keep their town connected. Beth Judy reads a selection from “When You and I were Young, Whitefish” by Dorothy Johnson (shown below): “Confessions of a Telephone Girl.” This show aired on April 23, 2013, on Montana Public Radio.

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