Saturday, October 16, 2021

Jargon Therapy: A Cooperative Partnership

A cooperative partnership: this is what got thousands of acres of rangeland reseeded and native plants growing less than a year after wildfire raced across Gary Visintainer’s land.

Sidney 2.0: Tales of Jumpsuits in a Laundry Room

I can’t look at pictures of the two suspects in the Sherry Arnold case. Their jumpsuits haunt me. I remember walking through the holding area...

News of the Wild: Montanans as Wildlife

On a recent trip to Helena, I was reminded just how much, and why, I love Montana. I spent one of the strangest days of...

Jargon Therapy: Ranchers as Conservation Heroes

Ranchers were once kings. When the Mannix family homesteaded Montana in the 1800s they ruled the Blackfoot Valley in west central Montana. Today, instead of...

Sidney 2.0: Montana’s Sin City

If you’ve been following this blog, you’ve seen our photos—my analysis of an oil boomtown. But what’s Sidney really like? Hear about it from...

Sales: Dead Worms and Genuine Laughs

When I tell people part of my job as business manager of MJR is selling advertisements, they cringe. “Ew…I hate selling ads,” one of my...

A White College Student on Environmental Racism

As I was walking to the Rocky Mountain Power Shift conference, I noticed a sign on the fence outside Jeanette Rankin Hall on the...

News of the Wild: A Solution to Montana’s Wolf Problem

Okay folks, so a grey wolf was spotted running around in a field at the Kalispell Middle School in late February, and a man...

Jargon Therapy: Landscape Conversations

A Montana landowner and a federal biologist are standing side by side, and surprisingly, there’s no gun slinging.  In fact, just the opposite is...

Boom Busters: Making Big Money at McDs?!

We heard McDonald’s was paying $20 an hour near the modern boom town, Sidney, Mont. — or was it $15... $18... $12? MJR had a...

Standing Rock: Native journalists torn between passion and neutrality

Story by Jason Begay, photos by Olivia Vanni See more of MJR's Standing Rock Coverage with this interactive web documentary. Even if it weren’t for that...

Energy Beat Booms

Story by Jayme Dittmar, screenshot from video by Brian Gill When Dan Boyce left his post as Montana Public Radio’s capitol bureau chief for Denver,...