Republican businessman Steve Daines of Bozeman has led the race for the U.S. House both in fundraising and in the polls, but he’s not taking anything for granted. The former executive of RightNow Technologies emphasizes his business experience. In this feature interview, he talks with News Director Sally Mauk about everything from creationism to climate change…
Billings state legislator Kim Gillan hopes she can reclaim Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House for Democrats – but she faces an uphill battle against the better-funded campaign of Bozeman Republican businessman Steve Daines. In this feature interview, Gillan talks with News Director Sally Mauk about her hopes for Montana’s future, which include more development of the state’s natural resources…
As President of the Americas for ConocoPhillips, Don Hrap oversees the exploration and production of oil and gas in the lower 48 states and Latin America for the third largest oil company in the U.S. Hrap is in Missoula to lecture about the latest boom in oil and gas development – a boom he believes could be long lasting. In this feature interview, Hrap talks with News Director Sally Mauk about why the boom is possible – and about the economic – and environmental consequences. Hrap says there’s been an enormous change in oil and gas development in the last decade..
Nearly 7 billion people occupy our planet, and at current rates, that number could climb to 11 billion by 2050. As president of the Washington, D.C.-based organization “Population Connection”, John Seager advocates making family planning universally available. In tonight’s feature interview, he talks with News Director Sally Mauk about the environmental – and social – consequences of overpopulation…….
Missoula city councilman Dave Strohmaier hopes he beats out the six other Democrats seeking the party’s nomination for Montana’s open U.S. House seat. In this feature interview, Strohmaier talks with News Director Sally Mauk about his progressive views on everything from women’s rights to climate change…and his new campaign ad supporting gay marriage..
Whitefish entrepreneur Diane Smith is one of seven Democrats vying to be their party’s nominee for Montana’s one seat in the U.S. House. In this feature interview with News Director Sally Mauk, Smith talks about why she’s running, and where she stands on everything from economic development to gay marriage…
Sally Mauk and Governor Brian Schweitzer
News Director Sally Mauk has a wide-ranging conversation with Governor Brian Schweitzer about his recent trip to China, selling Montana coal, climate change, the impacts of oil development, his new health care proposal, what he plans to do after he leaves office – and who’s going to win the NCAA men’s basketball tournament….
Dr. Ian Stirling
Retired Canadian research scientist Dr. Ian Stirling is one of the world’s foremost experts on polar bears. He is in Missoula to address a workshop on human-bear conflicts. In this feature interview, he talks with News Director Sally Mauk about the biggest threat facing the “ice bear”: climate change…..
Over 200 young people from around the region gathered in Missoula this weekend for the Rocky Mountain Power Shift. One of the keynote speakers was 17-year-old Alec Loorz, founder of “Kids vs Global Warming”. Loorz has been a climate change activist for over 4 years and has made thousands of presentations on the topic. In tonight’s feature interview with reporter Edward O’Brien he explains how Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” inspired him to inspire others to fight climate change.
Physicist Jason Blackstock wants the public and policymakers to have a better conversation about climate change – more specifically how to mitigate it, and what that mitigation might mean. In this feature interview, Blackstock talks with News Director Sally Mauk about mitigation options, including controversial interventions like geo-engineering to alleviate the worst impacts of global warming…
Physicist Jason Blackstock