Who’s winning and losing as the legislature winds down

Johnson, Mauk & Dennison 3SMALLTonight on “Capitol Talk”, our weekly legislative analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about where all the big-ticket items stand a week before adjournment: the budget, Medicaid expansion, state workers’ pay raises and pensions –  and school funding. They also discuss the unlikely hero of the session for gay rights supporters….

Desk pounding, gay rights, college v. golf and Medicaid expansion on “Capitol Talk”

Johnson, Mauk & Dennison 3SMALLTonight on “Capitol Talk”, our weekly legislative analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about lawmakers agreeing not to pound on their desks again, passionate debate on a bill to repeal a statute that criminalized gay sex, the fight over the new Missoula College, and new proposals for Medicaid expansion…

Chuck, Sally and Mike talk gay rights, gun rights and good deeds

Johnson, Mauk & Dennison 3SMALLTonight on “Capitol Talk”, our weekly legislative analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about gay rights, tax credits, hiring preferences, capital punishment, gun rights – and a good deed that did not go unnoticed…

Sally Mauk gets Inaugural reaction from gay rights advocate Kris Hermanns…

Kris HermannsPresident Obama’s Inauguration speech yesterday made history in more ways than one; it was the first time a president came out in support of gay rights and gay marriage at an Inauguration. Kris Hermanns is Executive Director of the Pride Foundation, a Seattle-based gay rights advocacy organization for the Pacific Northwest. Hermanns is currently in Montana, meeting with local gay rights activists. In tonight’s feature interview, she tells News Director Sally Mauk that the president’s Inaugural remarks caught her by surprise –

Sally Mauk talks with democratic U.S. House candidate, Dave Strohmaier…

Dave Strohmaier

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..

Campaign Beat Apr 13 – Chuck, Sally and Mike talk about the latest campaign finance reports…..

Chuck Johnson, Sally Mauk, Mike Dennison

In this edition of “Campaign Beat”, our weekly political analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about the money pouring into Montana’s U.S. Senate race, who’s the leading fundraiser in the race for governor, the state supreme court decision on the justice-election initiative, and whether gay rights will be an issue in any of the Montana aces…