Montana’s new Congressman, Bozeman Republican Steve Daines, will be sworn in January 3rd. It’s likely he’ll be dealing with the “fiscal cliff” issue right off the bat. In this feature interview, Daines talks with News Director Sally Mauk about what he sees as necessary to reach a bipartisan agreement. They also talk about another hot issue the new Congress will be debating: gun control….
Like the rest of the country, Montanans are shocked by the shooting today that killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school. Matt Taylor is Director of the Montana Safe Schools Center at the University of Montana, and works with schools across the country in emergency response and crisis management. News Director Sally Mauk spoke with Taylor this afternoon about the Connecticut tragedy…(photo courtesy of Newtown Bee)
The mass shootings at a movie theater in Colorado last month and this weekend at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin have shone the spotlight once again on America’s love of guns. The annual gun show held over the weekend at the University of Montana filled the Adams Center with tables selling everything from knives and pistols to semiautomatic weapons like those used in Colorado and Wisconsin. As News Director Sally Mauk found out, business was brisk at the Missoula gun show as it has been at gun shows around the country this year….
Montana State University professor of international relations Franke Wilmer thinks her life experience as a single mom who had to work her way through college is a good credential for moving from the state legislature to the U.S. House. In this feature interview, the Bozeman democrat talks with News Director Sally Mauk about her pledge to “restore the American dream” if elected…
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..