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 election year politics with Time magazine’s Michael Duffy…

Time magazine Washington Bureau Chief and Executive Editor Michael Duffy is in Missoula to speak at tonight’s annual Chamber of Commerce banquet. Duffy’s coverage of politics and national affairs for Time has earned him numerous awards, and he is a regular on the PBS program “Washington Week in Review”. In this feature interview, Duffy talks with News Director Sally Mauk about the 2012 election, and what to look for in President Obama’s second term. Duffy agrees with Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, that the President won in part because his campaign had a better ground game and a better message than his opponent…

Sally Mauk talks politics with President Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina…

The one person, besides President Obama, who gets the most credit for his re-election, is his campaign manager Jim Messina. The former deputy White House chief of staff and University of Montana alum is in Missoula this weekend for the Griz-Cat game. He also sat down in our studios this afternoon to talk politics with News Director Sally Mauk…

Sally Mauk talks with Obama campaign national security adviser Bruce Jentleson

    Duke University political science professor Bruce Jentleson has served as a foreign policy adviser to former Vice President Al Gore and to the State Department, and is currently advising the Obama campaign on national security issues. He’s in Missoula to lecture at the University of Montana. In this feature interview, Jentleson talks with News Director Sally Mauk about America’s new role in the world. One foreign policy issue that came up in the most recent presidential debate is what led to the murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens. Jentleson says the incident raises a number of issues…

Sally Mauk talks with Pakistani author and journalist Ahmed Rashid…

Pakistan is not a safe place for journalists these days, and no one knows that better than Pakistani author and journalist Ahmed Rashid. Rashid has been reporting on Pakistan and Afghanistan and Central Asia for over 30 years, and has written several critically-acclaimed books. He’s in Missoula to lecture at the University of Montana. In this feature interview, Rashid talks with News Director Sally Mauk about the deteriorating situation in both Pakistan and Afghanistan…

Sally Mauk talks with NPR Editor Ron Elving, who’s covering the Democratic National Convention…

NPR’s Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving has been in Charlotte all week covering the Democratic National Convention. In this feature interview, he talks with News Director Sally Mauk about Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton’s knock-em-dead speeches, and previews the President’s….

Campaign Beat June 22 – Chuck, Sally and Mike talk debates and campaign promises…

Chuck Johnson, Sally Mauk, Mike Dennison

On 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 first debate in the U.S. Senate race, a “cancelled” debate, two new TV ads, a gubernatorial campaign promise, and two important U.S. Supreme court decisions that could impact Montana races…