Get To Know: Olivia Sears

Feb 7, 2018

Get to know the people of Montana Public Radio. Today: Olivia Sears.

Programs you host:

Here and Now Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; Saturday Classical Music and Thursday Freeforms as well as other occasional music programs.

How long have you worked at MTPR?

15 years

What music do you like to listen to when you’re not at MTPR?

Olivia Sears.

So many different things, but Brandi Carlile and Sam Beam are currently high on the playlist. For classical music, I like to read biographies about composers—I’m reading one about Chopin right now and listening to him a lot. Jazz is always the singers; and I am definitely listening a lot to Judy Garland, recently got a great deal for a box set. 

What do you like to do when you’re not at MTPR?

Hang out with my kids; we have a different activity every day. If we get chores done and if it isn’t snowing, we like to go on family bike rides and evening walks. I do homework (going to online school) and work part time as a para-professional for Missoula County Public Schools.

What’s your favorite food?

My favorite snack is noosa yogurt and granola. For dinner, pretty much anything with pesto or cream cheese. Italian food is a big favorite at my house also.

What’s your favorite movie?

Pride and Prejudice

Do you have any hidden talents?

Maybe—but they will probably stay that way.

What’s the best thing about working at MTPR?

Being creative and inspiring and being a strong part of the community.

What’s your favorite thing about MTPR listeners?

They are intelligent, perceptive, active and supportive in our community.

Pet Wars! Which side are you on?

Cats for sure!