4/23/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" On the Tongue River, in southeast Montana, a tornado destroyed Mark Fix's log barn. With the help of local Amish craftsmen using hand tools, he rebuilds the homestead-era structure.
4/16/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" In 1937, Cassandra Norman's great-grandfather murdered the parents of 5-year-old Larry Kuntz, pistol-whipped the boy and left him for dead. Norman, who lives in Tacoma, Washington, recnetly tracked down Kuntz, now in his 80's, and the two have found a way to reconcile the tragedy that connects their families.
4/2/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" In 1937, the parents of 5-year-old Larry Kuntz were shot to death in an argument over wheat. Larry was beaten and left for dead. After years of silence, the 81-year-old retired pharmacist and Spokane, Washington resident has begun to share his story.
3/19/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" 95-year-old Irene Roberts, a student at Carroll College in Helena, Montana, talks about her life-long love of learning, about farm life during the Depression, about polio and poverty, and about the examples of generosity and kindness that have inspired and sustained her.
2/26/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" A profile of Viola Barrett Anglin, the owner of the general store in Tendoy, in Idaho's Lemhi Valley. For the last 63 years, Viola has worked in the store 11 hours a day, 7 days a week, and she reflects on the changes that have taken place in her lifetime in rural eastern Idaho.
This week on "Mountain West Voices:" Conrad Little Leaf talks about the Blackfoot experience on both sides of the U.S. - Canada border, about cultural and linguistic continuity, and the fight against assimilation.
2/5/2014 - Linh Huynh came to Canada as a child with the exodus of the 'boat people' from Vietnam. Today, she helps Calgary's new immigrants, teaching them English, and helping them adapt to their adopted country while preserving their own cultures.
1/29/2014 - As a child on the Crow Reservation in Montana, Peggy White Wellknown Buffalo was taken from her home and sent to Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding schools out of state, and forbidden from speaking her language. As an adult, she has dedicated her life to helping Crow children connect with their history, their culture and their place.
1/15/2014 - On a visit home during the last week of waterfowl season, a man and his father head for the marsh where they have spent thousands of hours; hiding in the cattails, waiting for ducks to come to their hand-carved decoys, and talking about the nature of hunting, and the nature of home.
1/8/2014 - Diane Carlson Evans was a U.S. Army Nurse during the Vietnam War. She survived indescribable trauma, felt resented when she returned to the U.S., and kept her bitterness and her tears inside for many years. Then she founded the Vietnam Women's Memorial Project, and helped hundreds of women vets tell their stories of Vietnam.
12/11/13 - A 103 year old Mexican born woman fights to get her farm back. Last week we heard from 103-year-old Margaret Carranza, who came from Mexico to Montana's Yellowstone River Valley when she was a girl to work in the sugar beet fields. This week we will hear the story of how her family finally acquired a farm of their own - only to have it taken away.