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From the wars of the copper kings to the environmental fallout from a century of mining, follow the characters and stories of Butte, Montana to see how historic city is looking to the future. MTPR's Nora Saks details Butte’s past, present and future on Richest Hill.

Listen Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. on Montana Public Radio. Or listen anytime online or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Meet MTPR's New Morning Edition Host

Oct 7, 2020

Please join us in welcoming Megan Myscofski as our new Morning Edition host.

Megan is a former MTPR intern and a graduate of the School of Journalism at CUNY where she earned her Master of Arts in journalism with a business and economics concentration.

Join us for a virtual meet and greet with the Montana Public Radio news team, Wednesday, September 30 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. We want to help you better understand what we do, how we do it and why we do it.

The conversation will start with a panel discussion moderated by Program Director Michael Marsolek. We'll talk about journalism, how we've adapted to producing news during a pandemic, and we'll answer your questions. We hope to see you there!

Hi all, Richest Hill host Nora Saks here. I wanted to pop in real quick to let you know that episode 9, which we're calling 'Butte never says die,' is almost done and will be out very soon.

In the mean time, I want to tell you about another podcast coming your way. It's called Shared State and it's a collaboration between Montana Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio and Montana Free Press. It's the first time we're all doing something together like this, and it's worth your time.

We're thrilled to announce that we've hired Shaylee Ragar to report on public policy, state government and elections while stationed in the statehouse in Helena.

Nora Saks, the reporter and host of Montana Public Radio's Richest Hill podcast has been awarded the 2019 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize.

Richest Hill dives deep into the history of Butte, MT to tell the colorful and complicated story of how the city became one of America's most notorious Superfund sites. Nora and producer Nick Mott have released 8 episodes in the 10 part series.

Internet things

As an MTPR listener, you're probably aware that we've been working hard for the past several years to stay ahead of rapid changes in the radio and technology landscape. We're writing now to ask for your opinion. Our goal is to continue to provide Montana news, arts and music the way that you want it on the platforms you use most often, so we're inviting you to share your opinions about technology in our annual survey.

Montana Public Radio received five E.B. Craney Awards from the Montana Broadcasters Association and the Greater Montana Foundation this year. The awards were announced June 13.