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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.

Thank You For Investing In Public Radio

Jun 12, 2020
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Thank you to everyone who donated during our rescheduled spring pledge drive! We raised $630,000 toward our $650,000 spring goal.

Dogs won Pet Wars with 645 votes compared to 412 for cats. Goats and chickens made a good showing, but still have a long way to go to compete with cats & dogs.

Your investment in local non-profit news, music, children’s programming and your favorite NPR programs powers us forward.

Public radio connects us across the state and across the nation. When you're looking for Montana or national news, locally hosted music programs or one-of-a-kind children's shows, Montana Public Radio is here for you — because of you. Together, we make public media possible.

Become a member today or make a donation for those who are unable to. Every donation gets us closer to our $650,000 spring fundraising goal. Thank you for your commitment to local, non-profit news, arts and music.

Restaurant window in Missoula, MT with a sign saying 'open for distant dining or delivery.'
William Marcus / Montana Public Radio

Starting June 1 Montana will no longer require out-of-state travelers to quarantine for 14 days. Gov. Steve Bullock also announced Phase 2 of the state’s economic reopening plan during a press conference Tuesday.

Montana takes another step toward reopening, with the lowest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the country.

Now Hiring: Capitol Bureau Chief

May 11, 2020
Montana Capitol.
William Marcus / Montana Public Radio

Come to work with our award-winning news team! We're hiring a full time Capitol Bureau Chief to report from Helena on state government, policy and politics. Applications accepted through May 24.

The Bureau Chief will follow legislative committee hearings and debates, assess news value of state government issue and policy developments, conduct interviews, write, edit, and produce news stories.

A small airplane coming in for a landing

The federal appeals court in Washington D.C. ordered the National Park Service and the Federal Aviation Administration last week to craft management plans for flight tours in Glacier National Park and 22 other national parks within the next two years.