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Uptown Butte, MT.
Mike Albans / Montana Public Radio

MISSOULA – National Public Radio has selected Montana Public Radio to be a part of its prestigious Story Lab incubator project for new programming this year.

MTPR submitted plans for its latest podcast, “Richest Hill: The Future History of America’s Biggest Superfund Site,” to the national network, along with more than 100 other applicants from across the country. NPR chose “Richest Hill’ and nine other projects to participate in the Story Lab workshop at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., May 8-11.

Thank you to all the donors, volunteers and hard-working staff who gave time and money during MTPR's spring pledge week. Together we are Montana Public Radio!

The final tally is still in progress, but so far your pledge week donations amount to over $550,000 toward our spring goal of $660,000. Dogs took the Pet Wars crown once again this year.

Friends and Supporters:

MTPR is made for you by the talented, dedicated and trustworthy staff located in Montana and across the country. MTPR is also made by you, in that wonderful “of and by the people” way we all cherish. Some of us listen and donate, some gather and present news, some curate playlists and others connect us to lifelong discovery.

Butte, Montana, winter 2017.
Nora Saks

Montana is world famous for its pristine natural environment, but it’s also home to America’s largest Superfund site (in Butte) and numerous other wastelands of its industrial past. Over the years, various well-intentioned economic revivalists and snake oil salesmen have proposed solutions to alchemize mine waste into gold - first with the environmental restoration industry, now with bitcoin miners putting out shingles in historic hard rock mining towns. This series of stories will explore the Treasure State’s collapsed pride, and efforts to process its toxic shame and legacy into a new identity and economy.

Volunteers having fun while answering phones during pledge week.
Anne Hosler

Spring has hit Western Montana which means that for us here at Montana Public Radio the annual spring pledge drive is on the horizon. We have been busy making preparations for this very busy and very important 9 days for Montana Public Radio, but it takes more than just the staff of MTPR to have a successful and fun pledge week.

Did you miss an episode of your favorite local music show on Montana Public Radio? Good news, you can now find online archives for shows like "Freeforms," "Pea Green Boat," "Jazz Sessions," "The Folk Show" and more via Radio Free America.

Sally Kohn, Krista Tippett, Erick Erickson.
Krista Tippet Photo: Peter Beck

Join us for a deep exploration of politics and civility at our Repairing Public Discourse event with "On Being’s" Krista Tippett, along with guests Sally Kohn and Erick Erickson - live on-stage Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Missoula at the Dennison Theater on the UM Campus. Admission is free.

Get To Know: John Arvish

Feb 14, 2018

Get to know the people of Montana Public Radio. Today, meet John Arvish.

Get To Know: Olivia Sears

Feb 7, 2018

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

The 2018 Big Sky Documentary film festival will present a special event with seven official audio documentary selections in the inaugural AudioDocs program produced in partnership with Montana Public Radio.

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