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Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's evening newscasts bring you headlines from across Montana.

Newscast 07-23-2013

Jul 23, 2013

Gun control supporters rally in Helena. We'll also have an update on the West Mullan Fire burning near Superior. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with University of Montana astrophysicist Nate McCrady about the search for life on other planets.

Newscast 07-22-2013

Jul 22, 2013

Fire danger goes to very high and extreme in western Montana, as new fires break out. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about the state's efforts to clear up confusion about the Affordable Care Act. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with some of the actors in the new film "Winter in the Blood," including lead actor Chaske Spencer, about the film's authentic portrayal of Native Americans.

Newscast 07-19-2013

Jul 19, 2013

Firefighters continue to gain ground on the large fire near Superior. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about a new two million dollar grant to help Montana college students become entrepreneurs. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the winner of this year's Aldo Leopold award, wildlife scientist Dr. Joel Berger.

Newscast 07-18-2013

Jul 18, 2013

The growing West Mullan Fire near Superior forces more people out of their homes. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce looks at possible candidates for the U.S. Senate race. And in our feature interview,  Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye talks with a Flathead cherry grower about "the last best cherry."

Newscast 07-17-2013

Jul 17, 2013

Much of western Montana is under severe thunderstorm watches or warnings. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce profiles the life and accomplishments of the late Gordon Belcourt. In our feature interview,  News Director Sally Mauk talks with Montana filmmakers Alex and Andrew Smith about the debut of their new film "Winter in the Blood."

Newscast 07-16-2013

Jul 16, 2013

Firefighters continue to arrive to fight growing fires in western Montana. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye looks at the effect of climate change on bull trout. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about a meeting today among top education leaders. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with former Governor Brian Schweitzer about why he chose not to run for the U.S. Senate, and about his ties to two alleged dark money groups.

Newscast 07-15-2013

Jul 15, 2013

A wildfire forces evacuations near Superior. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce talks with political scientist David Parker about the wide open U.S. Senate race. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with writer Ron Fitzgerald about the process of writing for a hit TV series.

Newscast 07-12-2013

Jul 12, 2013

A legislative fix to the retirement systems of state employees is in danger of being cut. Reporter Mike Powell tells us about a program that gives Montana high school students a hands-on learning experience. And in tonight's feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with Missoula County Commissioner Jean Curtiss about her trip to a symposium that showcased childhood obesity.

Newscast 07-11-2013

Jul 11, 2013

State officials discuss a flaw in the pension system for public employees. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce prepares us for the upcoming democratic convention. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us about the Student Assistance Program. And in tonight's feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the executive director of Mainstreet Uptown Butte about the Montana Folk Festival.

Newscast 07-10-2013

Jul 10, 2013

Montana Wildlife Commissioners have voted on hunting and trapping rules for the gray wolf. Reporter Ruth Eddy tells us about this weekend's Missoula Marathon. Reporter Justin Steck shares his experience at the 115th Arlee celebration and powwow. And in tonight's feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with Montana Superintendent Denise Juneau about some ongoing challenges with the Student Risk Survey.

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