Montana Public Radio

Corin Cates-Carney

Capitol Reporter

Corin Cates-Carney is MTPR's news director. He was formerly the Capitol Bureau reporter, and before that, MTPR's Flathead area reporter.

Corin has worked for NPR, and is a UM Journalism School Graduate.

Contact Corin Cates-Carney:
Email: corin.cates-carney@mtpr.org
Mobile: 253-495-5193
Office:  406-243-4075

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Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates.

Bryce Bennett is the 2020 Democratic candidate for secretary of state. Bennett is currently a state senator and former state representative from Missoula. He shared his views on automatic and online voter registration, the secretary of state’s role as an advocate against dark money in politics and his plans for a statewide business council with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates Carney.

Christi Jacobsen is the 2020 Republican candidate for secretary of state.
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Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates.

Christi Jacobsen is the 2020 Republican candidate for secretary of state. Jacobsen is currently the deputy Secretary of State, with a previous career in the private telecom industry. She shared her plan for strengthening election security, support of a voter ID law and promises not to raise business filing fees with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates Carney.

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Well over a month into the school year, some public school districts are making decisions about whether they should move toward more in-person education, while those that are dealing with outbreaks are temporarily shutting their doors. Montana Public Radio’s Aaron Bolton is here to talk about how districts are making these decisions.

On Tuesday night the candidates for governor Republican Greg Gianforte and Democrat Mike Cooney faced off in a debate on MontanaPBS. To make sense of what the candidates said, students and professors at the University of Montana school of journalism looked into the major claims and researched the context.
Professor Lee Banville spoke with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates-Carney about the highlights.

Democrat Steve Bullock and Republican Steve Daines met in their second debate in their race for the U.S. Senate earlier this week. Students and professors at the university of Montana school of Journalism did some fact checking for the debate, which was hosted by MontanaPBS. Professor Dennis Swibold helped lead that effort. He shares some of the highlights with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates-Carney.

Air Quality is listed as “Moderate” and “Good” across western Montana this afternoon. That’s according to the Department of Environmental Quality. Smoke continues to blow into the state from massive wildfires burning in California. Fires burning in Idaho and Montana are also adding to the haze, according to modeling on the AIRPACT Map from Washington State University.

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For the first time in months, students will be heading back to class in-person. What schools look like will depend on each school district, their community and what public health officials are comfortable with. Montana Public Radio’s Aaron Bolton joins Corin Cates-Carney to explain.

U.S. Senate candidates Republican Steve Daines and Democrat Steve Bullock debated via video August 8, 2020.
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U.S. Senate candidates Republican Steve Daines and Democrat Steve Bullock squared off in a debate for the first time over the weekend. The debate focused on responses to the novel coronavirus. 

The two long-standing Montana figures each said Congress and the federal government should work across the political aisle during this time. But Daines and Bullock also sent a salvo of political attacks at each other in an attempt to sway voters to their side in one of this year's most closely watched elections in Montana and the country.

Candidates for U.S. Senate Steve Bullock and Steve Daines will face off in their first debate this weekend. The Greater Montana Foundation and Montana Broadcasters Association are co-sponsoring the debate, which will be held on a video-chat due to concerns of the novel coronavirus.

Griz football game at the University of Montana
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The Big Sky Conference has postponed its football season to spring 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The conference includes Montana State University and the University of Montana.

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