Montana Public Radio

Sue Ginn

Business Manager

Sue is a native Missoulian.  She has worked at the University of Montana for more than 15 years, 10 of them at Montana Public Radio.  

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08/02/2015 - From Tamir Rice to Akai Gurley the names of African American men and boys killed by police keep piling up. The lack of a grand jury indictment in the Michael Brown case in Ferguson sparked a protest movement with signs and shouts of “Hands Up. Don’t Shoot” and “Black Lives Matter.” The death of Eric Garner in New York was videoed around the world. His plea of “I Can’t Breathe” became a rallying cry. Many people are asking where is justice? Illusions have been shattered that we live in a "post-racial" society. Fundamental questions are being raised.

07/26/2015 - 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, which established the founding principle of modern law: presumption of innocence.  Today that principle is largely a casualty of the so-called war on terrorism. Trials, evidence, juries. Who needs them when we have an Oval Office assassination program carried out by drones? These pilotless aircraft have become the weapon of choice for Washington. They are efficient machines killing not only their intended targets but also whoever happens to be nearby. Collateral damage in Pentagon-speak.

The Barber of Seville

Jul 30, 2015

08/01/2015 - composed by Gioachino Rossini

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=12,10,6,3

07/31/2015 - More often than not, a fight is just a fight...Someone wins, someone loses. But this hour, we have a series of face-offs that shine a light on the human condition, the benefit of coming at something from a different side, and the price of being right.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/whats-left-when-youre-right/

Reveal for August 2015

Jul 30, 2015

08/02/2015 - The Center for Investigative Journalism and PRX present an investigation into the culture of secrecy within the Jehovah's Witnesses that leads to the story of one woman who was ostracized after she accused an elder of abusing her.

https://www.revealnews.org/episodes/?gclid=COu79JSYgccCFViRfgodA50IBA

07/26/2015 - Here’s a line you might have heard once or twice: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” These words from the Declaration of Independence carry no force of law, but they do evoke an ongoing quest for fulfillment in America. On this show, the Guys consider what “happiness” might have meant to the Founders when they signed-off on the Declaration, and how it has changed in the centuries since.

07/25/2015 - Libretto by:  Nahum Tate / Béla Balázs

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=12,10,6,3

07/24/2015 - Stories of what motivates us: our drives, our loves and losses.  Producer Molly Webster tells us the story of living life near death and what happens when your heart starts to work against you.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/radiolab-live-telltale-hearts-featuring-oliver-sacks/

07/19/2015 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr has been shrink-wrapped and formatted to be innocuous and non-threatening. Dream speeches, desegregation, voting rights, and Selma marches could be accommodated. But when he articulated a critique of the system as a whole then he became a danger to the establishment. That Dr. King has been largely obscured. At Riverside Church in New York he said the Vietnam War was “a symptom of a far deeper malady.” And then he added, “We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values.

07/12/2015 - There was much fanfare as the leaders of the U.S. and China, the world’s largest carbon polluters signed what was trumpeted as an “historic” deal cutting greenhouse gas emissions. But the Center for Science & Environment in India denounced the agreement as “self-serving” and “business as usual.” Much more urgent action is required to avoid a catastrophic rise in global temperatures. As the eco-crisis accelerates and the major contributors to climate change make grandiose statements but then take halfhearted measures, it is easy to despair.

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