Montana Public Radio

Tom Berich

Tom Berich is a board operator and DJ. He also does interviews highlighting arts & culture events around the state.

Lead singer Molly Rose from Underhill Rose at Red Ants Pant on Saturday, July 30, 2016.
Mara Silvers

The Red Ants Pants Music Festival returns this summer after a year off due to COVID. Find out what's in store for the return of this year's festival in White Sulphur Springs, in this conversation between MTPR's Tom Berich and festival producer Sarah Calhoun.

Rob Selvig in Dahlberg Arena

"The House That Rob Built" is the inspiring story of Rob Selvig, pioneering coach of the University of Montana’s Lady Griz basketball team. In an era when gender discrimination in sports was the norm, Coach Selvig built a “house” of inclusion and empowerment by recruiting female athletes from the ranches, farms and Native reservations of Big Sky Country. For nearly 40 years, these athletes would establish the preeminent women’s basketball program west of the Rockies.

Hear from Selvig and the film's director-producer-writer, Megan Harrington.

The University of Montana recently hired a permanent Dean of the College of The Arts and Media. Montana Public Radio's Tom Berich recently spoke with Laurie Baefsky to find out more about her history and vision for the school.

Whitebark pine

MontanaPBS Producer Breanna McCabe talks about her upcoming film Ghost Forests, which follows the efforts to save the dwindling population of whitebark pines. Bugs, trees and disease have taken a toll on this keystone species.

Hear from McCabe now, and tune in to the premier on MontanaPBS at 7 p.m. on Feb. 18.