Do Bobcats Kill Deer? How will climate change affect Montana's forests? What’s up with the lead in Montana’s public schools? Why do scorpions glow? Learn more with these can't-miss stories from March
Arts & Culture:
- Do Bobcats Kill Deer? 'Field Notes' Investigates
Bobcats are only about twice the size of a housecat and weigh no more than 35lbs. Could a bobcat, which normally preys on rabbits, hares, birds, and small mammals, possibly kill a deer?
- Chad Dundas On The Offer He Couldn't Refuse
Acclaimed journalist and author Chad Dundas (Champion Of The World) teams with illustrator Rodrigo Lorenzo (WWE) for the definitive tale of one of WWE's greatest Superstars.
- Can Do: The Hacker's Life
The CEO of Missoula, Montana’s LMG Security spends her work days finding ways to break into companies, then writing reports about what she finds. Meet author, lecturer and “security badass,” Sherri Davidoff.
- Edgar Winter Hitches A 'Free Ride' Through American Musical Culture
The 1970s hits "Frankenstein" and "Free Ride" may have been your gateway to keyboardist, guitarist, saxophonist, percussionist, singer, songwriter and record producer Edgar Winter. But Winter is no two-hit wonder; his music is all over "Netherworld," "Air America," "Dazed and Confused," "My Cousin Vinny," "Wayne's World 2" and "The Simpsons." He's toured in Ringo Starr's band and played with his band on late-night tv talk shows. Winter even popped up in a Miller Lite commercial, which may be the real proof that his work isn't synonymous with just rock & roll, but American culture.
- Bug Bytes Episode Four: Thar She Glows – Scorpions
There are nearly 2,000 species of scorpions in the world. And while individual species may live thousands of miles apart, they have one thing in common: they glow a beautiful blue-green color under ultraviolet light. While we may understand how they glow, we’re not exactly sure why they glow.
- Involuntary Mental Health Commitments Up In Wake Of 2017 Montana Budget Cuts
Montana’s health department was dealt a major blow in late 2017, when the agency was forced to cut almost $50 million to help balance the state budget. Mary Windecker of the Behavioral Health Alliance of Montana, an advocacy group representing about 30 addiction and mental health care providers, says that was, “A huge shock to both the mental health and substance use systems in the state of Montana.”
- New Report: Growth In Deaths From Alcohol, Suicide In Montana Among Worst In U.S.
A new analysis of the latest federal health statistics says that Montana had the second highest rates of deaths from alcohol in 2017, and substantial growth in its suicide rate that year as well.
- Montana FWP Warns Residents: Bears Are Awake And Hungry
Bears across Montana are waking up, and state wildlife officials say it’s time to make sure anything that could tempt them towards homes is safely stored.
- Montana Gets Failing Grade For Lead Exposure In Public School
Montana got a failing grade from a national environmental study group for its lack of policies addressing lead in public schools. The state also got a failing grade in 2017.
- Climate Change Is Hurting Regrowth In Forests, UM Researchers Say
For the past three years, UM post-doc Kimberly Davis has looked at how ponderosa pine and Douglas fir forests regenerate after fire, and she’s made an eye-opening discovery. Some forests just won’t be coming back.
- Richest Hill Episode 01: Butte's Precarious Arrangement
Get to know Butte, Montana, one of America's biggest Superfund sites and one of Montana’s most compelling places. Richest Hill is a new podcast about the past, present and future of Butte, America, "The Richest Hill on Earth."