Montana Public Radio


Indigenous people were undercounted across the country in the 2010 Census. Ten years later, the United States Census Bureau says it’s increasing its efforts to ensure an accurate count.

Montana’s census response rate is 56 percent, trailing the national average of 62 percent. Looking closer at the numbers, some of the lowest response rates are among reservation residents. At 42 percent, Flathead has the highest response rate, while less than five percent of Northern Cheyenne residents have been counted.

Honey Honey live in MTPR's Studio B, July 17, 2018.
Nick Mott

2018 was filled with great music on Montana Public Radio. Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen, Iron and Wine, Tim Fain, Honey Honey, The Sapphire Trio, and more joined us in the studio. Dozens of others appeared as guests on Musician's Spotlight, and we spent a week celebrating the music of Leonard Bernstein. We also broadcast some exciting shows from the Montana Folk Festival, the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival, and from right here at the University of Montana.

Here are our five favorite live music moments to help you send-off 2018.