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Answers to your questions — big or small — about anything under the Big Sky.
The Big Why (get it?) is part of MTPR’s commitment to community-led journalism, telling the diverse stories of Montanans like you.

Join us in this collaborative! Ask your questions about anything under the Big Sky and we’ll help dig up the answers.

No question is too big or too small for the Big Why. Let's see what we can discover together!

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Your questions answered

  • Welcome to The Big Why, a series driven by your curiosity about Montana. We'll answer your questions, large or small, about anything under the Big Sky. This is our inaugural episode and we're answering a question that has to do with this show's name: Why is Montana known as the "Big Sky state"?
We're working to better understand the people and perspectives we bring to our news coverage so we can meet the diverse needs of all Montanans. Here you can find reports and updates on what we've been working on.

The Big Why team

A curious Montanan
Community Engagement Specialist
News Director
Digital Editor
Capitol Bureau Reporter
Flathead Valley Reporter
Reporter & Host
Associate News Director