Podcasts

The Stimulus, Inflation, The Deficit & Debt

What happens to inflation when the federal government spends nearly $5 trillion it doesn’t have in a matter of a few months’ time? The federal government has sent $1.9-trillion dollars from the treasury to the states. It’s lining up for another $3-trillion hand out for infrastructure. Economist Dr. Robert “Tino”

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Reactions and Accounts of a Day on the U.S./Mexican Border

What would you expect to see if you visited the US/Mexican border right now?  Drug cartel members taunting US officials? Holding facilities filled to four-times their normal capacity? Meth flooding across the border because enforcement agents are forced to deal with an influx of illegal border crossings? Click on the

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Daines Embarks on Senate Delegation to Southern Border

As the Biden Administration restricts press coverage of federal agencies and facilities at the US/Mexican border, Montana Senator Steve Daines is embarking on a Senate delegation to ride with U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to get a first-hand look at the looming security and humanitarian crisis on the southern

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Rural Values Celebrated on National Ag Day

March 23rd is National Ag Day. Agriculture has been such a vital part of Montana. Yes, it’s our #1 economic driver, but agriculture’s value is measured in far more than just dollars and cents. It’s where we learned to be good neighbors, how to pitch-in, to be fair and honest

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REAL Montana Class IV

          Class Four of the REAL Montana leadership program has now passed the half-way mark in their intensive two-year training program!  This extraordinary program, is successfully developing resource industry leaders, despite the pandemic. Class Four members Collette Anderson of Helena, Sue Ann Streufert of Bozeman, and

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Sustainable Power in the Grid?

Record winter storms leading to rolling blackouts have many wondering if there is enough power in the power grid. Listen to the podcast and explore the issue of Montana’s energy capacity and future with guest John Bushnell, NorthWestern Energy Sustainability Manager.

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The Call for Judicial Accountability

There are a handful of legislative measures on the docket this session that may help ensure the integrity of our judicial system. Listen to the podcast to hear members of the Montana State Council on Judicial Accountability discuss the proposals and why they believe they are needed.

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On the Capitol Agenda: Cutting Taxes

There are several significant measures related to your taxes in front of the legislature this week. The proposals deal with a wide range of issues, such as property taxes, businesses taxes, income taxes, and workforce incentives. Listen to the podcast to hear former legislator and taxpayer advocate, Bob Story, Executive Director

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Plugging In To Telehealth

One of the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on healthcare is that it has “… pushed us two to three years into the future,” according to Richard Miltenberger, CEO of Mountain Health COOP. Miltenberger was referring to the emergence of tele-medicine, which has proved to be an asset to

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Winter Rec and The Birth of an Industry

If you live in Montana, your winters are probably far better if you find the joy in recreating in the cold and snow, and the Treasure State provides ample opportunity for just that. But you might be surprised to learn that in the early 70’s, most of the town of

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