Arts & Culture

Jackie Yamanaka

The American West is a popular genre here in the US and around the world.

And the people who bring this region to life - western writers - will be in Billings this week.

Lynn Donaldson

Somewhere under the Sapphire, John Long and Pintler Mountains in Phillipsburg, Montana, hospitality reigns. At The Ranch at Rock Creek, an all-inclusive guest ranch the gift of service and anticipation welcomes every guest. It is place where the word ‘yes’ resounds.

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Playlist #1909 Jun. 8, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Crazy Blues”, Mamie Smith, The Best Of Mamie Smith, Columbia/Legacy Records , http://www.legacyrecordings.com

Resounds: Allen Morris Jones, Russell Rowland

Jun 11, 2018
courtesy Russell Rowland and Allen Morris Jones

Allen Morris Jones and Russell Rowland are contemporary authors with novels deeply entrenched in the rural soul and soil of rural Montana. The authors joined Resounds co-hosts Corby Skinner and Anna Paige in the studio to talk about their newest novels (both murder mysteries) set on the agricultural backroads of Montana.


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Playlist #1908 Jun. 1, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Clothespin Blues”, Jimmy Rushing, Shoutin’ Swingin And Makin’ Love, MCA/Chess Records

“Laundromat Blues”, Albert King, Born Under A Bad Sign, Stax Records, http://www.staxrecords.com

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Playlist #1907 May 25, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Work House Blues”, Bessie Smith, The Complete Recordings vol. 2, Columbia/Legacy Records, http://www.legacyrecordings.com

“Barrelhouse Woman”, Leroy Carr, The Best Of Leroy Carr, Columbia/Legacy Records

Resounds: Jon Lodge, Jodi Lightner

May 29, 2018
Anna Paige

Jon Lodge and Jodi Lightner are contemporary Montana artists working in a variety of media in new and unexpected ways. Both Jon and Jodi use art as a language that gives meaning to the fabricated world around them. The artists discuss the creative process, influences, and describe their complex work for our listening audience.


On Monday, April 23, PBS NewsHour anchor and broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff sat down with Home Ground host Brian Kahn for a wide-ranging discussion on politics and journalism in Petro Theater on the campus of Montana State University Billings. Ms. Woodruff was the Billings Public Library Foundation's featured guest at the 2018 Royal Johnson Forum.


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Playlist #1906 May 18, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“The Dyin’ Crapshooter’s Blues”, Blind Willie McTell, Last Session, Prestige/Bluesville Records

“Mrs. Delion’s Lament”, David Bromberg, Reckless Abandon, Fantasy Records, http://www.davidbromberg.net http://www.fantasyrecordings.com

Lynn Donaldson

Sustainable. Local. Indigenous. The last word, “indigenous” is being used by Chef Sean Sherman to redirect the concept of Native American cuisine back to cooking and processing what is local and has been sustainable for centuries. His book, co-authored with Beth Dooley, The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, just received the Best American Cookbook award from the James Beard Foundation.

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