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RealTime with George Cole

audio archive

After five years and more tan 200 interviews, George Cole concluded his interview series with the September 29 interview with journalist Charles Johnson.

On Monday, October 3, the final program in the series put George in the guest seat. Recorded in July, 2011, the interview was conducted by Governor's Arts Award recipient and Bozeman musician Kelly Roberti for his Bozeman Public Library series Jazz and More.

YPR thanks George for his commitment to public radio and regional programming!


George ColeGeorge Cole has been a broadcast journalist, a fundraising adviser, and an international marketing consultant for 25 years. In 2006 he was the host and producer of a 15-program series on TVW, the statewide cable public affairs channel in Washington State. His public radio programs Conversations and Deadline 24/7: The News Business were broadcast and produced by Yellowstone Public Radio. In August, 2006, George and his wife Susie returned to Bozeman after living two years in the Seattle area.



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George Cole
speaker iconGeorge Cole (WMA)
mp3 iconGeorge Cole (MP3)
A special edition of RealTime marks the end of the series. Recorded in July, 2011, YPR presents an interview with Goerge conducted by Governor's Arts Award recipient and Bozeman musician Kelly Roberti for his Bozeman Public Library series Jazz and More.

Charles Johnson
speaker iconCharles Johnson (WMA)
mp3 iconCharles Johnson (MP3)
Veteran reporter Charles Johnson talks about the changing landscape of Montana politics.

Denise Juneau
speaker iconDenise Juneau (WMA)
mp3 iconDenise Juneau (MP3)
Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau is the first American Indian to be elected to a statewide office in Montana. Juneau discusses the challenges and opportunities facing public schools across the state.

Christy Stillwell & Kent Davis, Pt. 2
speaker iconChristy Stillwell & Kent Davis, Pt. 2 (WMA)
mp3 iconChristy Stillwell & Kent Davis, Pt. 2 (MP3)
Hear more from writers Christy Stillwell and Kent Davis.

Christy Stillwell & Kent Davis
speaker iconChristy Stillwell & Kent Davis (WMA)
mp3 iconChristy Stillwell & Kent Davis (MP3)
Writers Christy Stillwell and Kent Davis discuss unpublished novels, poetry, blogs, and peformance art.

Carl Van Valkenburg
speaker iconCarol Van Valkenburg (WMA)
mp3 iconCarol Van Valkenburg (MP3)
University of Montana professor Carol Van Valkenburg discusses her research and published work on the internment camps in the American West during World War II.

Walkin' Jim Stoltz
speaker iconWalkin' Jim Stoltz (WMA)
mp3 iconWalkin' Jim Stoltz (MP3)
Walkin' Jim Stoltz became a Montana legend before he died of cancer in 2010. Leslie Stoltz and Scott Carpenter discuss the life of the writer, musician, and eco-activist who hiked and walked over 28,000 miles. Stoltz will be honored Sat. Aug. 20 at Forever Wild 2011 festival in Big Sky.

Ben Steele
speaker iconBen Steele (WMA)
mp3 iconBen Steele (MP3)
At 93, Billings artist Ben Steele has a keen memory. Mr. Steele is a survivor of the Bataan Death March. His drawings of the prison camps capture international attention. Steele taught art at Eastern Montana College (now MSU Billings) for 26 years.

Vic Miller
speaker iconVic Miller (WMA)
mp3 iconVic Miller (MP3)
Vic Miller has delivered some 700 commentaries on KTVQ-TV in Billings. Miller, originally from White Sulphur Springs, started his broadcast career in 1953 and is a member of the Montana Broadcaster's Hall of Fame.

Dr. Diana Eck
speaker iconDr. Diana Eck (WMA)
mp3 iconDr. Diana Eck (MP3)
Dr. Diana Eck discusses religion, politics and pluralism in the U.S. Dr. Eck is director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard and teaches comparative religion and East Indian studies there.

Trail Use
speaker iconTrail Use (WMA)
mp3 iconTrail Use (MP3)
What is the appropriate use of trails in our national forests? Mountain bikers and hikers often have differing views on this issue, and consensus can be elusive. Hiker Patti Steinmuller, mountain biker Bob Allen and Hannah Stauts of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition offer their opinions.

Patricia Nell Warren & Gregory Hinton
speaker iconPatricia Nell Warren & Gregory Hinton (WMA)
mp3 iconPatricia Nell Warren & Gregory Hinton (MP3)
Montana natives Patricia Nell Warren and Gregory Hinton were in Bozeman recently for Pride Weekend. Both Warren and Hinton are writers exploring lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in the American West.

speaker iconCuba (WMA)
mp3 iconCuba (MP3)
Susan Nichols-Roughton and Steve Hample have both traveled to Cuba. They believe it is time for the U.S. to take a fresh look at the island nation, from travel and trade restrictions to the future of the Cuban economy.

Northern Plains Resource Council
speaker iconNPRC (WMA)
mp3 iconNPRC (MP3)
Ed Gulick and Beth Kaeding of Northern Plains Resource Council offer their evaluation of the 2011 Montana Legislature from an environmental perspective.

Greg Trenish & Lance Craighead
speaker iconGreg Trenish & Lance Craighead (WMA)
mp3 iconGreg Trenish & Lance Craighead (MP3)
Mountain climbers and scientists have a new partnership forming in the Rocky Mountain west. Gregg Trenish and Lance Craighead discuss the eco-organization Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation.

Dan Flores
speaker iconDan Flores (WMA)
mp3 iconDan Flores (MP3)
Dan Flores of The University of Montana studies the environmental and cultural history of the American West. His recent book, Visions of the Big Sky, uses art and photography to explain past and present changes in our own backyard.

Howard Lyman
speaker iconHoward Lyman (WMA)
mp3 iconHoward Lyman (MP3)
Former Montana farmer Howard Lyman is known as the "mad cowboy" and is the author of No More Bull. He travels 100,000 miles a year talking about food safety.

Katie Goodman
speaker iconKatie Goodman (WMA)
mp3 iconKatie Goodman (MP3)
Comedian Katie Goodman's latest book is Improvisation for the Spirit. Goodman's satire troupe, Broad Comedy, performs nationwide.

Jim Murry
speaker iconJim Murry (WMA)
mp3 iconJim Murry (MP3)
Jim Murry chairs the board of the Montana Historical Society. Murry, a Clancy resident, was the elected director of the Montana AFL-CIO for over two decades.

Alan Kesselheim
speaker iconAlan Kesselheim (WMA)
mp3 iconAlan Kesselheim (MP3)
Author Alan Kesselheim is the recipient of the Bozeman Public Library's 2011 Cornerstone Award. Kesselheim is currently at work on his tenth book and is a prolific magazine journalist.

Brian Kahn
speaker iconBrian Kahn (WMA)
mp3 iconBrian Kahn (MP3)
Brian Kahn is a broadcaster and attorney. His new book, Real Common Sense: Using Our Founding Values to Reclaim Our Nation and Stop the Radical Right from Hijacking America, traces U.S. political culture from our nation's founding to the present day.

Lynne Avril & John Armstrong
speaker iconLynne Avril & John Armstrong (WMA)
mp3 iconLynne Avril & John Armstrong (MP3)
Arizona artists Lynne Avril and John Armstrong trace their creative roots to Montana and the Billings area.

Alessandra Soler Meetze
speaker iconAlessandra Soler Meetze (WMA)
mp3 iconAlessandra Soler Meetze (MP3)
Alessandra Soler Meetze is executive director of the Arizona American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The organization has 5,000 members in Arizona, a state which is often the epicenter for immigration and border issues.

Parks Reece
speaker iconParks Reece (WMA)
mp3 iconParks Reece (MP3)
Livingston artist Parks Reece has spent three decades tying satire and humor to his paintings of Montana and the West.

Jack Kligerman
speaker iconJack Kligerman (WMA)
mp3 iconJack Kligerman (MP3)
Arts photographer Jack Kligerman of Bozeman uses black & white film to stretch his imagination and ours. His camera captures landscapes and people without a zoom lens or editing. His work is currently on exhibit at the Bozeman Public Library.

Philip & Alaina Knight
speaker iconPhilip & Alaina Knight (WMA)
mp3 iconPhilip & Alaina Knight (MP3)
In 1991, Philip and Alaina Knight trekked 650 miles during a ten-week backpacking journey in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. From lightning storms to being treed by a raging bull, Phil Knight tells their personal story in his new book Into Deepest Yellowstone.

Becky Weed and Dean Williamson
speaker iconBecky Weed and Dean Williamson (WMA)
mp3 iconBecky Weed and Dean Williamson (MP3)
Bozeman area farmers Becky Weed and Dean Williamson join RealTime for a discussion about organic and chemical-free farming. Weed is a founder of Thirteen Mile Lamb & Wool near Belgrade. Williams, a former teacher, makes his living raising vegetables on his Three Hearts Farm.

Dr. Joan Hoff
speaker iconDr. Joan Hoff (WMA)
mp3 iconDr. Joan Hoff (MP3)
Dr. Joan Hoff has studied U.S. presidents for over 30 years. Hoff offers her opinions on the Office of the President, from Woodrow Wilson to Nixon and Obama. Dr. Hoff is past president of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and ia currently a research professor at Montana State University.

Crazy Mountain Productions
speaker iconCrazy Mountain Productions (WMA)
mp3 iconCrazy Mountain Productions (MP3)
In Livingston, the regional theatre group Crazy Mountain Productions has converted a school building into a new theatre and arts center. Crazy Mountain's artistic director Russell Lewis and three colleagues share stories about survival on the live stage in the Paradise Valley.

Deb Love
speaker iconDeb Love (WMA)
mp3 iconDeb Love (MP3)
Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has used real estate partnerships to conserve land for an important species: people. Deb Love, the trust's Northern Rockies director, discusses the importance of public land in Montana, Wyoming and urban areas ranging from Seattle to New Jersey.

Steve Prosinski & Tom Lutey
speaker iconSteve Prosinski & Tom Lutey (WMA)
mp3 iconSteve Prosinski & Tom Lutey (MP3)
The Billings Gazette has the largest circulation of any daily newspaper in Montana and Wyoming. Gazette editor Steve Prosinski and reporter Tom Lutey discuss the changing newspaper business and trends that could affect the region's economy in 2011.

Mike Clark, Program Two
speaker iconMike Clark (WMA)
mp3 iconMike Clark (MP3)
Executive director of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition Mike Clark joins RealTime for a second program to discuss different strategies for the survival of bison, the wolf, the grizzly, and other species in the Yellowstone ecosystem.

Gov. Brian Schweitzer
speaker iconGov. Brian Schweitzer (WMA)
mp3 iconGov. Brian Schweitzer (MP3)
Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer may face tough Republican majorities this January in Helena, but the Democratic two-term governor continues to get rave reviews in the media. From Medicaid to the Montana Democratic Party--what lies ahead for Governor Schweitzer?

Mike Clark
speaker iconPublic Broadcasting (WMA)
mp3 iconPublic Broadcasting (MP3)
Mike Clark is Executive Director of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, whose 18,000 members work to protect bison herds, wolves, and pristine rivers across the 20 million acres of the Yellowstone ecosystem.

Public Broadcasting
speaker iconPublic Broadcasting (WMA)
mp3 iconPublic Broadcasting (MP3)
Both MontanaPBS and Yellowstone Public Radio have experienced growth and change during the past three years. Montana PBS Director of Content Aaron Pruitt and YPR Interim General Manager Ken Siebert talk about new media and future challenges.

William Hjortsberg
speaker iconWilliam Hjortsberg (WMA)
mp3 iconWilliam Hjortsberg (MP3)
Author William Hjortsberg has written eight novels, scores of short stories and over 20 screenplays. A Livingston resident since the 1970s, Hjortsberg was one of the charter members of the "Montana Gang" with Thomas McGuane and Peter Fonda. From the film Rancho Deluxe to current projects, "Gatz" talks about the writer's life in Southwest Montana.

Project WET
speaker iconProject WET (WMA)
mp3 iconProject WET (MP3)
Bozeman-based Project WET offers water conservation guides to schools in all 50 states and 50 countries around the globe. Project WET founder Dennis Nelson and Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter describe how to make wise use of a scarce resource.

Alice Meister & Alan Kesselheim
speaker iconAlice Meister & Alan Kesselheim (WMA)
mp3 iconAlice Meister & Alan Kesselheim (MP3)
Bozeman Public Library director Alice Meister and writer Alan Kesselheim talk about the library of tomorrow, ranging from the future of the printed page to the Patriot Act. Meister, a primary catalyst for the new Bozeman Public Library, plans to retire this December.

Bevin Barber-Campbell & Elizabeth Williamson
speaker iconBevin Barber-Campbell & Elizabeth Williamson (WMA)
mp3 iconBevin Barber-Campbell & Elizabeth Williamson (MP3)
Two Bozeman-based bicycle advocatesBevin Barber-Campbell and Elizabeth Williamson—believe the two-wheeler can solve all types of problems, personal and global.

Children's Festival of the Book
speaker iconChildren's Festival of the Book (WMA)
mp3 iconChildren's Festival of the Book (MP3)
The third annual Children's Festival of the Book is November 5 & 6 in Bozeman. Award-winning children's writer Lois Lowry will deliver the keynote address on November 6. She joins RealTime host George Cole, as does Cindy Christin and Paula Beswick of the Bozeman Public Library, to discuss the importance of books for young and old.

Laura Scott & Bill Novelli
speaker iconLaura Scott & Bill Novelli (WMA)
mp3 iconLaura Scott & Bill Novelli (MP3)
Registered nurse Laura Scott and Georgetown University business professor Bill Novelli compare notes on the ups and downs of behavior modification. Each year millions of dollars are spent working to convince us to stop smoking, eat less and drink responsibly. Do any of these messages work?

Peggy Kuhr
speaker iconPeggy Kuhr (WMA)
mp3 iconPeggy Kuhr (MP3)
Peggy Kuhr is Dean of the School of Journalism at the University of Montana. This Fall, a new curriculum places a clear focus on the realities of adapting to new media technologies and techniques.

Larry Swanson
speaker iconLarry Swanson (WMA)
mp3 iconLarry Swanson (MP3)
Economist Larry Swanson believes the Billings area may hold the key for Montana's new economy and recovery from the current deep recession. Swanson is the director of the Center for the Rocky Mountain West, based at the University of Montana in Missoula.

Bill Novelli
speaker iconBill Novelli (WMA)
mp3 iconBill Novelli (MP3)
Georgetown University business professor Bill Novelli has battled big tobacco, the possible dismantling of Social Security, and the sedate life of the couch potato. Now, Novelli is leading a new, national initiative to improve care during the end of life process.

Timothy LeCain
speaker iconTimothy LeCain (WMA)
mp3 iconTimothy LeCain (MP3)
Montana State University History professor Timothy J. LeCain is the author of Mass Destruction: The Men and Giant Mines that Wired America and Scarred the Planet. LeCain won the George Perkins Marsh prize for best new book in environmental history.

Jess Walter
speaker iconJess Walter (WMA)
mp3 iconJess Walter (MP3)
Novelist Jess Walter writes about the dark edges of our society. His fiction and non-fiction range from our fragile middle class to the aftermath of 9-11 and those who challenge the U.S. federal government.

John Hamer & Larry Cali
speaker iconJohn Hamer & Larry Cali (WMA)
mp3 iconJohn Hamer & Larry Cali (MP3)
Washington News Council President John Hamer and veteran reporter Larry Cali discuss the credibility of journalism today. The Seattle-based Washington News Council is a non-profit organization focused on standards of journalistic fairness and accountability.

Jim Cole
speaker iconJim Cole (WMA)
mp3 iconJim Cole (MP3)
Jim Cole (no relation to RealTime host George Cole) survived two separate grizzly bear maulings. An author and photographer, Cole's most recent book Blindsided: Surviving a Grizzly Attack and Still Loving the Great Bear recounts these life-changing events. Jim Cole died of natural causes on July 22, 2010. This RealTime interview was conducted on July 21.

Stillwater Mining Company, Part 2
speaker iconStillwater Mining Company, Part 2 (WMA)
mp3 iconStillwater Mining Company, Part 2 (MP3)
A return to Stillwater Mining Company for further discussion on the Good Neighbor Agreement and how it came to be.

Burton K. Wheeler Center
speaker iconWheeler Center (WMA)
mp3 iconWheeler Center (MP3)
U.S. Senator from Montana Burton K. Wheeler was known for his progressive ideas & ties to labor and farmers. The Wheeler Center at MSU-Bozeman carries on the tradition of focusing on Montana issues & challenges. Julie Hitchcock, Ralph Johnson, and Brad Snow (Wheeler's great-grandson) discuss the importance of the Center's work.

Ronnie Bedford
speaker iconRonnie Bedford (WMA)
mp3 iconRonnie Bedford (MP3)
Jazz drummer Ronnie Bedford of Powell, Wyoming, has been in the music business since age 16. Now 79, Bedford recalls his gigs on Broadway, traveling with the big bands, and with jazz artists ranging from Benny Goodman to Gene Krupa. Bedford will be featured at the Yellowstone Jazz Festival in Cody, Wyoming.

Kelly Roberti
speaker iconKelly Roberti (WMA)
mp3 iconKelly Roberti (MP3)
Bozeman jazz bassist and poet Kelly Roberti is one of six winners of the 2010 Montana Governor's Arts Awards.

Stillwater Mining Company
speaker iconStillwater Mining Company (WMA)
mp3 iconStillwater Mining Company (MP3)
Stillwater Mining Company and a coalition of volunteers think that a major Montana mining company can be a good neighbor. South of Columbus near Nye, miner Bruce Gilbert, environmental consultant Sarah Zuzulock, and Good Neighbor volunteers Jerry Iverson and Charles Sangmeister celebrate the tenth anniversary of their legally-binding Good Neighbor Agreement.

Eagle Mount
speaker iconEagle Mount (WMA)
mp3 iconEagle Mount (MP3)
Bozeman's Eagle Mount works with over 1,000 people each year at their therapeutic recreation center. Director Mary Peterson and advisor Linda Griffith talk about the special programs Eagle Mount brings to people of all ages who are dealing with cancer, mental disabilities and other challenges.

Eric Funk
speaker iconEric Funk (WMA)
mp3 iconEric Funk (MP3)
Montana native Eric Funk has composed over 100 major musical pieces and is now finishing his ninth symphony. Funk travels the world for guest performances & collaboration with other artists.

Marvin Granger
speaker iconMarvin Granger (WMA)
mp3 iconMarvin Granger (MP3)
The political and personal life of Abraham Lincoln has become the avocation of retired public broadcaster Marvin Granger. In recent months, Granger has discussed the life of President Lincoln at public forums in some 15 communities in Montana and N. Wyoming.

Kidsave International
speaker iconKidsave International (WMA)
mp3 iconKidsave International (MP3)
Kidsave International President and co-founder Terry Baugh talks about the efforts to find homes and families for children in need.

Stefani Hicswa
speaker iconStefani Hicswa (WMA)
mp3 iconStefani Hicswa (MP3)
Miles Community College President Stefani Hicswa talks about the two-year school, which opened its doors in 1939 and today serves over 600 students with programs ranging from nursing to agri-business to construction technology.

Mark Browning
speaker iconMark Browning (WMA)
mp3 iconMark Browning (MP3)
The Custer County Art and Heritage Center in Miles City has an innovative home in a vintage water works plant. Director Mark Browning gives RealTime listeners a look into the center's role in the creative arts in the Miles City region.

Colstrip, MT, Part Two
speaker iconColstrip, Part Two (WMA)
mp3 iconColstrip, Part Two (MP3)
RealTime host George Cole concludes his look at Colstrip, Montana, with Mayor John Williams, city council member Rick Harbin, and Jim Atchison of the Southeastern Montana Development Corporation.

Colstrip, MT, Part One
speaker iconColstrip, Part One (WMA)
mp3 iconColstrip, Part One (MP3)
The first of two programs on Colstrip, Montana, Mayor John Williams (who is also President of the Montana Coal Board), city council member Rick Harbin, and Jim Atchison of the Southeastern Montana Development Corporation discuss the future of coal development in the Colstrip area.

Miles City, MT
speaker iconMiles City, MT (WMA)
mp3 iconMiles City, MT (MP3)
Take a tour of Miles City, Montana, with Mayor Joe Whalen, Miles Community College President Stefani Hicswa, and broadcaster Don Richard.

Vigilante Theatre Company
speaker iconVigilante Theatre Company (WMA)
mp3 iconVigilante Theatre Company (MP3)
The Vigilante Theatre Company of Bozeman has been doing live theatre in Montana & Wyoming since 1981. RealTime visits with Rhonda Smith and John Hosking, the founding Vigilante actors, and playwright Greg Owens.

ACLU of Montana
speaker iconACLU of Montana (WMA)
mp3 iconACLU of Montana (MP3)
ACLU of Montana Director Scott Crichton and attorney Steven Watt discuss their current caseload.

Phyllis Smith & William Hoy
speaker iconPhyllis Smith & William Hoy (WMA)
mp3 iconPhyllis Smith & William Hoy (MP3)
Phyllis Smith and William Hoy are co-authors of The Northern Pacific Railroad and Yellowstone National Park. The pair trace the history of the NP and the concurrent growth of the Yellowstone region.

Allen Jones
speaker iconAllen Jones (WMA)
mp3 iconAllen Jones (MP3)
Writer and editor Allen Jones discusses the turbulent world of publishing. Jones is the author of two books and over a hundred magazine articles and short stories and is a former editor of Big Sky Journal. He blogs at

Robert Rydell
speaker iconRobert Rydell (WMA)
mp3 iconRobert Rydell (MP3)
Historian Robert Rydell examines the legacy of international expositions and why U.S. foreign policy has avoided these fairs for the past 20 years. Dr. Rydell is the guest curator for an upcoming exhibit at the National Building Museum titled Designing Tomorrow: America's World Fairs of the 1930s.

Janet Bodnar
speaker iconJanet Bodnar (WMA)
mp3 iconJanet Bodnar (MP3)
Kiplinger Personal Finance editor Janet Bodnar remains optimistic about the U.S. economy. The monthly magazine has been advising families and businesses since 1947.

The Bozeman Explosion, One Year Later
speaker iconBozeman Explosion One Year Later (WMA)
mp3 iconBozeman Explosion One Year Later (MP3)
On March 5, 2009, a powerful natural gas line explosion killed one person and destroyed four historic buildings in downtown Bozeman. RealTime explores the damaged Osborn Building just east of the explosion site and talks with Chris Pope, the building's owner, and urban archaeolologist Scott Carpenter about the impact of the explosion, historic preservation, and the risks still present as decisions are made about the future of this section of Bozeman's commercial business district.

U.S. Senator Jon Tester
speaker iconSen. Jon Tester (WMA)
mp3 iconSen. Jon Tester (MP3)
U.S. Senator Jon Tester discusses healthcare reform, his wilderness bill, jobs, and farming. The first-term Senator and his family operate a farm near Big Sandy.

Jan Brown
speaker iconJan Brown (WMA)
mp3 iconJan Brown (MP3)
Yellowstone Business Partnership Executive Director Jan Brown discusses possible transportation options for a number of counties across Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho. The YBP advocates a trasportation co-operative for the rural areas surrounding Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park.

Dr. Christopher Muste
speaker iconDr. Christopher Muste (WMA)
mp3 iconDr. Christopher Muste (MP3)
Dr. Christopher Muste is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Montana and also served as a senior polling analyst at The Washington Post. Dr. Muste discusses the history of polling and the impact of polls in political culture.

Pam Poon
speaker iconPam Poon (WMA)
mp3 iconPam Poon (MP3)
Mediator and attorney Pam Poon talks about The Peace Book, which examines 108 ways to create a more peaceful world.

Best Reads of 2009
speaker iconBest Reads of 2009 (WMA)
mp3 iconBest Reads of 2009 (MP3)
Author Alan Kesselheim and Bozeman Public Library Director Alice Meister discuss their favorite books of 2009.

speaker iconBloggers (WMA)
mp3 iconBloggers (MP3)
Bozeman journalists Megan Ault Regneress and Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter have gone to the blogosphere to write about sex, holiday dinners, healthcare, and their personal lives. Does blogging offer opportunities for the creative spirit?

Robert Rydell
speaker iconRobert Rydell (WMA)
mp3 iconRobert Rydell (MP3)
Historian Robert Rydell believes the globalization of American mass culture can be tied directly to Buffalo Bill Cody and his wild west show. Rydell's 2005 book Buffalo Bill in Bologna explains the world fascination with this American icon. Dr. Rydell is a history professor and director of the MSU Humanities Institute in Bozeman.

Mark Potok
speaker iconMark Potok (WMA)
mp3 iconMark Potok (MP3)
Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center just completed an investigative report documenting the growth of white supremacist and militia movements in the U.S. As racist graffiti and pamphlets appear again in the Bozeman area and elsewhere across the country, Potok discusses how communities can respond to hate groups.

Chris Raschka & Paul Jeneczko
speaker iconChris Raschka & Paul Jeneczko (WMA)
mp3 iconChris Raschka & Paul Jeneczko (MP3)
Award-winning illustrator Chris Raschka and poet Paul Janeczko were in Bozeman recently for the Children's Festival of the Book. They talk about how books for those under the age of 14 have real impact for families and children. The festival is sponsored annually by the Bozeman Public Library Foundation.

Michael Reynolds
speaker iconMichael Reynolds (WMA)
mp3 iconMichael Reynolds (MP3)
Michael Reynolds, the founding cellist of the Muir String Quartet, has strong ties to Montana. Reynolds talks about the Muir String Quartet, his work with The Classics for Kids Foundation, and flyfishing.

Jess Walter
speaker iconJess Walter (WMA)
mp3 iconJess Walter (MP3)
Novelist Jess Walter's new book is The Financial Lives of the Poets. Walter, the author of five novels and numerous short stories, takes RealTime on a satirical journey through the current recession and its impact on the American middle class.

Jacquie and Bob Spetz
speaker iconJacquie and Bob Spetz (WMA)
mp3 iconJacquie and Bob Spetz (MP3)
Southwest of Belgrade, Jacquie and Bob Spetz have built their own house--out of straw. The three-bedroom home is built from bales of straw and is completely paid for. The Spetz family talks about banks, bales of straw, and mortgage-free living.

Peter and Connie Roop
speaker iconPeter and Connie Roop (WMA)
mp3 iconPeter and Connie Roop (MP3)
Peter and Connie Roop have written over 100 children's books on subjects ranging from our nation's presidents to Yellowstone Park and the American West. The husband-and-wife team discuss the impact of the Internet and graphic novels on young readers.

George Dennison
speaker iconGeorge Dennison (WMA)
mp3 iconGeorge Dennison (MP3)
George Dennison has been president of The University of Montana since 1990. Dr. Dennison talks about student retention rates, the growth of the university system, tuition cost issues, and football. He also explains changes and new goals for the Missoula, Dillon, Butte and Helena campuses.

Steve Lopez
speaker iconSteve Lopez (WMA)
mp3 iconSteve Lopez (MP3)
LA Times columnist Steve Lopez was in Bozeman recently to discuss his book The Soloist: A Lost Dream, An Unlikely Friendship, and The Redemptive Power of Music. Lopez tells the true story of Nathaniel Ayers, a gifted musician who lives in poverty, plays classical music on the streets of LA, and deals daily with his own mental illness.

Dr. Geoff Gamble
speaker iconDr. Geoff Gamble (WMA)
mp3 iconDr. Geoff Gamble (MP3)
Dr. Geoff Gamble has been President of Montana State University for nine years. As he gets ready to retire as President, Dr. Gamble reflects on the growth and changes across the MSU campuses.

Dr. Michelle Foltz
speaker iconDr. Michelle Foltz (WMA)
mp3 iconDr. Michelle Foltz (MP3)
Dr. Michelle Foltz is an orthopedic surgeon working in the developing world. Her new book A Leg to Stand On chronicles her work with the non-profit organization SIGN, which trains doctors and develops trauma equipment for hospitals in Asia and Africa. Dr. Foltz will speak at the Parmly Billings Library on October 20 and the Bozeman Public Library on October 27.

Dale Martin
speaker iconDale Martin (WMA)
mp3 iconDale Martin (MP3)
Montana State University History professor Dale Martin discusses America's ambivalent romance with silver. He explains how precious metals have helped define the West. This October, Bozeman's Intermountain Opera brings this element of Western Americana to life in their production of "The Ballad of Baby Doe."

Mark Miller
speaker iconMark Miller (WMA)
mp3 iconMark Miller (MP3)
Historian Mark Miller is a former journalism professor and reporter. He is currently a part of the Montana Humanities Speaker's Bureau. His new book chronicles pioneer travel and he talks with RealTime host George Cole about early travel in Yellowstone National Park.

Matthew Savery
speaker iconMatthew Savery (WMA)
mp3 iconMatthew Savery (MP3)
Matthew Savery started his career in music as a jazz drummer. Now, however he serves as Music Director for the Bozeman Symphony and the Wyoming Symphony. Savery discusses the new realities faced by performing arts organizations across the nation.

Kelly Roberti
speaker iconKelly Roberti (WMA)
mp3 iconKelly Roberti (MP3)
Jazz bassist Kelly Roberti has 54 recordings to his credit. Born in Malta and a Bozeman High School grad, Roberti has played internationally and in Montana with a bevy of top jazz artists. He discusses his own addictions and how he uses music for healing and therapy. Roberti is part of this year's One Book-One Bozeman programs.

Red Lodge Area Community Foundation
speaker iconRed Lodge Area Community Foundation (WMA)
mp3 iconRed Lodge Area Community Foundation (MP3)
Since 2003, over $500,000 has been raised for Red Lodge charities by the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation. The key to their success is the annual Fun Run for Charities. More than two dozen non-profit groups benefit from the Fun Run, including the food bank, youth clubs, and affordable housing projects. This year's event takes place September 5. RealTime host George Cole speaks with foundation members Linda Eckhoff, Merv Coleman and Joan Hughes.

Wally McRae
Two-Part Special

speaker iconWally McRae PART ONE (WMA)
mp3 iconWally McRae PART ONE (MP3)
speaker iconWally McRae PART TWO (WMA)
mp3 iconWally McRae PART TWO (MP3)
Wally McRae is a Montana rancher and a cowboy poet. In this special two-part interview conducted on his ranch near Colstrip and Lame Deer, McRae discusses his life, writings, and environmental politics—and reads from his new book Stick Horses and Other Stories of Ranch Life.

Dr. Mark Johnson
speaker iconDr. Mark Johnson (WMA)
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Dr. Mark Johnson is a wildlife veterinarian. His work includes reintroduction of the gray wolf into Yellowstone Park and the safe capture of feral dogs in India and other countries. Johnson is the executive director of Global Wildlife Resources, a non-profit group based in Bozeman.

Diane Elliott
speaker iconDiane Elliott (WMA)
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Writer Diane Elliott is the author of Strength of Stone, an historical novel portraying the pioneer journal of a young woman in the 1860s.

Greater Yellowstone Coalition
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The Greater Yellowstone Coalition works to preserve the unique natural attributes of the Yellowstone region. Mike Clark, the Coalition's Executive Director, and Rick Reese, a co-founder and two-term President, join RealTime host George Cole for a discussion of the organization's history, mission, and future.

Conrad Anker
speaker iconConrad Anker (WMA)
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Mountaineer Conrad Anker challenges some of the most difficult terrain on Earth. In 1999, he found the remains of famed British climber George Mallory on Mount Everest. Anker discusses the life of the adventurer, the mysteries of the unknown, and the very real threat of global climate change.

Dr. Ilse-Marie Lee
speaker iconDr. Ilse-Marie Lee (WMA)
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Dr. Ilse-Marie Lee directs the Honors Program at Montana State University, where she has been on the faculty teaching cello since 1989. She discusses her new work as a soundtrack composer for independent films and reminisces about her childhood in South Africa.

Stuart Weber
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Classical guitarist Stuart Weber recorded his new album, The Fifth Row, in 11 vintage theaters in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, and Utah.

Patrick & Carol Hemingway
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Patrick Hemingway is the only surviving child of author Ernest Hemingway. In this one-hour RealTime special, he and wife Carol Hemingway discuss his father's many books and essays, the Hemingway legend, and the fine line between creativity and insanity.

Christy Stillwell
speaker iconChristy Stillwell (WMA)
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Poet Christy Stillwell teaches in the Honors College at Montana State University. She writes, among other things, about moms, preschool, and funerals. Stillwell discusses her work, the process of writing, and "LWD," or living with deadlines.

Christopher Bengochea
speaker iconChristopher Bengochea (WMA)
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Opera singer Christopher Bengochea is the son of a Montana ranching family. He discusses life on the road and how early opportunities in Montana opened the doors for his professional singing career.

Alison Harmon & Jaime Jelenchick
speaker iconAlison Harmon & Jaime Jelenchick (WMA)
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Alison Harmon is a nutritionist at Montana State University. She is featured in a new documentary by filmmaker Jaime Jelenchick titled Montana Fare. The film captures how two Montana women deal with culture and resources in deciding what food to put on the table. Harmon and Jelenchick join RealTime host George Cole to discuss the film as well as how marketing and money affect food choices.

Amy Goodman
speaker iconAmy Goodman (WMA)
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Author and co-anchor of Democracy Now! Amy Goodman spoke recently in Missoula and Bozeman. She discusses the state of the news media in the United States, the Obama administration, and the growth of new media in contemporary society.

Phyllis Smith
speaker iconPhyllis Smith (WMA)
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Author Phyllis Smith is working on a book profiling the early days of the Northern Pacific Railroad. For generations, the NP defined commerce and careers in Montana.

John Armstrong & Joan Prior
speaker iconJohn Armstrong & Joan Prior (WMA)
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Artist and Laurel native John Armstrong has been a working artist for over three decades and is currently showing at the Missoula Art Museum. Armstrong and his wife, art broker Joan Prior, discuss the business of art and its many complexities and peculiarities.

George Wuerthner
speaker iconGeorge Wuerthner (WMA)
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Photographer and editor George Wuerthner's book, Thrillcraft, calls for an end of off-road use of federal land by snowmobiles, motorcycles, and trucks.

Mary Scriver
speaker iconMary Scriver (WMA)
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Bronze sculptor Bob Scriver brought a modern sensibility to Western art. Scriver's third wife, Mary Scriver, authored a biography of the artist, titled Bronze: Inside and Out, A Biographical Memoir of Bob Scriver.

Andes Trek
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Deia Schlosberg and Gregg Treinish talk about their 7,800 mile trek across the Andes in South America. Starting in Ecuador, they hiked south across mountains, through valleys and villages for two years, completing their journey in April of 2008. This feat earned them a place on the National Geographic Society's 2008 Adventurers of the Year.

Jim Hightower
speaker iconJim Hightower (WMA)
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Author and radio commentator Jim Hightower loves the bloodsport of Texas politics. In this RealTime conversation, he discusses President Obama, the recession, George W. Bush, and the NRA. Hightower will be in Bozeman April 10 at the Emerson Cultural Center.

speaker iconL.E.A.P. (WMA)
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Retired physician Dr. Ed Stickney and retired police officer Tony Ryan discuss the Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) program, which seeks to legalize and regulate currently illegal drugs such as marijuana.

speaker iconMendelssohn (WMA)
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Historians Jeff Safford and David Large discuss the the legacy of composer Felix Mendelssohn. Mendelssohn is the subject of a series of lectures and concerts in Bozeman in late March.

Dr. Susan Wicklund & Alan Kesselheim
speaker iconDr. Susan Wicklund & Alan Kesselheim (WMA)
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Dr. Susan Wicklund recently opened a new women's health center in Livingston. Her book, This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor, received national attention when it was published in 2008. Dr. Wicklund and co-author Alan Kesselheim discuss the continuing impact of the book.

Anne Harrigan & Matthew Savery
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Music directors Anne Harrigan, of the Billings Symphony, and Matthew Savery, of the Bozeman Symphony, discuss the business of classical music and the importance of educational outreach in both schools and the larger community. The two symphonies will offer a choral tribute to Bach: the Bozeman Symphony on March 7, and the Billings Symphony on March 14.

Engineers Without Borders
speaker iconEngineers Without Borders (WMA)
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The Engineers without Borders campus organization at Montana State University has been working on safe water wells in rural Kenya for six years. Architect Ronald Omyonga of Nairobi joins two MSU volunteers in a discussion of their work to bring potable water to some 50 school districts in the African nation.

Joe Sample
speaker iconJoe Sample, Part One (WMA)
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speaker iconJoe Sample, Part Two (WMA)
mp3 iconJoe Sample, Part Two (MP3)
Billings broadcaster and philanthropist Joe Sample shares a lifetime of experiences in this special, two-part RealTime with George Cole. In an extended interview with George recorded in October 2008, Sample tracks the milestones in his life, from time spent in China with the U.S. Army during World War II to his move to Billings in 1954 and the eventual creation of the Montana Television Network. Along with his late wife Miriam, Sample's decades of philanthropic support have benefitted many educational and artistic endeavors across the state.

Jan Brown
speaker iconJan Brown (WMA)
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The Yellowstone Business Partnership has 250 members, most of them businesses who operate in or near Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Director Jan Brown discusses how these businesses can be eco-friendly and profitable.

Jim Kershner
speaker iconJim Kershner (WMA)
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Author and historian Jim Kershner discusses his new book Carl Maxey, A Fighting Life. Maxey was an attorney and human rights activist from Spokane, Washington.

Barbara Van Cleve
speaker iconBarbara Van Cleve (WMA)
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Fine arts photographer Barbara Van Cleve knows how to run horses, work a fence line, and use her camera to portray the landscapes and people of the West. Her photography is part of public museums and galleries in the West and in U.S. embassies around the world.

David Quammen
speaker iconDavid Quammen (WMA)
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Science writer David Quammen is the Wallace Stegner Chair of History at Montana State University. In a recent article in Harper's, he explores the possibility of cancer as a contagious disease.

Dr. Richard Wolff
speaker iconDr. Richard Wolff (WMA)
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Dr. Richard Wolff recently served as the principal investigator for a research project examining Internet access across Montana. He discusses the results of the project, as well as how individuals and government use the Internet in Montana. Dr. Wolff is the Gilhousen Telecommunications Chair at Montana State University.

Regional Journalism
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Montana Magazine editor Butch Larcombe and Montana Quarterly managing editor Megan Ault Regnerus discuss regional journalism in Montana.

Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, Pt. 2
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In the second program in a two-part series, Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, a faculty member at Dartmouth Medical School and the author of Should I Be Tested for Cancer? Maybe Not and Here's Why, offers his opinions on the healthcare system in the United States and what we might expect in the renewed debate on healthcare policy.

Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, Pt. 1
speaker iconDr. H. Gilbert Welch (WMA)
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In the first of two programs, Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, a faculty member at Dartmouth Medical School and the author of Should I Be Tested for Cancer? Maybe Not and Here's Why, discusses the possibility that doctors in the United States order too many medical tests for their patients.

Dr. Geoff Gamble
speaker iconDr. Geoff Gamble (WMA)
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Montana State University President Geoff Gamble discusses the value of a college education and what the current national economic realities mean for the university.

Bozeman Public Library
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The new Bozeman Public Library is celebrating its second anniversary. Library director Alice Meister and friends board member Vicky York discuss freedom of expression, banned books, and dip into their favorite authors.

Stephen Maly
speaker iconStephen Maly (WMA)
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Stephen Maly is the director of TVMT, a state-funded television project established in 2001. In 2009, TVMT will offer gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Montana Legislature to fifty Montana communities.

Re-broadcast: November 17
Theo Lipfert & Johanna Prindiville

speaker iconTheo Lipfert & Johanna Prindiville (WMA)
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Bozeman filmmaker Theo Lipfert and actress Johanna Prindiville go behind the camera for a discussion of the business of short films in today's multiplex theater world. Lipfert teaches media arts at Montana State University, while Prindiville is a retired public relations writer. Their short film, Certain Green, has garnered both attention and awards.

Dr. Diana Eck
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Dr. Diana Eck is a professor of comparative religion and Indian studies at Harvard University. Dr. Eck also directs the Pluralism Project at Harvard. She reflects on the changes in our religious landscape, the growing spiritual pluralism in our cities and towns, and policy issues affecting church and state.

Landon Jones
speaker iconLandon Jones (WMA)
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Writer and editor Landon Jones worked for Time, Inc. for thirty years. During his career, he helped develop People and Money magazines. Jones also coined the term "baby boomer" in 1980. Hear him discuss journalism, the magazine industry, and a unique trip novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald took to Montana in 1915.

Jay & Judie Moor
speaker iconJay & Judie Moor (WMA)
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From 1991 to 2005, Jay Moor worked with the United Nations in Kenya and his wife Judie was a mental health counselor with a university in Nairobi. Hear their stories about working and living abroad.

Dr. Cliff Montagne
speaker iconDr. Cliff Montagne (WMA)
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Dr. Cliff Montagne is the president of BioRegions International, a Bozeman-based nonprofit specializing in environmental, educational, health and economic development projects in Mongolia. Dr. Montagne has visited Mongolia on 12 different occasions. He talks with RealTime host George Cole about the Central Asian nation.

Dr. Joan Hoff
speaker iconDr. Joan Hoff (WMA)
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Presidential historian Dr. Joan Hoff examines the current race for the White House and offers insight and opinion on a decidedly interesting election cycle. Dr. Hoff is the former CEO of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and is the author of A Faustian Foreign Policy: From Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush.

Tom Egelhoff
speaker iconTom Egelhoff (WMA)
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Small business consultant Tom Egelhoff discusses how small businesses can survive tough economic times. Egelhoff has worked with small businesses for thirty years and authored the book How to Market, Advertise, and Promote Your Business or Service in Your Own Backyard.

Intermountain Opera
speaker iconIntermountain Opera (WMA)
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The Intermountain Opera Association has produced live operas in Bozeman for the past three decades. The opera company's artistic director Linda Curtis and marketing director Marjorie Smith discuss their latest production, Die Fledermaus, which will be live at the Willson Auditorium on October 10 & 12. The two also talk about the history and future of the community opera company.

Middle Eastern Students
speaker iconMiddle Eastern Students (WMA)
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Host George Cole talks with visiting international students from Kuwait, Tunisia, Syria, and Lebanon, who were guests this summer of Montana State University and the U.S. Department of State. The diplomatic exchange was started in 2002 in an effort to bring young Muslim students to the United States.

Tracy Kidder
speaker iconTracy Kidder (WMA)
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder's 2003 book Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Could Cure the World is the selection for the first One Book One Bozeman program. Kidder joins RealTime host George Cole for a discussion of his books and the business of being an author.

Ted Waddell
speaker iconTed Waddell (WMA)
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Montana artist Theodore Waddell grew up in Laurel and graduated from then Eastern Montana College in Billings. Waddell's paintings and sculpture pieces are now in the private collections of Apple Computer, Robert Redford, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Yellowstone Art Museum, the Custer County Art Center, and elswhere. Waddell reflects on the art scene in the "new west" and offers advice on the business of art.

Dr. Kathryn Borgenicht
speaker iconDr. Kathryn Borgenicht (WMA)
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Untreated and under-treated pain is a serious public health issue in Montana and the West. Dr. Kathryn Borgenicht, a Bozeman geriatric and palliative care specialist, believes medical doctors should be more agressive in prescribing pain control medicines. Dr. Borgenicht and other healthcare providers will be in Missoula September 5 and 6 for the annual Montana Pain Initiative Conference.

The Legacy of Miriam Sample
speaker iconThe Legacy of Miriam Sample (WMA)
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A current exhibit at the Yellowstone Art Museum (YAM) honors Miriam Sample's interest in the visual arts and her dedication to fostering the growth and success of individual artists, galleries, and museums in Montana and Wyoming. YAM Executive Director Robyn Peterson, curator Robert Manchester, and artist Patrick Zentz discuss the Gifts to Montana: The Legacy of Miriam Sample exhibit and both the personal and professional impact Miriam Sample had on their lives.

George Cole & Larry Cali
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RealTime host George Cole turned 65 recently. With his Medicare card in hand, Cole talks with veteran journalist Larry Cali of Seattle about aging in America and what it takes to measure "success" in life. Cali and Cole worked together as broadcast journalists in Spokane and Seattle.

Don Oliver
speaker iconDon Oliver (WMA)
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Former NBC News correspondent Don Oliver has decades of experience as a television journalist. A native of Billings, Oliver now lives in Missoula and lectures at The University of Montana. He joins RealTime host George Cole for a discussion of broadcast and print journalism in this historic election year.

Dr. Joseph Shaw
speaker iconDr. Joseph Shaw (WMA)
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As the Director of the Optical Technology Center at Montana State University, Dr. Joseph Shaw sees light pollution as a growing problem. Shaw maintains that the beauty and value of the night sky is obscured by nighttime commercial lighting. One possible solution may be municipal and county regulation of both commercial and residential lighting.

Zak Zakovi & Tate Chamberlain
speaker iconZak Zakovi & Tate Chamberlain (WMA)
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Sculptor Zak Zakovi and event producer Tate Chamberlain discuss an ambitious public art project involving seven outdoor sculpture pieces to be installed on Main Street in Bozeman this month by the Art Crossing Foundation. The installation is co-sponsored by the Downtown Bozeman Association and the Bozeman Public Library.

Summer Reading
speaker iconSummer Reading (WMA)
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Summer reading for adults and children alike is the topic of this conversation between host George Cole and librarian Cindy Christin of the Bozeman Public Library.

Karin Ronnow & Deidre Eitel
speaker iconKarin Ronnow & Deidre Eitel (WMA)
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Bozeman Daily Chronicle journalist Karin Ronnow and photojournalist Deidre Eitel are traveling to central Asia this summer to continue their coverage of Greg Mortenson and his Central Asia Institute, a non-profit group building schools in rural Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Patrick Klein / Vision Beyond Borders
speaker iconPatrick Klein (WMA)
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Three days after a devastating cyclone hit Myanmar (Burma), Patrick Klein was there. The founder and director of Vision Beyond Borders, a Christian mission group based in Sheridan, Wyoming, Klein and his organization have been involved in the massive relief effort that has been hampered by political unrest.

Mark Matthews
speaker iconMark Matthews (WMA)
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Author Mark Matthews discusses past and present techniques on the fire line in Montana and the West, including a unique group of World War II-era conscientious objectors who were trained to be smokejumpers and fight fires. Mathews is the author of Smoke Jumping on the Western Fire Line: Conscientious Objectors During World War II and A Great Day to Fight Fire: Mann Gulch, 1949.

Larry Nelson
speaker iconLarry Nelson (WMA)
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In 1942, Larry Nelson enlisted in the Army Air Corps to fight "the good war." Sixty-six years later, the now-retired Baptist pastor lives in Bozeman and has authored and self-published Hell for Honshu, a memoir of his experiences as a B-29 navigator over Japan during World War II.

Dr. Joan Hoff
speaker iconDr. Joan Hoff, Part 1 of 2 (WMA)
speaker iconDr. Joan Hoff, Part 2 of 2 (WMA)
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Dr. Joan Hoff, Part 1 of 2 (MP3)
mp3 iconDr. Joan Hoff, Part 2 of 2 (MP3)
In this two-part program, U.S. Presidential historian Joan Hoff offers perspective on recent American presidents and the dangers of an imperial presidency. Dr. Joan Hoff is a research professor of history at MSU in Bozeman. Hoff's new book, A Faustian Foreign Policy: From Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush, is published by Cambridge University Press. Dr. Hoff is the former CEO and president of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and has taught history at Ohio University and Indiana University.

Intermountain Opera
speaker iconIntermountain Opera
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The Intermountain Opera Company has been producing operas in Bozeman for 30 years. Bizet's Carmen will take center stage at the Willson in Bozeman beginning May 14. Join opera board members Jan Young, Jack Day and Marjorie Smith as they discuss the challenges and joy of a growing opera company in Montana.

Chan Pongkhamsing

speaker iconChan Pongkhamsing (WMA)
mp3 iconChan Pongkhamsing (MP3)
Chan Pongkhamsing is a Peace Corps recruiter based in Seattle. During his time in the PeaceCorps, Pongkhamsing served as an irrigation specialist in Nepal. He talks about his experiences and what new Peace Corps volunteers can expect as they work in the developing world. The U.S. Peace Corps serves in over 70 countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Central Europe.

Neal Fegan
speaker iconNeal Fegan (WMA)
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Velocipedepictured: velocipede [photo courtesy Robert Fegan]
Bozeman artist Neal Fegan is a metal scupltor designing and building Velocipedes—a unique bicycle combining art, color, and transportation. Fegan, a former bicycle messenger in New York City, offers up his definition of a "starving artist" and discusses how to give your dreams an opportunity to succeed.

Steve Shapiro & Scott Crichton
speaker iconSteve Shapiro & Scott Crichton (WMA)
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Steve Shapiro is the Legal Director for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). He and ACLU of Montana Director Scott Crichton discuss protecting civil liberties in today's political and social climate. Shapiro was in Missoula recently for the state ACLU convention.

Bob Raney
speaker iconBob Raney (WMA)
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Public Service Commissioner Bob Raney believes consumers will have to make sacrifices as energy prices continue to go up. Raney, a Democrat from Livingston, discusses the pros and cons of energy deregulation, the legacy of Montana Power, and the realities of clean coal.

Dr. Joseph Shaw
speaker iconDr. Joseph Shaw (WMA)
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As the Director of the Optical Technology Center at Montana State University, Dr. Joseph Shaw sees light pollution as a growing problem. Shaw maintains that the beauty and value of the night sky is obscured by nighttime commercial lighting. One possible solution may be municipal and county regulation of both commercial and residential lighting.

Bill Novelli
speaker iconBill Novelli (WMA)
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Bill Novelli is CEO of AARP, a membership organization of 39 million Americans who are over 50. He is also a leader in a profession known as "social marketing." Novelli examines the changes, trends, and regulations surrounding things like smoking, high-fat foods, and personal fitness with an eye to the dynamic relationship between public policy and social engineering.

Janet Bodnar
speaker iconJanet Bodnar (WMA)
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Janet Bodnar, Deputy Editor for Kiplinger's Personal Finance, is optimistic about the US economy--despite talk of a recession and a weak job market. Bodnar discusses investments, tax advice, and how to prepare a family for possibly turbulent financial times.

Class C Documentary
speaker iconClass C Documentary (WMA)
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A new documentary film titled Class C chroinicles three years worth of high school women's basketball in Reed Point, Rapelje, Twin Bridges, Scobey, Rocky Boy, and Chester, Montana. Directors Justin Lubke and Shasta Grenier discuss their project, which will premiere on Montana PBS Wednesday, February 27, at 8pm.

Engineers Without Borders
speaker iconEngineers Without Borders (WMA)
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Montana State University College of Engineering students Katy Hansen and Chris Allen discuss their "safe water" projects in Kenya, part of their work with Engineers Without Borders at MSU. Hansen and Allen are joined by filmmaker and MSU graduate student Jaime Jelenchick, who documented their recent Kenyan project in a film called The Water Carriers, which is available for viewing online (in three parts).

Montana Mandolin Society
speaker iconMontana Mandolin Society (WMA)
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The Montana Mandolin Society has performed at the Kennedy Center and been featured on NPR. The Society's musicians work to keep Montana music alive, bringing a unique blend of string and orchestral music to audiences and schools across the region. The Montana Mandolin Society will perform Friday, February 15, at the Emerson Cultural Center in Bozeman.

Bill Greener
speaker iconBill Greener (WMA)
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Republican strategist Bill Greener calls voters in the Intermountain West the "forgotten voters." Greener, who served in the Reagan Administration, shares his views about the many 2008 political campaigns.

Mark Miller
speaker iconMark Miller (WMA)
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What was it like to travel to Yellowstone National Park in the late 1800s and early 1900s? Bozeman journalist Mark Miller chronicles travel journals of families and adventurers who made the journey by horse and covered wagon to America's first national park.

Steve Titus
The Solar Bugspeaker iconSteve Titus (WMA)
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The Solar Bug is the brainchild of Bozeman electrical engineer Steve Titus. The solar-powered vehicle and its creator were recently featured in the Christian Science Monitor and have made appearences at alternative energy shows in California. Steve talks about his creation, electric cars, innovation in general, and the future of "green" energy in Montana.

Dr. Susan Wickland & Alan Kesselheim
speaker iconDr. Susan Wicklund & Alan Kesselheim (WMA)
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Dr. Susan Wickland co-authored the new book, This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor, about her two decades of providing reproductive healthcare and legal abortions. Wickland discusses her profession, her beliefs, and her life with co-author Alan Kesselheim and RealTime host George Cole.

Bill Mercer
speaker iconBill Mercer (WMA)
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U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana Bill Mercer discusses the challenges facing federal law enforcement in Montana. Mercer has worked for the Department of Justice for nineteen years.

2007 In Review
speaker icon2007 in Review (WMA)
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Take a look back at 2007 with Billings Gazette Editor Steve Prosinsky, Bozeman Daily Chronicle Assistant Managing Editor Karin Ronnow, and Yellowstone Public Radio New Media Manager Ken Siebert. Host George Cole leads this roundtable discussion of the regional and national news stories that shaped 2007.

Encore Presentation: Coming of Age
Coming of Age (WMA)
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Bozeman couple Mary Pat Zitzer and Alan Kesselheim share an affinity for the phrase "coming of age." They, and their children Eli, Sawyer, and Ruby, take extended canoe and wilderness camping trips through Canada, along the Yellowstone River, and on the Rio Grande. The entire family talks with RealTime host George Cole about the wilderness, family growth, and coming of age.

Encore Presentation: John Ghazvinian
speaker iconJohn Ghazvinian (WMA)
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Historian John Ghazvinian predicts a turbulent future for the US and its quest for new oil. His book Untapped: The Scramble for Africa's Oil reveals the ongoing impact of corruption and post-colonial wounds throughout the African continent. Ghazvinian was born in Iran, grew up in London and Los Angeles, and is currently a visiting fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. He has his doctorate in History from Oxford University.

Stephen P. Kiernan & Mary Jo Bennett
speaker iconStephen P. Kiernan & Mary Jo Bennett (WMA)
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Journalist Stephen P. Kiernan says only six medical schools in the U.S. require their students to take a course on death and dying. His 2006 book is Last Rights: Rescuing the End of Life from the Medical System. Kiernan is joined by Mary Jo Bennett, a hospice advocate and volunteer in Bozeman. Both Bennett and Kiernan were involved in a recent series of Bozeman lectures and workshops dealing with death and dying.

Deborah Schuerr
speaker iconDeborah Schuerr (WMA)
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Pianist and composer Deborah Schuerr of Bozeman discusses her approach to building a creative life. A former member of the Bozeman Symphony and current member of the jam band Northside Garden Club, Schuerr talks about composing music and performing as a concert pianist and provides some examples of her work. This program was recorded at Peak Recording & Sound in Bozeman.

speaker iconDialysis (WMA)
mp3 iconDialysis (MP3)
Over 400,00 people undergo kidney dialysis each year. Daniel Offer, M.D., and his wife Marjorie Kaiz Offer are the authors of Dialysis Without Fear. Dr. Offer has been on dialysis since 1999. The Offers discuss their personal lives and challenge the belief that dialysis limits the ability of patients from living a meaningful life. Both Dr. Offer and his wife Marjorie are on the faculty and research staff of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.

Green Construction
speaker iconGreen Construction (WMA)
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"Green construction" projects are underway across Montana. Dr. Kath Williams, former President of the World Green Building Council, and Erica Sparhawk, a builder with Kemmick Construction, discuss their work in designing and bulding "green" buildings in Montana and elsewhere.

Bill Bilverstone & Jack Kligerman
speaker iconBill Bilverstone & Jack Kligerman (WMA)
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Fine photography can be art or a social messenger. Bozeman photographers Bill Bilverstone and Jack Kligerman talk about their 30 plus years working to get that perfect image, whether it's a portrait of a homeless man in Bozeman or the cityscape of Paris.

Chan Pongkhamsing
speaker iconChan Pongkhamsing (WMA)
mp3 iconChan Pongkhamsing (MP3)
Chan Pongkhamsing is a Peace Corps recruiter based in Seattle. During his time in the PeaceCorps, Pongkhamsing served as an irrigation specialist in Nepal. He talks about his experiences and what new Peace Corps volunteers can expect as they work in the developing world. The U.S. Peace Corps serves in over 70 countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Central Europe.

Stephanie Davis
A RealTime Special Edition

speaker iconStephanie Davis, Part 1 (WMA)
speaker iconStephanie Davis, Part 2 (WMA)
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Stephanie Davis & George Cole
pictured: Stephanie Davis, interviewed at her home by George Cole, July 2007 (photo by Ken Siebert)
Montana native Stephanie Davis talks about her life as a musician, songwriter, cowgirl poet, and performer. Davis performs on A Prairie Home Companion and tours with singer Garth Brooks. This 60-minute special features Davis at her best, performing her music and talking about her Yellowstone Country home.

Pat Williams
speaker iconPat Williams (WMA)
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Former Montana Congressman Pat Williams is a founding director of Western Progress, a new policy institute. Williams, a Montana Democrat, served from 1979 to 1997 in the U.S. House and has strong opinions about the current direction of the national Democratic Party and the impact of special interest money in our nation's capital. Williams teaches at The University of Montana and is senior fellow at the Center for the Rocky Mountain West in Missoula.

Ray Suarez
speaker iconRay Suarez (WMA)
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Ray Suarez is Senior Correspondent for The News Hour with Jim Leher. Suarez talks with RealTime host George Cole about a variety of topics, including the current political scene, Beltway journalism, immigration reform, and Suarez's 2006 book The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America.

Brian Kahn
speaker iconBrian Kahn (WMA)
mp3 iconBrian Kahn (MP3)
In what was supposed to have been a first for RealTime, host George Cole booked a dog as a guest. Not just any dog, mind you--Tess of Helena is a Black Lab whose recent book Training People: The Definitive Guide For Dogs shows "how to bring out the best in your human." Sadly, Tess had to cancel due to a scheduling conflict; however, she sent along her typist (and human) Brian Kahn. In his free time, Kahn hosts some show heard on both public radio outlets in Montana.

From the Top in Bozeman
speaker iconFrom the Top in Bozeman (WMA)
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The National Public Radio program From the Top will record in Bozeman on Thursday, October 4. RealTime Host George Cole gets the details on this exciting event from Tiffany Sandholm of the Bozeman-based Classics for Kids Foundation, Drew Seesel of the Hans Saari Memorial Fund, the Werner Cello Quartet (who, along with other teen musicians, will be featured performers), and David Balsom, national tour producer for From the Top.

Tina Buckingham
speaker iconTina Buckingham (WMA)
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Casting and location scout Tina Buckingham has been in the Montana movie business for thirty-three years. From Rancho Deluxe in 1974 to A River Runs Through It in 1992 to the present day, Buckingham shares backlot stories from the past three decades as well as new incentives for film producers shooting in Montana and the upcoming HatchFest film festival in Bozeman.

The War & Homefront: United or Divided
speaker iconThe War & Homefront: United or Divided (WMA)
mp3 iconThe War & Homefront: United or Divided (MP3)
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns discusses his new seven-hour documentary The War, which will air on Montana PBS beginning September 23. RealTime host George Cole also welcomes documentary producer Jaime Jelenchick, who discusses her program Homefront: United or Divided, which tells the story of what happened in Montana following the US entry into World War II. Homefront: United or Divided will air on Montana PBS on October 2.

Jarl von Arlyon & Dr. Graeme MacQueen
speaker iconJarl von Arlyon & Dr. Graeme MacQueen (WMA)
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Jarl von Arlyon and Dr. Graeme MacQueen are convinced there is more to the story of the 9/11 attacks than the official record indicates. Both men will take part in a discussion and screening of the film 9/11: Press for Truth at the Emerson Cultural Center on Tuesday, September 11, at 7pm, which is free and open to the public. Dr. MacQueen is the founding Director of the McMaster Centre for Peace Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and a member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice. Von Arlyon, who lives in Bozeman, was an eyewitness to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.

Mary Jane DiSanti
speaker iconMary Jane DiSanti (WMA)
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The Country Bookshelf is a tradition in the Gallatin Valley. Owner Mary Jane DiSanti has been in the book business for thirty-three years. She talks with host George Cole about good books and what it's like to compete with major booksellers.

Loren Acton
speaker iconLoren Acton (WMA)
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Lewistown-born Loren Acton rode the space shuttle Challenger into space on an eight-day mission in 1985. Since 1993, he has been a research professor of Physics at Montana State University. Acton discusses his experiences aboard the space shuttle and his current research dealing with the Sun.

John Ghazvinian
speaker iconJohn Ghazvinian (WMA)
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Historian John Ghazvinian predicts a turbulent future for the US and its quest for new oil. His book Untapped: The Scramble for Africa's Oil reveals the ongoing impact of corruption and post-colonial wounds throughout the African continent. Ghazvinian was born in Iran, grew up in London and Los Angeles, and is currently a visiting fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. He has his doctorate in History from Oxford University.

Special: A Tale of Two Cities
speaker iconA Tale of Two Cities (WMA)
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Billings and Bozeman are two vital Montana cities. From business on mainstreet to affordable housing, the similarities and differences between these two population centers help tell the story of Montana's social and economic present and future. RealTime producers George Cole and Ken Siebert host this hour-long, live discussion from both Bozeman and Billings with former Billings mayor Chuck Tooley, former Bozeman mayor Steve Kirchhoff, Business Editor and reporter for the Billings Gazette Jan Falstad, and Bozeman Daily Chronicle Assistant Managing Editor Karin Ronnow.

Virginia City
speaker iconVirginia City (WMA)
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During the gold rush of the 1860s, Virginia City, Montana, was the largest population center between Minneapolis and San Francisco. Today, there are 150 permanent residents--and 70,000 tourists annually. Virginia City Mayor Linda Hamilton and Director of the Montana Heritage Commission Paul Reichert discuss the effort that goes into keeping Montana history alive.

Encore Presentation: Betsy Gaines-Quammen
speaker iconBetsy Gaines-Quammen (WMA)
mp3 iconBetsy Gaines-Quammen (MP3)
Bozeman-based environmentalist Betsy Gaines-Quammen leads The Tributary Fund, a new international non-profit working to improve conservation programs in Asia. RealTime talks to Quammen about their first project, which takes her to Mongolia to rebuild a Buddhist monastery into an international center for environmental education.

Dean Williamson
speaker iconDean Williamson (WMA)
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Bozeman resident Dean Williamson has studied, in detail, the relationship between Latino and Hispanic literature and its impact on political reality. He has his doctorate from the University of Colorado-Boulder, with a focus on race and ethnic identity formation in 19th century Native American and Latino writing.

Kirk Branch
speaker iconKirk Branch (WMA)
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Kirk Branch, Ph.D., is an associate professor of English at Montana State University. His new book, Eyes on the Ought to Be: What we Teach When We Teach About Literacy, questions our society's road to reading and literacy. Branch discusses teachers, parents, and students need to practice "trickster consciousness" to ensure success in the classroom and in society at large.

Dr. Kathryn Borgenicht
speaker iconDr. Kathryn Borgenicht (WMA)
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Dr. Kathryn Borgenicht is the Medical Director of the Bozeman Deaconess Hospice and Palliative Care program. Dr. Borgenicht discusses pain management, palliative care, and aging with RealTime host George Cole.

Coming of Age
speaker iconComing of Age (WMA)
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Bozeman couple Mary Pat Zitzer and Alan Kesselheim share an affinity for the phrase "coming of age." They, and their children Eli, Sawyer, and Ruby, take extended canoe and wilderness camping trips through Canada, along the Yellowstone River, and on the Rio Grande. The entire family talks with RealTime host George Cole about the wilderness, family growth, and coming of age.

Aaron Pruitt
speaker iconAaron Pruitt (WMA)
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Montana PBS is a growing statewide public television system, attracting a weekly audience of 165,000. Director of Programming Aaron Pruitt discusses programming local content, budgets, future plans, and how Montana PBS (and public television in general) works to compete in an increasingly crowded media marketplace.

Jack Horner
speaker iconJack Horner (WMA)
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Jack Horner is the Curator of Paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies. He is the director of the largest dinosaur field research program in the world and has uncovered more dinosaur fossils than anyone in history. Horner's new (and constantly changing) exhibit, Dinosaurs Under the Big Sky, opens June 9 at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman.

Elaine Grimm
speaker iconElaine Grimm (WMA)
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According to the United Nations, the African country of Niger is one of the poorest on Earth. Elaine Grimm recently returned from a Peace Corps assignment there, and talks with RealTime host George Cole about her work in schools for young girls, as well as the challenges facing Niger, where 66% of the population is under 25.

Museum of the Rockies
speaker iconMuseum of the Rockies (WMA)
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2007 marks the 50th anniversary of The Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman. Museum Director Shelley McKamey and curator Michael Fox join RealTime host George Cole for an exploration of the museum, which houses over 300,000 objects.

Intermountain Opera Company
speaker iconIntermountain Opera Company (WMA)
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The Intermountain Opera Company boasts a unique, 28-year history. Ginny Martin and Stephen Guggenheim talk about that history as well as the company's current plans, which include May performances of Mozart's The Magic Flute.

Peter Aengst
speaker iconPeter Aengst (WMA)
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The Wyoming Range is 700,000 acres of mountain peaks, sagebrush plains, and an enormous potential for oil and natural gas development. Peter Aengst of The Wilderness Society in Bozeman discusses efforts to stop the march toward extraction in the Wyoming Range.

National Library Week
speaker iconNational Library Week (WMA)
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April 15 - 21 is National Library Week. To honor the event, RealTime host George Cole visits with Bozeman Public Library Director Alice Meister and Friends of the Library Vice President Amy McNamara about banned books, the Internet, and the Patriot Act.

Kim Edwards
speaker iconKim Edwards (WMA)
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Kim Edwards is the author of the bestselling book The Memory Keeper's Daughter. Set in the 1960s, the novel deals with a Down's Syndrome child and the way in which her parents chose to deal with her. Edwards is an assistant professor of English at the University of Kentucky.

Jennifer Ferenstein
speaker iconJennifer Ferenstein (WMA)
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Jennifer Ferenstein
is a Missoula-based biologist. She is also working on the Save the Front Campaign, which is coordinated by the Wilderness Society. Save the Front is working to solidify the legacy of conservation efforts to protect the Rocky Mountain Front near Glacier National Park.

Tom Murphy
speaker iconTom Murphy (WMA)
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For 34 years, wildlife and nature photographer Tom Murphy has traveled the world, searching for the perfect scene. His photography is regularly featured in magazines, books, and recently on PBS. Since 1975, Murphy (who lives in Livingston) has focused his attention on Yellowstone National Park.

Tim Flannery
speaker iconTim Flannery (WMA)
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Scientist and explorer Tim Flannery is the author of The Weather Makers: How Man is Changing the Climate and What it Means for Earth. Flannery details the historic cycles of weather and climate, and what humankind is doing to drastically speed up the process of global warming. When not traveling, Tim Flannery lives in Sydney, Australia, and is a professor at Macquarie University. He recently spoke at Montana State University.

William Marcus
Five Who Make a Difference: William Marcus (WMA)
mp3 logoFive Who Make a Difference: William Marcus (MP3)
William Marcus' career in public broadcasting spans over three decades. For the last eleven years, Marcus has been the Director of the University of Montana's Broadcast Media Center. He is also the host of the popular Montana PBS series Backroads of Montana and an Emmy Award winning documentary producer.

Gene Brodeur
Gene Brodeur (WMA)
mp3 iconGene Brodeur (MP3)
Gene Brodeur of Montana PBS joins host George Cole for a discussion on journalism and politics. Brodeur reflects on three decades as a working reporter, with assignments ranging from covering California in the 1960s to working for NBC in Europe in the 1980s.

Journey to India
Journey to India (WMA)
mp3 iconJourney to India (MP3)
India, the world's largest democracy, has eighteen official languages and is home to more than one billion people. Both Elizabeth Blanchford and Susie Cole have recently visited India, and they share their thoughts on its people, customs, literature, and food.

Recommended Books: Susie Cole and Elizabeth Blanchford
May You Be the Mother of 100 Sons Elisabeth Busmiller
The Glass Palace Amitav Ghosh
Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri
A Fine Balance Rohinton Mistry
Shantaram Gegory David Roberts
Shalimar the Clown Salman Rushdie
A Suitable Boy Vikram Seth
Images of India: photos by Susie Cole
Street scene in Pondicherry Meenakshi Temple, Madurai
Street scene in Pondicherry Meenakshi Temple, Madurai

Eric Funk
Eric Funk [WMA]
Bozeman composer and musician Eric Funk joins host George Cole for an examination of American musical theatre. From the early days of vaudeville to Broadway today--Eric Funk navigates the musical art form and the changing realities of live theatre.
mp3 iconEric Funk [MP3]

Larry Cali
Larry Cali (WMA)
RealTime takes an audio tour of Seattle with veteran reporter Larry Cali. Over 9 million tourists visit the Seattle area every year, and the city has recently unveiled a new slogan: "metro-natural."
mp3 iconLarry Cali (MP3)

Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival
Monte Dolack & Mary Beth Percival (WMA)
Montana artists Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival share their Missoula gallery and thoughts on the business of art.
mp3 iconMonte Dolack & Mary Beth Percival (MP3)

Alan Kesselheim
Alan Kesselheim (WMA)
Bozeman author Alan Kesselheim talks to RealTime host George Cole about life as a full-time freelance writer. Kesselheim is the author of eight books and hundreds of magazine articles and is currently collaborating on a project with a Montana doctor about her experiences practicing medicine under the Big Sky.
mp3 iconAlan Kesselheim (MP3)

HIV & AIDS in Montana
HIV/AIDS in Montana (WMA)
Host George Cole speaks with Billings health professional Kathy Hall and HIV prevention educator David Herrera of Missoula, both of whom offer their observations and advice about HIV and AIDS in Montana. Hall and Herrera are members of the Governor's AIDS Advisory Council.
mp3 iconHIV/AIDS in Montana (MP3)

Montana HIV/AIDS Resources
In Montana: 800.233.6668
Eastern Montana AIDS Hotline: 800.675.2437
Western Montana AIDS Hotline: 800.663.9002

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services: HIV-Related Links
Yellowstone AIDS Project
Montana Gay Men's Task Force

David Quammen
David Quammen (WMA)
Bozeman-based author David Quammen joins host George Cole for a discussion of The Reluctant Mr. Darwin, Quammen's new biography of Charles Darwin. Learn about the political climate in mid-19th century England, the theory of evolution, and the ongoing debate between humanists and proponents of "intelligent design." David Quammen is the current Wallace Stegner Distinguished Professor of Western American Studies at MSU-Bozeman.
mp3 iconDavid Quammen (MP3)

Best Reads 2006
Best Reads 2006 (WMA)
The "best reads" of 2006 with Bozeman librarians Alice Meister and Jane Basile. Ring in the new year with a look back at the books of 2006.
mp3 iconBest Reads 2006 (MP3)

Holiday Stories & Traditions
Holiday Stories & Traditions (WMA)
Bozeman Public Library Children's Librarian Cindy Christin discusses holiday books and traditions.
mp3 iconHoliday Stories & Traditions (MP3)

Live Call-In: The First Amendment: Who Cares?
The First Amendment: Who Cares? (WMA)
Host George Cole welcomes Central Washington University Journalism Professor Cynthia Mitchell and ACLU of Montana Executive Director Scott Crichton for a discussion of current attitudes toward free expression in America. Listener questions and comments are welcome during this 60 minute live edition of RealTime.
mp3 iconThe First Amendment: Who Cares (MP3)

Stuart Woods
Stuart Woods (WMA)
Stuart Woods: Short StrawAuthor Stuart Woods has written 35 novels, sold over 10 million copies, and recently appeared on both the hardcover (Short Straw) and paperback (Dark Harbor) bestseller lists in the New York Times Book Review. From his New York City apartment, Woods talks with RealTime about his characters, his writing, and how to get a good table at Elaine's--his favorite watering hole.
mp3 iconStuart Woods (MP3)

50 Plus 50 Plus: Call-In
50 Plus Call-In (WMA)
In his new book, AARP CEO Bill Novelli believes the "Boomers" will change the political fabric of the United States--and perhaps the recent elections point to that revolution as already underway. RealTime host George Cole and YPR New Media Manager Ken Siebert welcome Novelli and Bozeman nurse and healthcare writer Rachel Rockafellow for a wide-ranging discussion on the future of Social Security, healthcare, and the safety net in our society.mp3 icon50 Plus Call-in (MP3)

Betsy Gaines-Quammen
Betsy Gaines-Quammen (WMA)
Bozeman-based environmentalist Betsy Gaines-Quammen leads The Tributary Fund, a new international non-profit working to improve conservation programs in Asia. RealTime talks to Quammen about their first project, which takes her to Mongolia to rebuild a Buddhist monastery into an international center for environmental education.
mp3 iconBetsy Gaines-Quammen (MP3)

Bozeman Public Library
Bozeman Public Library (WMA)
In its series debut, RealTime previews the new Bozeman Public Library in an interview with Head Librarian Alice Meister and architect Mark Headly.
mp3 iconBozeman Public Library (MP3)

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