The Weekender

The Weekender: Montana’s Half-Hour News Hour is a bi-weekly podcast that dives into the story behind the week’s biggest news item, tours a hidden gem and tests listeners’ knowledge with headline news quiz. Join host Nicky Ouellet every other Saturday morning wherever you get your podcasts.

Oct. 4: Childcare, Bear Maze And A Mood Emergency

Oct 4, 2019

This week we chat with Billings Gazette education reporter Matt Hoffman about the economic impacts of gaps in childcare and pre-K. We explore a straw bale maze in the Flathead Valley. Then Matt goes for the news quiz record.

This week we chat with the Bozeman Daily Chronicle's Katheryn Houghton about what it's like trying to find specialty infact healthcare in the rural West. We learn how to taste beer from a professional. And YPR's Program Director Ken Seibert is a good sport and plays our news quiz.

This week we chat with the Billings Gazettes' Tom Lutey about what's in place to help the people and town of Colstrip transition past the partial closure of the power plant. We taste treats at Brockel's Chocolates and spend the day with Miss Crow Nation as she steps down from her throne.

Welcome to the first episode of The Weekender!

This week we chat with the Missoulian's Cameron Evans and Seaborn Larson about their reporting on Montana's private religious teen therapeutic group homes. We meet the newest residents at Zoo Montana and you can test your Montana news knowledge with our quiz.

The first episode of The Weekender drops this Friday, August 16