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University of Montana Journalism

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We are learning radio over here at the University of Montana School of Journalism and doing some fabulous, creative pieces we hope will air.

All of these features are produced by radio students in the Advanced Audio and Intermediate Audio classes at UM taught by former-WNYC and still-sometimes-independent producer Jule Gardner Banville.

Pieces

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A deeply reported one-hour special that explores the ways a resurgence of meth use in Montana has affected families, cops, courts, lawmakers and ad...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 58:47
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Reported news feature exploring how an explosion of arrests related to meth have stressed county jails and inspired treatment options. Produced by ...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 07:16
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Deeply reported news feature going behind the bench at drug treatment court, a model approach that goes beyond punishment. Produced by Beau Baker a...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 11:08
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Research and anecdotes show meth has long been in use among gay men, but in rural states like Montana, that works differently than in big cities. R...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 05:27
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News feature that profiles a first-of-its-kind recovery program for a meth and addiction problem that's only become worse on a northern Montana res...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 08:31
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Reported news feature exploring what happens when addicts can't get what almost anyone who works with them will tell you they need to get clean: lo...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 06:33
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News feature exploring what happens when addicts needing acute care show up in emergency rooms in Montana. Produced by Matt Blois for a reporting p...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 06:07
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The story of a Montana mom, a dad and their daughter currently struggling with addiction. Produced by Aunica McCoulough for a reporting project at ...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Miranda Kirk, right., Credit: Nora Saks
“If you have somebody in your corner, that makes any kind of pain just a little mole hill instead of a mountain.” Miranda Kirk co-founded the Aanii...

  • Added: May 24, 2017
  • Length: 03:06
Caption: Jessica Hofer, Credit: courtesy Rocky Mountain Treatment Center
Before she started running the horse therapy program at Rocky Mountain Treatment Center in Great Falls, MT, Jessica Hofer was an addict. For her, s...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Apr 07, 2017
  • Length: 02:37
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sheriff Don Bell of Lake County, Credit: Corey Hockett
"Ninety percent of the time, they stored the meth lab in the baby's room." Sheriff Don Bell of Lake County, Montana, has seen enough as part of his...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Apr 06, 2017
  • Length: 02:41
  • Purchases: 1
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"With having a child on drugs, especially meth, you have no control as a parent." This dad from the Bitterroot Valley of Montana has watched his da...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Apr 06, 2017
  • Length: 03:33
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Tracy Hellem, Credit: Cal Reynolds
"We're kind of in a place where our hands are tied." Tracy Hellem, an assistant professor of nursing in Montana, is among a select few who've tried...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Apr 06, 2017
  • Length: 03:08
  • Purchases: 1
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Rob grew up in Billings, Montana, as part of a family involved in trafficking meth and other drugs from Mexico. He started doing meth when he was 1...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 03:28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Judge John Larson, Credit: Cal Reynolds
John Larson, a district court judge for Missoula and Mineral counties, established Montana's first juvenile drug treatment court in 1996. It combin...

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm and WYAP


  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 03:31
  • Purchases: 2
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In the second episode of a podcast produced by the advanced audio class at the University of Montana School of Journalism: three deeply human stori...

  • Added: May 06, 2016
  • Length: 16:57
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In the pilot episode of Rest Stop Radio: stories from Donnie who ran drugs, Blake who misses his kids and his ex-wife and Benjamin who had a life-c...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2016
  • Length: 21:26
Caption: Mark Thomsen, the epitome of happy
Producer Cole Grant worked at Worden's Market, a downtown convenience store with a killer wine selection in Missoula, Montana. It was monotonous an...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Jan 22, 2016
  • Length: 05:17
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Junebug holotypes from Mike Ivie's entomology lab at Montana State University. When Ivie retires, his personal collection will be donated to the Smithsonian.
Until recently, bug specimens collected on federal land had to be returned as government property, even if they're dead and pulverized. The rules a...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 14, 2015
  • Length: 06:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cami Cote
Producer Kali Beeson's feature features a woman whose first yoga experience involved chanting. She went home and told her husband it was weird. Now...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2015
  • Length: 03:26