University of Montana Journalism

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So many stories! Here are dozens of features produced by audio students at the University of Montana School of Journalism.


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20 Pieces

These nonscripted stories were edited from longer oral histories filed with the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project. That project, the largest of its kind, was created to record and preserve the experience of war in the words of those who served.

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7 Pieces

Reported news features exploring the struggle to find and stay in affordable housing in and near Missoula, Montana, during an historic boom.

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10 Pieces

Advanced Audio students at the University of Montana take a darker approach to radio valentines.

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12 Pieces

My cousin who was a cop, my grandmother who went to an American Indian boarding school... A series of meaningful stories.

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18 Pieces

Reported news features and sound portraits linked to federal recognition of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Produced by advanced audio students at the University of Montana School of Journalism as part of the Native News Honors Project.

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2 Pieces

Rest Stop Radio is a podcast with stories about people traveling from here to there on I-90, the longest interstate in the country. Our stories come from Montana, the state with the largest stretch of that road. Produced by students in the Advanced Audio class at the University of Montana School of Journalism taught by Jule Gardner Banville.

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15 Pieces

A reporting project by the University of Montana School of Journalism exploring what happens with families, the criminal justice system, addicts, counselors and others dealing with a surging meth problem.


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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 PRX Remix and KRZA

  • Added: Jan 22, 2016
  • Length: 05:17
  • Purchases: 2
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
Caption: Nate Bradley playing at an event for rookie football players, Credit: Todd Goodrich
Here's a story that proves gushing affection for grandmas is universal. Producer Keiko Sagami's sound-rich piece features University of Montana def...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and WAMC Northeast Public Radio

  • Added: Apr 24, 2015
  • Length: 03:09
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: This will make sense eventually
Producer Emily Proctor starts this story with a couple of college roommates who have a musical code to warn each other for when they plan to have s...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2015
  • Length: 04:43
Caption: The New Wave Time Trippers rocking white Levis., Credit: Nicky Ouellet
The New Wave Time Trippers are not your typical '80s cover band. For one, they're good. For another, they're dominating a little town so far north,...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio

  • Added: Mar 09, 2015
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 1