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.

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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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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.


Pieces

Caption: John Gilbert, former chairman
Reporter Evan Bartel talks with John Gilbert, former chairman of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Like elders and chairmen before him, h...

  • Added: May 13, 2020
  • Length: 03:24
Caption: Ekoo Beck, Blackfeet descendent exploring Little Shell citizenship
Reporter Victor Yvellez talks with Iko’tsimiskimaki “Ekoo” Beck, who is in the process of disenrolling Blackfeet to join the recently recognized Li...

  • Added: May 13, 2020
  • Length: 03:30
Caption: Alex Gray, candidate for office and Little Shell citizen
Reporter Sofia Stuart-Rasi talks with Alex Gray, a Little Shell citizen running for office. Together, they knock on doors in his district in Missou...

  • Added: May 13, 2020
  • Length: 02:40
Caption: Julie Mitchell, pre-school and Ojibwe language teacher
Reporter Hailey Monaco talks with Julie Mitchell, a HeadStart teacher in Great Falls, Montana, who takes the time every day to help pre-schoolers l...

  • Added: May 13, 2020
  • Length: 03:51
Caption: KerryJean Murphy, student and proudly Little Shell
Reporter Mary Auld talks with KerryJean Murphy, a non-traditional student who connected with her Little Shell heritage later in life. She thinks a ...

  • Added: May 13, 2020
  • Length: 03:02
Caption: Terrie LaRocque, tribal volunteer
Reporter Allison Berrian talks with Terrie LaRocque, who worked the reception desk at the Great Falls, Montana, headquarters of the Little Shell Tr...

  • Added: May 13, 2020
  • Length: 02:23
Caption: Duane Reid, historical preservation officer for the Little Shell Tribe
Reporter Kevin Trevellyan talks with Duane Reid, historical preservation officer of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Reid discusses disc...

  • Added: May 13, 2020
  • Length: 03:31
Caption: Celina Gray, grad student and mom of three
Reporter Kylie Mohr talks with Celina Gray, a grad student at the University of Montana and a mom of three who's struggled to find her place, both ...

  • Added: May 13, 2020
  • Length: 04:11
Caption: Chris La Tray, author and Little Shell citizen
Reporter Stephanie Maltarich talked with author and researcher Chris La Tray, who's writing the book, "Becoming Little Shell." It combines his fami...

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  • Added: May 13, 2020
  • Length: 02:57
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Caption: Linda Watson, longtime enrollment volunteer at the Little Shell headquarters in Great Falls, Credit: Kevin Trevellyan
Reporter Kevin Trevellyan visits the Little Shell headquarters in Great Falls to get a picture of how volunteers and staff are dealing with people ...

  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 05:03