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.

Series

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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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2 Pieces

A podcast produced by Jule Banville's advanced audio students at the University of Montana School of Journalism. RestStopRadio.org: Road stories about being human.

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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: Producer David Evans, left, and Brandon Olsen
Brandon Olsen of Montana was a two-time national champion wrestler and loved competition. But there aren’t many opportunities for wrestlers after c...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2019
  • Length: 03:13
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Checkers Barker has obsessed over drums and drumming for more than 50 years. In one year – 1979 – he founded a music shop, joined a successful cove...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2019
  • Length: 03:17
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Before anyone can adopt the world's most adorable beagle, she has to lose weight. Remember when Christian Bale had to get scary skinny for "The Mac...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 05:31
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For one semester, college students went back to high school to report on what makes alternative education, well, alternative? At Willard, a public ...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 29:35
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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...

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  • 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