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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13 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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2 Pieces

A podcast produced by Jule Banville's advanced audio students at the University of Montana School of Journalism. 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.


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The Circle Square Second Hand Store has become an archive of the people who've passed through Missoula, Montana. There are treasures that are treas...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2013
  • Length: 03:04

  • Added: May 23, 2013
  • Length: 06:47
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Esther England
Esther England was good at everything she did. Singing opera around the world, teaching university students who wanted to be her, doing that even a...

  • Added: May 23, 2013
  • Length: 09:40
Caption: Hot Pocket Pimpin', Credit: hotpocketsbrand
Cold like a brick, molten like lava. What's not to love? A non-narrated voxpop produced by Mike Mallory for the Advanced Audio class at the Univers...

  • Added: May 15, 2013
  • Length: 02:00
Caption: Petey's dinner time.
When an animal lover and her non-animal-loving friend take over the care of tiny Petey, cuteness ensues. Two-voice, non-narrated feature produced...

  • Added: May 15, 2013
  • Length: 05:31
Caption: Brooke Tanner releases a healed saw-whet owl., Credit: Wild Skies Raptor Center
Brooke Tanner and Ken Wolff are different from one another. One's a young woman trying to start a huge project, the other's at the end of a long ca...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2013
  • Length: 03:08
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Christi was a pregnant teenager who gave up her baby for adoption and then changed her mind. The story from there goes places no one saw coming. Pr...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2013
  • Length: 07:28
Caption: Hana, Mikki
Mikki Lunda and Hana Zimorino are easy to spot walking down the street. The ladies are sharp dressers rarely caught without lipstick and their sign...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio

  • Added: Apr 25, 2013
  • Length: 07:22
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rachel is facing the camera. Katy is the taller one.
After a high-speed car crash, sisters Rachel DePuy and Katy-Robin Garton’s relationship cratered. Climbing 20,000-foot Mount Denali isn’t where mos...

Bought by WJCT and WJCT

  • Added: Apr 23, 2013
  • Length: 09:19
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Samantha Powell and Billy Marohn on an innocent roadtrip. Or are they?
What if you were stuck at the border, having to answer probably *appropriate* questions? What if you maybe trusted the Canadian banking system to j...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:45