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.


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Caption: Tribal Chairman Gerald Gray, right, at the Little Shell headquarters in Great Falls, Credit: Candace Rojo
Reporter Sofia Stuart-Rasi explains why the first priority of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians after they achieved federal recognition is...

  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 04:53
Caption: Ekoo and her grandma look at photo albums in Browning, Credit: Victor Yvellez
Victor Yvellez begins his story with one young woman, Ekoo Beck, who's considering disenrolling from Blackfeet and enrolling Little Shell. Her moth...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 04:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rainy Allen, left, and her mom. Rainy identifies as Little Shell, but can't enroll because of blood quantum rules, Credit: Mary Auld
Reporter Mary Auld talks to an expert, people enrolled in Little Shell and those who identify as Little Shell but can't enroll in the tribe because...

  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 05:11
Caption: Tyler Scott with the Little Shell history book his grandparents helped research, Credit: Kylie Mohr
Reporter Kylie Mohr digs into the where of Montana's "landless tribe." Although more than 3,000 people in a tribe that has more than 5,000 members ...

  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 05:04
Caption: Embracing at the celebration of recognition in Great Falls, Montana, Credit: Allison Berrian
Reporter Stephanie Maltarich finds Little Shell members in Missoula, Montana, who are trying to find each other through social media, genealogy and...

  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 05:03
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Reporter Hailey Monaco provides context on Little Shell language classes. Before it was federally recognized, the tribe expressed its cultural iden...

  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 04:34
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Reporter Allison Berrian explores why recent federal recognition of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians, knowns as Montana's "landless tribe...

  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 04:51
Caption: Former Chairman John Gilbert, Credit: Evan Bartel
Reporter Evan Bartel outlines the history of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians with elders, including Al Wiseman and John Gilbert, and the...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ada Peruzzi, Sarah's daughter
Mariah Karis talked to Sarah Peruzzi, whose daughter is a 15-year-old training to become a professional ballet dancer. Ada Peruzzi's talent and tra...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 02:27
Caption: Wes and Callie Ross hold Troy with their daughter, Kennedy, at a football game.
Tyler Grina talked to his former second-grade teacher, Callie Ross, and her husband, Wes, in Great Falls, Montana, about their son, Troy, who's 5. ...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 04:17