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. 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.


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The story of a Montana mom, a dad and their daughter currently struggling with addiction. Produced by Aunica McCoulough for a reporting project at ...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Miranda Kirk, right., Credit: Nora Saks
“If you have somebody in your corner, that makes any kind of pain just a little mole hill instead of a mountain.” Miranda Kirk co-founded the Aanii...

  • Added: May 24, 2017
  • Length: 03:06
Caption: Jessica Hofer, Credit: courtesy Rocky Mountain Treatment Center
Before she started running the horse therapy program at Rocky Mountain Treatment Center in Great Falls, MT, Jessica Hofer was an addict. For her, s...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Apr 07, 2017
  • Length: 02:37
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sheriff Don Bell of Lake County, Credit: Corey Hockett
"Ninety percent of the time, they stored the meth lab in the baby's room." Sheriff Don Bell of Lake County, Montana, has seen enough as part of his...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2017
  • Length: 02:41
  • Purchases: 1
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"With having a child on drugs, especially meth, you have no control as a parent." This dad from the Bitterroot Valley of Montana has watched his da...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Apr 06, 2017
  • Length: 03:33
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Tracy Hellem, Credit: Cal Reynolds
"We're kind of in a place where our hands are tied." Tracy Hellem, an assistant professor of nursing in Montana, is among a select few who've tried...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2017
  • Length: 03:08
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

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  • 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