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.


Caption: Mark Thomsen, the epitome of happy
Producer Cole Grant worked at Worden's Market, a downtown convenience store with a killer wine selection in Missoula, Montana. It was monotonous an...

Bought by PRX Remix and KRZA

  • Added: Jan 22, 2016
  • Length: 05:17
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Junebug holotypes from Mike Ivie's entomology lab at Montana State University. When Ivie retires, his personal collection will be donated to the Smithsonian.
Until recently, bug specimens collected on federal land had to be returned as government property, even if they're dead and pulverized. The rules a...

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: May 14, 2015
  • Length: 06:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cami Cote
Producer Kali Beeson's feature features a woman whose first yoga experience involved chanting. She went home and told her husband it was weird. Now...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2015
  • Length: 03:26
Caption: Nate Bradley playing at an event for rookie football players, Credit: Todd Goodrich
Here's a story that proves gushing affection for grandmas is universal. Producer Keiko Sagami's sound-rich piece features University of Montana def...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and WAMC

  • Added: Apr 24, 2015
  • Length: 03:09
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: This will make sense eventually
Producer Emily Proctor starts this story with a couple of college roommates who have a musical code to warn each other for when they plan to have s...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2015
  • Length: 04:43
Caption: The New Wave Time Trippers rocking white Levis., Credit: Nicky Ouellet
The New Wave Time Trippers are not your typical '80s cover band. For one, they're good. For another, they're dominating a little town so far north,...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio

  • Added: Mar 09, 2015
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Concert pianist Michael Zarling competed at the same every-other-year competition in Bozeman, Montana, for 18 years, earning second every time. Thi...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2015
  • Length: 03:26
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Producer Eric Lamb's story starts, "My friend always tells me this story about the day he broke his brain on acid." At the time, a guy we'll call R...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2015
  • Length: 04:17
Caption: Bob Athearn
Bob Athearn's a cat who's played a lot of joints -- joints you wouldn't take your best girl to. But the best of what this journeyman musician has t...

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Mar 04, 2015
  • Length: 04:40
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Funch and Cheri
Producer Cheri Trusler's grandparents had a lot of cows to sell right around the time cattle prices in Montana were at their highest. That windfall...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2015
  • Length: 04:45