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: 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...

Bought by WYAP


  • 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...

Bought by WYAP


  • 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...

Bought by WYAP


  • 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
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...

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  • 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