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.


Pieces

Caption: And, also, what IS Jared up to these days?
Fun voxpop where college kids talk about their first crushes. Producer to be credited: Dominique Giusti [JUICE-tee].

  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 01:44
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Kathy and Diana became friends while Kathy’s mom, Kay, was dying. Diana volunteered as a hospice worker every Wednesday during the years Kay was si...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: May 05, 2014
  • Length: 05:20
  • Purchases: 1
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Live cattle auctions are disappearing in the Northwest. But the Missoula Livestock Exchange continues to sell millions of dollars worth of cows, he...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Apr 08, 2014
  • Length: 08:36
  • Purchases: 1
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Producer Corin Cates-Carney's story does the unexpected, connecting the invisible line from critter to kid to ... blob. It ends up being a sweet, s...

Bought by PRX Remix, KFOK-LPFM, and KBGA 89.9 FM


  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 09:07
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Researcher Heiko Langer removes one of three baby osprey for banding from a nest west of Missoula.
Traces of heavy metals that reflect the health of a whole ecosystem can be found in vials of blood from osprey chicks. Researchers from the Montana...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, KBGA 89.9 FM, and Radio Newark


  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 07:19
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: FWP Wildlife Biologist Kelly Proffitt boards the helicopter during the February 2011 elk capture.
Instead of moving in typical migration patterns, elk herds are doing more hanging out on the floor of Montana's Bitterroot Valley. Scientists are t...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and KBGA 89.9 FM


  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
  • Length: 04:03
  • Purchases: 2
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Montana passed a recent law allowing people to pick up dead animals on the side of the road and eat them. Producer Madelyn Beck's story *goes there.*

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, KBGA 89.9 FM, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 21, 2014
  • Length: 08:10
  • Purchases: 3
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You know how when someone dies and someone trying to be helpful mentions the "Seven Stages of Grief"? Heartbreak's just not that different.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Feb 14, 2014
  • Length: 05:28
  • Purchases: 1
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The past is passed. A longer look back at heartbreak. Sometimes, the pain is temporary. Sometimes it stays fresh for a long, long time.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Feb 14, 2014
  • Length: 01:49
  • Purchases: 1
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Heartbreak comes in many forms, as does its cures. Some may find productive ways of coping, others turn to the bottle.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Feb 14, 2014
  • Length: 02:31
  • Purchases: 1