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.


Caption: Hot Pocket Pimpin', Credit: hotpocketsbrand
Cold like a brick, molten like lava. What's not to love? A non-narrated voxpop produced by Mike Mallory for the Advanced Audio class at the Univers...

  • Added: May 15, 2013
  • Length: 02:00
Caption: Petey's dinner time.
When an animal lover and her non-animal-loving friend take over the care of tiny Petey, cuteness ensues. Two-voice, non-narrated feature produced...

  • Added: May 15, 2013
  • Length: 05:31
Caption: Brooke Tanner releases a healed saw-whet owl., Credit: Wild Skies Raptor Center
Brooke Tanner and Ken Wolff are different from one another. One's a young woman trying to start a huge project, the other's at the end of a long ca...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2013
  • Length: 03:08
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Christi was a pregnant teenager who gave up her baby for adoption and then changed her mind. The story from there goes places no one saw coming. Pr...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2013
  • Length: 07:28
Caption: Hana, Mikki
Mikki Lunda and Hana Zimorino are easy to spot walking down the street. The ladies are sharp dressers rarely caught without lipstick and their sign...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio

  • Added: Apr 25, 2013
  • Length: 07:22
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rachel is facing the camera. Katy is the taller one.
After a high-speed car crash, sisters Rachel DePuy and Katy-Robin Garton’s relationship cratered. Climbing 20,000-foot Mount Denali isn’t where mos...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WJCT, and WJCT

  • Added: Apr 23, 2013
  • Length: 09:19
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Samantha Powell and Billy Marohn on an innocent roadtrip. Or are they?
What if you were stuck at the border, having to answer probably *appropriate* questions? What if you maybe trusted the Canadian banking system to j...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:45
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Reverend Slanky is a popular, Missoula-born funk band with a loyal following. Their name is derived from the strange events of their first gig, a s...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2013
  • Length: 03:17
Caption: Predators of the Heart, a traveling wildlife exhibit and reptile show from Anacortes, Wash., displays animals from around the world to the Christian Assembly Foursquare Church in Missoula, MT., Credit: Samuel Wilson
Most know the old stories about Noah's Ark and how Eve was tempted by a snake, but now God’s creatures are uncaged and in church. Producer Ruth Edd...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2013
  • Length: 04:32
Caption: Just brush 'em off., Credit:
1... 2... 3... Yeah, that's still OK to eat. It's fun! It's got science! Producer Ruth Eddy's take on "the rule" deserves a listen.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2013
  • Length: 02:09