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: An artist's rendition of Jack Roderick and the world's fastest plane, Credit: artist: Nick Ladas
Hunter White talked with his grandfather, Jack Roderick, a veteran of both the U.S. Navy and Air Force who helmed the USS Saratoga as a 20-year-old...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 03:10
Caption: Gonzaga Prep
Maria Begger talked with the Rev. Rich Perry, a Jesuit priest. When Perry was going to high school at Gonzaga Prep, he hung out with a couple of gu...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 02:51
Caption: Levi Janacaro
Jackson Groff talked with Levi Janacaro, a fullback for the Montana Grizzlies, about what it's like to grow up with and adjust to a speech disabili...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 01:20
Caption: Aeris Barnhill
Alicia McAlpine talked with Aeris Barnhill, who found out in high school she had a brain tumor. It changed how she grew into adulthood and also wha...

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 03:39
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Midge Jarrett
Mia McKinney talked to Midge Jarrett, who grew up on a ranch in Eastern Montana. She lives in Missoula now and was regularly driving two hours to s...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 02:59
Caption: Monica Caye with a custom gesture near Flathead Lake
Evan Smith talked with his grandmother, Monica Caye, who asked when she was 16 to leave Polson, Montana, to go to Flandreau Indian School in South ...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:02
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jamie Merifield, left, collects evidence on the job in Montana.
Allison Simko talked with her cousin, Jamie Merifield, a cop and hostage negotiator in Missoula, Montana, for 23 years. She never forgot a woman sh...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 03:22
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Franki Baldwin
Logan Hart talked to his roommate at the University of Montana, Franki Baldwin. For most of his life, Franki didn't know much about his biological ...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 03:31
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Isabel Camara and her twin Katherine as kids in New Jersey
Isabel Camara's dad worked in finance on 9/11 and had a meeting at the top of the towers that day he never went to. After arriving at his stop in N...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:32
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Leah Schmidt, Credit: Emma Smith
Jazzie Johnson talked with her friend from college, Leah Schmidt, as she opened a folder with correspondence from the mother who gave her up for ad...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 02:57