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Montana Public Media is a collaboration between MontanaPBS, Montana Public Radio,
Yellowstone Public Radio, and The University of Montana School of Journalism

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“Montana’s Gun Culture”

“Montana’s Gun Culture” explores the many ways Montanans use guns and their relationships with firearms.


“Guns in the Big Sky” examines Montana gun culture

The University of Montana School of Journalism, Montana Public Radio and MontanaPBS team up for three consecutive nights of gun related programs.


Public media works doggedly for Montana

February 26th was Public Media Day at the Montana Capitol.


Governor Steve Bullock’s State of the State Address

Listen to the State of the State Address and the Republican response here. On January 30, 2013, Governor Steve Bullock delivered his first State of the State address to a joint session of the 63rd Montana Legislature. The Republican response was delivered by Representative Austin Knudsen of Culbertson.


Montana Statewide Election Results

By on November 6, 2012


Montana Statewide Election Results

Montana Statewide Election Results. Last updated 1:40 p.m. 11/07/12.  Please see the Montana Secretary of State website for the most up to date numbers.


Election Day Coverage Roundup

By on November 2, 2012


Election Day Coverage Roundup

Montana Public Media partners have election day covered. See below for schedules and info on TV, radio and web coverage for election day, Tuesday November 6.


Colorado furniture executive shared donor’s views By Paul Abowd The Center for Public Integrity A secretive nonprofit group that wants to nullify Montana’s campaign finance laws received a $300,000 donation from an anti-union organization aligned with a Colorado furniture executive, an Internal Revenue Service document shows. American Tradition Partnership, a pro-energy group known for successfully […]


Documents reveal possible illegal coordination between Western Tradition Partnership and Montana candidates running for office in 2008 and 2010. Mysterious Docs Found in Meth House Reveal Inner Workings of Dark Money Group The boxes landed in the office of Montana investigators in March 2011. Found in a meth house in Colorado, they were somewhat of […]


Frontline: “Big Sky, Big Money” Looks at Campaign Finance in Montana

In a special investigation in collaboration with Marketplace, FRONTLINE travels to the remote epicenter of the campaign finance debate for a tale of money, politics, and intrigue. How has the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision changed campaigns in America? Ask Montana, which has tried to challenge the ruling in court, is investigating alleged campaign abuses, […]