I host Montana's leading statewide radio talk show "Montana Talks." I first got my start in Montana politics and broadcasting while working in the US Senate as a student at Howard University over 20 years ago. Shortly after the 9-11 terror attacks, I moved back to Montana and joined the military- eventually serving on deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula. I continue to serve as a Lt. Colonel in the US Army Reserve. My first job in the news business was stuffing newspapers for my grandparents at the Glasgow Courier as a little kid. From a stint in TV at Q2 News, to working in politics, and hosting a statewide radio talk show for over a decade- it’s an honor to make sure Montanans have an opportunity to be heard. Previous political stints include serving as a legislative aide to Senator Conrad Burns, communications director for now-governor Greg Gianforte’s 2016 campaign, and as state director for Congressman Ryan Zinke.
Commissioner Describes Big Changes in Dillon, Montana
Mike McGinley has been a Beaverhead County Commissioner for 23 years, but he says the biggest changes he has seen in Dillon, Montana have taken place in just the last three years.
Fact Check: Is Senator Tester a Millionaire? Yep.
So let's do a fact check. Is Jon Tester a millionaire? Here's the headline from Fox News: "Tester rails against 'multi-millionaires' in re-election bid launch, but disclosures reveal his own wealth"
Fentanyl Threat: Montana Law Enforcement on Fox & Friends
Lewis & Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton and Bozeman Police Chief Jim Veltkamp were both featured on Fox & Friends highlighting the threat of fentanyl here in Montana, specifically the risk to first responders if the powder goes airborne.
Wisdom for Today from Montana’s Most Famous Actor?
Is Gary Cooper Montana's most famous actor? Could we use his wisdom for today and how crazy everything seems to be here in America? Check out this old quote.
Montana Lawmaker: “They Want Us to Play Make Believe”
We only had about 20 seconds left until the show wrapped up- but that's when Montana State Rep. Jerry Schillinger (R-Circle) had the best line of the day.
Liberal Judge Mike Moses Stepping Down in Yellowstone County
A liberal judge who has used the power of his bench to block election integrity laws, and to force transgender birth certificates is stepping down. The resignation of Judge Michael Moses in Yellowstone County allows Montana Governor Greg Gianforte (R-MT) to select a replacement.
“The Dean” of the Press Corps, Montana’s Chuck Johnson Dies
Veteran Montana political reporter Chuck Johnson reportedly died this past weekend. Tributes immediately started pouring in from fellow journalists and across the political spectrum as the news got out across Montana.
Halftime at the Montana Legislature, Here’s Where It’s At
It's almost halftime at the 90-day session of the Montana Legislature, and they only meet once every other year. Needless to say, that is a lot of work that needs to be done, and not a lot of time to do it. So where do things stand?
Will You Be Taxed on Your Montana Tax Rebate? The Answer
Montanans are one step closer to getting a major tax rebate on both their income taxes and on their property taxes. How much will it be? When could they get it? Will we be taxed on the tax rebate. Here's what we found out so far.
Montana Governor Fields Questions from Across Montana
Tax Relief, tripling the treated acres of forests, and more. Here's some of the topics Montana's Governor tackled on Wednesday morning.