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Montana Lowdown

By Montana Free Press

Montana Lowdown features in-depth conversations with top newsmakers, journalists, politicians, and experts about significant issues facing America's "last best place."  Veteran award-winning journalist John S. Adams, founder and editor of Montana Free Press and the star of the documentary film "Dark Money," hosts the podcast.

  1. 1.
    Shared State09/09/2020
    26:39
  2. 2.
    Uphill Part 2: “This is like dust in the air. We all breathe it.”06/24/2020
    16:42
  3. 3.
    Uphill Part 1: “Does anyone know who’s watching us right now?”06/24/2020
    19:03
  4. 4.
    2020 primary results, and a preview of the path to November06/09/2020
    37:45
  5. 5.
    Republican factions battle for control of the state legislature05/30/2020
    42:47
  6. 6.
    Republican candidate for governor Greg Gianforte05/21/2020
    46:18
  7. 7.
    Democratic Senate candidate John Mues05/19/2020
    33:02
  8. 8.
    Republican U.S. House candidate Matt Rosendale05/12/2020
    38:31
  1. 9.
    Unpacking the polling on pandemic recovery and Montana’s senate race05/06/2020
    38:46
  2. 10.
    Democratic candidate for governor Mike Cooney04/27/2020
    52:13
  3. 11.
    Journalist Emily Stifler Wolfe on contact tracing in Montana04/21/2020
    34:00
  4. 12.
    Quarantine stress hits home for Montanans04/14/2020
    40:25
  5. 13.
    Former Senate Finance Chair Max Baucus on economic stimuli, then and now04/08/2020
    50:59
  6. 14.
    Montana's social services confront a pandemic03/28/2020
    35:25
  7. 15.
    Montana Coronavirus Report for March 20, 202003/20/2020
    24:29
  8. 16.
    Montana Coronavirus Report for March 19, 202003/19/2020
    8:20
  9. 17.
    Montana Coronavirus Report for March 18, 202003/18/2020
    10:01
  10. 18.
    Gauging Montana’s 2020 political field under the specter of a global pandemic03/17/2020
    56:08
  11. 19.
    Journalist Dexter Roberts on the myth of Chinese capitalism, and how that myth could resonate in Montana03/10/2020
    46:18
  12. 20.
    Democratic candidate for governor Whitney Williams03/03/2020
    49:26
  13. 21.
    Attorney General and Republican candidate for governor Tim Fox02/24/2020
    51:18
  14. 22.
    Episode 56 — Hal Herring on the movement to privatize America’s public lands02/19/2020
    1:01:51
  15. 23.
    Journalist Kathleen McLaughlin discusses Butte’s final cleanup plan, and environmental and social justice parallels between Butte and China02/13/2020
    47:21
  16. 24.
    Lee Newspapers Capitol reporter Holly Michels talks about her coverage of a viral bombshell and gubernatorial fundraising02/05/2020
    49:21
  17. 25.
    Election 2020: Secretary of State candidate Bowen Greenwood01/28/2020
    44:17
  18. 26.
    Sen. Fred Thomas reflects on deregulation, term limits, and three decades in the Capitol01/21/2020
    48:30
  19. 27.
    Susan Fox on Legislative Week and the Legislative Services Division01/14/2020
    37:30
  20. 28.
    Episode highlights from 201912/24/2019
    56:40
  21. 29.
    Election 2020: U.S. House candidate Tim Johnson12/17/2019
    48:35
  22. 30.
    Election 2020: Secretary of State Candidate Forrest Mandeville12/10/2019
    47:22
  23. 31.
    Inside the MTFP newsroom with editor Brad Tyer12/03/2019
    51:44
  24. 32.
    Montana gubernatorial candidate Al Olszewski11/26/2019
    50:22
  25. 33.
    Redistricting researcher Peter Miller on Montana's chances for a second Congressional seat11/18/2019
    49:28
  26. 34.
    U.S. House candidate Matt Rains11/12/2019
    47:36
  27. 35.
    State Auditor candidate Rep. Shane Morigeau11/05/2019
    46:31
  28. 36.
    Episode 42 — U.S. House Candidate Joe Dooling10/28/2019
    53:37
  29. 37.
    Dark Money director Kimberly Reed10/22/2019
    46:48
  30. 38.
    Election 2020: U.S. House Candidate Tom Winter10/14/2019
    46:42
  31. 39.
    Reporter Eric Dietrich talks recent job projections from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry10/08/2019
    20:34
  32. 40.
    Election 2020: U.S. House candidate Kathleen Williams09/25/2019
    48:43
  33. 41.
    Election 2020: U.S. House candidate Corey Stapleton09/24/2019
    50:08
  34. 42.
    Dr. Steven Running on the forefront of climate change research09/17/2019
    37:24
  35. 43.
    Election 2020: Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins sees the U.S. Senate as a chance to give back to Montanans09/09/2019
    45:50
  36. 44.
    Election 2020: Republican Austin Knudsen takes aim on meth epidemic and the Attorney General's office09/01/2019
    44:18
  37. 45.
    Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Task Force confronts reporting, jurisdictional challenges08/27/2019
    33:08
  38. 46.
    MFPE President Eric Feaver discusses labor unions in Montana08/20/2019
    40:17
  39. 47.
    Election 2020: Senate President Scott Sales talks legislative career and his run for Montana secretary of state08/09/2019
    47:12
  40. 48.
    Election 2020: Melissa Romano Targets OPI Leadership08/05/2019
    41:42
  41. 49.
    Living With Fire: Talking Wildfire With Amanda Eggert07/29/2019
    31:38
  42. 50.
    Election 2020: Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen07/22/2019
    49:22
  43. 51.
    Montana Democrats Test 2020 Messages At Statewide Convention07/16/2019
    37:32
  44. 52.
    Veteran Journalist Mike Dennison on His New Book "Inside Montana Politics: A Reporter’s View from the Trenches"07/09/2019
    46:16
  45. 53.
    2020 Election: Democrat Bryce Bennett's Run For Secretary Of State07/02/2019
    47:02
  46. 54.
    2020 Election: Democrat Raph Graybill's Vision For Attorney General06/25/2019
    44:51
  47. 55.
    Montana GOP sets the stage for 202006/18/2019
    36:32
  48. 56.
    2020 Election: Republican Jon Bennion vying for Attorney General06/11/2019
    47:56
  49. 57.
    The case for less transparency05/28/2019
    41:36
  50. 58.
    2020 Election: Democrat Kimberly Dudik on her campaign for attorney general05/22/2019
    43:34
  51. 59.
    Art, expression and Democracy05/15/2019
    39:10
  52. 60.
    A View From the Right: Republican firebrand Derek Skees on conservative losses in the 2019 Legislature05/07/2019
    1:01:25
  53. 61.
    Seeking Solutions: Republicans Llew Jones and Nancy Ballance reflect on 2019 legislative outcomes04/30/2019
    1:10:08
  54. 62.
    “Political Hellraiser: The Life and Times Senator Burton K. Wheeler of Montana.”04/23/2019
    50:42
  55. 63.
    Senate Minority Leader Jon Sesso on finding the middle ground04/16/2019
    44:41
  56. 64.
    Sen. Bob Keenan on what he calls Montana's "unicameral Legislature"04/09/2019
    43:49
  57. 65.
    Exploring the Montana's "Richest Hill"04/02/2019
    43:17
  58. 66.
    "King Coal": Sen. Duane Ankney on how Senate Bill 331 could save the state budget, and Colstrip03/25/2019
    45:26
  59. 67.
    Blank Check: Environmental advocate Anne Hedges on why Senate Bill 331 is the "worst bill since deregulation"03/25/2019
    44:52
  60. 68.
    Gov. Steve Bullock talks presidential ambitions and legislative priorities03/12/2019
    41:27
  61. 69.
    Two Visions for Medicaid Expansion in Montana02/25/2019
    41:23
  62. 70.
    Independence, or blind loyalty?02/18/2019
    32:51
  63. 71.
    A View From the Left: Democratic House Whip Kim Abbott on trust, responsibility and unexpected surprises in the Montana Legislature02/13/2019
    38:26
  64. 72.
    Bonus Lowdown: Chuck Johnson remembers legendary lawmaker Francis Bardanouve02/08/2019
    11:04
  65. 73.
    The Dean of Montana Politics02/04/2019
    32:31
  66. 74.
    Methodology vs. Ideology: Rep. Eric Moore on his plan to reshape the debate over infrastructure funding in Montana01/28/2019
    32:11
  67. 75.
    Newsroom Roundtable: Meet the Montana Free Press team01/22/2019
    32:24
  68. 76.
    Minority Report: Democratic Leader Casey Schreiner on pragmatism and bipartisanship in the Montana House01/14/2019
    42:39
  69. 77.
    House Divided: GOP feud threatens to boil-over in Montana Legislature01/06/2019
    47:24

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