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This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit www.anewanglepodcast.comOur Incentives & Instincts series with economist Bryce Ward continues with a discussion of homelessness in Missoula. Bryce recently published an illuminating report in collaboration with Missoula Economic Partnership that describes the state of homelessness in Missoula, why it’s happening, and what we can do about it. Bryce and Justin are also joined by…
Tracy McNew is executive director of the Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD) in Libby, Montana, and LeRoy Thom is the clinic board president. The CARD clinic provides critical services to the Libby community as they recover from the legacy of vermiculite mining. In this episode, Tracy and LeRoy discuss how the CARD is addressing the health impacts of asbestos exposure, the Affordable Care Act’s provisions to fund care for asbestos-related diseases, and the clinic’s legal battles with BNSF Railway.Transcript available here. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.anewanglepodcast.com/subscribe
Allan Savory was born in Zimbabwe and educated in South Africa. Through his experiences in game ranching, he developed the philosophy of holistic management. In 2009, Allan, his wife Jody Butterfield and several colleagues founded the Savory Institute in Boulder, Colorado, an international network of leaders committed to putting holistic management into practice.In this conversation, Allan discusses his observations of land degradation and biodiversity loss and the importance of properly managing livestock. He critiques the overemphasis on fossil fuels in climate change conversations and points out a need for systemic policy change to manage land, economy, and institutions.Transcript available here. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.anewanglepodcast.com/subscribe
This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit www.anewanglepodcast.comThis week, our Incentives & Instincts series with economist Bryce Ward continues, with an exploration of the dynamics between what we want and what we need in today’s capitalist society. Bryce and Justin dive into how markets cater to our desires but often at the expense of our essential needs, and discuss the resulting impacts on health, social connect…
Christian Beckwith is a former editor of the American Alpine Journal and the co-founder of Alpinist Magazine. His current project, Ninety-Pound Rucksack, is a deep exploration of the 10th Mountain Division. In this episode, Christian discusses how the 10th was formed in response to the U.S.’s need for mountain infantry during WWII, and how the legacy of that outdoor training later influenced the development of skiing and climbing in postwar America.Transcript available here. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.anewanglepodcast.com/subscribe
This is a narrated version of a recently published Substack post. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.anewanglepodcast.com/subscribe
Melissa Sevigny is an award-winning science journalist at Arizona Public Radio and author of the amazing new book Brave the Wild River, which won the 2023 National Outdoor Book Award for History in Biography. In this episode, Justin and Melissa discuss how she came across the story of Lois Jotter and Elzada Clover, two women who made history by mapping the botany of the Grand Canyon during a 1938 expedition, the challenges they faced as women in science, and some of the current environmental challenges facing the Grand Canyon.Transcript available here. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.anewanglepodcast.com/subscribe
Steve Arveschoug is the executive director of Big Sky Economic Development in Billings and an advocate for leaders to embrace vulnerability and mental well-being.In this episode, Steve discusses the turning point that led him to seek help for work-related stress, the boundaries he sets to prioritize emotional health, and why he believes leaders have a responsibility to raise these conversations in their organizations and communities.Transcript available here. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.anewanglepodcast.com/subscribe
In 2022, Eliza Donahue was caught in an avalanche while backcountry skiing. The accident left her with serious physical injuries, as well as mental and emotional trauma. In this episode, Justin speaks with Eliza and clinical social worker Justin Short, who founded a support group for those who’ve experienced loss in the outdoors like Eliza has. They discuss the cumulative nature of trauma, the emotional aftermath of a harrowing accident, and the healing role of community.Transcript available here. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.anewanglepodcast.com/subscribe
Will Cockrell is the author of the book Everest, Inc.: The Renegades and Rogues Who Built an Industry at the Top of the World, a fascinating history of the guiding industry on the world’s highest peak.In this episode, Justin and Will discuss how his book challenges misconceptions about Everest, the evolving role of Sherpas, and why this mountain holds such a firm grip on our psyche.Transcript available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zt-grVJHMMEnOSebKku9le5ZAyNhTE1-1sWwkGHD6UQ/edit?usp=sharing This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.anewanglepodcast.com/subscribe
Its pledge week on Montana Public Radio, so we wanted to explore the news gathering and reporting process at MTPR with News Director Corin Cates-Carney.In conversation with Justin and economist Bryce Ward, Corin describes public radio’s approach to delivering informative, accurate and place-based news that serves the interests of MTPR’s listeners.Transcript available here. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.anewanglepodcast.com/subscribe
Priya is an interdisciplinary ecologist and artist with an extensive background in multimedia storytelling and a passion for connecting with the natural world through art.In this week’s episode, Justin and Priya cover environmental justice, the writing process, and the need to sit with both hope and despair. Priya also shares one of their poems, Untitled Poem About Fire.Full transcript available here. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.anewanglepodcast.com/subscribe
Ezra Graham is the purveyor of News Nerds, a podcast on which he’s interviewed the likes of Glenn Close, David Cross, Alberto Gonzalez and many others. Ezra started News Nerds in 2020 at the age of 11. Now in high school, he’s published over 100 episodes.Ezra and Justin discuss the origins of Ezra’s curiosity about journalism, how his high-profile guests respond to hard-hitting questions from a teenager, and the values of fair and civil discourse that underlie his future ambitions.Transcript available here. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.anewanglepodcast.com/subscribe
In this week's special crossover episode, we speak with Austin Amestoy, Morning Edition host at Montana Public Radio and host of The Big Why, an MTPR podcast that answers listener questions about anything Montana, big or small.Austin tells us about his entry into public radio and The Big Why, and we bring you some of the show's magic in action as we answer three listener questions about meteorology, motoring and metalworking.Transcript available here. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.anewanglepodcast.com/subscribe
This week, our Incentives & Instincts series with economist and friend Bryce Ward continues, with another episode discussing the rise of zero sum thinking and the need for chaos.Justin and Bryce discuss the roots of these phenomena, the amplifying power of social media, and how capitalism begins to fail when society's needs no longer overlap with its wants.Transcript available here. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.anewanglepodcast.com/subscribe
This week's guest is D'Vaughn Hayes, commercial sales manager for Montana at TDS Communications and a prolific community leader in Billings. D’Vaughn is the director and lead organizer for TEDx Billings, in addition to multiple other professional and service oriented pursuits.In the episode, Justin speaks with D'Vaughn about his professional journey in sales, his devotion to mentoring kids, and his enthusiasm for emerging technologies like cryptocurrency and AI.Transcript available here. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.anewanglepodcast.com/subscribe
The Climate Angle

The Climate Angle

2024-03-0758:32

We’re off this week due to the State of the Union Address, so in place of our regular programming, we’re bringing you the first episode of a new program we’ve developed in collaboration with Montana Public Radio: The Climate Angle.Enjoy! And if you have any suggestions for climate stories, please let us know. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.anewanglepodcast.com/subscribe
This week's episode is our February edition of Incentives & Instincts, a recurring series in which Justin speaks with economist and friend Bryce Ward about some of the broader challenges facing our society.In this episode, Justin and Bryce discuss the emerging ideological divide between Gen Z men and women, the rise of zero sum thinking, and the potential implications for this polarization in American society.Full transcript available here. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.anewanglepodcast.com/subscribe
This week's guest is Dr. Judith Weisenfeld, professor of religion at Princeton University. Dr. Weisenfeld is an expert on African American religion and recently visited the University of Montana as part of the President's Lecture Series and Martin Luther King Day celebrations.In this episode, Justin speaks with Dr. Weisenfeld about her academic path to focusing on religion, her research into the history of looking at African American religious traditions through a racialized lens, and her take on the public scrutiny that elite institutions of higher education are currently facing.A transcript of the conversation is available here. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.anewanglepodcast.com/subscribe
This week's guests are Victoria, Remy, Josie, and Anders—four students from Park High School in Livingston, Montana. These students are part of a school group called The Green Initiative, which has successfully raised funds for a solar installation at their school, organized a youth climate summit for high schoolers across Montana, and engaged in the climate crisis with a unique blend of innovation and passion.In this episode, Justin speaks with Victoria, Remy, Josie, and Anders about what it's like to be a young person confronting our challenging climate realities, the inspiration they've taken from the Held v. Montana court case, and their outraged optimism for the future.Transcript available here.Learn more about The Green Initiative. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.anewanglepodcast.com/subscribe
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Graydon Myhre

Justin! love what you are doing, keep up the good work!

Apr 29th
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