Talk Back Podcasts
Below you will find episodes of Talk Back uploaded to Podcasts from each week. Just click on the button, sit back, and enjoy!
July 18, 2014
We wrap this week of Talk Back continuing our conversation with the Montana World Affiars Council and the Deputy Console General from Israel.
July 17, 2014
Welcome to the Thursday edition of Talk Back! Today we speak with Peter Margalla about his article entitled: “When the Crossroads of Health Care and Public Health Never Meet–How to Find A Way Out of This Mess and Other Cautionary Tales.”
July 16, 2014
Happy Hump Day! We begin open phones with drinking and driving showcased as a hot topic for discussion. Then we talk with the KYSS guys!
July 15, 2014
Good Tuesday morning! Today we begin the show with open phones then we will speak with Josh and Atter from SG Long about world finance.
July 14, 2014
We start off Monday morning with open phones! Then we’ll speak with the British Console General about immigration, how they might be addressing the border crisis, and also talk about her visit to Missoula on Tuesday.
July 11, 2014
We are speaking with Montana Senate Majority leader Art Wittich about the lawsuit against him for coordinating with Western Tradition Partnership. Do you think Wittich is in the wrong, or is Wittich being targeted for political reasons?
July 10, 2014
On Talk Back this morning, we will talk with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services spokesman Tim Counts about green cards and naturalization. Also….If you think a judge has done something wrong, should you be able to tell the public? Apparently, a Montana law prevents you from doing this in some circumstances, we’ll find out what’s going on with attorney Matthew Monforton.
July 9, 2014
Get excited! Constitutional scholar Rob Natelson is making a special appearance on Talk Back this morning (talking about the Wheaton College case). At 8:30 we’ll be speaking about immigration and economics with Diana Furchtgott-Roth former chief economist at the U.S. Labor Department.
July 8, 2014
Libertarian Senate candidate Roger Roots will be on the air with us at 8:30. Open phones till then on Talk Back.
July 7, 2014
On Talk Back, time for some open phones! Then, at 8:30 we’ll be speaking with forestry professor Peter Kolb. Send us your questions about forest fires, global warming, the timber industry and, well, almost anything else.
July 3, 2014
We are speaking with Walter Wilde and Attorney Jon Ellingson about how campaigns are funded. They are supporting a super PAC designed to kill super PACs. Do you agree with them or not?
July 2, 2014
We’ll be talking with CPA Walt Kero about the IRS, taxes, and all sorts of stuff.
July 1, 2014
Did the Hobby Lobby case pit the religious rights of employers against employees? Should corporations have less rights if they seek a profit? Tell us your thoughts and ask Constitutional scholar Rob Natelson your questions on today’s Talk Back.
June 30, 2014
Open phones on Talk Back! Let the chaos begin!
June 27, 2014
Does Steve Daines new ad about Walsh’s record cross the line? Was it a smart political move? We’ll play it for you and get your response today on Talk Back.
June 26, 2014
We are going to kick-off Talk Back with a bit of open phones. Then at 8:30 we will be talking about the potential effects of Liquified Natural Gas on Montana’s economy with Economist Ray Keating.
June 25, 2014
Medicaid expansion, changing the primary, and more are on the Talk Back docket today as we speak with state senator Fred Thomas.
June 24, 2014
We’ll begin with open phones! For starters, what news story do you think isn’t getting the coverage it deserves? Then we will switch gears and hat do you think of Missoula’s firework laws?
June 23, 2014
We have open phones till 9:00, tell us what’s on your mind! Then we shift topics and speak with Kathy Mangan from “The Learning Center at Red Willow” about “integrative medicine.”
June 20, 2014
We’ll be talking about Schweitzer’s recent “gaydar” statement about southern men, and sidewalk social justice this morning with my special guest host Adam Hertz.
June 19, 2014
We talk with Joanna Shelton the former U.S. head of the OECD.
June 18, 2014
Peter says Hillary will win the next presidential election if she runs. Agree? Disagree? Then we shift gears and speak with former U.S. ambassador to Senegal about the current shakedown in Iraq.
June 17, 2014
Today on Talk Back we are speaking with Ather Bajwa and Bob Seidenschwartz about the world economy.
June 16, 2014
We are speaking with students in the Missoula i3 program here in Missoula. They are looking for problems in Missoula to solve, tell us the problems you see in your community.
June 13, 2014
Open phones on Talk Back. Who do you blame, if anyone, for the chaos that ensued in Iraq this week?
June 12, 2014
It’s the attack of the Talk Back show! Give us a call during open phones and tell us what’s on your mind. Do you know about the Tax Payer Bill of Rights? CPA Walt Kero will explain T-BoR and answer your questions about all tax matters.
June 11, 2014
Good Morning! Today on Talk Back we will kick things off by discussing the DOJ vs. Van Valkenberg showdown that occurred yesterday. Was Van Valkenberg right? Does the federal government fail to consider the cost of its actions? Then we’ll switch gears and talk about nuclear power with the director of Nuclear engineering at the University of Idaho.
June 9, 2014
Talk Back is on right now! Open phones for the first half hour, Tax pro Walt Kero will be on at 8:30.
June 6, 2014
Good Morning Talk Back listeners! Today we are speaking with Detective Guy Baker about human trafficking in the city of Missoula.
June 5, 2014
Today on Talk Back we have the privelege of speaking with D-Day survivor John Nelson.
June 4, 2014
We’ll be talking about state and local races this morning on Talk Back! We will be joined by Carol College Political Science professor Jeremy Johnson.
June 3, 2014
Good Morning Talk Back listeners! Today we have constitutional scholar Rob Natelson in studio. Send us your questions!
June 2, 2014
Open phones today on Talk Back! Tell us what is on your mind! We’ll be talking about the minimum wage, POW trades, and new carbon regulations for starters.
May 29, 2014
Good morning Talk Back listeners. We have William Markus and Anna Rau from Montana PBS. We will be speaking about the documentary “Brought to you by ALEC” which will play on Montana PBS tonight at 7.
May 28, 2014
Good morning Talk Back listeners, today we will be speaking with Jane Rectenwald who was on the Missoula city study commission in 2004. She thinks the commission is a bad idea, will you vote for it?
May 27, 2014
Good morning Talk Back listeners! Today we will be speaking with Jerome Almon from the group Veterans Against the Veterans Administration. Should America scrap the VA altogether and pursue another method of taking care of our vets?
May 23, 2014
Today on Talk Back we will be speaking with Robert Bryce, author of Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper. Is the future of technology optimistic? Or are we setting ourselves up for collapse?
May 22, 2014
Good morning Talk Back listeners! Today we will learn about how Super PACs are formed with Kathy Kay and Pete Deneault who are starting the PAC “Montanans for Limited Government.”
May 21, 2014
Time for Talk Back! Today we’ll be speaking about Russia with author and former NPR Moscow correspondent Gregory Feifer. Why does Putin ride horses shirtless? What was with all of the weird toilets at the Sochi Olympics?
May 20, 2014
Time for Talk Back! We will kick off the show by talking about GMO labeling with activist Suzanne DeMarinis. She’ll be leading the March Against Monsanto this weekend. Then we will shift gears to talk about the local experience of vets with Veterans Administration health care.
May 19, 2014
Good morning Talk Back listeners! We will kick off the show today with a conversation with CEO Walter White from Timberline Tree Spraying.
May 16, 2014
We are talking about trapping with Toby Walrath from The Montana Trappers Association. Should trapping be restricted on public land? The question may be on your ballot this November…
May 15, 2014
On Talk Back we’ll be talking about a new documentary from University of Montana students called Distracted: Eyes off the Road. Did Missoula’s new cell phone laws save lives?
May 14, 2014
Talking about Israeli/Palestinian relations with Palestinian advocate Dr. Hussein Ibish today on Talk Back. Should the U.S. continue to send aid? Are John Kerry’s peace efforts working?
May 13, 2014
We are speaking with a group of ex-Hutterites about their book “Hutterites: Our Story to Freedom.”
May 12, 2014
Open phones on Talk Back this morning! Give us a call and tell us what to talk about. First up, we’ll discuss the Ellie Hill interview on Al Jazeera earlier this month. Of course, Ellie Hill we’d love to have you call in too!
May 9, 2014
Good morning Talk Back listeners. We will be talking about Dark Money in Montana today with Carl Graham from the Sutherland Coalition for Self-Government in the West.
May 8, 2014
Mayor Engen is on the line with us this morning for Talk Back!
May 7, 2014
Good morning! We are speaking with Missoula County Sheriff candidate Josh Clark this morning.
May 6, 2014
Constitutional Scholar Rob Natelson is on Talk Back this morning. If you have questions about what the founders thought on public prayer, campaign finance laws, e.t.c. send us your questions. Rob has now been cited by the Supreme court on two major decisions.
May 5, 2014
Good morning Talk Back listeners! We are speaking with U.S. Senate candidate Champ Edmunds, is he really the only conservative in the race?
May 2, 2014
We’ll be visiting with Dr. Joel Wallach, author of “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie.”
May 1, 2014
We have all three democratic candidates for Missoula County Commissioner on the air!
April 30, 2014
We have Missoula County Sheriff candidate Bob Parcell in studio today!
April 29, 2014
Today we will be speaking with Missoula School Trustee candidates Jennifer Newbold, John Fletcher and Shelly Wills.
April 28, 2014
Talking about the proposed tax hike in Missoula with City Councilman Adam Hertz.
April 25, 2014
Today we will have the last of Missoula’s County Attorney candidates on Talk Back. Kirsten Pabst will be answering your questions.
April 24, 2014
Today on Talk Back we will be speaking with Montana State Senator Jennifer Fielder and Utah State Legislator Ken Ivory about federal management of public lands. Fielder is the chair of SJ. 15, a legislative committee tasked with studying how well public lands are being managed.
April 23, 2014
Time for Talk Back! Today we will be speaking with nuclear energy expert David Banks. He’s actually an expert on all kinds of energy topics and has been involved in multiple administrations.
April 22, 2014
Good morning Talk Back listeners! We will have some open phones today, also some quick conversations with Missoula Symphony Orchestra Music Director Darko Butorac and Toby Ballard from the Missoula Rural Fire Department.
April 21, 2014
At 9 a.m. today on Talk Back we will be talking about a federal investigation into Bozeman company USA Brass, with MSSA president Gary Marbut. For the first half hour we will speak with Brian Becker and Anton Johnson about Heroes @ Home, a new project that hopes to bring a variety of services to Missoula vets.
April 18, 2014
Time for Talk Back. First up, an update on the Treasurer’s Office scandal with Ravalli County Commissioner Suzy Foss. After that, we’ll have open phones.
April 17, 2014
We will kick off Talk Back by discussing the job market in Missoula with J.R. Strand from the Missoula Job Service. After that, we may speak to some coal protesters and a tax day protestor…
April 16, 2014
Today on Talk Back we will be speaking with economist Fernando Menendez from the Cordoba group about economic experimentation in Venezuela. We’ll discuss how a higher minimum wage, caps on earnings, and fixed prices effected the country.
April 15, 2014
Today on Talk Back we will be talking about pharmaceutical drug abuse/prosecution in Missoula. We’ll be speaking with pharmacist Tony King, Detective Dean Christiansen, and Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Brandy Tyree.
April 14, 2014
Today on Talk Back we will have open phones!
April 11, 2014
Today on Talk Back we will be speaking with John Lorenz, president and founder of Glyeco. John has a long history of analyzing political data for campaigns and will be speaking at the upcoming Lincoln Regan Dinner here in Missoula.
April 10, 2014
Time for Talk Back! Today we will be speaking with Manhattan Institute Fellow Yeveniy Feyman about Affordable Care Acts enrollment numbers and what they mean for reform.
April 9, 2014
Open phones at nine today, but before then, we’ll be talking with law enforcement personnel about the active resistance training that local school officials are undergoing.
April 8, 2014
Open Phones today on Talk Back at 9. We will start the show by speaking with Holly Moore and Dennis Bender about a Missoula Housing Authority program where low income earners can build their own home in Missoula.
April 7, 2014
We are speaking with Edwin Bender from the Executive Director of the National Institute on Money in State Politics. Is the McCutcheon decision good or bad? Bender says it is bad for the U.S., what do you think?
April 4, 2014
Will you be voting for the Missoula Government study commission? Geoff Badenoch was on the commission in 1994 and will be discussing the past and future potential of the governmental review. What would you change about Missoula’s government?
April 3, 2014
Today we are going to be talking about child abuse prevention with Teresa Nygaard from the Parenting Place, Professor of Social Work Bart Klika, and Missoula Police Detective Katie Petersen.
April 2, 2014
We’ll be talking about taxes this morning with CPA Walt Kero. Send us your questions. Also, I have Abba tickets to give away, so listen for the cue to call.
April 1, 2014
We have constitutional scholar Rob Natelson on Talk Back today!
March 31, 2014
Good morning Talk Back listeners, we’re having open phones today. Has a piece of art ever changed your life? Tell us what it was and how it changed you.
March 28, 2014
Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Mary, the mother of Shane Todd who may have been murdered in Singapore. Singaporean officials say Shane committed suicide, but there is a lot more to the story. Has any political headway been made since Max Baucus became the ambassador to China.
March 27, 2014
We are talking about health care today on Talk Back with Bryce Ward, the new director of health care research at the Bureau of Business and Economic Research.
March 26, 2014
Today on Talk Back, we’ll be speaking with Global Eye founder Fiarchra Kearney from Nairobi. Fiachra specializes in hunting down and stopping human trafficking.
March 25, 2014
MSU political science professor David Parker will be on Talk Back this morning. Is Montana a red, blue, or purple state? What are the most likely scenarios for the big 2014 elections?
March 24, 2014
Time for open phones on Talk Back. Tell us what to talk about!
March 21, 2014
Today we’ll be speaking with U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke.
March 20, 2014
Today on Talk Back we will be speaking with Transitions Global CEO James Pond about the ongoing effort to end sex trafficking and rehabilitate the individuals trapped in its web.
March 19, 2014
This morning we’ll be talking with Mike Fierberg from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services to talk about how Obamacare is doing in Montana. At 9:00 we’ll have open phones.
March 18, 2014
At nine we’ll be talking with attorney Jeff Barnes esq. about home foreclosures in America. Leave us your questions. Until then, it’s open phones.
March 17, 2014
A round table discussion on reforming education this morning on Talk Back. We are speaking with the director of “Race to Nowhere” Vicki Abeles, Preventions specialist Brandee Tyree, and Potomic Superintendent Tim Johnson. Tell us your problems/thoughts about American education.
March 14, 2014
We’ll kick off the morning by talking about Meals on Wheels with Kathryn Hungerford. After that, tell us what you think about this list of “fake” democrats in Montana politics.
March 13, 2014
We are speaking with Astronaut Dr. Scott Parazynski on Talk Back today!
March 12, 2014
To kick things off this morning on Talk Back we’ll be speaking with Traolach O’reirdoin about Irish history and upcoming St. Patty’s Day celebrations. Then we shift gears and will be speaking about the lawsuit Wohl vs. The city of Missoula with Glen Wohl and attorney Thomas Orr. You can read about it here, if you’re a Missoula taxpayer you’ll be paying for it soon. http://newstalkkgvo.com/city-of-missoula-loses-337000-lawsuit-against-local-landowners-may-appeal/
March 11, 2014
This morning we are talking to Gregory Feifer, author of “Russians: the People Behind the Power.” Curious about Putin, Crimea, or the Russian people?
March 10, 2014
This morning on Talk Back we will speak with Dunrovin Ranch owner Suzanne Miller about the recent ruling against Missoula County. Can you tell she’s happy with the decision?
March 7, 2014
Time for Talk Back. It’s open phones today so tell us what to talk about!
March 6, 2014
Today we will be speaking with Llew Jones, Chair of the Montana Legislative Finance Committee. Got questions about the state budget, public employee pay, employee retirement?
March 5, 2014
Today on Talk Back we have constitutional scholar Rob Natelson on to answer your questions.
March 4, 2014
We’ll be talking to a veritable smorgasbord of guests today on the show.
February 27, 2014
We are waiting for Missoula County attorney Fred Van Valkenburg’s call on Talk Back today, if it doesn’t happen we’ll have open phones.
February 26, 2014
Today on Talk Back we will be speaking with Leslie Hazleton, author of The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad. She’s also written about the Shia-Sunni split and the foundation of Islam and the aftermath.
February 25, 2014
We will kick-off Talk Back this morning by speaking with Dan Witters, the Research Director of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Curious about why Montanans are better off than most Americans? Doubt the study?
February 24, 2014
Good morning Talk Back listeners! After we have our World Quest quiz we’ll be speaking with Ravalli County Commissioner Suzy Foss about all the chaos surrounding the treasurer’s office and the charges of corruption in the county government.
February 21, 2014
Good morning Talk Back fans! Today we will be talking about the infamous Missoula sidewalk case, the city’s condemnation attempt with Carlyle Group, and the lawsuits between the County Attorney’s office and the DOJ with local lawyer Quentin Rhoades.
February 20, 2014
We have open phones chaos this morning on Talk Back!
February 19, 2014
Today on Talk Back we will kick off the show by speaking with Todd Lovshin from Pacific Source Health (one of the three ACA providers in Montana). Then we speak with Sam Rankin, who is trying to be Montana’s next U.S. Senator. He’s running as an Independent.
February 18, 2014
This morning on Talk Back we’ll have a sobering look at the extent of child pornography and human trafficking in Montana. We’ll be speaking with Montana criminal investigations agent Gary Seder.
February 17, 2014
We have spontaneous open phones today on Talk Back. Who’s your favorite president and why?
February 14, 2014
Good morning Talk Back listeners, today we have U.S. House candidate Elsie Arntzen on the radio.
February 13, 2014
This morning we will be speaking with Valerie Stamey about the chaos going on in Ravalli county. Who do you think was at fault: Stamey, the County commissioners, or all?
February 12, 2014
This morning we will be speaking with David Goodstone, the public affairs director for the Israeli consulate. What did you think of furor over Scarlett Johanssen’s Soda Stream ad during the Super Bowl?
February 11, 2014
This morning we will be speaking with Bill Fister. Bill has been fighting with the state DPHHS over medicaid benefits for his aging father. It’s a horror story everyone should hear.
February 10, 2014
Today on Talk Back we will be speaking with SuzAnne Miller, owner of the Dunrovin Ranch. After over $75,000 in lawyer fees to defend the ranch, Miller is still squaring-off against Missoula county in what seems to many to be an absurd abuse of the law.
February 7, 2014
Good morning Talk Back listeners! It’s open phones today, so, tell us what’s on your mind!
February 6, 2014
Hope you’re warm! Mayor John Engen will be on Talk Back with us this morning.
February 5, 2014
It’s time to pull out those tax forms. Today on Talk Back we’ll be speaking with Missoula CPA Walt Kero about all of the new changes you can expect to see this year.
February 4, 2014
Good Morning Talk Back fans! Today we will be speaking with Constitutional scholar Rob Natelson.
February 3, 2014
It’s open phones on Talk Back this morning. Apparently more than half of all Americans believe supernatural forces were at work during the Superbowl, is this modern mysticism? Practical prayer?
January 31, 2014
Good morning Talk Back listeners, at 9:00 we will be speaking with Paul Howard from the Manhattan Institute about the new Coburn-Burr-Hatch health care proposal. Does ACA need to be fixed or replaced?
January 30, 2014
Good morning Talk Back listeners, tell us why you think the number of suicides in Montana is going up? Why was it so high to start with?
January 29, 2014
Today on Talk Back, we will be speaking with Marijuana Policy Project Legislative Analyst Chris Lindsay. Chris is working to draft new marijuana laws for our state, do you applaud his efforts or see them as misguided?
January 28, 2014
Today we’ll be speaking with Kirsten Tynan of the Fully Informed Jury Association. The association has paid to place illuminated signs outside of a courthouse in D.C. that say “Good jurors nullify bad laws” and “You have the right to ‘hang’ the jury with your vote if you cannot agree with other jurors.” What do you think about this message? Is it dangerous?
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/4/jury-nullification-signs-in-dc-spark-free-speech-d/#ixzz2rhungTZW
January 27, 2014
To kick things off this morning we will speak with Dave Lewis, the state senator that carried the recent charter school bill that was eventually vetoed by the Governor. Would charter schools hurt or help Montana education?
January 24, 2014
Today on Talk Back, we have Missoula County Attorney candidate Jason Marks in studio this morning.
January 23, 2014
Today on Talk Back, we will speak with megaload protester and 71 year-old Missoula grandmother Carol Marsh.
January 22, 2014
Today on Talk Back, we will be speaking about economic trends with the S.G. Long brain trust.
January 21, 2014
This morning on Talk Back we ask: should we legalize marijuana? Our guest on Talk Back this morning, columnist Liz Peek says no.
January 20, 2014
Today on Talk Back we will be speaking with former Montana Lieutenant Governor and current U.S. Senate Candidate John Bohlinger.
January 17, 2014
We are shifting gears on Talk Back this morning! We will be speaking with local patent attorney Zachary Scott about the patent process in general and the type of patents Montanans are working on. We will also be speaking with our first of the Missoula County Attorney candidates.
January 16, 2014
To start off today’s Talk Back we will be speaking about radon. Does this invisible gas worry you?
January 15, 2014
Is Common Core an “Orwellian” federal takeover of American education? Today on Talk Back we will be speaking with Debra Lamm, one of the most vocal opponents of Common Core in Montana. Is she on the right track or just a fear monger?
January 14, 2014
We will be speaking with reporter Matthew Frank and Missoula Independent owner Matt Gibson. Both have been covering a history of coverups in Lake County that may stretch all the way up to the state Attorney General’s office.
January 13, 2014
We will be speaking with Dr. Joel Wallach, who has become famous for his promotion of multivitamins and derision of modern medical practices. In December, a few studies received a lot of press saying multivitamins are bunk. What do you think?
January 10, 2014
Today on Talk Back, we will have open phones this morning! First off, tell us what you think of this ACLU lawsuit threat against the city of Missoula. Should we back off of our panhandling restrictions for the purpose of free speech?
January 9, 2014
Today on Talk Back, we will be speaking with Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Dirk Adams.
January 8, 2014
Today on Talk Back, we will be speaking with Dr. Abraham Kim, the new director of the Mansfield Center at the UM.
January 7, 2014
Today on Talk Back, we will be speaking with constitutional scholar Rob Natelson.
January 6, 2014
To kick things off today, we will speak with economics professor Derek Yonai about why Montana ranked in the bottom five for economic freedom. After that, we’ll have open phones!
January 3, 2014
Is Van Valkenburg a hero or horrible for his stand against the U.S. Department of Justice? Should he have opened his office to the federal investigation into the handling of Missoula rape cases?
January 2, 2014
We will be speaking with Missoula CPA Walt Kero. Is the IRS underfunded? Do you think that there will be meaningful tax reform in 2014? What will change tax-wise in 2014?
December 31, 2013
What’s your prediction, will 2014 be better or worse than 2013? This morning we will be reflecting on the year with economist Patrick Barkey from the Bureau of Business and Economic Research
December 30, 2013
Talk Back is back! We’re ringing in the new year with lots of ringing open phones this week. Call in with any topic you want to talk about. For starters, tell us your thoughts on the recent Duck Dynasty controversy. Is this fight about faith? Free speech? Hate?
December 19, 2013
We spent the first 30 minutes talking about suicide with Missoula Suicide Prevention Coordinator Kristie Scheel. At the top of the hour, we speak with Kristen Hansen, a Montana state representative who recently traveled to Mount Vernon to discuss the possibility of passing amendments to the U.S. Constitution by using what’s called the Article V process.
December 13, 2013
We’ll have open phones today on Talk Back and we’ll be discussing what ever is on your mind. What did you think of Jordan Graham’s guilty plea? The House budget deal?
December 12, 2013
We’ll be talking about reforming the energy grid with Tyson Slokum at the top of the hour. Is it time for a “rooftop revolution?” Before that, we have a bit of open phones.
December 11, 2013
We have Ken Ivory from the American Lands Council on Talk Back this morning to talk about his group’s efforts to put land back into local management. The red on this picture is federally managed land in the U.S. Do you think this is a problem?
December 10, 2013
We talk about U.S. 15 year-olds who recently scored worse than Vietnam and most other countries in the PISA academic tests. What is America doing wrong, if anything? What can we do to do a better job?
December 9, 2013
It’s open phones Monday!
December 6, 2013
We talk about U.S. 15 year-olds who recently scored worse than Vietnam and most other countries in the PISA academic tests. What is America doing wrong, if anything? What can we do to do a better job?
December 5, 2013
To kick off the show, we will speak with Irish musician Liam O’ Maonlai about his tour of Montana. After that, we will speak with congressional candidate Matt Rosendale.
December 4, 2013
To start off this mornings show, we will be speaking with Ryan Palma about his local business, Sustainable Lumber Company, which turns beetle killed trees into useful materials. At the top of the hour, we will speak with former VP of Devon energy about energy myths and the future of Montana’s energy portfolio.
December 3, 2013
Constitutional scholar Rob Natelson of the Independence Institute joins us to discuss an upcoming decision by the Supreme Court on the issue of the contraception mandate as it pertains to businesses like Hobby Lobby that don’t want to purchase morning after pill coverage for ethical reasons.
December 2, 2013
This morning we are speaking to Colin Woodard, the author of American Nations: A History of the 11 Rival Regional Cultures of North America. After that we open the phone lines.
November 29, 2013
It’s open phones Friday. We talk about all sorts of stuff including private schooling and whether or not Black Friday is actually worth all the hassle.
November 27, 2013
It’s another World Affairs Council on the radio day. In this episode we speak with Rabbi Douglas Kahn from the Jewish Community Relations Council about how the American Jewish community views world and domestic political issues. Apologies for technical issues at the start of the show.
November 26, 2013
Congressional Candidate Melinda Gopher joins us to explain her ideas on government.
November 25, 2013
It’s open phones! We discuss whether or not a recent agreement between the UN and Iran was a good idea.
November 22, 2013
Missoula Organization of Realtors Governmental Affairs Coordinator Austin James joins us to explain why the county and his organization have been arguing over what a bedroom actually is. The answer could mean huge costs to homes with septic systems.
November 21, 2013
Former Chairman for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes James Steele joins us to speak about issues impacting Native Americans in Montana.
November 20, 2013
Jon and Peter speak with Travis Mateer of the Poverello Center about the issue of homelessness in Missoula. Mateer works as the Homelessness Outreach Coordinator and has ground-floor view of many of the problems facing Missoula.
November 19, 2013
Austin James from the Montana Association of Realtors joins us to discuss a recent proposal to convert 5th and 6th streets in Missoula from two lane one way streets, to one lane roads with a bicycle lane and parking.
November 18, 2013
We will kick off the show by speaking with Sam Redfern from the United States of Hope about military vets working to help those struggling after Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. After that, we kick open the phone lines for open phones.
November 15, 2013
Today on Talk Back it’s open phones!
November 14, 2013
Today on Talk Back, we speak with Don Silver, Author of the Best Obamacare Guide about the details of the new healthcare law.
November 13, 2013
Peter and Jon are joined by Bob Seidenschwartz from the Montana World Affairs Council to speak with Dr. Paolo Zegalo-Melo about how he coordinates University of Montana’s International Programs.
November 12, 2013
Michael Moore, the coordinator of Missoula’s 10 year plan to end homelessness, joins Peter and Jon to discuss what Missoula can do and will do to deal with the problem of homelessness.
November 11, 2013
It’s Veterans Day! On today’s show, we honor our vets by opening the phone lines and letting our audience tell us the stories of the warriors in their lives.
November 8, 2013
Tax genius and CPA Walt Kero joins us as we discuss the issue of identity theft.
November 7, 2013
Michael Garrity of The Alliance for the Wild Rockies explains why his organization is suing the forest service to stop timber sales.
November 6, 2013
It’s open phones! We also speak with our coworker J.C. Who just returned from military service in Afghanistan.
November 5, 2013
Constitutional Law scholar Rob Natelson joins us to discuss what the Constitution means by rights and how the 9th and 10th amendments are supposed to be read. After that, we open the phones to all questions.
November 4, 2013
Public Service Commissioner Bob Lake joins us to discuss what will happen if Missoula buys Mountain Water companies rights to the water system.
November 1, 2013
It’s open phones! We discuss whether or not government officials knew about flaws in Obamacare before they say they did, also, Peter and Jon are accused of practicing “yellow journalism.” Good times.
October 30, 2013
On the October 30 episode of Talk Back, education reformer Brian Richardson discusses flaws and opportunities for the U.S. public education system. We discuss everything from testing, to teaching methods and teacher’s unions.
October 29, 2013
On the October 29 episode of Talk Back, we speak with candidates Kathleen Jenks, Leta Womack and Mark McLaverty with the Missoula municipal judge candidate forum.
October 28, 2013
On the October 28 episode of Talk Back, it’s open phones. We also ask our listeners “Why is American politics so partisan?”
October 25, 2013
On the October 25 episode of Talk Back, Peter and Jon have a quick conversation with Joe Balyeat from American’s for Prosperity at the top of the show. After that, it was open phones.
October 24, 2013
On the October 24 episode of Talk Back, Missoula City Council candidates Emily Bentley and Paul Bohan answer questions.
October 23, 2013
On the October 23 episode of Talk Back, it is open phones. Peter and Jon discuss the Affordable Care Act’s struggling website healthcare.gov.
October 22, 2013
On the October 22 episode of Talk Back, Montana Political Practices Commissioner Jonathan Motl discusses recent decisions affecting the governor and other Montana candidates regarding financing and reporting on campaigns
October 21, 2013
On the October 21 episode of Talk Back, it was open phones. Peter and Jon cover everything from the healthcare law, to the past government shutdown.
October 18, 2013
On the October 18 episode of Talk Back, Peter and Jon interview Missoula Mayoral Candidate Jon Engen.
October 17, 2013
On the October 17 episode of Talk Back, Montana entrepreneur and founder of Right Now Technologies, Gregg Gianforte, explains Code Montana, a new initiative for Montana high school students that will introduce them to the world of coding for free.
October 16, 2013
On the October 16 episode of Talk Back, Political Science Professor and author Neil Gross describes the findings in his most recent book “Why Are Professors So Liberal and Why do Conservatives Care?”
October 15, 2013
On the October 15 episode of Talk Back, Republican Congressional candidate Matt Rosendale answers questions about how he would serve Montana in the U.S. House if elected. After that we discuss the possibility of adding Salish language to Missoula area signage.
October 14, 2013
On October 14, it’s an open phones Monday. Jon thinks the shutdown was a horrible mess and a bad political play by the Republican house, everyone else apparently disagrees…
October 11, 2013
October 10, 2013
On the October 10 episode of Talk Back, Paul Howard of the Manhattan Institute discusses how the ACA rollout is going. After that the phones are open to callers.
October 9, 2013
October 8, 2013
October 7, 2013
On the October 7 episode of Talk Back, it’s another day of open phones.
October 4, 2013
On the October 4 episode of Talk Back, it’s open phones.
October 3, 2013
On the October 3 episode of Talk Back, Missoula Mayoral Candidate Peggy Cain joins the show to answer questions about how she would run the city.
October 2, 2013
On the October 2 episode of Talk Back, tax guru Walt Kero joins us to discuss tax planning. Also, we talk about an incident in which WWII vets stormed a federal government blockade to visit a war memorial.
October 1, 2013
On the October 1 episode of Talk Back, constitutional scholar Rob Natelson joins us to discuss the shutdown in the backdrop of the intentions of the founding fathers. Did anyone see this coming?
September 30, 2013
On the September 30 episode of Talk Back, Peter and Jon continue their discussion about the imminent government shutdown. Also, the Affordable Care Act exchanges are set to open October 1 and we discuss how the roll out will work.
September 27, 2013
On the September 27 episode of Talk Back, Peter and Jon host another round of open phones. This time they talk about the potential federal government shutdown and attempt to decide who to blame.
September 26, 2013
On the September 26 episode of Talk Back, it’s World Affairs Council on the radio. Peter and Jon are joined by Bob Seidenschwartz for a discussion about the decline in America’s Rust Belt and what can be done. Special guests Richey Piiparinen and Kauser Razvi from Strategic Urban Solutions join us to discuss a route to success for areas of the country that are shifting from their industrial past.
September 25, 2013
On the September 25 episode of Talk Back, Peter and Jon get all the facts about the Affordable Care Act, right from the source. They speak with Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services spokesman Mike Fierberg about how the new exchanges will effect Montana.
September 24, 2013
On the September 24 episode of Talk Back, Peter and Jon speak with Brent Gyuricza about the race to save the City Life Community Center. After that we open the phone bank to talk about how Missoula handled a recent standoff.
September 23, 2013
On the September 23 episode of Talk Back, Peter and Jon start out by talking about Missoula’s Opportunity Resources. After that they pivot to a discussion with two of Montana’s certified health care navigators about the changes coming up on October 1.
September 20, 2013
On the September 20 episode of Talk Back, it’s another day of open phones. Peter and Jon talk about all kinds of issues, but the main bone of disagreement is over the issue of whether or not the house will be successful in its attempt to defund Obamacare, or if it will shoot itself in the foot.
September 19, 2013
On the September 19 episode of Talk Back Jon and Peter speak with Missoula Mayoral candidate Mike Hyde about how he would run the city.
September 18, 2013
On the September 18 episode of Talk Back, Peter and Jon speak with Simon O’Dweyer, an expert in ancient Irish. After hearing some of the tunes from the bronze age instruments, we talk about a recent bomb threat in Missoula and the Navy Yard shootings in D.C.
September 17, 2013
On the September 17 episode of Talk Back Jon and Peter speak with Diana Furchtgott-Roth from the Manhattan Institute about the state of unions and the American labor force. After that we speak with our favorite tax-pro Walt Kero about the role of the income tax, minimum wage, and various other topics.
September 16, 2013
On the September 16 episode of Talk Back, an old friend of the show Carl Graham joins us from his new think tank in Utah. Graham is now heading up the Sutherland Institute’s Center for Self Government in the West and explains some of the results of a new study he’s been preparing on federal vs. state management.
September 13, 2013
It’s another open phones Friday on the September 13 edition of Talk Back. This time we take responses and comments on Russian leader Putin’s letter to America on the issue of a Syrian strike.
September 12, 2013
On the September 12 episode of Talk Back, Public Service Commissioner Travis Kavulla explains why Missoula’s Mountain Water Company operates under different rules than most other utility companies in the state.
September 11, 2013
On the September 11 episode of Talk Back, UM History Professor Richard Drake joins us as we remember the horror of 9/11 and the aftermath.
September 10, 2013
On the September 10 episode of Talk Back Jon and Peter bring U.S. House candidate Corey Stapleton on to answer a bevy of questions concerning what he would do if elected. Topics range from immigration and declarations of war to how to pay off the U.S. debt.
September 9, 2013
In the September 9 episode of the Talk Back Show, Peter and Jon speak with Attorney Quentin Rhoades about a Montana Supreme Court Decision that forced the state of Montana to pay a Montana ranching family for losses incurred when firefighters burned down 900 acres of their property. After that we open the show to open phones and listen to the President’s case for a strike against Syria.
September 6, 2013
On the September 6 open phones episode of Talk Back, Peter and Jon invite listeners to comment on the potential strike on Syria. During the show, they listen to a debate on the issue between Secretary of State John Kerry and Senator Rand Paul and take comments from the audience.
September 5, 2013
In the September 5 episode of Talk Back, Jon and Peter speak with filmmaker J.D. King about his last film, “Crying Wolf” and the upcoming release of “Axed: The End of Green.” J.D. argues that modern environmentalism and corresponding legislation is killing the economy and actually endangering the environment as well.
September 4, 2013
In the September 4 episode, Peter and Jon speak with MSU Political Science Professor Dr. David Parker about the real reasons Denny Rehberg lost his senate race. They also speak about the future race for Max Baucus’ senate seat, a Montana open ballot, and tons of other topics.
September 3, 2013
In the September 3 episode, Jon and Peter speak with constitutional scholar Rob Natelson of the Independence Institute about constitutional limits on the power of the U.S. to declare war. As usual, they take all manner of constitutional questions from the audience with topics ranging from eminent domain to whether or not a photographer can be forced by law to snap pictures at a gay wedding.
August 23, 2013
In the August 23 episode, Peter and Jon have a brief conversation with congressman Steve Daines about the Lolo Complex fire and what the U.S. should do to prevent extreme fire seasons in the future.
August 22, 2013
In the August 22 episode, Peter and Jon listen to callers describe their personal experiences with the Lolo Complex. They also discuss why the fire burned so quickly and how to prevent future tragedies with Extension Forestry Professor Dr. Peter Kolb.
August 21, 2013
In the August 21 episode Peter and Jon talk to Earth First! advocate Pantayani Tsolkas about why he believes sabotaging Montana’s wolf hunting season is ethically justifiable.
August 20, 2013
On the August 20 episode, Henry Kriegel from American’s For Prosperity explains his group’s position on a variety of topic ranging from the minimum wage to tax breaks for oil companies.
August 16, 2013
In the August 16 episode, Dr. Stephen Meyer discusses the role of Intelligent Design in modern education by examining the backlash against the theory. He discuss issues ranging from the scientific method to the role of the classroom in this engaging conversation on the issue of the origin of life and the fate of this idea in the modern classroom.
July 9, 2013
On the July 9 episode of Talk Back, Peter and Jon speak with filmmaker Evan Grae Davis. Davis recently completed a film titled “It’s a Girl” that vividly describes the burgeoning threat of gendercide in India and China. Taboo topics such as sex-selective abortion, violence against women and infanticide are on the table. A very disturbing, but enlightening episode.
July 8, 2013
On the July 8 episode of Talk Back, Peter and Jon visit with Department of Labor and Industry Chief Economist Barbara Wagner about the economic strengths and weaknesses of Montana.
July 3, 2013
On the July 3 episode of Talk Back, we open the door to callers to ask questions from two of Missoula’s Mayoral Candidates. Mike Hyde and Peggy Cain take questions on everything from drug and gun laws to the proper role of government. A can’t miss episode for Missoula voters.
July 1, 2013
On the July 1 Episode of Talk Back, tax guru Walt Kero joins us to discuss the tax implications after the Supreme Court’s decision to repeal parts of the Defense of Marriage Act. Will the change in law cost you and your loved one, or bring new benefits? How will it impact the U.S. Treasury? We discuss these issues and more.
June 26, 2013
On the June 26 episode of Talk Back, Peter and Jon speak with John Colledge and Bob Seidenschwartz of the Montana World Affairs Council. Colledge was one of the first agents in the Department of Homeland Security and has been involved in tracking money laundering, illegal weapons trade, and all sorts of behind-the-curtains schemes.
June 24, 2013
On the June 24 episode of Talk Back, Peter and Jon speak with Louis Schneller from the group Advocates for Missoula’s Future. The discussion ranges from why enrollment is down at the UM to where the Missoula College should be located, but the heart of the discussion is about whether or not cutting adjunct professors is the best way to deal with a budget shortfall.
June 21, 2013
On the June 21 episode of Talk Back, Peter and Jon speak with Dr. Stephen C. Meyer about his new book Darwin’s Doubt. Meyer argues that the Cambrian explosion of new animal types found in the fossil record occurs at too radical of a pace to be explained by traditional neo-Darwinist arguments.
June 20, 2013
On the June 20 episode of Talk Back, Peter and Jon speak with Lisa Sharon Harper from Sojurners about immigration reform. Sojurners is a religiously motivated political advocacy group that has been working to convince congregations across the U.S. that immigration reforms proposed by the U.S. Senate are morally superior to the current U.S. immigration system.
June 19, 2013
On the June 19 episode of Talk Back, Peter and Jon speak with Derrick Morgan from The Heritage Foundation about a series of economic and moral criticisms of the Senate’s version of the immigration bill. We also open the doors to some open phones and discuss the cities no-fireworks ordinance.
June 18, 2013
On the June 18 episode of the Talk Back show, Peter and Jon speak with doctor Dr. Jane Orient about the new healthcare enforcement powers of the IRS. After that we talk about firework laws in Missoula.
June 17, 2013
The June 17 episode of Talk Back is an open phones edition of Talk Back. First off, Peter and Jon discuss Jon Tester’s claim that he did not know about the NSA surveillance programs and compare that to a statement from Obama’s Chief of Staff who says every senator and congressman received a white paper on the topic. We also address the issue of abortion after a statement by Nancy Pelosi that late-term abortions were “sacred ground” for her.
June 14, 2013
Talk Back Podcast Friday, June 14: Jon speaks with Bob, Josh, and Ather from S.G. Long about how the U.S. will handle the after effects of quantitative easing. Listen to the conversation…
June 13, 2013
On the Talk Back Podcast for Tuesday, June 13 Jon and Bob Seidenschwartz speak with Montana Attorney General Tim Fox about a new initiative to fight the Marketplace Fairness Act. Also, in this episode they speak with Ken Payne, who claims he lost his job as a teacher in California because he does not have digitally recognizable fingerprints due to a skin condition. (NOTE: Due to a computer error, we do not have a recording of our first half hour of the show which featured marriage counselor Jim Ramsay discussing how to predict if a couple will divorce.)
June 11, 2013
In the June 11 episode of Talk Back , Peter, Jon, and Bob Seidenschwartz of the Montana World Affairs Council speak with Chinese Language and History Professor Steve Levine about China. They cover everything from ghost cities to rare-Earth minerals, in this big-picture conversation about one of the Earth’s most powerful countries.
June 10, 2013
Peter and Jon talk with Derek Skees about a proposal to make republican party members uphold a set of standards to be able to remain in the party. (Read more here) After that, they discuss the recent leaked information from Edward Snowden regarding the government’s online surveillance program now known as PRISM.
June 6, 2013
In the June 6 episode of Talk Back author and energy expert Mark Mills of the Manhattan Institute discusses his route to breaking out of the U.S. trade deficit by allowing the sale of hydrocarbons, and developing national energy resources.
June 5, 2013
In the June 5 episode of Talk Back Dylan Todd describes his family’s duress after attending a coroner’s inquest in Singapore regarding the death of Shane Todd, Dylan’s brother. The family says they have mountains of evidence that Shane was murdered, most likely by a Chinese company, but the Singapore court system refused to allow most of the evidence and insists Shane’s death was a suicide. Conspiracy? Cover-up? Hear the story and decide for yourself and check out KGVO’s article for more information. . .