Capital City Health Club personal training manager Mal McDowell and Kiki Moses with the Great Northern Carousel

December 31, 2018

We open the show with Capital City Health Club's personal training manager, Mal McDowell, who talks with us about the New Year's attendance bump, and just what we can do to help ourselves actually keep those get-fit resolutions. We finish up with Kiki Moses, who fills us in on just what's going on at the Great Northern Carousel. The Helena landmark is offering free rides all day before shutting down for a few months in order to renovate and potentially add some new food and drink items and update some technology. 

COLD BREW: Nationally syndicated talk show host Joe Pags

December 29, 2018

Joe Pags' show airs on more than 100 stations across the country. He took some time out recently to chat with us about things like politics, his start in radio and just how he got started doing those popular parodies. 

406 Recycling owner Matt Elsaesser and Montana VA public affairs officer Patrick Hutchison

December 28, 2018

406 Recycling owner Matt Elsaesser opens our show, talking about his company's specialized work in data-secure electronics recycling and event recycling services. We close out chatting with Montana VA public affairs officer Patrick Hutchison, who tells us about who and where the Montana VA covers, what the organization is doing to address problems, and how veterans can find out if they are eligible for benefits through the VA. 

St. Peter’s Health CEO Wade Johnson

December 27, 2018

St. Peter's Health CEO Wade Johnson stops by to chat achievements of 2018, like the new endoscopy suite and 3-D mammography machine, new accreditation goals, and the addition of numerous doctors.  He also looks forward to 2019 and Medicaid Expansion, OR renovations and the addition of the DaVinci Robot, which will allow for robotic surgery. 

The Thin Man: The Case of the Goofy Groom

December 26, 2018

A special presentation this morning of "The Thin Man: The Case of the Goofy Groom." This was performed live on stage in June, but remixed in the Montana Radio Company studios just for you. So today, a little bit or radio theater. 

COLD BREW: Anthony Ray Hinton

December 22, 2018

Wrongly accused, wrongly convicted, Anthony Ray Hinton spent three decades on death row before ultimately being set free by the Supreme Court. His story of faith and his consistently positive attitude can serve as a lesson to every one of us. 

Deputy Director of Montana Medical Transport Rick Gulan; Helena High Welding Society; and sports historian Curt Synness

December 21, 2018

The Deputy Director of Montana Medical Transport, Rick Gulan, stops by to explain to us just what his business does and how they're helping keep medical costs down for those using their service. A trio of Helena High students fill us in on their fundraiser which is turning old cellphones into calling cards for military members serving overseas. And local sports historian Curt Synness finishes out the week chatting about his 2019 Past Sports Greats Calendar. 


NOTE: To contact Curt about the calendar, you can call or text 406-594-2878.

Helena Area Chamber of Commerce CEO/President Cathy Burwell and Vice President Mike Mergenthaler

December 20, 2018

Helena Area Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Cathy Burwell and VP Mike Mergenthaler spend time with us chatting about shopping local, some new business news, the upcoming awards luncheon and just what the chamber is focused on in the upcoming 2019 Legislative session. 

Florence Crittenton Development Director Carrie Krepps

December 19, 2018

Florence Crittenton's Development Director, Carrie Krepps, makes a return trip to Coffee Break to fill us in on some of the changes and additions they've made to their organization's offerings, including preschool and a program targeted at overcoming substance abuse. 

North Pole Ninja co-authors Tyler Knott Gregson and Sarah Linden, and Helena Public Schools Superintendent Tyler Ream

December 18, 2018

Helena residents and co-authors of The North Pole Ninjas, Tyler Knott Gregson and Sarah Linden, stop by to talk about their book -- which comes complete with 50 missions for kids to complete, like smiling at everyone you meet for a day or bringing a bag of groceries to food share. It's all about sneaky, ninja-style, unrecognized acts of kindness! And Helena Public Schools Superintendent Tyler Ream touches on some great things happening in the district, some tuition news in regards to East Helena, and fills us in on a pilot program that should lead to the district going to a paperless payroll system. (As a bonus, we also initiate the discussion about the potential for a four-day school week!)