The Coffee Break Podcast
Eric Merchant

Eric Merchant

June 15, 2020

Eric Merchant with Lewis and Clark County Public Health joins us to talk about the testing for COVID-19 in the city's wastewater. It's an innovative approach, and may soon be a joint effort between Helena, East Helena and Carroll College. 

Wendy Howe and Kara Tangedal

Wendy Howe and Kara Tangedal

June 12, 2020

Wendy Howe, the Slim Chickens Preferred Restaurant Group Director of Marketing, fills us in on Slim Chickens - the new restaurant coming to Helena in September. Then we chat with Kara Tangedal with the extension office. She lets us know what's been happening with 4H during the last few months, and what fair week might look like for 4H. 

Kari Gagner

Kari Gagner

June 11, 2020

We chat with Kari Gagner to find out what's been happening at Exploration Works during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what's ahead as the state begins to reopen. We highlight the upcoming summer camps at ExWorks, also!

Liann Meyer with Montana Supporting Military

Liann Meyer with Montana Supporting Military

June 10, 2020

Liann Meyer created Montana Supporting Military in 2003. Since a humble start, it's grown immensely and now sends thousands of care packages to troops across the globe. Find out what they do and how you can help. 

John Finn and Joe Cohenour

John Finn and Joe Cohenour

June 9, 2020

John Finn fills us in on what's happening at the Lewis & Clark Library now, and what's ahead as things across the state begin to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. We finish the show chatting with Joe Cohenour about the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the health of the state's elk and how the organization is working to increase access to public lands. 

Mike Chambers and Cal Boyle

Mike Chambers and Cal Boyle

June 5, 2020

Helena Fire Assistant Chief Mike Chambers joins us to kick off the show, and we chat about what can and can't be done in city limits when it comes to burning outside your home. Helena Middle School principal Cal Boyle closes us out. We talk about how things have been going at the school during online learning, and what the teachers and administration is doing to say goodbye to their students as the school year winds down. 

Kevin Tenney and Lyman Bishop

Kevin Tenney and Lyman Bishop

June 4, 2020

Kevin Tenney fills us in on what went into making the decision to cancel this summer's Last Chance Stampede and Fair. There are still things happening at the fairgrounds, though, including drive-in movies that are now shifting to Friday nights. We close chatting with Lyman Bishop, who is running as a Libertarian for Montana Governor. 

Dr. John Cech

Dr. John Cech

June 3, 2020

We open the show chatting with the president of Carroll College, Dr. John Cech. Unfortunately, we lost John during the final segment of our show, but there's still some great information here!

Emily McVey

Emily McVey

June 2, 2020

We chat today with the executive director of the United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area, Emily McVey. Lots of help is being offered and lots still available for those struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Bruce Day

Bruce Day

June 1, 2020

Bruce Day, the executive director at Helena Food Share, talks about the food available to those in the Helena area through the Farmers to Families Food Box Program -- which is also providing a boost for regional farmers and those in the ag industry. 

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