Officer Eric Koeoster with the Helena Police Department stops by to share the details about the upcoming Sweetheart Passion Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Montana. Then to close out the show we chat with actors Tyler Redden and Alvero Freyre, who star in the upcoming Grandstreet Theatre production "The Book of Will," an incredible true story about a pair of William Shakespeare's friends who helped to protect and preserve the playwright's works after his death.
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox joins us to talk about his focus during the 66th Montana Legislature, including sexual assault kit testing, strangulation and stalking laws, and a clearing-up of the state's DUI laws. Meg Crane then stops in to share with us information about a project created to make and send handmade Valentine's Day cards to those staying in and working at women's shelters across North America.
Then, in a Coffee Break first, an extra shot. Tim Fox sticks around for a third segment to continue our chat. Only available on the podcast, Fox hits on DUI laws and steps to tackle substance abuse. (If you heard the show on-air but are tuning in for the extra shot, it starts right about the 26-minute mark.)
Helena Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Cathy Burwell swings by to chat about all things business, hitting on the 2019 Awards Luncheon, Helena WINS, and the effort to increase the workforce in the Capital City.
Cliff Meis from the Legal Tender Pub and Bistro; and Lewis and Clark County Commissioner Susan Good Geise
The Legal Tender's Cliff Meis opens up the show, filling us in on an upcoming dinner and lecture series event on Frenchwoman's Road. Murder, mystery and chicken cordon bleu ... and it all benefits the Lewis and Clark Humane Society. Lewis and Clark County Commissioner Susan Good Geise is our second guest, and she fills us in on why she's decided not to run for re-election when her term is up, shares information about how the county is working to be proactive about flooding, and talks about a move that may open thousands of acres of prime elk hunting and fishing opportunities in the near future.
Helena Public Schools Superintendent Tyler Ream joins us to talk about school safety, gives a construction update, and gives his thoughts on some of the education-related bills that are or will be up for discussion in the Montana Legislature. In the final segment, he fields questions from Helena middle schoolers on things ranging from availability of advanced classes to a system based on learning not memorizing, to availability of field trips.
Kelly Cresswell, the executive director of Reach Higher Montana, is joined by Jessica Hays from Boeing to chat about Helena WINS, and an event set for Wednesday night. It's designed to introduce area eighth-graders to potential careers in manufacturing.
Rosie Ayers was in the studio earlier this week to talk about her new production, Silent Sky. But her previous show, Every Brilliant Thing, is making a comeback! It'll be hitting stages across the state for a summer tour. It's an impressive, one-woman show about chronic depression and suicide. The show talked about here has completed the run, but the summer series will be bringing it back soon.
Jenna Comstock opens the show, telling us about Vanessa Allick, a woman who gives of herself to our community regularly. Vanessa has been diagnosed with a rare illness and now has some medical bills piling up, so there's going to be a fundraiser event upcoming at the Staggering Ox to help out. Then we chat for a bit with the newest member of the KCAP news team, Stewart Davis, also the new voice of the Capital Bruins. He's a Duke fan, but he's still a good guy.
Rosie Ayers and Mary Lee Larison with Grandstreet’s Silent Sky; and Mark Robertson with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University
We open with Mark Robertson, discussing the Dave Ramsey course Financial Peace University, which starts in town tonight. Rosie Ayers and Mary Lee Larison with Grandstreet Theatre’s upcoming production, "Silent Sky" close out the show. It's an incredibly well-reviewed play written by Lauren Gunderson, about the real-life work of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt.
Mac Minard & Wagner Harmon with Montana Outfitters and Guides Association and Big Hearts Under the Big Sky; and Liz Lodman with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Aquatic Invasive Species team
Mac Minard & Wagner Harmon with the Montana Outfitters and Guides Association and Big Hearts Under the Big Sky stop by to tell us about Big Hearts and the impact it continues to make for families of veterans and other families dealing with extreme illness. Liz Lodman with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' Aquatic Invasive Species team also fills us in on the 2018 efforts to stop things like the zebra and quagga mussels from getting a foothold in our state.