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The Session Live: The first 45 days
Watch as reporters and editors from Montana Free Press, Montana Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio discuss the major developments from the Montana legislature’s first 45 days and answer listener questions.
Montana Lowdown features in-depth conversations with top newsmakers, journalists, politicians, and experts about significant issues facing America’s “last best place.” Hosted by veteran award-winning journalist and Montana Free Press founder John S. Adams.
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Protests against police brutality and racism in Montana, a state that’s roughly 90% white and 1% black, face distinctive challenges.
Primary results, and the path to November
The fields are now set for the general election, and voters are already getting a taste of the nominees’ strategies as they march toward November.
Republican factions vie for legislative control
Reporters Mara Silvers, Eric Dietrich and Alex Sakariassen join John S. Adams to talk about the politics of Montana’s Republican primaries.
Republican candidate for governor Greg Gianforte on the MT Lowdown
If elected, Gianforte says, his immediate COVID recovery plans would include a broad lowering of taxes, a housecleaning of leadership at many state agencies, and a “top-to-bottom regulatory review across all state agencies.”
Democratic Senate candidate John Mues on the MT Lowdown
“I believe that we can run a more progressive platform and actually have better results than we’ve been having as Democrats,” Mues says.
Republican U.S. House candidate Matt Rosendale on the MT Lowdown
“I’ve shown that I can get conservative results while being fiscally responsible and a good steward of the taxpayers’ dollars, and I’d like to do the same thing in Congress.”