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Montana Lowdown

Montana Free Press founder and editor John S. Adams interviews newsmakers on the hottest topics and issues in American's Last Best Place. 

Apr 8, 2020

“It’s like a response to a lot of crises. That is, it’s big and it’s immediate, but it’s probably full of a lot of loopholes.” So says former Montana Senator Max Baucus, assessing the $2T economic relief package recently passed by U.S. Congress in response to the economic fallout from the coronavirus...

Mar 28, 2020

This week we interview several guests who help illustrate how some of Montana's most vital social services are positioned to deal with the potential of a long-term pandemic. Guests and topics include:

  • Rose Hughes, Executive Director of the Montana Health Care Association, on how long-term care facilities are balancing...

Mar 20, 2020

In today's episode:

  • The latest statistics on cases in Montana
  • Montana petroleum industry sees losses due to price wars and economic fallout from coronavirus
  • Fear-driven stockpiling of supplies is a short-term problem, and distributors are confident that supply chains are strong
  • Cindy Farr of Missoula County DPHHS talks...

Mar 19, 2020

In today's episode:

  • The latest statistics on cases in Montana
  • Gov. Steve Bullock announces two measures aimed at helping those experiencing financial stress
  • Montana announces it will cover the costs of referrals, and in some cases testing, for those who are uninsured and suspect they may have contracted the virus
  • The...

Mar 18, 2020

As of today, we're changing the format of our show to focus on delivering shorter, more frequent episodes that keep our listeners informed about the latest news around the coronavirus, and its impacts on Montana.

In today's episode:

  • We announce some changes at the Montana Free Press
  • The latest stats from the Montana...