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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. 

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 Department of Public Health and Human Services
  • What is social distancing, and why is it important?
  • Two new cases confirmed, one each in Missoula and Yellowstone Counties
  • Montana announces that tests will now be performed in-state, rather than being shipped to the CDC
  • 1000 news test kits are headed to Montana
  • Counties begin closing or limiting certain business establishments and other public events
  • We begin to look at how the coronavirus could impact June's primary election