I host Montana's leading statewide radio talk show "Montana Talks." Aside from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan with the military, I also spent over two decades working in Montana politics and broadcasting. This included a stint as the State Director for Ryan Zinke’s Congressional offices in Montana, and as communications director for the gubernatorial campaign of now-Congressman Greg Gianforte. Prior to that, I grew a statewide radio show in Montana from 10 signals to more than 20 across the state. My work has been featured nationally by Fox Business, The Drudge Report, Huffington Post, Politico, and others. As an officer in the Army National Guard, I served four military tours overseas including time in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula. I enjoy combining my real-world background and Montana roots, to hopefully give listeners a side of the story they don't get to hear anywhere else.
Support Available for Child Care, Early Ed in Montana
Many parents have now been forced to become home schoolers for the first time. On top of that, with schools shut down but many parents are still forced to work their day jobs- what do they for child care? What do the nurses and the doctors who are now working overtime to prepare for the coronavirus …
Legendary Miles City Buckin’ Horse Sale Cancelled
We know we're in for a tough ride over the next few weeks with the coronavirus pandemic, but the reaction from our friends in Miles City, Montana could probably best be summed up by saying: "We'll live to ride again another day."
CNBC Goes Inside the Amazon Prep Center in Roundup [VIDEO]
Roundup, Montana. It's "the everything town in the middle of nowhere," according to the headline at TheVerge.com in an interesting piece posted last November. "How the tiny town of Roundup, Montana, became a hub in Amazon’s supply chain."
Crazy: Montana Releasing Prisoners During Crisis
What part of shelter-in-place/ stay-at-home did you not hear? If we can lock down assisted living facilities, we can lock down prisons. Don't release criminals while treating everyone else in Montana like criminals.
Cool Update: E. Montana Hospital Gets a Special Delivery
Shortly after our show, we got a phone call from the hospital in Glendive, Montana. They heard about the free hand sanitizer, and wanted to know how they could get their hands on it. We linked them up with our friends at WildRye Distilling, and before you knew it- hand sanitizer was on it's way…
Whitefish Business Helps With Hospital Gown Shortage
Andy Techmanski was set to launch his latest line of outdoor, hunting gear later this summer. Instead, the Whitefish CEO shifted his production line to help meet the needs of hospitals here in Montana and elsewhere by manufacturing hospital gowns.
VA Secretary Covers Montana Backup Plan [AUDIO]
The VA, like other health care facilities has had to bring a halt to elective surgeries and routine medical care in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. How are veterans being served in the meantime? And, what would happen if Montana's health care system is overwhelmed and needs to call on the VA …
Update: Another “We Open Wednesday” Coming Up
Update: We had such an incredible turnout (35 businesses called in or got a shout out) for our "We Open Wednesday" show last week that I thought- why not do it again? That's right. I'm calling it "we open" Wednesday. We don't have time for proper grammar. It is ur…
Keystone Pipeline Finally Moving Forward in Montana
Bottom line up front: construction on the Keystone XL pipeline is moving forward in Phillips and Valley Counties in Northeastern Montana.
Numbers Suggest Visitors Seeking Shelter in Montana
Hettinger: "While short-term rental properties on sites such as Airbnb, VRBO, and Homeaway nationwide are seeing a downturn in visitors, business in Montana has been up, according to research from AirDNA, which compiles industry-wide booking data to provide short-term rental estimates."