Jackie Yamanaka

Ranchers to Ranchers: Learning Environmental and Economic Sustainability

For the first time since the Montana Environmental Stewardship award was first handed out in 1992, ranchers and others got a chance to tour a winning ranch to learn more about strategies be economically viable while conserving the land, water, and wildlife. Jed Evjene co-manages the American Fork Ranch in Two Dot, Montana with his wife Annie. When the Evjenes joined the ranch in 1998, they talked with the Stevens Family, the owners, about refocusing their operations to be better stewards of...
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NPR Special Coverage of the Democratic National Convention

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Jackie Yamanaka

 

One of the owners of Action Electric says he can’t train electricians fast enough.

Max Griffin says he currently has 15 apprentices. He says under the proposal unveiled this week by Governor Steve Bullock he would love to add up to 10 more. He says it would help meet the demand.

“Right now if you need an electrician, a journeyman electrician, try to hire one. It’s impossible,” he says. “There’s that big of a demand, that big of a shortage out there.”

The Billings-based business has an apprenticeship program with  scholarships that pay 100% of the cost.

Pasture to Plate

Jul 18, 2016
Lynn Donaldson

What is the beef about steak? At the table, with fork and knife in hand, do we really know and appreciate the food before us? In this program, we journeyed to the American Fork Ranch in Two Dot, Montana located under the Crazy Mountains to travel from pasture to plate.

With my producer Jackie Yamanaka, I attended the inaugural Raising the Steaks: 2016 Environmental Stewardship Ranch Tour. About 40 people, mostly ranchers, learned about how the health of rangeland, streams and creeks, and wildlife interplay and influence successful cattle ranching.  

Jackie Yamanaka

Montana produces an abundance of food but the journey from pasture to plate faces challenges, especially for restaurants.

The menu at Montana Ale Works in Bozeman points out the dishes made with local ingredients.

Aaron Brittingham, executive sous chef at Montana Ale Works, says that includes beef.

“We get all of our burgers through Montana Wagyu Cattle Company,” he says.

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz had an abysmal weekend and Monday morning started out no better for her. Her fellow Floridians loudly booed her when she spoke at her home state's delegate breakfast Monday morning.

In videos from the breakfast, protesters — some holding Bernie Sanders signs — shouted over Wasserman Schultz as she attempted to speak in favor of Hillary Clinton.

Primate Rampage: Monkeys Rip Up Voter Lists In Thailand

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The road to a national vote on a new constitution took an unexpected turn in northern Thailand Sunday, when 100 pig-tailed macaques reportedly stormed into a voting station and destroyed a section of the voter rolls and other documents.

  Montana Democrats clearly think they can hurt Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Gianforte's chances by exploiting a dispute he had with the state over a fishing access on his Bozeman property in 2009.

They’ve been hammering Gianforte over it since May, and on Friday they brought out popular former Democratic Governor Brian Schweitzer to step up their attack.

Turkey has detained thousands of people in the wake of a failed coup attempt earlier this month. Now, Amnesty International reports that it has evidence that some detainees in Istanbul and the capital Ankara have been subjected to torture and rape.

You might not know Marni Nixon's name, but you've probably heard her. The singer dubbed the voices for Deborah Kerr in The King and I, Natalie Wood in West Side Story and Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady — three of Hollywood's biggest movie musicals.

Marni Nixon died Sunday at 86 from complications from breast cancer.

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  Montana Democrats clearly think they can hurt Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Gianforte's chances by exploiting a dispute he had with the state over a fishing access on his Bozeman property in 2009.

They’ve been hammering Gianforte over it since May, and on Friday they brought out popular former Democratic Governor Brian Schweitzer to step up their attack.

'Home Ground Radio': Bob Ream, Part 2

Jul 24, 2016

Last week we talked with Bob Ream who's had an outstanding career in ecology, academics, and politics. This week we're talking about the politics. Bob Ream joins us for part two on this episode of "Home Ground".

'Home Ground Radio': Bob Ream, Part 1

Jul 22, 2016

If you're lucky in life, and/or determined, you get to choose how you use your time. Looking back, some careers stand out. Bob Ream's career in ecology, academics, and politics is one. Ream is the guest on this episode of "Home Ground Radio".

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