Brie Ripley

All Things Considered Host

Phone: 406-657-2972
Email: brie@ypradio.org
Twitter: @brieripley

Brie Ripley learned to make radio as an intern for KNKX's Sound Effect and KUOW's ​The Record; she was mentored by podcast producer Arwen Nicks and managing editor/producer Jeannie Yandel. 

She holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Washington (2015) and studied radio storytelling at the Transom Traveling Workshop (2016).

Raised in Seattle, Ripley spent childhood summers at camp in Yellowstone Valley.
She joined Yellowstone Public Radio's news team in 2016.

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Billings Gazette editor Darrell Ehrlick was raised Methodist, studied religion as an undergraduate, then attended seminary. Now he's Muslim. YPR's Brie Ripley spoke with Ehrlick about why he took pen to his opinion column to announce his decision to convert.


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A Helena judge ruled that medical marijuana providers can accept more than three-patients immediately rather than waiting six more months for the initiative to take effect. 

The Montana Medical Marijuana Initiative approved in November was a victory for people like Katie Wetch, who endure chronic pain.


Hatred is a learned behavior. Racism is a learned behavior. 
How do we instead teach our children to love, empathize, and include?

The Montana Racial Equity Project is hosting a series of free workshops in Bozeman Monday, November 28, to teach parents how to talk to their children about race.


(Photo Courtesy of Forward Montana)
(Photo Courtesy of Forward Montana)

When Last Best News journalist Ed Kemmick broke the story about hateful comments posted online by a Bilings business owner, he wasn't expecting the online news site to crash, too.

YPR's Brie Ripley spoke with Kemmick and Forward Montana Deputy Director Kiah Abbey about hatespeech, bigotry, and how to be a good neighbor.


(Photo Courtesy of Alexander Newby/@TeaRoadTiger)
(Photo Courtesy of Alexander Newby/@TeaRoadTiger)

Demonstrators across the nation rallied Tuesday, November 15 to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. In Bozeman, over 300 people answered the call outside the courthouse.

Montana State University student Amber Noseep was one of them.
She spoke to YPR's Brie Ripley about the most surprising part of the protest.


(Photo courtesy of Pete Tolton)
(Photo courtesy of Pete Tolton)

Wild places can sometimes get overlooked; certainly by their very nature they're tough to reach, tough to experience.

That's why Billings-based filmmakers Pete Tolton and Charlie Smillie have teamed up with the Montana Wilderness Association to produce a documentary debuting tomorrow that offers viewers a chance to experience the elusive prairie lands of central Montana.

(Courtesy of Jackie Yamanaka, Yellowstone Public Radio)

Democrat challenger Denise Juneau is trailing Republican Incumbent Ryan Zinke 43% to 53% as election results continue to roll in. Montana Public Radio's Nicky Ouellet brings us this update.


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The Democratic party’s statewide candidates are filtering into the Helena election watch rally as the polls close. Corin Cates-Carney of Montana Public Radio is on site and reports.


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Candidates for Montana’s lone House seat are both in western Montana tonight waiting for the polls to close. Montana Public Radio’s Nicky Ouellet reports.


Incumbent Democrat Steve Bullock and Republican challenger Greg Gianforte are hosting watch parties tonight in their home towns, waiting to see who Montana voters will select as the next governor. Corin Cates-Carney brings us this special election reports


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