I host Montana's leading statewide radio talk show "Montana Talks." I first got my start in Montana politics and broadcasting while working in the US Senate as a student at Howard University over 20 years ago. Shortly after the 9-11 terror attacks, I moved back to Montana and joined the military- eventually serving on deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula. I continue to serve as a Lt. Colonel in the US Army Reserve. My first job in the news business was stuffing newspapers for my grandparents at the Glasgow Courier as a little kid. From a stint in TV at Q2 News, to working in politics, and hosting a statewide radio talk show for over a decade- it’s an honor to make sure Montanans have an opportunity to be heard. Previous political stints include serving as a legislative aide to Senator Conrad Burns, communications director for now-governor Greg Gianforte’s 2016 campaign, and as state director for Congressman Ryan Zinke.
Even I Was Shocked at What I Saw in Missoula
Am I in Portland? What did I just see? We were driving down Broadway near downtown Missoula when I spotted the tent city right next to the street.
Billings Campers: Don’t Do This at Next Miles City Buckin Horse
I was chatting with a friend the other day, and they were telling me about how one of the bartenders in Miles City was complaining about "the campers from Billings" after the recent Buckin Horse Sale.
Montana Tech Prof on Need to Ramp Up Rare Earth in US
It's time to ramp up rare earth mining in America, especially if you want electric vehicles or so-called green energy. That's what Dr. Courtney Young, a professor of metallurgical and materials engineering at Montana Tech in Butte, argued in a recent guest opinion column.
Groundbreaking, Privacy With One Click of a Button in Montana
Recorded Future News is highlighting legislation championed by State Senator Daniel Zolnikov that he says would allow Montanans to have wide-ranging privacy with the click of one button.
Flip-Flip Montana Senator Does it Again on Student Debt
The funniest thing about this latest flip-flop is that even the Democrats are openly telling their people not to worry about it, because nothing is going to happen anyway.
Trashing White Women, While Propping Up Trans MT Lawmaker
The radical transgender activist lawmaker from Missoula, Montana was on the Left-wing daytime talk show "The View" last week.
A Look at the BIG Flooding in Billings Over the Weekend
There was so much flooding in Billings, Montana over the weekend that people were fishing on Shiloh Road. The National Weather Service (NWS) says Billings is already up to at least 4 inches of rain for the month of June, even though we are only 4 days in.
Alert: The Young Marines in Montana Need Some Backup
After the Memorial Day ceremony, a Marine Corps vet was telling me how how support is needed for these Young Marines. Despite the increased funding for the Department of Defense, the Young Marines got their budget cut and are now relying solely on fundraising efforts.
Grads Turn Backs on Liz Cheney During Colorado Commencement
Whenever I see a fake news report, especially from the Associated Press, I always think of that great Elton John song, "I guess that's why they call it the blues." Except, the line running through my head is, "I guess that's why they call it fake news."
Flip-Flop on TikTok by Montana’s “Flip-Flop Flat Top”
Tester earlier said he supported a ban on TikTok, but now that the Republican Supermajority in the Montana Legislature and the Republican Governor actually got the job done...Tester says Montana should not have banned the app.