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Shared State
Shared State
Montana Free Press, Montana Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio

A podcast that digs into the layers of Montana's political landscape. Brought to you by Montana Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, and... more

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Political feuds don't take vacations

In the summer of 2021, Livingston residents Kascie and Dan were preparing for a wilderness float trip in Idaho. Before... more

07 Mar 2022 · 26 minutes
Water is for fighting

By October 2021, all of Montana was in severe drought — the worst the state had seen in decades. But... more

07 Mar 2022 · 29 minutes
Who decides the future of the Badger-Two Medicine?

For many Montanans, the Badger-Two Medicine is synonymous with one of the most significant grassroots conservation successes in recent decades.... more

07 Mar 2022 · 29 minutes
Surviving pandemic strife

It’s not surprising for Montanans to have plenty of political disagreements. What’s more uncommon? Neighbors whispering about each other at... more

07 Mar 2022 · 27 minutes
Popularity’s slippery slope

Whitefish has a reputation as a charming ski destination in Montana’s northwest corner that welcomes wayward strays, whether that’s for... more

07 Mar 2022 · 29 minutes
Bozeman is in a housing death spiral. Can local politics fix anything?

For decades, housing affordability has been a hot-button issue in Bozeman politics, a clear community pain point where the city’s... more

07 Mar 2022 · 27 minutes
Colstrip’s next chapter

There’s not much certainty for the coal industry these days. In Montana, four of the six owners of the Colstrip... more

07 Mar 2022 · 28 minutes
The politics of death and dying

In 2009, Montana was caught up in a heated national debate over whether terminally ill patients could expedite their deaths... more

07 Mar 2022 · 30 minutes
Where do we go from here?

In this final episode of Shared State, Montana Public Radio News Director Corin Cates-Carney, Yellowstone Public Radio News Director Nicky... more

06 Nov 2020 · 30 minutes
For this and future generations

The first rule of investigative journalism is: follow the money. But tracking spending this election cycle is trickier than ever... more

27 Oct 2020 · 27 minutes
Shared State
Political feuds don't take vacations
Shared State