A New Angle is an educational, business, and popular culture podcast celebrating cool people doing awesome things in and around Montana. We live in the College of Business at the University of Montana.
New episodes drop every Tuesday. Recent and upcoming guests include Eric Sprunk (UM Alum and Nike, Inc. COO), US Senator Jon Tester, US Representative Greg Gianforte, Cheryl Strayed (best-selling author of Wild), NYT Columnist Maureen Dowd, and many others.
Bob Giordano and Gene Schmitz see more bikes in Missoula
It’s June and life is starting to approach normal again. People are out and about and one thing I’ve definitely noticed is the traffic. Lots of people and lots of cars. This is a challenge for Missoula and many other communities in Montana.
Fortunately, we have some good people and organizations working on the problem. I’m joined today by Gene Schmitz and Bob Giordano. Gene is a cycling enthusiast and member of the Missoula Cycling and Pedestrian Advisory Board. Bob Giordano is the founder and Executive Director of FreeCycles, a non-profit organization trying to create more sustainable transportation systems in Western Montana.
DShane Barnett leads the Missoula City-County Health Department
D’Shane Barnett is the new Director and Health Officer of the Missoula City-County Health Department. Prior to that D’Shane served as Executive Director for All Nations Health Center, an organization dedicated to providing sustainable healthy lives for Native People and the broader community through culturally based, holistic care. D’Shane earned his bachelors degree in sociology from the University of Montana, got a masters in health administration from UCSF, and is now working on his doctoral degree in public health here at UM.
D’Shane has been working on American Indian health for over 20 years and served in leadership roles at both the local and federal levels.
Headwaters' Brenda Solorzano on trust-based philanthropy
Brenda Solorzano is CEO of the Headwaters Foundation, an organization dedicated to a Montana in which all people, especially those most vulnerable, are healthy and thriving.
Headwaters is a relatively young foundation and Brenda is a relatively new Montanan. But in a sort time, Headwaters has made incredible impact, not only though funding many organizations in need, but also doing so through new paradigms, including a deep commitment to trust-based philanthropy.
I&I - Consumer Protection with Craig Cowie
In this month's edition of Incentives & Instincts, Justin and Bryce speak with University of Montana law professor Craig Cowie.
We’ve talked a lot about the pandemic in this series and the various economic policies rolled out to help us get through it. One aspect of those policies we haven’t talked much about is consumer protection. At a time when many consumers can’t make their debt payments, we thought it important to talk with another expert.
Craig Cowie is Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Blewett Consumer Law and Protection Program and the University of Montana Blewett School of Law. His scholarship and teaching focuses on consumer protection and he brings nearly twenty years of litigation experience to the table.
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Michael Legg on Innovating Theater
Michael Legg is in his third season as Artistic Director for the Montana Repertory Theater. Much has changed at the Rep since Michael arrived. Beyond just plays in cars and hotel rooms, Michael has brought a commitment to place-based, Montana-inspired programming. Many folks assume the business world owns the term innovation. This conversation should correct that misguided notion as what’s happening at the Montana Rep is as cutting edge as it gets.
CBS News' Meg Oliver has stories to tell
Meg Oliver is a 1993 graduate of the University of Montana with a degree in journalism. She is an award-winning CBS News correspondent with more than two decades of journalism experience. Meg joined CBS News in 2006 as overnight anchor of “Up to the Minute” and correspondent for “The Early Show” and today reports for all CBS News programs and platforms. She's covered breaking news stories around the county and world, from terrorist attacks to devastating hurricanes
Meg remains actively engaged in service to UM – she is a past Dean Stone Lecturer, a member of the Journalism Dean’s Advisory Board and a supporter of women’s leadership programming at UM.
Learning & Life
A New Angle podcasts combine both learning and life for adults of any background. His business background and zest for life really comes through in the topics and ways in which he interviews his guests. With each podcast I learn something new and am fully entertained!
A Great Expansion of Learning
A New Angle is not just a business podcast. Justin and his guests discuss everything from economics and all things business to history and current cultural/social issues that affect not just Montana, but all of us. It’s engaging and interesting. I never leave without a better understanding of the subject at hand. Highly recommend this podcast to one and all!
Loving the Pod
Very insightful takes by Justin, combined with a unique collection of guests make this podcast well worth a listen!