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Montana Lowdown features in-depth conversations with top newsmakers, journalists, politicians, and experts about significant issues facing America's "last best place." 

Veteran award-winning journalist John S. Adams, founder and editor of Montana Free Press and the star of the documentary film "Dark Money," hosts the podcast, shedding light on essential news stories and broadening the debate on the hottest topics. 

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    • Politics
    • 4.9, 60 Ratings

Montana Lowdown features in-depth conversations with top newsmakers, journalists, politicians, and experts about significant issues facing America's "last best place." 

Veteran award-winning journalist John S. Adams, founder and editor of Montana Free Press and the star of the documentary film "Dark Money," hosts the podcast, shedding light on essential news stories and broadening the debate on the hottest topics. 

    Uphill Part 2: “This is like dust in the air. We all breathe it.”

    Uphill Part 2: “This is like dust in the air. We all breathe it.”

    In part 2 of Uphill, reporter Mara Silvers examines how community groups in various towns across Montana are pushing local governments to invest in social programs rather than policing, how organizers are calling on businesses to implement anti-racist policies and practices, and how some are even collecting bail funds for people in county jails and detention centers. 

    • 16 min
    Uphill Part 1: “Does anyone know who’s watching us right now?”

    Uphill Part 1: “Does anyone know who’s watching us right now?”

    In the wake of George Floyd’s killing by police in Minneapolis, Black Lives Matter protests have surged across the country.

    In the first of two special audio reports, Montana Free Press reporter Mara Silvers explores the challenges of organizing protests against police brutality and racism in a state that is roughly 90% white and 1% Black.

    • 19 min
    2020 primary results, and a preview of the path to November

    2020 primary results, and a preview of the path to November

    Our panel of elections reporters looks at the results of the 2020 primary election, and offer a preview of the nominees’ path to November.

    • 37 min
    Republican factions battle for control of the state legislature

    Republican factions battle for control of the state legislature

    Montana Free Press reporters Mara Silvers and Eric Dietrich and freelance reporter Alex Sakariassen join Editor-in-Chief John S. Adams to discuss Montana's June 2 primary election and what the results could mean for the 2021 Montana Legislature.

    • 42 min
    Republican candidate for governor Greg Gianforte

    Republican candidate for governor Greg Gianforte

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte discusses his vision for rebooting the Montana economy, his record in the U.S. Congress, and addresses notable criticisms.

    • 46 min
    Democratic Senate candidate John Mues

    Democratic Senate candidate John Mues

    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Mues makes a progressive pitch to voters on energy and the economy, and criticizes his primary opponent ⁠— and presumptive Democratic nominee ⁠— Gov. Steve Bullock for a lack of details on his own political positions.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Susan Magoosan ,

John Adams

The Montana Lowdown is one of the best podcasts around . I always listen, no matter the subject, but especially for political interviews because John is always fair.

Me, Mine ,

Great content for MT

This podcast helps put MT’s modern history front & center as told by those who helped to shape it. So informative!

Downstater ,

Essential

MT Lowdown is the best way to get full, unfiltered, interviews of the many movers and players in Montana politics. Absolutely fantastic way to keep up to date on what’s happening in Montana.

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