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Conversations about stories that matter from the University of Montana and beyond. New episodes release every Monday morning. A podcast from the Montana Kaimin, University of Montana's independent, student-run newspaper.

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Conversations about stories that matter from the University of Montana and beyond. New episodes release every Monday morning. A podcast from the Montana Kaimin, University of Montana's independent, student-run newspaper.

    Bearpocalypse Now

    Bearpocalypse Now

    Black bears are familiar residents of Montana's mountains and forests and have garnered a reputation for their surprise visits to UM’s campus. 


    But, drawn by the irresistible scent of human garbage, bears are frequenting Missoula at unusually high rates this fall, leading to increased headaches for Fish, Wildlife and Parks and an uptick in encounters with unsuspecting students.


    Kaimin arts and culture reporter Haley Yarborough joins Kaimin Cast host Austin Amestoy to "bear" the good and bad news about our furry forest friends and the efforts underway to keep them -- and us -- safe. 


     


    Questions? Comments? Reach us at editor@montanakaimin.com


     


    A podcast from the Montana Kaimin, University of Montana's independent, student-run newspaper.

    • 17 min
    UPDATE: UM professor takes paid leave pending blog investigation

    UPDATE: UM professor takes paid leave pending blog investigation

    After the Montana Kaimin published that UM computer science professor Rob Smith had been reported to the University for a misogynistic blog, officials announced that Smith will be taking paid leave pending an investigation of his online writings.


     


    Kaimin Cast host Austin Amestoy has a special update on the reaction to the Kaimin's reporting in the first few days following publication.


     


    A podcast from the Montana Kaimin, University of Montana's independent, student-run newspaper.


     


    Questions? Comments? Reach us at editor@montanakaimin.com

    • 2 min
    UM professor reported for ‘disturbing,‘ ‘ethically bankrupt‘ blog

    UM professor reported for ‘disturbing,‘ ‘ethically bankrupt‘ blog

    In August, four women filed a Title IX lawsuit against UM alleging sex discrimination. Weeks later, new allegations emerged that leaders at the School of Law discouraged students and professors from coming forward with their own Title IX complaints. The law school's deans have since resigned, and the university has stated it intends to launch an independent investigation into the complaints. 


    Now, the Montana Kaimin has learned that a computer science professor has been reported by his superiors for writing an online blog described by coworkers as "disturbing" and "ethically bankrupt."


    This week, news reporter Andy Tallman speaks with Kaimin Cast host Austin Amestoy and breaks down the content of professor Rob Smith's blog and YouTube videos -- and the reaction from UM staff and students. 


     


    Questions? Comments? Reach us at editor@montanakaimin.com


     


    A podcast from the Montana Kaimin, University of Montana's independent, student-run newspaper.

    • 20 min
    Erim Gómez: Shattering ceilings in science

    Erim Gómez: Shattering ceilings in science

    National Hispanic Heritage Month runs every year from Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, but for one University of Montana wildlife biology professor, celebrating heritage is a way of living, not a yearly event. 


    As a relatively new professor at UM, Dr. Erim Gómez is bringing a strong connection to his culture and his love for the outdoors into his classroom, hoping to encourage his students to do the same. 


    Kaimin Photo Editor Antonio Ibarra joins Kaimin Cast host Austin Amestoy with the story of how one Hispanic American professor is inspiring students to achieve success.


     


    Questions? Comments? Email us at editor@montanakaimin.com


     


    A podcast from the Montana Kaimin, University of Montana's independent, student-run newspaper.

    • 22 min
    Views from gun country

    Views from gun country

    Montana House Bill 102 was a flashpoint in the state Legislature this year, sparking fierce debate over the need for concealed and open carry on college campuses. The bill sailed through the Republican-dominated House and Senate on party lines, but was quickly challenged in court, where it remains today, locked in legal limbo. HB 102 seeks to allow Montanans to carry firearms nearly anywhere in the state, and while the partisan battle lines seem clear cut in Helena, the opinions of Montanans and politicians outside the Capitol are more complicated. 


    This week, Kaimin Arts and Culture Editor Clarise Larson talked to Montanans from the Capitol to the cornfield and shared the stories of two individuals and their divergent perspectives on life in gun country with Kaimin Cast host Austin Amestoy.


     


    Questions or feedback? Contact us at editor@montanakaimin.com


     


    A podcast from the Montana Kaimin, University of Montana's independent, student-run newspaper.

    • 24 min
    A tale of three Freddies

    A tale of three Freddies

    In July, the National Collegiate Athletic Association -- NCAA -- issued a groundbreaking change to its rules regarding how college athletes make money. For the first time ever, athletes would be able to profit off their name, image and likeness.


    The new policy paved the way for athletes to begin building a brand for themselves through sponsorships, endorsements, merchandise and more. At the University of Montana, the NCAA rules change has opened new doors for Freddy Brown III, a guard on the UM men's basketball team. 


    Kaimin Sports Editor Jack Marshall sat down with Kaimin Cast host Austin Amestoy to share the story of a three-generation basketball dynasty, and how its youngest member is blazing new trails in the family business.



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    A podcast from the Montana Kaimin, University of Montana's independent, student-run newspaper.


     

    • 19 min

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Buck406 ,

So great!!

As a student at UM I’m so excited that the Kaimin is starting a podcast. I love to be update about what’s happening at the university and a podcast is a great way to get that info out to the student body. I’m Appreciative to all the students and faculty who are putting in the time to make this happen. First episode was GREAT!!Looking forward to more follow stories of the title nine law suit!

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