The Wonders of Winter Adaptation

Winter Adaptations by Sue Walker Broadcast 1.31.2016 Listen:   Humans tend to sense and respond to winter – the cold, the snow, the wind, the short days – by controlling their environment. We mediate winter’s effect by living in a warm house, wearing...

Learning to Read Wildlife Stories Cast in Snow

Wildlife Stories Cast in Snow by Deborah Richie Oberbillig Broadcast 1.1 and 1.5.2017 Listen:   Skiing across fresh fallen snow through a Ponderosa forest, I pause at strange tracks with no apparent beginning or end, as if some animal had fallen from the sky. Wing...

Avalanche Safety

Avalanche Safety by Robina Moyer Broadcast 2.14.2016 Listen:   Over the past several years I’ve been introduced to the freedom offered by ducking resort boundary lines and skiing in the backcountry. But the more I’ve grown to love skiing the backcountry, the more I’ve...

The Inside Scoop on Inversions

Western Montana’s Winter Inversions Explained by Ondi Crino Broadcast 11.8.2016 Listen:   Since my recent move to Missoula from the sunny state of Florida, I had experienced many unfamiliar weather conditions. Montana residents might be well accustomed to snow,...

What’s Wrong with Whitefish?

What’s Wrong with Whitefish by Nate Bradley Broadcast 12.10 & 12.15.2017 Listen:   I dipped my woven landing net into the frigid creek water and drew the fish towards my legs. It was winter and I was standing mid-calf deep in a favorite fishing spot outside...