Curt Almy (left) and Morgan Pett sit down in Miles City to discuss their differing opinions on Montana’s climate. They are one of three conversations featured in Degrees of Difference, a program about Montanans restarting a conversation about the climate

Degrees Of Difference

First Aired Thursday, October 24, 2013

Can Montanans who disagree about the climate sit down and have a discussion?

Can Montanans who disagree about the climate sit down and have a discussion? The phrase "Climate Change" is so polarizing that just uttering it can end a friendship. This program introduces us to three sets of friends across Montana who try to get past the controversy and have a productive conversation. (First Aired Thursday, October 24, 2013) 

Financial advisor and rancher Curt Almy and high school science teacher Morgan Pett start out the show with a conversation at a diner in Miles City. Teachers Holly Fretwell and Kari Oelkers finish out the program with a kitchen-table discussion in Bozeman. Their conversations were analyzed by UM Communications professor Steve Schwarze and Climate Change Studies Program Coordinator Nicky Phear. Program host is John Twiggs.

Degrees of Difference