Montana Focus

An in-depth news and public affairs series hosted by Gene Brodeur which tackles issues across the state relating to politics and government, natural resources, business development, and social changes. Produced by Gene Brodeur and Scott Sterling for MontanaPBS.

Methamphetamines: Poor Man's Cocaine, Part 1
 (No. 215)
In the first installment of this two part series , a recovering meth addict talks about her ten year battle with the drug. Rimrock Foundation Chief Operations Officer Mona Sumner outlines the severe and lasting damage that the drug inflicts upon users. Corrections Director Bill Slaughter describes a shift from state prisons to pre-release centers for those non-violent offenders who are serving time for meth related crimes. Next, Bozeman Daily Chronicle reporter Walt Williams looks back on the 2005 Session of the Montana Legislature. Finally, Astrophysicist Neil Cornish, Paleontologist Jack Horner, and Theologian Mike Miles teach one of the most popular honors courses ever at Montana State University. Origins examines the roles that evolution, cosmology, and religion play in the universe. Produced for KUSM-MontanaPBS by Gene Brodeur and Scott Sterling, MSU- Bozeman, (406) 994-3437. (First Aired Thursday, May 12, 2005)

Montana Focus Related Links

"Methamphetamines: Poor Man's Cocaine"

Rimrock Foundation

Montana Department of Corrections

SB-287: Regulation of Ephedrine

DEA- Information on Methamphetamine


MSU Information on the "Origins" Course


Space animations courtesy of NASA/Princeton University

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