Studio A -- Arts on the Air

Studio A: Arts on the Air, an entertaining and lively talk show with host Karen Gaulke, takes a personal look at some of Montana's most interesting artists. Join Karen as she visits with, and takes a closer viewing at the work of, a wide array of creative individuals and groups whose art enriches the cultural fabric in and around Montana. Studio A provides viewers with an up-close look at each guest -- their art, their personality, and their stories. Produced by Steve Mallick for KUSM-TV, Montana PBS, MSU-Bozeman.

Best of "Studio A" Special (No. 100)

Best of Studio A's first broadcast season, including interviews with Montana Shakespeare In the Parks, Monte Dolack, Tim Cahill and Stan Lynde, plus musical performances by the Montana Mandolin Society and Jack Gladstone.  Produced by Steve Mallick & Karen Gaulke for KUSM-TV, Montana PBS, MSU- Bozeman. (First Aired: May 2, 2002)


Amber Jean, Sculptor/The Montana Mandolin Society (No. 101)

Studio A: Arts on the Air, an entertaining and lively talk show with host Karen Gaulke, takes a personal look at some of Montana's most interesting artists.  This time, Karen visits with two artistic guests: Amber Jean, sculptor, from Livingston; and the Montana Mandolin Society, from Bozeman. Karen interviews Amber Jean who has brought along a selection of graphics of her artwork.  Also in this episode, the Montana Mandolin Society plays a few selections from their CD, and Karen visits with the founder of the group, Dennis White. Produced by Steve Mallick for KUSM-TV, Montana PBS, MSU-Bozeman. (First Aired: July 20, 2001) 


Shakespeare in the Parks / Monte Dolack, Artist (No. 102)

Host Karen Gaulke visits with Shakespeare in the Park's Director Joel Jahnke and two of the troupe s actors, Bret Tuomi and Lisa Mauch, as they share their best stories about bringing Shakespeare to Montana. Also featured in this episode, Karen talks to Monte Dolack of Missoula as we take a tour through some of this well-known Montana artist's work. Produced by Karen Gaulke for KUSM, Montana PBS, MSU-Bozeman (406) 994-3437. (First Aired: October 4, 2001)


Jack Gladstone/Tim Cahill (No. 103)

Entertaining talk show with Karen Gaulke as host, featuring two artistic guest segments: Blackfeet Native American Singer/Songwriter Jack Gladstone and Livingston adventure writer Tim Cahill. Jack Gladstone performs a few of his songs in the studio, and Karen interviews him about his roots and his music. In the second segment, Tim Cahill and Karen visit about Tim s world travels and the stories he derives from these trips.  Produced by Karen Gaulke for KUSM-TV, Montana PBS, MSU-Bozeman. (First Aired: November 1, 2001)


Chrysti The Wordsmith / Karen Kaufmann (No. 104)

Entertaining talk show with Karen Gaulke as host, featuring two artistic guest segments: Chrysti the Wordsmith from Bozeman, and Karen Kaufmann, Education Director and choreographer with the Mo- Trans Dance Company in Missoula. In this program, Chrysti the Wordsmith joins Karen in an engaging dialogue about the English language, and tells some of the more interesting tales found from her research into language. Also, Karen Kaufmann joins Karen Gaulke in the studio to talk about her innovative choreography works with the Mo-Trans Dance Company, Montana s only professional touring dance company. Produced by Karen Gaulke for KUSM-TV, Montana PBS, MSU - Bozeman. (First Aired: January 3, 2002)


Stan Lynde / Paul Dix (No. 105)

Entertaining talk show with Karen Gaulke as host, featuring two artistic guest segments: Stan Lynde, Cartoonist/Novelist from Helena, Montana; and Photographer Paul Dix from Livingston. In this program, Karen visits with Stan Lynde, creator of the 20-year syndicated western comic strip  Rick O Shay,  and we take a look at some of his comic strips illustrating the fun and foibles of a good-guy western sheriff. Also in this program, Paul Dix joins Karen in the studio, and he talks about his photojournalism work in Central and South America as some of his photos are featured. Produced by Karen Gaulke for KUSM-TV, Montana PBS, MSU - Bozeman. (First Aired: February 7, 2002)