Season 4 Archived Episodes (1995 - 1996)

Grazing Fees (No. 401)

(First Aired Friday, July 14, 1995)


Whose Water Is This? (No. 402)

(First Aired Friday, July 28, 1995)


Welfare Reform In Montana (No. 403)

(First Aired Friday, September 08, 1995)


Medicare Reform (No. 404)

(First Aired Friday, September 22, 1995)


The New Viruses (No. 405)

(First Aired Friday, October 13, 1995)


Working Class Heroes (No. 406)

(First Aired Friday, October 27, 1995)


Home Schooling (No. 407)

(First Aired Friday, November 10, 1995)


First Amendment (No. 408)

(First Aired Friday, November 24, 1995)


Hate In Montana (No. 409)

(First Aired Friday, December 29, 1995)


Speed (No. 410)

Montana is one of 2 states with no daytime speed limit for motorists. Gene Brodeur talks with Highway Patrol officials, insurance representatives and Highway Safety officials about the impact of repealing the 21 year old federal speed limit. (First Aired Friday, January 12, 1996)


Past, Present, Future (No. 411)

Author, cartoonist Stan Lynde and author Gail Shirley reflect on their writings about Montana's historical past and the state's growth. (First Aired Friday, January 26, 1996)


Act On Violence: An Update (No. 412)

It's been more than a year since the KUSM series on youth violence and its impact on Montana. Gene Brodeur looks at some innovative school programs aimed at diffusing youthful confrontations before they reach a dangerous flashpoint. (First Aired Sunday, February 04, 1996)


The Wolves of Yellowstone (No. 413)

Ranchers think it's a bad idea. Biologists and environmentalists say it's about time that wolves are back in Yellowstone National Park. Gene Brodeur examines the ongoing debate over last year's decision to return wolves to the Yellowstone Ecosystem. (First Aired Friday, February 23, 1996)


Sustainable Communities (No. 414)

As we rapidly approach the milennium communities are facing a very different future. Gene Brodeur examines the combination of socioeconomic and technological innovations that are changing the way we live. (First Aired Friday, March 15, 1996)


What's That You Said? (No. 415)

Language is changing almost as quickly as we speak. Gene Brodeur looks at our whimsical fondness for transforming nouns into verbs, and how other countries are attempting to stem the invasion of English words into their language. (First Aired Friday, March 29, 1996)


Is The Flat Tax Fair? (No. 416)

Some say that the Forbes 17% flat tax proposal would create a windfall for the wealthy. Montana economists join Gene Brodeur for a discussion of who would benefit and who would lose under a flat-tax system. (First Aired Friday, April 12, 1996)


Bowdlerizing The Net (No. 417)

There are increasing demands for censorship on the Internet. Should this global resource be subject to limitations on what is accessible? MSU Computer Science Department Head Dr. Denbigh Starkey leads the panel discussion on censorship and the Net. (First Aired Friday, April 26, 1996)


The Freeman Movement In Montana (No. 418)

Gene Brodeur examines the ideology of the anti government group and the events that led up to the standoff between FBI agents and a group ofFreemen at the Clark Ranch in Jordan, Montana. Are members tied to the Christian Identity Doctrine as some have charged? (First Aired Friday, May 10, 1996)


Health Care Revisited (No. 419)

In September of last year, Congress began work on a sweeping overhaul of the Health Care System. It included continued coverage for employees who changed jobs and also called for insurance companies to halt teh practice of denying coverage to clients with pre-existing medical conditions. Gene Brodeur examines the current legislation to see what has survived the congressional debate. (First Aired Friday, May 24, 1996)


Post Primary (No. 420)

Gene Brodeur is joined by political reporters and political scientistsin a review of Montana's June Primary results as well as what's in store for the November 5th General Election. (First Aired Friday, June 14, 1996)


Gambling In Montana (No. 421)

The number of video gaming machines in Montana is on the rise. On one hand, gaming provides much needed revenue for shrinking government budgets. Some opponents argue that the price society pays is too high. Gene Brodeur examines the on going debate. (First Aired Friday, June 28, 1996)