Sally Mauk

News Director

Sally Mauk is a University of Kansas graduate and former wilderness ranger who has reported on everything from the legislature to forest fires. She also teaches broadcast writing and reporting in the University of Montana journalism school.

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Racist e-mail
2:57 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Yellowstone County Treasurer admits sending racist e-mail

Yellowstone county treasurer, Max Lenington
Credit James Woodcock, Billings Gazette

Yellowstone County treasurer and county superintendent of schools, Max Lenington, says his use of racist and anti-gay slurs in an email were a private message to his sister, and reflected his anger that President Barack Obama was re-elected.

The Billings Gazette reports Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito is investigating whether there are grounds to recall Lenington for comments made in an email sent from his work computer last year.

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"Montana" Novel
11:34 am
Thu October 31, 2013

“Montana” is a mystery (novel)

Jacket of Gwen Florio's mystery novel "Montana"

For over 30 years, Gwen Florio covered the news - everything from war in Afghanistan to crime in Missoula - as a print reporter. The recent release of her mystery novel, "Montana", marks the debut of her new career as a full-time author.

In this feature interview, Florio talks with News Director Sally Mauk about the new novel - and how she came to write a mystery.

 

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As Cool as I Am
11:31 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Montana author’s coming-of-age novel turned into film

New film "As Cool As I Am" based on the Pete Fromm novel of the same name

A film based on Missoula author Pete Fromm's  novel "As Cool As I am" debuted recently in Missoula. It's a coming-of-age tale about a teenage girl, played by up-and-coming Irish actress Sarah Bolger. The star of the hit TV series "Homeland", Claire Danes, plays the girl's mother.

In this feature interview, Fromm talks with News Director Sally Mauk about the novel - and the film of the same title. Fromm says the novel grew out of a short story he wrote called "The Gravy on the Cake".

 

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Nature as teacher
11:23 am
Mon October 28, 2013

What we can learn from the adaptable octopus

Marine ecologist Rafe Sagarin

The octopus is a very adaptable creature. It can shrink itself to fit into a discarded beer bottle for temporary shelter; can change color, and squirt a cloud of ink to camouflage its escape from danger.

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Climate Week 2013
2:46 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Facing the firestorm: what is your responsibility?

Lolo Creek Complex fires merging across Highway 12
Sally Mauk

Our warming climate is changing the forests of the American West - making them more susceptible to disease and to fire. Years of fire suppression have also built up forest fuels, causing the fires to be more intense and harder to control.

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Climate Week 2013
10:01 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Glacier Park's shrinking glaciers a visible barometer of climate change

Salamander Glacier sits 250 feet above Grinnell Glacier, which ends in a lake filled with icebergs sporting car-sized boulders.
Brianna Mills

As part of our ongoing series in Montana Public Media's "Climate Week", tonight we focus on how climate change is impacting Glacier National Park.

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Climate Week 2013
9:38 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Climate change in Montana: less snow, more fire and “climate refugees”

l ro r: Sally Mauk, Dr. Steven Schwarze, Dr. Laurie Yung, Dr. Steven Running
William Marcus

As part of Montana Public Media's "Climate Week", climate change is the focus of our nightly features this week during Montana Evening Edition.

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Wood for Haiti
9:38 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Emmy-winning actor in Missoula to advocate for aid to Haiti

Actor Keith David
Credit Sally Mauk

Emmy-award-winning actor Keith David is in Missoula to advocate for the organization "Wood for Haiti", started by Missoula resident Gary Funk and his daughter Angela.

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Contaminated fish
2:14 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

State issues “do not eat” advisory for contaminated fish caught in the Clark Fork

Clark Fork river near Paradise
Credit Sally Mauk

The state issued an advisory today against eating northern pike caught in a 105-mile stretch of the Clark Fork river from Missoula to Paradise.

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British Historian
10:29 am
Wed October 16, 2013

British historian says America is becoming a laughingstock

Historian Andrew Roberts

Renowned British historian Andrew Roberts is harshly critical of his country's increasingly isolationist foreign policy - and says America is becoming a laughingstock internationally because of its political paralysis.

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