The Innovation Factory opens on November 8, 2019. It’s a place where ideas collide and come to life. It’s a place where you can do things and make things. University of Montana art professors Elizabeth Dove and Brad Allen spent the last 18 months building “IF” and in this episode, we investigate their vision to create an experiential learning hub for our entire community.
Entrepreneur, teacher and persuasion expert Micah Larsen returns to the pod for #7 in the S.E.A. Change series. Learn all about Micah’s non-linear journey to motherhood and how having a child motivated a huge shift in her business – a specific and empathetic focus on helping women entrepreneurs succeed.
To learn more about Micah, check out: www.micahlarsen.com
Matt Hamon is Professor of Art at the University of Montana. His photography is currently on display at the Montana Museum of Art and Culture in a striking exhibition called Ratljóst. We ask Matt about his process, his decision to shoot nudity and his conception of representing truth in photography.
Nora Saks is creator and host of the Richest Hill podcast on Montana Public Radio. Richest Hill is a deep exploration of Butte’s history and its ongoing relationship with mining. Our conversation explores that relationship’s complexity and the challenges Nora faced in reporting the authentic story. Nora earned her masters degree in environmental science and natural resource journalism at the University of Montana in 2018.
This week we learn all about a market that very likely befuddles many of you – childcare. We speak with Erica Mackey (co-founder & CEO) and Elke Govertsen (Chief Community Officer) of MyVillage, a Bozeman based start-up determined to fix a broken system for both parents and providers.
In this fifth edition of the S.E.A. Change series, we host the pod’s first mother-daughter duo – Carol and Whitney Williams. Carol’s career in public service is legendary, serving more than a decade in the Montana State legislature, including time as the Senate’s first female majority and minority leader. Whitney followed the family tradition of service, serving as a high level staffer to Hillary Clinton during the Bill Clinton administration. In the years since she founded Williamsworks, an organization that guides some of the world’s most influential and important philanthropic endeavors.