Our Election Day episode gets appropriately political. We visit with legendary New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd and explore her unique sensibility as a long time watch dog in Washington D.C. Maureen goes deep on the Shakespearian aspects of the Trump presidency and helps us understand the context and meaning of what’s happening in our democracy.
This week, we explore the value of higher education. First, Associated Students of University of Montana President Alex Butler and Vice President Mariah Welch tell us about their efforts to get students engaged in the debate about funding higher education and the 6-Mill levy ballot referendum. Next, we hear from Sen. Jon Tester, Congressman Greg Gianforte, and economist Bryce Ward on the importance of higher education in creating opportunities for Montanans and the value of the 6-Mill levy.
It’s election season and we continue this week with our series highlighting important reasons to vote. Alan Adams in the regional sales rep for Patagonia. Learn all about the path that led him to this position, his views about Patagonia’s advocacy work, and the company’s efforts to get folks to the polls. Midterms Matter!
We’re getting political this week! Justin and Sara co-founded and co-direct the University of Montana Big Sky Poll and in this episode they break down the poll’s most recent results. Sara also shares her motivation for starting the poll, for creating applied learning experiences, and why her tenure as Director of UM’s Masters of Public Administration program has been so successful. And in case that’s not enough, we get to learn about Sara’s primary research interest – bureaucracy! Don’t miss this one.
This week features Justin’s conversation with Larry Summers, former Secretary of the Treasury under President Clinton, President emeritus of Harvard University, chief economist to President Obama, among many other illustrious and influential positions. Larry and Justin discuss freedom of speech and expression on college campuses and the importance of universities to America’s future.
It was a great privilege to visit with Larry during his recent visit to Montana and we are excited to bring you this important episode.
We’ve been trying to pin down Mario Schulzke for some time. Since leaving his role as UM’s Chief Marketing Officer, Mario has become a self-described “digital nomad with a house.” He’s working remotely as CMO for the Seattle-based start up, GeniusLink, and enjoying a wide variety of adventures. Mario remains bullish on UM and lays out the reasons why in this wide-ranging conversation.
This week on #ANewAngle we speak with Geoff Peddicord (@geoffpedd), Vice President and Marketing Director at First Security Bank. Learn all about the long, strange trip he took to running marketing for this important local institution. Geoff is deeply engaged with the College of Business at the University of Montana, serving on our advisory board and frequently speaking in our classes. He’s also a bit of a marketing super-hero through his philanthropic agency, Brand Camp. Oh, and that’s him ripping guitar in our intro.
Cathy Cole, UM’s recently hired VP of Enrollment & Strategic Communications, just walked into a big job. In this episode we discuss what attracted her to this opportunity, why she is unabashedly bullish about the University of Montana, and what she sees in our future. If you are a fan of UM and rooting for our recovery, we think you will really enjoy this episode.
Ben Ferencz is the co-founder of FairEnds. Though this Missoula -Manhattan collaboration between two friends is primarily known for its distinctive hats, Ben tells us the hat doesn’t really matter. It’s an entry point for an important conversation. Tune in and learn all about that conversation and the non-linear path Ben has taken to build a life of design, creation, family, and balance – all with a deep commitment to making it happen in Montana.
To learn more about FairEnds, visit www.FairEnds.com.
Front Street Capital Management’s Russ Piazza (UM ’77) knows exactly the sort of businesses he wants to invest in. As the portfolio manager of the hugely successful Tarkio Fund, Russ brings a focus and clarity to his work that’s inspiring. He also has a thing of two to say about the bond markets. This is an important conversation anyone with an interest in the markets should hear.