Monthly Archives: October 2013

Women in Comedy – Part II


Ann Szalda-Petree and Teresa Waldorf present some standup comedy, along with some interesting archival recordings of Phyllis Diller talking about her experiences as a female comic in a male dominated industry. Produced for Montana Public Radio by Ann Szalda-Petree. Originally aired August 20, 2013.

Ann and Teresa


On Being Trans


November is Transgender Awareness Month. Ann Szalda-Petree interviews Bree Sutherland of the Gender Expansion Project and the Western Montana Gay and Lesbian Community Center, and Nat Shaye Walden of Helena, Montana about the trans experience, transitions, and Missoula’s Gender Expansion Conference. Produced by Ann Szalda-Petree for Montana Public Radio. Originally aired October
22, 2013.

natalie WaldenBree Sutherland

Women in Transportation


This episode features interviews with two women working at the forefront of transportation nationally and in the state of Montana. First is Virginia Sullivan, Director of Travel Initiatives for Adventure Cycling. Headquartered in Missoula, they research and produce cycling maps for the Adventure Cycling Route Network and work to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle.

The second half of the program is a conversation with Nancy Wilson, Director of the Associated Students of the University of Montana. Nancy is a transportation advocate and state representative in the Montana legislature. In addition to her transportation advocacy work, she talks about her experiences in state government, starting with her work in neighborhoods in Missoula.
Recorded and produced by Montana Public Radio for In Other Words.


Women in the Field


Erin EdgeBeth Judy talks to Erin Edge about her work with Defenders of Wildlife helping to minimize bear-human conflict.

Science students Montana Hodges and Anna Bergstrom then share stories about their field work with Allison Mills, a science journalism student at the University of Montana. They all laugh about the trials of being women in field while speaking to the heart of what makes Montana landscapes and wildlife so important.


Erin Edge (photo, right)