Author Archives: Ann Szalda-Petree

Women in Science Volume I


Shaila Kotadia
Credit courtesy of Shaila Kotadia

In the first of several programs about women in science, producer Ann Szalda-Petree talks with molecular biologist Shaila Kotadia, Education & Outreach Manager at Synberc, UC-Berkeley, about everything from synthetic biology and challenges faced by women scientists to the trade-offs involved in the pursuit of a tenure-track academic science career, and more.

(Broadcast: In Other Words, 8/5/14)




Missoula Colony 19: Salina Chatlain and Kate Morris



This week on “In Other Words:” producer Ann Szalda-Petree welcomes Salina Chatlain, producer of the 2014 Missoula Colony, and Missoula playwright Kate Morris. Included is a reading from Kate’s play, “Church.”

The 19th Annual Missoula Colony takes place July 12th – 19th, 2014, and brings Montana and nationally-known playwrights together for a week to write, talk about, rehearse and perform staged readings of new plays. For the first time, The Colony is highlighting plays written, directed, produced, and organized by women. The Montana Repertory Theatre defines the mission of the Missoula Colony as “fostering great writing for the next generation of theatre and film in an atmosphere of generosity, creative fervor, breathtaking beauty, and laughter.”



Music Edition: 21st Century Review


5/27/14: This week on “In Other Words:” It’s a live music show. Host Ann Szalda-Petree introduces her guest, singer Eden Atwood, to some favorite songs written and performed by women since 2000.


Voices from Butte I


       Frequent In Other Words contributor Clark Grant recently moved to Butte to begin a new community radio station.  Work is underway to fund and build KBMF 102.5 through the recently formed Butte America Foundation.  In the first of (hopefully) many interviews in this series, Clark talks to Jo, a long time resident of Butte and book store owner, Mary, an employee at the bookstore, Dark and Carson; new arrivals to Butte, and Clark is interviewed himself by Ann.  Clark asks questions about the history of the area, the present state of the city, thoughts on the Berkeley pit, and what new-comers can contribute to the vibrant culture of Butte.  


Behind the Lens in India



5/6/14: This week on “In Other Words:” Thanks to the Internet, at the click of a button, we can view photos and articles from around the world. But in the moment the photographer snapped that photo, what was HER experience? In this week’s “In Other Words,” University of Montana student reporters Allison Mills and Madelyn Beck talk with several photojournalists and writers about their recent study-abroad program in India, and the challenges of reporting there.  Produced by Allison Mills and Madelyn Beck.


Music Edition: Music That Shaped Us


Eden Atwood and Ann Szalda-Petree talk and share transformative and meaningful music – music that we love with a steely white hot passion from a thousand suns. Artists include Dolly Parton, Aretha Franklin, The Go Gos, Rickie Lee Jones, Ernestine Anderson, Loretta Lynn, Jenn Adams, Darlene Love, and more. Originally aired on Montana Public Radio on April 30, 2014.