Shared State is hosted by The Write Question’s Sarah Aronson and is collaboratively reported and produced by Montana Free Press, Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio. It airs Thursdays at 6 p.m. on Yellowstone Public Radio, Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. on Montana Public Radio, and is available online here or wherever you get your podcasts beginning Sept. 8.
Sarah Aronson: This summer, people gathered in the Flathead Valley for an event every Friday. Montana Public Radio reporter Nick Mott went over there one evening to check it out.
Nick Mott: I am walking through Kalispell, [it’s] a semi-smokey,sunny Friday evening, to a mask protest.
A few dozen people lined the street near downtown, holding all kinds of posters. Nick had a long pole for his microphone so he could interview people from a distance..
Nick Mott: Will you read what your sign…