Alexis Bonogofsky was born and raised in Billings, where her parents owned L.P. Anderson Tire but also operated a small farm just outside of town. Alexis has written extensively about her experience growing up with the unique experience of both rural and town life. She worked for the National Wildlife Federation for almost twenty years […]
John Robinson is the tribal judge on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. He was involved in the occupation of Alcatraz in 1969, and he was also present for the events at Wounded Knee in 1972. John has a unique perspective on the dynamics between Native and non-Native Americans.
For the third episode of Breakfast in Montana, we discuss A Good Day to Die, by Jim Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall and other classic novels about the West, as well as a novel by his daughter Jamie Harrison Potenberg called The Widow Nash. There are several interesting parallels between these two novels, despite the fact that they take place in different times and despite the fact that they are very different writers.
For this episode, we discuss two mysteries. Both of these novels feature protagonists that are poets, which makes for an interesting discussion.
The theme of the first episode of Breakfast in Montana was Butte, which has a much richer history of good literature than most people would guess. This episode was produced by Brie Ripley, and features the music of Aaron Parrett and Ricky Skaggs.