The Friday Packet with Stocky and Stout-FPSS012-Big Casino

This week we delve into a $1,000,000,000 industry in the state of Montana, Gambling. Join us as we discuss all the good and bad that comes with casinos in the city of Billings. Along with casinos we also get into a wonderful and thought provoking discussion on horse movies and Bacon Substitutes.

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The Friday Packet with Stocky and Stout-FPSS011-TIF-a-licious

If You were looking for a podcast with all the information on TIF you could ever want. Congratulations! You’ve found it. Join us as we traverse the steep, precarious mountain that is T.I.F. in Billings, Montana.

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The Friday Packet with Stocky and Stout-FPSS010- James & Emily

The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route starts in Banff, Alberta, Canada and finishes in Antelope Wells, New Mexico a 2,768 mile journey the follows the continental divide.  Our guests, James Chandler and Emily Meick, completed more than 700 miles of it In their first attempt, ending around Bannack, Montana.  Join us as Emily and James describe what its like to fight two grizzlies at the same time,  why beavers are not to be trusted, and why squirrels are just shifty, shifty tree rats.

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The Friday Packet with Stocky and Stout-FPSS009- Ed Kemmick

Our next guest has been a newspaper reporter, editor, and columnist in Montana since 1980. In 2011 he published “The Big Sky by and by” which is a collection of his journalism over the years plus several essays and one short story. Recently he announced that effective July 1st 2018 his independent news site Last Best News would be suspending operations. This week we welcome Ed Kemmick to the podcast. We talk about his years covering the city council, the future of print newspapers, and beer allergies. Oh and please enjoy the sound of a American Robin serenading you during the podcast.

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The Friday packet with Stocky and Stout-FPSS-007- Sugar Rush

This week on the packet we discuss the city’s budget, stormwater problems, and code violations. We also consume copious amounts of sugar in an attempt to reach a higher level of consciousness.

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The Friday Packet with Stocky and Stout-FPSS-005_Marshmallow Budget

On this episode we discuss the upcoming budget presentations for the city’s finance department and parks and recreation. Come along as we also ask the hard hitting questions of the day such as, “Is there a spray tanning booth inside the White House?”

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The Friday Packet with Stocky and Stout-FPSS004- Anna Paige

On this weeks episode we talk to Anna Paige about her new venture at the Billings Gazette, past experiences with the city council, and Will James just to name a few.
Also if you love the sound of lawnmowers, rouge springer spaniels, and cars lacking mufflers this weeks episode will satisfy even the most discerning audiophile.

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The Friday Packet with Stocky and Stout-FPSS003- Lisa Harmon

Our first interview on the Friday Packet is with Lisa Kopanski Harmon.  We talk at length with the former director of the Downtown Billings Alliance about a wide array of topics ranging from cookies to the United Nations.

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