Radio for All of Us
Award Winning Radio Produced by Artemis Common Ground
Home Ground's guests tell us who they are, what they think, and what they are doing about it. Those diverse stories help us to think more deeply—about what we believe and why. Our guests engage in in-depth conversations about our past, present, and future. We talk about the economy, our religious views, schools, courts, wolves, medicine, the timber industry, conservation, life in prison, life on the farm. We discuss our most serious personal, political, and community values, and our place in the larger world.
We honestly explore conflict and controversy, and at the same time honor our shared values—the often-overlooked "common ground" of diverse community interests. We treat our guests and audience with respect—at times by asking fair but tough questions. Our listeners appreciate hearing differing viewpoints and care about our shared responsibility as informed citizens of the West, the United States, and the world. On the air for more than 20 years, we've done more than 1,000 shows. One listener describes Home Ground as "a cumulative portrait of our culture in transition." We appreciate the compliment.
Host Brian Kahn
Brian Kahn’s background includes work as U.C. Berkeley boxing coach, President of the California Fish and Game Commission, Director of the Montana Nature Conservancy, documentary filmmaker. An attorney, journalist and author, since 1996 he has hosted award-winning Home Ground Radio, aired on 30+ public and private radio stations in the Rocky Mountain West. He is winner of the Montana Governor’s Humanities Award.
In 1986 Kahn wrote and produced the documentary film, “A THOUSAND CRANES”, depicting Soviet-American efforts to save the Siberian crane from extinction. A parable about the threat of nuclear war to human survival, and narrated by Joanne Woodward, the film won significant awards, was televised internationally, and screened at the Smithsonian Institution and United Nations.
He is author/collaborator of five books, including. PARTING WITH ILLUSIONS, by Vladimir Pozner (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990)--10 weeks on the NYT bestseller list. REAL COMMON SENSE: Using Our Founding Values to Reclaim Our Nation (Seven Stories Press N.Y.) Brian provided typing and legal services for Labrador retriever Tess of Helena for her ground-breaking TRAINING PEOPLE: How to Bring out the Best in Your Human (Chronicle Books, S.F.) The book has been highly praised by dogs, and severely criticized by cats. REDISCOVERING AMERICA –A 21st Century Journey, is scheduled for U.S. publication September 2019.
Brian is the founder of three 501c3 NGOs:
Artemis Common Ground: Good for People, Good for the Land
Friends of Francis, People of Diverse Faiths and Beliefs Working Together for a Better World
American Jobs for America’s Youth
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