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The O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West is a regional studies and public education program of The University of Montana in Missoula.  It focuses on the Interior West of North America – the region straddling the Rocky Mountains of the United States and Canada.  The University of Montana lies at the center of this region.  Through cross-disciplinary programs in research, teaching, and public education, the Center explores the region's rich history, current challenges, and emerging opportunities.
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In 1937, Cassandra Norman's great-grandfather murdered the parents of 5-year-old Larry Kuntz, pistol-whipped the boy and left him for dead.  Norman, who lives in Tacoma, Wash., recently tracked down Kuntz, now in his 80s and the two have found a way to reconcile the tragedy that connects their families.  Join Clay Scott on Mountain West Voices to hear their story.

Mountain West Voices airs regularly on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (MST) on Montana Public Radio and on Sundays at 7:35 a.m. on Yellowstone Public Radio program.  Visit our website at MountainWestVoices.org.
 
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Photos courtesy of Rick and Susie Graetz