Threshold

Threshold

From Montana Public Radio

Each season on Threshold, we tell one story from the natural world, and what it says about us. This season, the story of the American bison.More from Threshold »

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S01 - Episode 04 - Tatanka Oyate

In episode four of Threshold, we meet Robbie Magnan of the Fort Peck Tribes. He believes his community can prosper in the future by reconnecting with their roots as the Tatanka Oyate — the buffalo people. Magnan has built a quarantine facility that could be an alternative to the Yellowstone bison slaughter, but right now it sits empty while more than a thousand bison are being culled from the herd. Why? We'll learn more about Magnan's vision for bison restoration, and investigate why some people are opposed to it.

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Threshold season 01 extras: Bison and people from Africa to the Americas

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Threshold season 01 extras: Yellowstone Park Superintendent Dan Wenk

S01 Episode 03

Many cattle ranchers view wild bison as a threat to their livelihoods. But some think cattle and bison can coexist. On episode Three of Threshold, you'll meet two cattle ranchers with different perspectives on wild bison — and, we'll take you on a controversial bison hunt.

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Threshold season 01 extras: Bindu

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Threshold season 01 extras: Snow

S01 Episode 02: "The Red Man Was Pressed"

How did we go from more than 50 million wild bison to just 23 free-roaming animals? And how does the decimation of the herds relate to the oppression of Native Americans? Find out on this episode of Threshold. Each season, Threshold podcast explores one story from the natural world, and what it says about us. Season one focuses on the American bison. Dig into the history of the American bison, from their arrival in North America, to current controversies surrounding their management today.

S01 Episode 01: For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People

Yellowstone National Park is where we saved the American bison from extinction. But each year, we slaughter hundreds of animals from this prized herd. Why? Learn more on this episode of Threshold.

Threshold Podcast Season 01 Preview

Each season, Threshold explores one story from the natural world, and what it says about us. Season one focuses on the American bison. When you start out talking about bison, you end up talking about America. Wherever you are in the U.S., bison used to live there too. How did that change so drastically, so quickly? Can the U.S. ever have wild, free-roaming bison again? Should we? Threshold podcast dives deep into the history of the American bison to understand who we are, where we've been, and where we're going. Come along, beginning February 2, 2017.

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