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Missoula Gives was a success! Thank you to everyone who donated. This year’s Tell Us Something fundraiser was a success. We haven’t hit our goal (yet), and there is still time to give if you haven’t already (or if you want to give some more). The experience of Giving Day was much less stressful this…

The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS), the City of Missoula, the Missoula Cultural Council, and a broad range of local arts organizations have teamed up to help bring our community the Any Given Child Initiative. The program, developed by the Kennedy Center, focuses on ensuring equal access to diverse arts…

Thursday of last week, Joyce and I packed the truck and headed to Helena for the second Tell Us Something event there. Again we were hosted by the very gracious folks over at Free Ceramics. Last year, the recording failed and I was overly concerned about having it be successful this year. I was stressed…

Tell Us Something never announces storytellers before the event! We do this for a variety of reasons. The biggest reason is because we want people to come to the live events to listen to their community share stories. We are avoiding the temptation to use big names to draw crowds. (And there are some big…

We are excited to announce we have confirmed that, through the magic of technology, Norman Maclean’s hologram will be joining the other storytellers on the Tell Us Something stage in Missoula Montana September 10th! The theme is “Up the Blackfoot”. More details as they become available.

Monday night while I was producing the podcast for release that next morning, I couldn’t save any files from Adobe Audition. The hard drive was full. I knew that this day was coming, as I had been getting “out of storage” errors for a while. I deleted ALL of the non-essential programs in order to…

Most of the storytellers who shared their story on Tuesday night were able to attend the workshop the week before the event.  The workshop was successful for many reasons. Namely, they all got to know one another a little bit and build a little support network. They gave great feedback on each others’ stories and…

2017 has been jam-packed with new opportunities, challenges and obligations. I’m finally getting a breather and wanted to share this year-in-review from 2016 with you. Thanks for your support! –Marc Produced 6 live events Produced the first non-Missoula live event  in Helena, MT Mentored the first Tell Us Something intern Self-produced all podcasts Finally earned…

The podcast is on hold until Thursday. Monday night (tonight) I helped set up the polling place where I would normally poll had I not early voted. My regular polling place is closed as it is under construction. Huge love goes out to Burns Street Bistro for making their space available to democracy. On Election Day I’ll…

Everyone has a story to share. Everyone’s story is valuable & deserves to be heard. So many people love Tell Us Something & want to share their story. There are so many different ways to communicate with one another now compared to even 10 years ago. My two biggest tools in organizing Tell Us Something…