Podcast: Connecting COVID-19 Protests and Project 7

Travis McAdam of the Montana Human Rights Network describes the relationship between protests against stay-at-home restrictions and the militia movement that inspired David Burgert

By Andy Viano

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Today, we’re bringing you a bonus episode of Project 7, the Beacon’s podcast mini-series about vanished militia leader David Burgert, typically available only to members of the Flathead Beacon Editor’s Club. Join the club for as little as $5 per month to hear behind-the-scenes conversations and extended interviews from Project 7.

Project 7 just released its third episode and on today’s COVID-19 podcast we’re bringing the two shows together. Travis McAdam of the Montana Human Rights Network has been monitoring extremism in Montana for two decades, and he sees some parallels between the heyday of the modern militia movement around the turn of the century and the recent protests in Kalispell led by a controversial doctor.

Subscribe to Project 7 on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and other podcast platforms. Visit the show’s website at project7pod.com.

READ: Kalispell Declares Local State of Emergency and Increased Calls for Ouster of Physician from Health Board

LISTEN: COVID-19 Update for April 20

Music in this this episode includes “Thinking Music” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

The Project 7 theme is composed by Jeremy Reinbolt and performed by Nick Spear, Rebecca Spear, Halladay Quist, Jesse Ahmann and Jeremy Reinbolt.

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