Our new episode premieres March 30 at 6:00 PM and 10:35 PM on all MT CBS stations. Featuring stories with guitar-maker and craftsman Sean Kochel, gold medal-winning Paralympian Megan Fisher and sheep-to-shelf ranching innovators Duckworth Wool. You can also catch encore airings of Episode 6 on Sunday, March 31 at 10:35 PM, Saturday, April 6 at 10:35 PM and finally Sunday, April 7 at 10:35 PM.
Kochel Guitars are created with reclaimed materials from Montana, combining history and tradition. The body of the guitars are crafted from antique wood salvaged from local buildings, originally erected from old growth timber. In this day and age when most things are discarded and forgotten, Kochel Guitars takes great pride in reusing our resources and preserving the past. These treasured guitars are steeped in history along with an American folk tradition.
Duckworth is one of the world’s only source-verified, single-origin, merino wool apparel company. The wool is raised and shorn on the Helle ranch outside Dillon, MT as well as certified Duckworth Wool cooperative growers. The Montana-raised sheep spend the long, cold winter months on the Helle family ranch which hugs the boundaries of the Beaverhead-Deer Lodge National forest. Their open-range Montana merino sheep live between 5,000 and 9,500-feet elevation. The specific conditions of the Northern Rockies result in a rare wool, a soft durable fiber with exceptional loft and breathability. At Duckworth, knowing and using what’s in your own backyard is what really counts. Trust, quality, and comfort are paramount, assured by the pedigree of our wool supply, controlled at every stage of handling. Resurrecting the lost art and craft of American wool is our mission.
Megan Fisher is a Paralympic gold, silver, and bronze medal cyclist from the Rio 2016 and London 2012 Games, ten-time world champion, retired member of Team USA, high altitude mountaineer, Doctor of Physical Therapy, performance coach, and motivational speaker. Megan’s road to success has not been easy. When she was just 19 years old, Meg was involved in a tragic car accident that nearly killed her- leaving her in a coma and stealing the lower half of her left leg. A lifelong athlete, Megan has discovered that “We are all capable of more than we know.”
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