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A news and public affairs program about Wyoming and the West.
||CleanOpen Spaces September 14, 2018||On this episode, Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Mary Throne will join us and talk about her plans for the state. Around 30 million dollars will be removed from Bank of the West following its turn away from fossil fuels. But one city, surrounded by o||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen Spaces September 7, 2018||On this episode, we’ll have a couple of discussions on the topic of civil discourse and about the roots of civility’s decline. We'll hear from the Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne about justice for child sexual abuse victims in Wyoming. And we’ll lear||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen Spaces August 24, 2018||On this episode, the Trump administration's version of the Clean Power Plan was released this week and many are skeptical it will actually help coal. But some in the industry are hoping for the best. Coming up, what Albany County is doing to better serv||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen Spaces August 17, 2018||On this episode, Governor Matt Mead signed the Indian Education For All Act into law. And Wyoming Humanities Council plans to help get that education into schools and libraries right away. We will have a special report on migrant education in the state.||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen Spaces August 3rd, 2018||On this episode, UW announced it is shutting down its biodiversity institute, sending mixed messages about the university’s commitment to community engagement. The University of Wyoming football team had one of the nation’s best defenses last year a||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen Spaces July 27, 2018||On this episode, some reports predict a recession could come within the next 6 months to two years. Which may seem strange when the economy is doing so well. With the NFL pushing for a policy that says its players on the field must stand for the anthem,||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen Spaces July 20, 2018||On this episode, the Endangered Species Act is in the news this week and Senator Barrasso wants to give more power to states. A new project spearheaded by the University of Wyoming is trying to create a new niche ag market for the state. In Wyoming’s||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen Spaces July 13, 2018||On this episode, we will hear from Republican candidate for Governor Taylor Haynes who says he will bring a conservative and constitutional approach to the governor’s office. Senator Barrasso argues that Republicans did the right thing by trying to ge||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen Spaces June 29, 2018||On this episode, Wyoming’s second largest industry – travel and hospitality – tries to navigate legal immigrants to compensate for the decreasing available local workforce. A lengthy battle between Campbell County and a coal company has ended with||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Time Heals All Wounds:" Breaking Bread, Finding Common Ground After Angry Mosque Incident||On this episode, we bring you a civil discourse between a Muslim community member and a man who started the Facebook page Stop Islam In Gillette. The idea of the conversation was just to get two people sitting in the same room. But it ends up going||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen Spaces June 15, 2018||On this episode, guns are now allowed in schools with school board approval, but in Evanston some say the district is moving too fast. Lots of scientists depend on Wyoming’s public lands to do their research. And a story about a proposed coal bailout.||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen Spaces June 8, 2018||On this episode, we will hear Republican Sam Galeotos and Democrat Mary Throne discuss their bids for governor. We will also look into the arrival of a threatening disease to Wyoming that could wipe out whole colonies of bats. We will look into the work||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen Spaces June 1, 2018||On this episode, to the dismay of some, Wyoming is moving forward with a grizzly bear hunt. We’ll hear about the first utility-scale solar facility and what it means for Wyoming’s solar industry. And a new exhibit at Heart Mountain showcases waterco||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen Spaces May 18, 2018||On this episode, observers say that better treatment options could reduce Wyoming’s prison population. In our ‘Faces Behind The Fire’ series, we’ll meet an archaeologist who works with firefighters each summer, saving Wyoming’s precious artifa||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen Spaces May 11, 2018||On this episode, the Wind River Reservation tribes have collaborated to pass a law combating violence against women. A geyser that’s normal inactive in Yellowstone National Park has erupted four times in the last 2 months. Does this mean doomsday is n||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen Spaces May 4, 2018||On the episode, the governor's economic diversity council says Wyoming's adults need to go back to school and that the state should help pay for it. We will have a story about the likely bankruptcy of the eight largest coal producer in the country due i||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen Spaces April 20, 2018||On this episode, the parents of Mathew Shepard recently returned to Laramie and we hear what it’s like to be back. This week the Cody school board decided to allow teachers to carry guns in school and a story about a new policy that significantly redu||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen Spaces April 6, 2018||On this episode, Wyoming loses 60 percent of its young talent any given year. But one program is trying to convince young people to make a U-turn. Wyoming Tourism officials are thrilled about a new UW degree. And to the world’s extremely wealthy, the||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen Spaces March 30, 2018||On this episode, we'll feature a number of wildlife stories on the program, starting with a controversy surrounding a bison holding area in Yellowstone and the women’s antelope hunt. A story about how Wyoming leaders are looking to change the Endanger||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen Spaces March 23, 2018||On this episode, a story about how budget cuts might impact Wyoming's renowned special education services. We’ll also hear a civil dialogue over whether Evanston should build an ICE immigration detention center. For some teens living in the Mountain W||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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As a Jamaican who grew up in Florida and who now lives in Georgia, Wyoming for me has only really been two things in my head: the state with the smallest population and the state that's last alphabetically.
Also as a person who loves stories and loves listening to news of places not many people in my daily life think about, this podcast has been a wonderful diversion for me. It's more than a diversion, though. It's allowed me a little insight into the Wyoming mindset, to think about life there, and to understand (at least somewhat) minds that may differ (or be akin) to mine.
I'm thankful this podcast exists, and because it does contributing even a little from my budget to keeping it going has become a priority for me.