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The Modern West is a rich collection of news and cultural stories from the Mountain West. Features, interviews, oral history, readings, and more offer a snapshot of Western life.

The Modern West is a rich collection of news and cultural stories from the Mountain West. Features, interviews, oral history, readings, and more offer a snapshot of Western life.
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The Modern West is a rich collection of news and cultural stories from the Mountain West. Features, interviews, oral history, readings, and more offer a snapshot of Western life.

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English


Episodes

The Modern West 34: From Fact To Fancy, How Native Americans Are Portrayed

5/18/2018
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Nearly a quarter of Wyoming’s population is Native American. But how they are portrayed—by Natives and by whites—is complicated.

Duration:00:19:35

The Modern West 33: Women In Wyoming, Part 2

4/17/2018
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More conversations from the series Women in Wyoming …about pushing boundaries and redefining what it means to live in the modern West. Featuring Neltje and Affie Ellis.

Duration:00:42:36

The Modern West 32: Women In Wyoming, Part 1

3/27/2018
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Conversations from the series Women in Wyoming …about pushing boundaries and redefining what it means to live in the modern West. Featuring Nimi and Nina McConigley.

Duration:00:50:37

The Modern West 31: Cleaning Up Coal, Folly Or The Future?

2/21/2018
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Coal is cheap, abundant…and dirty. In a greening energy economy, is clean coal the answer?

Duration:00:28:12

The Modern West 30: Melting And Migration

12/19/2017
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This time, we visit melting ice fields, ask whether climate change is fueling summer fires, and step into the hooves of big animals as they migrate to winter ranges.

Duration:00:25:17

The Modern West 29: Home On The Range

11/21/2017
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There’s a reason the cowboy hat is a symbol of Wyoming: ranching is woven into the state’s cultural fabric. On this episode, we’ll take you out on the wide open Wyoming range.

Duration:00:37:11

The Modern West 28: Tiny Town, Big Bands

10/17/2017
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In the mid-20 th century, the little town of Elk Mountain, Wyoming drew crowds from miles and miles away to its summer dances on the bouncy floor at the Garden Spot Pavilion.

Duration:00:19:53

The Modern West 27: Dark Side of the Moon

9/19/2017
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August’s total solar eclipse drew hundreds of thousands of people to Wyoming for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Duration:00:23:31

The Modern West 26: Going To The Movies

8/15/2017
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Wyoming is the setting for many a Western—even if the films aren’t shot on location. But even if big studios pass the state by, Wyomingites are making their own movies.

Duration:00:33:27

The Modern West 25: Take A Trip On The Lincoln Highway

7/18/2017
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The Lincoln Highway was the first road to run coast-to-coast. Join us for a road trip with stops at some of the quirkiest roadside attractions along Wyoming’s stretch of the highway.

Duration:00:30:20

The Modern West #24: The Native West, Part 2

6/20/2017
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Part two of a two-part series on the Wind River Reservation, focusing on housing issues on the increasingly populated Wind River Reservation.

Duration:00:22:55

The Modern West #23: The Native West, Part 1

5/16/2017
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Part one of two-part series, featuring stories that take us into the heart of the Wind River Reservation.

Duration:00:32:50

The Modern West #22: Climate Change In A Fossil-Fuel State

4/20/2017
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Wyoming’s economy revolves around energy production. But climate change raises questions about what role fossil fuels will play in the state’s future.

Duration:00:32:03

The Modern West #22: Climate Change In A Fossil-Fuel State

4/18/2017
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Wyoming’s economy revolves around energy production. But climate change raises questions about what role fossil fuels will play in the state’s future.

Duration:00:22:20

The Modern West #21: Wyoming's Immigrants And Refugees

3/23/2017
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Wyoming is home to many immigrants, migrants, and former refugees. It is the only state, however, without a refugee resettlement program. But the current political climate has immigrants questioning their place in Wyoming and the U.S.

Duration:00:22:20

The Modern West #20: U.S. Citizens Incarcerated In The West

2/21/2017
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It’s the 75 th anniversary of an executive order that incarcerated thousands of Japanese Americans in internment camps across the nation. This episode includes first-hand accounts from this era.

Duration:00:33:48

The Modern West #19: Women Run The West, Part 2

1/18/2017
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In the final part of this series, we ask why Western women still lag in political power even though they got the right to vote almost 150 years ago?

Duration:00:17:11

The Modern West #18: A Look Back And A Look Ahead

12/20/2016
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It’s a new literary edition, exploring Wyoming’s past, present, and future through conversations with authors.

Duration:00:34:29

The Modern West #17: Western Coal On The Rocks

11/15/2016
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It’s been a tough year for the coal industry and the communities that depend on it. Can Wyoming adapt?

Duration:00:21:33

The Modern West #16: Women Run The West, Part 1

10/17/2016
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Women are running, but they aren’t winning the West. Western women got the right to vote almost 150 years ago, so why do they still lag in political power?

Duration:00:22:01