The Modern West-logo

The Modern West

Wyoming PR

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.
More Information

Location:

United States

Networks:

Wyoming PR

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Modern West 39: The Fight For Land Conservation

10/16/2018
More
Are public lands meant to be used or protected?

Duration:00:19:57

The Modern West 38: Grizzly

9/19/2018
More
Context and controversy surrounding the delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear and this fall's proposed hunt.

Duration:00:15:25

The Modern West 37: "Whiskey's For Drinkin' And Water's For Fightin' Over"

8/21/2018
More
In the arid West, how do we manage the limited amount of water available to us? Exploring the complex issues of water…where it comes from, how it’s used, and who gets to use it.

Duration:00:20:22

The Modern West 36: Unexpected Migration

7/20/2018
More
As climate change warms the West, birds of prey are moving north. What happens when an apex predator leaves its native hunting grounds?

Duration:00:16:54

The Modern West 35: Forgotten Women Of The West

6/21/2018
More
From washing the army’s clothes to solving murders, three authors tell the stories of strong Western women.

Duration:00:21:31

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

5/18/2018
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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 #23: The Native West, Part 1

5/16/2017
More
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
More
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

4/20/2017
More
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