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Uranium at the Grand Canyon and Bears Ears

A conversation with Amber Reimondo and Roger Clark from the Grand Canyon Trust about the history and possible future of uranium mining and contamination near the Grand Canyon. Then CWP's Greg Zimmerman walks us through uranium claims near Bears Ears National Monument.

Duration: 00:38:48

The future of America’s bison w/ Amy Martin

Amy Martin, creator of Threshold, talks about season 1 of her podcast, which focused on the past, present, and future of bison in America.

Duration: 00:29:31

Sen. Martin Heinrich on Trump’s national monument proclamation

New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich weighs in on President Trump’s proclamation attempting to erase more than two million acres from Bears Ears and Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monuments.

Duration: 00:24:37

The Environmental Cost of Trump’s Border Wall

A look at the environmental risks if President Trump's dream of a “great wall” along the U.S-Mexico border becomes a reality.

Duration: 00:32:33

Law professor John Leshy on the Antiquities Act and the Trump Administration

UC Hastings law professor emeritus and former Interior Department Solicitor John Leshy talks about the Antiquities Act and a strange ruling from the U.S. Court of Claims

Duration: 00:35:06

Deer, forests, and biodiversity

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a conversation with scientist Michelle Elise Spicer, who studies the effects of deer overpopulation and logging on forest biodiversity. Spicer works out of Dr. Walter Carson’s lab at the University of Pittsburgh. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play Also mentioned in this episode: The Zinke Doctrine

Duration: 00:21:06

Scoring state conservation policies

Jesse Prentice-Dunn and Sara Rose Tannenbaum walk us through the Center for Western Priorities' new state conservation scorecard.

Duration: 00:19:00

Fire & Facts

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast: Ryan Zinke's error-ridden monuments report, and are national public lands more likely to burn across the West?

Duration: 00:25:10

Brent Rose’s epic monument road trip

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, journalist and director Brent Rose talks about his epic national monuments road trip, and what he’s learned after living the #vanlife for two years. Also mentioned: Interior Secretary Zinke fiddles on climate while America’s national parks burn Congress is considering an egregious giveaway of publicly-owned oil, gas, and coal […]

Duration: 00:30:00

Ryan Zinke’s Secret Report

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, Nada Culver and Matt Lee-Ashley explain what we do and don't know about the secret Interior Department report on eviscerating national mounments, and what a prolonged legal challenge might look like.

Duration: 00:15:31

Meet Robbie Bond, the 9-year-old public lands activist

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, we watch the solar eclipse with a group of kids, then talk to 9-year-old public lands activist Robbie Bond.

Duration: 00:16:39

The economy of Grand Staircase–Escalante w/ Nate Waggoner

Nate Waggoner, co-owner of Escalante Outfitters, explains how Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument has transformed the economy of Southern Utah, as well as how far he's gone to try to tell his story to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

Duration: 00:25:51

Inside the Monuments to America road trip

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, the entire Center for Western Priorities team sits down to talk about our Monuments to America road trip across six states, and listen to highlights from speakers at each stop. Read up and see pictures from the trip: Grand Junction to Albuquerque Flagstaff to Palm Springs Las […]

Duration: 00:41:05

Organ Mountains–Desert Peaks and the national monument economy

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a conversation with Carrie Hamblen of the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce about how local businesses are thriving thanks to Organ Mountains–Desert Peaks National Monument. Plus: Join CWP’s Monuments to America road trip next week! Producer/host: Aaron Weiss Feedback: Music: Purple Planet

Duration: 00:29:21

Jessica Loya and the Hispanic Access Foundation

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, an interview with Jessica Loya of the Hispanic Access Foundation about why public lands are important to the Latino community, and how to get more kids from urban areas into our national parks and monuments. HAF’s short film, Leche y Miel This week in Western history: The murder […]

Duration: 00:30:42

Rep. Jared Huffman on how to prioritize your outrage

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a conversation with Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA 02) about why water rights are such a hot-button issue in California politics, how he became an advocate for public lands and the environment, and how to prioritize your outrage in the age of Trump. This week in Western history: […]

Duration: 00:29:33

The archaeology of Bears Ears w/ Jonathan Till

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a conversation with archaeologist Jonathan Till, curator at Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum in Utah. Jonathan explains the history of human settlement in the Bears Ears region. Also in this episode: David Bernhardt’s conflicts of interest, part 1 and part 2 Under Trump, inconvenient data is […]

Duration: 00:28:54

Sen. Jon Tester on mining at the gates of Yellowstone

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a conversation with Montana Senator Jon Tester about his bill to ban mining near the entrance to Yellowstone National Park, and whether it’s possible for senators to work across the aisle in the current political climate. This week in Western history: Calamity Jane Host/producer: Aaron Weiss Feedback: […]

Duration: 00:32:37

Christy Goldfuss and Kate Kelly on President Trump’s monumental attack

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, Obama administration veterans Christy Goldfuss and Kate Kelly take us behind the scenes of the creation of Bears Ears and other national monuments, and give us their take on President Trump’s executive order targeting dozens of monument designations dating back more than 20 years. Goldfuss was the managing […]

Duration: 00:22:31

Michael Finkel and the North Pond Hermit

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a conversation with author Michael Finkel about Christopher Knight, the “North Pond Hermit” who lived for 27 years alone in the Maine woods. Michael’s book is The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the the Last True Hermit. Michael’s book is based on this GQ article from 2014 […]

Duration: 00:43:58

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