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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


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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

10/18/2016
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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


The Modern West #15: Out In The West

9/20/2016
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How equal is the “Equality State?” This month’s show explores progress and problems for Wyoming’s LGBT citizens.

Duration: 00:33:22


The Modern West #14: Children Of The West

8/16/2016
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The back-to-school episode. Young Wyomingites experience opportunities and challenges.

Duration: 00:26:12


The Modern West #13: The Poets Of The Prairie

7/19/2016
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Wyoming’s vast landscapes and rugged lifestyles offer plenty of poetic inspiration.

Duration: 00:21:27


The Modern West #12: Wide-Ranging Sounds On The Open Range

6/21/2016
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The old saw may be “We play both kinds of music, Country AND Western,” but melody in the mountains is more than guitars and campfires.

Duration: 00:29:39


The Modern West #11: Eats And Drinks

5/17/2016
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This month we’re putting specialty coffee, locally distilled spirits, and goat meat on the menu. Hear what’s happening in the Western kitchen.

Duration: 00:26:50


The Modern West #10: Writing In The West

4/19/2016
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Western authors write about more than just cowboys. In this episode, we hear about writers exploring topics ranging from women’s issues to dying...

Duration: 00:42:17

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