April 7th, 2017

Apr 7, 2017

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Governor Says Legislative Session Had Ups And Downs

It’s been a little over a month since the Wyoming legislative session ended and today Governor Matt Mead joins us to reflect on the session among other things. Many left the legislative session with bad feelings, but Mead says he was pleased with what lawmakers did for economic development. Among other things the legislature supported his Endow plan for diversifying the economy.  

Heart Mountain Week Explores Lessons From The Past On Immigration, Executive Orders

This year is the 75th anniversary of the executive order that lead to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

To mark the occasion, the University Of Wyoming College Of Law is hosting Heart Mountain Week – a week of programming that explores what can be learned from this chapter in American History. Director of the International Human Rights Clinic and Assistant Professor of Law Suzie Pritchett joined Wyoming Public Radio’s Caroline Ballard to talk about Heart Mountain Week.

Energy Policy Director Looks Back At The Week In Coal News

A lot happened in the world of coal mining in the last week or so. The biggest coal company is the U.S.—Peabody Energy—emerged from bankruptcy…AND the Interior Secretary lifted an Obama-era ban on new coal leases. But what does it all mean for Wyoming’s coal future? To figure it out, Wyoming Public Radio’s Melodie Edwards sat down with Rob Godby, director at the Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy at the University of Wyoming.

Filling In The Natural Gas Gaps

The fracking boom has ushered in cheap natural gas prices nationwide. Now, nearly 40 states have adopted or are looking at new legislation to expand natural gas service to rural America. That’s where most of the 12 million homes are located, that still rely on propane. Inside Energy’s Amy Sisk reports from a remote North Dakota town looking to make the switch. 

UK Leader Discusses Challenges Facing The World

Baroness Catherine Ashton has done a lot.  She is the former Vice President of the European Commission and former High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. She negotiated the Serbia-Kosovo peace agreement and the Iran Nuclear agreement. She was a leader in the UK House of Lords and has worked to fight for minority rights. Baroness Ashton is visiting the University of Wyoming this weekend and she joins us now.  

PBS Will Feature Wyoming On The Program 'Travels With Darley'

This month the PBS television show called Travels with Darley comes to Wyoming.  The episode will air Monday night, April 17th at 10 p.m. on Wyoming PBS.  The host Darley Newman joins me to discuss the show.

Lakota Playwright Uses Humor To Challenge Issues Of Racial Purity

The controversial play “What Would Crazyhorse Do?” recently made its national debut in Laramie, of all places. Playwright and Lakota member Larissa Fasthorse says the script is her most widely read but no theater have actually performed it… until now. As Wyoming Public Radio's Melodie Edwards reports, that had a lot to do with the play's subject matter... racial purity.