July 13th, 2018

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Barrasso Pleased That The GOP Is Dismantling The ACA

Wyoming Senator John Barrasso has been a leading player in his party’s years-long effort to Repeal and Replace so-called Obamacare, but the GOP has failed to deliver. Matt Laslo caught up with him in Washington and has this story on what the GOP’s Plan B or maybe even C or D is.

More Land In Wyoming Range Retired From Oil And Gas

It will soon be impossible to get oil and gas leases on 24,000 acres of the Wyoming Range. Conservation non-profit The Trust for Public Land bought out existing leases within the Wyoming Range to maintain the area for wildlife and recreation. It’s the second time the groups have done this in the southeast part of the state – bringing the total number of retired acres by the trust to 80 thousand. Wyoming Public Radio’s Cooper McKim spoke with Chris Deming… a project manager with the Trust for Public Land, to find out how it happened.

Behind The Scenes: Reporting On Migrant Education In The West

Farmworkers feed us, and to do so they travel around the country following the harvest. For their kids, that means moving from school to school. Wyoming Public Radio's education reporter Tennessee Watson found there’s a system in place to help these students, and brought us a story from North Dakota. To learn more about why we heard about one kid in North Dakota, Morning Edition host Caroline Ballard spoke with Tennessee about her reporting.

Farmworkers Feed Us. How Do We Support Their Kids?

Farmworkers feed us, and to do so they travel around the country following the harvest. For their kids, that means moving from school to school. Wyoming Public Radio's education reporter Tennessee Watson found there’s a system in place to help these students, and brought us a story from North Dakota. 

Taylor Haynes Wants To Make Changes If Elected

Doctor Taylor Haynes is running for governor as a conservative and a constitutionalist. He’s a Cheyenne urologist, a rancher, and has served on a number of boards and commissions including several years as a University of Wyoming Trustee. Recently his residency in Wyoming has been challenged and those charges came after this interview was conducted, so it will not be part of this discussion. Haynes said this week that he has submitted evidence that should prove he is a Wyoming resident. Doctor Haynes says the state needs someone like him who wants to govern based on the constitution. He explains to me what that means.  

How Social Media Could Be Changing Fly Fishing

Social media has brought us lots of things - from Instagrammed food pics to the ubiquitous "selfie" and a tweeting president. And "brand ambassadors"? These are people who have huge followings on platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For a price, they will highlight certain company brands when they post, but one such ambassador has set off a huge upset in the world of fly fishing, prompting responses from those who might otherwise stay quiet.

Tribes Say Yellowstone Landmarks Celebrate Genocide Of Native Americans

A controversy over the names of two landmarks in Yellowstone National Park highlight a forgotten genocide in the U.S. and how historical awareness, conflicting narratives and misinformation help muddy the waters.

The Difficulties Of Photographing Great Gray Owls

Steve Mattheis is a Jackson native and a wildlife photographer. A couple of years ago, he fell in love with photographing great gray owls. It turns out, they aren’t that easy to find. But he got a hang of it. And this year, one of his striking photos of the owl won the Audubon Society, Grand Prize award. Mattheis speaks with Wyoming Public Radio’s Kamila Kudelska on how he’s learned to spot great gray owls. But first Kudelska asks about the story behind the winning photo.