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Journalist Anne MacKinnon Looks Back On Long Career Covering Water Issues In Wyoming

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Wyoming's mountains sit at the headwaters of some of the most important rivers in the American West, including the Colorado and the Missouri. A book out this year tackles the fascinating history of how we came to manage all that water, and what other states could learn from us as we face greater droughts and climate change in the future.

Wyoming Public Radio's Melodie Edwards sat down with Journalist Anne MacKinnon to discuss her book Public Water: Lessons from Wyoming for the American West. Melodie starts by asking MacKinnon why it was important to release this book right now.

Melodie Edwards is the host and producer of WPM's award-winning podcast The Modern West. Her Ghost Town(ing) series looks at rural despair and resilience through the lens of her hometown of Walden, Colorado. She has been a radio reporter at WPM since 2013, covering topics from wildlife to Native American issues to agriculture.
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