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In 1957 the communist government of Czechoslovakia approved the production of 29 tons of chewing gum for the first time. Gum was seen as a symbol of American decadence and the move was criticized by newspapers across the Soviet bloc.

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Did you know that Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was almost named Rollo - or even Reginald?

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In the City of West Hollywood, Saturday June 24th, 2012, was John Angelo Day. It was John Angelo's 90th birthday and was celebrated by the city he had lived in for over 60 years.

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Relocating industry from congested cities to rural areas was one of many Depression-era social experiments by the federal government.

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Peanuts Hucko was a renowned jazz clarinet player during the big band era. He started out with the saxophone during his U.S Army career but found it cumbersome to play while marching.

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Joseph Kauffman graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1941 and became a respected Air Force captain. But in 1961 he was accused of espionage.

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Author Robert Bloch was a fan of Weird Tales magazine while a youngster. An early writer for the magazine was H.P. Lovecraft, who later went on to greater success. A fan letter Bloch wrote to Lovecraft resulted in encouragement for the teenager to submit his own science fiction stories to the magazine. Bloch's 60-year writing career began.

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How did a New Jersey native with no ranch background become a success on the rodeo bull riding circuit?

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Football officially began at the University of Wyoming on February 22, 1893 when the 11-man UW squad defeated Cheyenne High School 14 to nothing.

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Energy booms mean big profits for Wyoming. But also packed schoolrooms, traffic jams, less housing, and soaring crime.

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Actor William Boyd portrayed the clean-living cowboy hero Hopalong Cassidy from 1935 to the 1950s in film and television.

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A 1949 western novel features a mysterious gunslinger named Shane who rides into the lives of a Wyoming homestead family of the late 1880s.

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In 1837, wealthy Scots nobleman William Drummond Stewart entered the studio of young artist Alfred Jacob Miller. After lingering over a painting, he offered a compliment and departed.

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The number and popularity of science fiction films in the 1950s has led some to label it a golden age.

Should Wyoming communities have more say over law enforcement policies and procedures? Why or why not?

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Carrie Arnold loved western history and used her artistic talent to portray sites and communities in the West.

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Aloha Wanderwell was an adventurer. In 1922 at age 16, she joined an expedition traveling around the world by Model-T Ford.

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Dr. Sara Jane Rhoads joined the University of Wyoming's faculty in 1948. She was one of the first women in the United States to reach full professor rank in chemistry. 

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Annette Becher Grey was ordained a minister in 1900 and became pastor of the South Side Congregational Church in Cheyenne. 

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Chief Washakie was leader of the Eastern Shoshone from the 1840s until his death in 1900.

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Photographer Jean Howard captured Hollywood glamor of the 1940s and 50s. Marriage to super-agent Charles Feldman provided her with access to celebrities like Marilyn Monroe.

Today on the show, the Wind River Reservation remains under a stay-at-home order, while our state begins to ease restrictions meant to slow the spread of COVID-19. Additionally, experts say people still need to be careful of a false sense of security by looking at the number of coronavirus cases in their counties. Summer usually signals the start of Wyoming's wedding season. But this year things will probably look very different. Those stories and more. 

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Leona Wells came to Wyoming from Illinois in 1898 because she wanted the right to vote. Wyoming’s U.S. Senator Francis E. Warren hired her as a staffer. She became one of the very rare well-paid professional women on Capitol Hill.

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What concerns do you have about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) affecting Wyoming?

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What are your thoughts about the state of Wyoming’s potential purchase of over 1 million acres of land and 4 million acres of mineral rights in southern Wyoming?

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What do you think about the legislature authorizing a study of governance at UW that could lead to proposed changes?

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What are your thoughts on a proposed bill implementing a statewide five percent tourism tax in Wyoming?

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Do you agree with current education spending in Wyoming, or do you think it should be reduced?

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What are your thoughts on the current tensions between the U.S. and Iran?

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What issue(s) affected you most in 2019?

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