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.
On this episode, we explore trainings for school employees and even students, the long-awaited addition to the University of Wyoming College of Engineering, and the WYO Theater in Sheridan turns 30th. These stories and more from Wyoming Public Radio News.
Today on the show we will have three stories on health care issues including what happens when kids don’t have health insurance. Also, the governor and others in Wyoming are looking into why Native American women suffer such high rates of violence. One family lost their daughter and wants justice. The state’s largest water project is nearing the end of a 10 year expansion process. Plus tips on how you should behave at a Pow Wow. Those stories and more.
In 1937 Denis J. Mulligan was chief investigator of the U.S. Bureau of Air Commerce. Also in 1937, the German-built Hindenburg caught fire and crashed over Manhattan. 36 people were killed. Mulligan was the lead American investigator.
Today we think of shopping malls as the epitome of capitalism. But the man who invented malls was a socialist. Austrian architect and mall-inventor Victor Gruen believed malls were a way to re-centralize suburban sprawl and create public spaces.
When StoryCorps came to Jackson last summer, Sarah Ross sat down with her mother, Alexandra Fuller, to discuss an article she wrote in the Jackson paper about her teenage experience with sexual assault.