April 2nd, 2021

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Wyoming Public Radio Reporters Discuss The Close Of The Legislative Session

The Wyoming legislature is winding up its work and we thought we'd begin the show discussing what we've seen. Wyoming Public Radio's Catherine Wheeler and Bob Beck have been covering the session.

Potential Elimination Of Cody Elementary Art Teachers Brings Up Importance Of Art For Youth

As the state legislature moves forward with possible K-12 budget cuts, the Cody school district is trying to get ahead of the game. The district has proposed reducing staff, including two elementary art teachers. Wyoming Public Radio's Kamila Kudelska has more.

"A Whirlwind:" Freshman Democrat On Her First Session In Wyoming Legislature

The Wyoming Legislature's 2021 general session is wrapping up. It's been the first session for freshman democrat Representative Karlee Provenza. Provenza represents Laramie and ran on her background with community organizing and her experience with criminal justice reform. Wyoming Public Radio's Catherine Wheeler spoke with her about how her first session has gone.

Casper Pride Announces New Transgender Fund

Last week marked International Transgender Day of Visibility. Here in Wyoming, Casper Pride announced a new fund specifically for Natrona County's transgender community. Wyoming Public Radio's Maggie Mullen spoke with Mallory Pollock from the organization. She says the idea for the project was born out of what the group learned through some local surveying.

Changes In Climate Threatens Snowpack And Livelihoods

In Wyoming and many states in the west, water is a precious resource. And as the climate continues to change, it could become even more scarce. Wyoming Public Radio's Ivy Engel has more.

Poetry Out Loud State Champion Heads To Nationals, Did Not Expect Victory

Ray Jones is a junior at Natrona County High School and this year's Poetry Out Loud state champion, a competition held around the country where high schoolers recite original poems. Wyoming Public Radio's Naina Rao sits down with Jones to talk about winning the competition, what's next for national championships, and what got Jones into poetry.

In Wyoming, Music Is Spiritual

Wyoming Public Radio's Taylar Stagner participated in NPR's Next Gen Radio workshop last month. While there, Stagner put together a non-narrated piece about a Native business owner in Lander, Wyoming. Sean Francis owns Fremont Music, the only music shop for hours around. He talked about the intense connection he has with music during the pandemic.

Texas-Based Author, Musician Bobby Bridger On Producing An Audio Book About Buffalo Bill

Texas-based author, singer-songwriter and historian Bobby Bridger has produced an audio version of the book, Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull: Inventing the Wild West.

The book was awarded Foreword magazine's "Gold Award" as the "Best Biography of 2002". Grady Kirkpatrick recently talked with Mr. Bridger.