October 25th, 2019

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Police Shooting Stirs Long-Simmering Tensions In Riverton

It’s been a month since the police shooting of 58-year-old Anderson Antelope in Riverton. Officials have released few details about what happened.  But as Wyoming Public Radio’s Savannah Maher reports, the incident has drawn new attention to long simmering racial tensions in the reservation border town. 

How Coal Bankruptcies Are Changing The Health Insurance Conversation

The recent Blackjewel bankruptcy left hundreds of furloughed miners without health insurance. With coal production expected to continue in its decline, state legislators are discussing how to keep that from happening in the future. Wyoming Public Radio’s Cooper McKim reports.

In Search Of A Child Care Solution, Startups Expand To Mountain West Homes

According to the Center for American Progress 34-percent of people in Wyoming live in childcare deserts. 

That’s when there are a lot more kids than there are openings in LICENSED child care centers. Statistics show it’s actually worse in other Mountain West states.  Now, a number of startups are entering our region that think they can help. Rae Ellen Bichell reports.

Curators And Photographer Speak About The Opening Of The 'Women In Wyoming' Exhibit

This weekend marks the opening of an exhibit at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West focusing on women throughout Wyoming. It showcases large-scale portraits and interviews with the women, the photographer Lindsay Linton Buk has traveled around the state to meet and learn their stories. Wyoming Public Radio’s Kamila Kudelska sat down with the photographer and the two women co-curators of the exhibit, Karen McWhorter and Rebecca West and asked what stood out about this collection of portraits.

Would More Support Keep Special Education Students Out Of The Juvenile Justice System?

Special education students are incarcerated at higher rates than their K-12 peers, according to preliminary data gathered by Wyoming Public Radio. Reporter Tennessee Watson has more.

Irrigation Canals Are Trapping Fish; Screens Could Prevent That

Throughout the west - water delivery systems have been developed for a number of purposes including agriculture. But sometimes those solutions can lead to problems for fish. Wyoming Public Radio’s Kamila Kudelska follows a trout unlimited chapter dedicated to saving fish from getting stuck and dying in irrigation canals.

Sheridan's 'Pay-As-You-Throw' Program To Begin Next Month

Over the years, the Environmental Protection Agency has made new regulations for how to build and manage landfills. In Wyoming, it’s led to changes to how landfills are used, discussions about how long they will last, and the consideration of how much building new ones will cost. In Sheridan, the city is testing a program that hopes to extend the life of its landfill by decreasing the amount that’s thrown away in the first place. Wyoming Public Radio’s Catherine Wheeler reports.

StoryCorps: 'But We Did End The War By Voting'

When StoryCorps came to Jackson last summer, former Marine Corps Captain Bob Morris sat down his friend Jonathan Schechter to talk about his opposition to the Vietnam War and how he tried to end it.