September 25th, 2020

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Wyoming Juvenile Facility Run By Company Under Investigation For Abuse

Journalists with APM Reports have been investigating a pattern of abuse and harm at juvenile treatment centers run by Sequel Youth and Family Services. The company has facilities across the country, including one in Wyoming. Reporter Tennessee Watson teamed up with APM Reports to look at Wyoming's response to concerns about Sequel's facility in Sheridan and brings us this story.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Made An Impact On Some Women In Wyoming

 

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg certainly has some political repercussions, but for many women who followed her career, her impact will be long lasting. That's the case for many women who practice law in Wyoming.

The WYOmericana Caravan is back on the road after a hiatus of a few years. It began back in 2013 as a traveling concert showcasing some of Wyoming's finest singer-songwriters and musicians. The tour was named Top Arts /Entertainment Event of 2013 by the Casper Star-Tribune and also received a full page spread in the New York Times. Grady Kirkpatrick recently spoke with co-founder and producer Aaron Davis about the return of the WYOmericana Caravan.

Governor Gordon Supports Barrasso Effort To Reform The Endangered Species Act

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon was in the nation's capital this week testifying about his desire to overhaul the Endangered Species Act. Correspondent Matt Laslo has the story on his testimony calling to upend that act - a message he delivered before Wyoming Senator John Barrasso's Environment and Public Works Committee.

New Animal Attack Response Team Prepares For More Human-Grizzly Conflicts

Grizzly bear-human encounters have increased in the past decade. After a fatal attack, one community decided to become better prepared to respond to animal attacks in the backcountry. Wyoming Public Radio's Kamila Kudelska has this story.

WYO Film Festival To Hold In-Person Festival

As statewide public health orders aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus are being lifted over time, more public events are resuming. Many film festivals around the world have had to cancel or change their formats to limit risks. But for the WYO Film Festival in Sheridan, the shows will go on in-person, with some modifications. Wyoming Public Radio's Catherine Wheeler spoke with the festival's director Justin Stroup.

A Place For Healing: New Book Says Museum Can Offer Closure To Interned Japanese-Americans

Nestled in between Cody and Powell in northwest Wyoming, the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center tells the story of over 10,000 Japanese-Americans who were held in the internment camp against their will during World War II. It turns out, the museum wouldn't exist if it weren't for the formerly incarcerated and their children's' dedication.

Chair of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation Shirley Ann Higuchi just released her new book Setsuko's Secret, which tells these stories. To start, Wyoming Public Radio's Kamila Kudelska asked Higuchi how she learned about her parents' time at Heart Mountain.

University Of Wyoming Symphony Reimagines Its Size And Repertoire During Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has been particularly disruptive for musicians. Some solo performers and small ensembles have figured out creative ways to keep performing. But for symphony orchestras, which can have upwards of 80 players on stage, the problem of safe performances is especially complex. The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra has its first fall concert scheduled for October 1. As he explained to Wyoming Public Radio's Micah Schweizer, figuring out a way forward has been occupying conductor Michael Griffith's time.