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Adam Sings In The Timber

Crow Fair is unlike any other Powwow in the world. For one, horses and their riders have the right of way on roads throughout the Powwow grounds. It also begins every morning with a parade. 


Anna Rader

Reverend Freakchild live on Wyoming Sounds recorded 8/22/19.

Erin Jones

The Internet has changed a lot of things about the way we read, think, and do politics, and it's also changed the creative writing of teens. Spoiler, this is a positive story about kids and the Internet.

Kamila Kudelska

The Heart Mountain Interpretive Center focuses on remembering the injustices Japanese-Americans faced during World War II. But the current special exhibition at Heart Mountain wants to remember how some of the nearly 11,000 incarcerees tried to find normal lives through music at the camp.

Anna Rader

Jason Tyler Burton live on Wyoming Sounds recorded 8/09/19.

Alec Schaffer

Kelly Hunt live on Wyoming Sounds recorded 8/6/19.

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It's road trip season. And one thing you might do when you're driving across the country-or the state-is stop when you see a historical marker. Now, an app based in Jackson is bringing that marker into the car.

Kamila Kudelska

Jenny Lake is one of the most popular destinations in Grand Teton National Park. The area got an upgrade approaching $20.5 through a partnership between the park and its foundation, the Grand Teton National Park Foundation. It mostly focused on trail improvements, orientation and key infrastructure. But it also made an effort to become more accessible for people with disabilities.

Portland-Based Folk Band Five Letter Word On Wyoming Sounds

Jul 31, 2019
Anna Rader

Five Letter Word live on Wyoming Sounds recorded 7/31/19.

Southern Avenue

Wyoming Sounds and Lander Live present a live broadcast with Memphis soul, blues and R&B band Southern Avenue on Thursday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. 

Appalachian Music Band Zoe And Cloyd On Wyoming Sounds

Jul 30, 2019
Anna Rader

Zoe and Cloyd live on Wyoming Sounds recorded 7/30/19.

Andy Bardon

Jackson based musician and producer Aaron Davis spoke with Grady Kirkpatrick about his new album The Meander.

Bishop Museum

Back in 1908, Hawaiian Cowboys competed in the Cheyenne Frontier Days. In the new book, Aloha Rodeo: The Three Cowboys, the World's Greatest Rodeo, and the Hidden History of the American West, co-author David Wolman explores how and why Hawaiian Cowboys came to compete in the rodeo. Wyoming Public Radio's Kamila Kudelska asked Wolman if the two cowboy cultures were different in any way.

Catherine Wheeler

The Ucross Foundation has received a grant from Amazon to support emerging writers through its artist residency program.

Tennessee Watson


In her newest book, Wyoming author Mary Billiter takes the life-altering mental health issues faced by her actual son and turns the experience into a work of fiction. A Divided Mind is a story told through the eyes of Tara and her son Branson as they confront the voices and hallucinations taking over his mind. Billiter consulted her son Kyle Thomas throughout the writing process. Wyoming Public Radio's Tennessee Watson sat down with them to learn more.

Catherine Wheeler

The Sheridan WYO Rodeo dates all the way back to 1931, and Tom Ringley, Sheridan County Commissioner and rodeo board member emeritus, said locals got the idea during the years of the Great Depression.

Anna Rader

Omicron J Trauma live on Wyoming Sounds recored 7/18/19.

Courtesy of the Tony Foster Foundation

The Whitney Western Art Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West hosted explorer artist Tony Foster for a week. For the past 35 years, Foster takes journeys to paint wild areas…many of them in the American West. Before his residency at the Buffalo Bill Center, he went on a rafting journey on the Green River. Wyoming Public Radio's Kamila Kudelska spoke with Foster to get a better understanding of what it means to be an explorer artist today.

Catherine Wheeler

The Ucross Foundation's ranch is usually very quiet and serene, but tonight, the art gallery that sits on the grounds is filled with the sounds of people and the art itself.

Thursday, July 11 marks the beginning of the fourth season of Famous and Infamous Women of the West: the Cody Monologues.

Jackson Hole Folk-Rock Band Canyon Kids On Wyoming Sounds

Jul 10, 2019

Canyon Kids live on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 7/10/19.

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The Sheridan City Council approved forgiving the WYO Performing Arts and Education Center's debt to the city for its use of a historic downtown theater. The city has owned the building since the 1980s, but the WYO is responsible for maintaining and managing the property.

Bluegrass Band Lovers Leap On Wyoming Sounds

Jul 3, 2019
Anna Rader

Lovers Leap live on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 7/03/19.

Charles Fournier

June is Pride Month. So this first installation of the "Belonging" series is a conversation between Connor Sears and Jesse Archambeau. They're both 2018 Cheyenne East High School grads who left for college in Peoria, Illinois where a more prominent LGBTQ community has helped them to foster their own identities. Now, they struggle with the reality that their absences perpetuate a trend that leaves Wyoming's queer youth without the mentorship they themselves yearned for.


Heather Hansman

In 2016 author and journalist Heather Hansman set out to paddle the Green River from its start in the Wind River Mountains 700 miles to its confluence with the Colorado River in Utah. Her goal was to understand this tributary - who got to use its water and why. Now she is out with a new book called Downriver. She told Wyoming Public Radio's Caroline Ballard why she chose the Green River.

Kamila Kudelska

On Saturday July 6, the newly renovated Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West will reopen its doors to the public. It's long been home to one of the largest firearm collections in the world. The museum is trying to move away from just a display of guns to telling a story of the role of firearms in American culture.

Catherine Wheeler

A Wyoming artist, James Jackson has received a National Heritage Fellowship. It's the nation's highest honor that celebrates traditional and folk art. Jackson is most well-known for his intricate leather carving and spent most of his career at King's Saddlery in Sheridan. Wyoming Public Radio's Catherine Wheeler sat down with Jackson in his leather shop at the Brinton Museum to talk about how his career has been infused with Wyoming's culture.

Nashville-Based Country Musician Leo Rondeau On Wyoming Sounds

Jun 28, 2019
Anna Rader

Leo Rondeau live on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 6/28/19.

Adam Jahiel

A Wyoming artist has received the nation's highest honor in folk and traditional art.

Melodie Edwards

Two twin girls set out on a quest to save a species on the brink of extinction. This is the premise of the new children’s novel Akorena and the League of Crows.

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