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Luzene Hill

The Ucross Foundation has announced the newest recipient of its fellowship for Native American Visual Artists.

Nashville Americana Duo Sally & George On Wyoming Sounds

Jun 11, 2019
Anna Rader

Sally & George live on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 6/11/19.

Yellowstone National Park

The first tribal marketplace and fashion show in Yellowstone National Park starts Tuesday, June 11. Northern Plains artists will display and engage with park visitors through discussions and demonstrations.

Public Domain

Wyoming is one of the least racially diverse states in the country-but it wasn't always that way. A museum in Evanston chronicles a time when the state bustled with international immigrants.

Courtesy of Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

For the few days on and around the Fourth of July Cody hosts a parade and rodeo, known as the Cody Stampede. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the rodeo. In its history, the event has attracted the local community, professional rodeo riders and ropers, tourists and even Hollywood stars.

Courtesy of the City of Cheyenne

The Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities is featuring a new way to conserve water and promote pollinators. Dena Egenhoff is the board's water conservation specialist and she tells us that they have created a Habitat Hero Garden featuring flowers, drought resistant plants and grasses to teach people how they can create beautiful yards while saving water. She discusses the effort with Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck.

Anna Rader

Relative Theatrics performers and artistic director on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 5/22/19.

ThinkWY

The Wyoming Humanities Council is releasing a new podcast that celebrates the 150-year anniversary of women's suffrage in the state. Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote in 1869, and it was on September 6, 1870 that Louisa Swain cast the first ballot by a woman.

Kamila Kudelska

Last year was the first year fifth graders from three schools on the Wind River Reservation participated in a cultural field camp just south of Yellowstone. The day camp organized by the National Forest Service hopes to give Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho children a chance to learn their culture while outdoors.

Taylar Stagner

The oral histories of the Eastern Shoshone tribe say their ancestors have lived in the Wind River Basin for time immemorial. Now there is a history to help explores the tribe's relationship with the ecosystem of the area.

Adam Hodge is an associate professor of history at Lourdes University in Ohio and author of the new book Ecology and Ethnogenesis: An Environmental History of the Wind River Shoshones, 1000-1868. Wyoming Public Radio's Taylar Stagner spoke with Hodge. 

It’s no secret that in peak season Yellowstone National Park is getting really, really crowded these days.

Anna Rader

Michael Charles live on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 05/17/19.

Caleb Johnson

The book Treeborne is about a woman name Janie Treeborne who lives in Elberta, Alabama. She's being interviewed after learning that she may need to abandon her community after an old dam is about to break. The book takes us back through flashbacks from her life and family that goes back many years and involves an odd cast of characters. 

Catherine Wheeler

About 30 miles southeast of Sheridan, the Ucross Foundation sits on a 20,000-acre working cattle ranch. But that's not what it's known for.

The ranch is home to the Ucross Foundation Residency Program. Foundation president and executive director Sharon Dynak said it's a place for writers and artists to focus on their work. 

Kali Fajardo-Anstine

A University of Wyoming alum published her book of stories last month. Kali Fajardo-Anstine grew up in Denver. Her new book, Sabrina & Corina, tells the stories of indigenous Latina women in Colorado. Wyoming Public Radio's Erin Jones talked with Fajardo-Anstine about dropping out of high school, her ancestors' storytelling, and reaching new audiences.

The Brinton Museum will display a new exhibit featuring the work of an artist as she explores the story of her mother's decline into dementia.

Destinty Llamas

Taylor Scott live on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 04/25/19.

Destiny Llamas

The Two Tracks live on Wyoming Sounds recorded 04/19/19.

davebarry.com

Award-winning columnist and author Dave Barry will give a talk April 18 at 1:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom as part of the UW Libraries Development Board's annual author event. He joined Wyoming Public Radio's Caroline Ballard for a conversation about his career and his new book Lessons From Lucy.

Watch Wyoming's Entries For NPR's 2019 Tiny Desk Contest

Apr 17, 2019
NPR Music

As you may know, NPR put out another call for undiscovered bands to enter a contest to play a Tiny Desk Concert in Washington, D.C. A number of Wyoming musicians filmed themselves behind—and in front of—their own ‘desks’. 

Catherine Wheeler

The story of 20th century Sheridan immigrant and entrepreneur Zarif Khan resurfaced in the last several years. After a 2016 New Yorker story that detailed Khan's life, University of Iowa jazz studies professor and musician John Rapson was inspired to tell Khan's uniquely American story along with composer Danyel Gaglione. 

Denver writer Kali Fajardo-Anstine will give a reading tonight in Laramie to promote her debut book, Sabrina & Corina.

University of Wyoming

A somewhat unusual instrument claimed first place in the annual Dorothy Jacoby Student Soloist Competition at the University of Wyoming in March. As she told Wyoming Public Radio's Micah Schweizer, Mikayla Peterson is the second saxophone player in her family to perform with the UW Symphony Orchestra in the concerto competition.

Photo courtesy The Brinton Museum

The Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming, is home to a collection of artifacts and objects from many Plains Indian tribes. As it open for the season, the Brinton along with the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies put together an exhibit centered around the Lakota creation story. Wyoming Public Radio's Catherine Wheeler sat down with Craig Howe, the director of the Center for American Indian Research, to talk about how the story has an impact today.

Courtesy Ron Franscell

Author and journalist Ron Franscell is out with a new book. It tells the story of a Wyoming couple who committed several murders in the 1970s and 80s to get their own "happily ever after," and how they were finally brought to justice after several decades. Wyoming Public Radio's Caroline Ballard spoke with Franscell about his book Alice and Gerald: A Homicidal Love Story, and he told her he became interested in the story after hearing about their arrests in the news a few years ago.

Jason Comerford / Shakespeare at Notre Dame

The Whitney Center for the Arts in Sheridan will host a performance of Shakespeare's "King Lear."

Western Hands

The By Western Hands Design Center's museum and gallery is officially open to the public. The newly-built center showcases furniture in the western design pioneered by Thomas Molesworth. He was a furniture maker in Cody in the 1930s.

Jean Craighead George

A few years back, one of the world's most beloved children's book authors completed her last book just four days before she passed away at the age of 92. Jean Craighead George was the Newberry award-winning author of over 100 picture and chapter books including Julie of the Wolves and My Side of the Mountain.  

A Laramie student has won an award in the C-SPAN StudentCam competition. Arundathi Nair placed second in the High School West Division for her documentary titled Out of Many, One Out of One, Many.

Texas Americana Musician Robbie Walden On Wyoming Sonds

Mar 25, 2019
Destiny Llamas

Robbie Walden on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 3/25/19.

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