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News, interviews, and history with newsmakers and environmental advocates, focused on parks and public lands across the American West

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News, interviews, and history with newsmakers and environmental advocates, focused on parks and public lands across the American West

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Great Podcast

By Wade Schlichenmayer - May 27 2019
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This is a great podcast that keeps me looking forward to the next episode.

Fresh take on the West!

By megamegac - Dec 07 2016
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I love the mix of politics, environment, and mountain west culture. Highly recommended!

iTunes Ratings

50 Ratings
Average Ratings
47
3
0
0
0

Great Podcast

By Wade Schlichenmayer - May 27 2019
Read more
This is a great podcast that keeps me looking forward to the next episode.

Fresh take on the West!

By megamegac - Dec 07 2016
Read more
I love the mix of politics, environment, and mountain west culture. Highly recommended!
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Go West, Young Podcast

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News, interviews, and history with newsmakers and environmental advocates, focused on parks and public lands across the American West

Rank #1: Law professor John Leshy on the Antiquities Act and the Trump Administration

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UC Hastings law professor emeritus and former Interior Department Solicitor John Leshy talks about the Antiquities Act and a strange ruling from the U.S. Court of Claims

Nov 09 2017

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Rank #2: The Cadiz pipeline and the Zinke/Halliburton scandal

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The proposed Cadiz pipeline would drain an aquifer under the Mojave Desert to send water to Southern California. What are the risks, and could it actually get built?

Jun 21 2018

31mins

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Rank #3: The Environmental Cost of Trump’s Border Wall

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A look at the environmental risks if President Trump's dream of a “great wall” along the U.S-Mexico border becomes a reality.

Nov 22 2017

32mins

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Rank #4: Uranium at the Grand Canyon and Bears Ears

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A conversation with Amber Reimondo and Roger Clark from the Grand Canyon Trust about the history and possible future of uranium mining and contamination near the Grand Canyon. Then CWP's Greg Zimmerman walks us through uranium claims near Bears Ears National Monument.

Jan 12 2018

38mins

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Rank #5: Steve Ellis on the BLM “relocation”

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We talk to 38-year civil service veteran Steve Ellis about what's happening inside Bureau of Land Management headquarters as the Trump administration sends letters forcing most employees to relocate their families or quit.

Nov 15 2019

36mins

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Rank #6: How states are leading on conservation

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In the latest episode of CWP's Go West, Young Podcast, a look at how state legislatures in Colorado and Montana are leading the way on conservation policy.

Jun 07 2019

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Rank #7: 290 million reasons to love public lands

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CWP's Lucy Livesay talks about her new report on public lands visitation, 290 Million Reasons to Invest in America's Public Lands.

Mar 22 2018

19mins

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Rank #8: Sen. Tom Udall unleashed

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Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico just introduced a bill to protect 30% of America’s land and water by 2030. We talk to him about that and his other plans before he leaves the Senate in 2021. News National Park Service drops plan to allow ATVs in Utah Trump admin weakens protections for delta smelt, […]

Oct 30 2019

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Rank #9: Live in Montana

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We wrap up the Go West, Young Podcast summer road trip in Missoula, Montana, just in time for National Public Lands Day. Guests Tracy Stone-Manning, National Wildlife Federation Aaron Murphy, Montana Conservation Voters Land Tawney, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers State Representative Marilyn Marler News Lawmakers show bipartisan irritation with Interior over withheld documents Revealed: Trump’s […]

Sep 28 2019

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Rank #10: The Next 100 Coalition

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A conversation about diversity in our parks with Kevin Bryan of the Next 100 Coalition and Jessica Loya of the Hispanic Access Foundation.

Apr 10 2018

37mins

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Rank #11: What Western voters want

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In this episode of CWP’s Go West, Young Podcast, we catch you up on a boatload of news about Interior Secretary nominee David Bernhardt. Then pollsters Lori Weigel and Dave Metz walk us through some of the highlights of the Conservation in the West Poll from the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project. News […]

Feb 14 2019

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Rank #12: Cutting the public out of public lands

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In this episode of CWP’s Go West, Young Podcast, we uncover a trend flying below the radar across the Bureau of Land Management: the Trump administration is writing long-term management plans that leave out almost all conservation measures and ignore years of local input from community members and elected officials. Guests Mike Penfold, former BLM […]

Aug 08 2019

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Rank #13: Drilling at Greater Chaco

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Paul Reed from Archaeology Southwest and Ernie Atencio from the National Parks Conservation Association give us the history of oil and gas drilling in New Mexico's Greater Chaco region.

Mar 07 2018

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Rank #14: Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser

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Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser sits down with Go West, Young Podcast to talk about how he chooses when to take the Trump administration’s environmental rollbacks to court, and when to stay on the sidelines. And we get a news update from Nada Culver with the National Audubon Society about a significant sage-grouse ruling reinstating […]

Oct 22 2019

43mins

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Rank #15: Heather Hansman’s 700-mile solo float on the Green River

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Journalist and river guide Heather Hansman talks about her new book Downriver: Into the Future of Water in the West, which is equal parts adventure memoir and policy study. To write the book, Hansman solo rafted the entire length of the Green River through Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah.

Jun 28 2019

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Rank #16: Trump vs. the California Desert

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Kim Delfino, California Program Director at Defenders of Wildlife, tells us about the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, which is in the Trump administration's crosshairs even though it debuted to widespread praise just three years ago.

Dec 11 2019

37mins

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Rank #17: LIVE at Outdoor Retailer

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In the first live episode of our summer road tour, a conversation about the growing impact of the outdoor recreation industry on conservation in America.

Jun 20 2019

42mins

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Rank #18: Ryan K. Zinke, Will You Please Go Now?

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In the latest episode of Go West, Young Podcast: As Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke steps down, National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Collin O'Mara explains how he went from optimism to disappointment with Zinke's tenure in a must-read Washington Post op-ed.

Dec 18 2018

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Rank #19: How to win the West in 2018

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In this episode of CWP’s Go West, Young Podcast, pollster Brian Gottlieb and CWP Executive Director Jen Rokala discuss the new Winning the West poll on the importance of public lands issues to Western voters. Download the report Download full poll results News: Trump’s ignorant fire tweets History: Amanda McFarland’s Alaska mission Host/Producer: Aaron Weiss Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org […]

Aug 08 2018

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Rank #20: Live in Santa Fe

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Recorded live at Second Street Brewery's Rufina Taproom in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with New Mexico State Lands Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard, Acoma Pueblo Governor Brian Vallo, and more.

Jul 18 2019

57mins

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The fight to save Bristol Bay

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With the clock ticking on a final Record of Decision regarding the controversial Pebble Mine project in Alaska, a conversation with documentary film director Mark Titus and United Tribes of Bristol Bay‘s Alannah Hurley about Mark’s film, The Wild.

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Host/producer: Aaron Weiss
Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org
Music: Purple Planet
Photo: Mark Titus, The Wild

Aug 10 2020

38mins

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Why Latino Conservation Week matters

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A conversation with three Western environmental leaders about the 7th annual Latino Conservation Week, which is underway right now.

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Host/producer: Aaron Weiss
Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org
Music: Purple Planet
Photo: Hispanic Access Foundation

Jul 22 2020

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What Western voters want (coronavirus edition)

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Pollster Brian Gottlieb returns with a new round of CWP’s Winning the West 2020 polling—this time focused on coronavirus and public lands.

Subscribe to CWP’s Look West daily and monthly newsletters.

Watch and share our 30×30 explainer video featuring Sen. Tom Udall and Dr. Enric Sala.

Host/producer: Aaron Weiss
Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org
Music: Purple Planet

Jul 03 2020

33mins

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How (and when) should national parks reopen?

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A conversation with Phil Francis, the chair of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, and Joan Anzelmo, a longtime spokesperson for numerous National Park Service units, about Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s rush to reopen national parks despite warnings from career NPS staff about risks to employees and the public.

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Host/producer: Aaron Weiss
Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org
Music: Purple Planet
Photo: Wolf in road, Yellowstone National Park, Jacob W. Frank, NPS

May 08 2020

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Mustafa Santiago Ali on Earth Day at 50

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Mustafa Santiago Ali is one of America’s leading voices on environmental justice. Since becoming a founding member of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice as a student, he went on to serve 24 years at the agency, followed by the Hip Hop Caucus, and is now the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation.

We also talk to Patrick Dooling, executive director of the Western Slope Conservation Center, about the Bureau of Land Management’s Uncompahgre Resource Management Plan that paves the way for unfettered oil and gas drilling in Colorado’s North Fork Valley.

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Host/producer: Aaron Weiss
Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org
Music: Purple Planet

Apr 16 2020

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Christy Goldfuss on why NEPA matters

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Christy Goldfuss, the former head of the White House Council on Environmental Quality and current Senior VP at the Center for American Progress, explains why the National Environmental Policy Act is so important, and the implications of the Trump administration’s attempt to undermine the law.

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Read the latest Look West Monthly for a look at all the environmental rollbacks the Trump administration is trying to push through during the Coronavirus pandemic, then sign up for daily and monthly updates to your inbox.

Host/producer: Aaron Weiss
Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org
Music: Purple Planet
Photo: Grand Canyon National Park, National Park Service

Mar 31 2020

33mins

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David J. Hayes on the Interior Department and how states must lead on conservation

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Mar 03 2020

32mins

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10 years of the Conservation in the West Poll

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This episode features highlights from a symposium celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Conservation in the West Poll from the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project.

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Host/producer: Aaron Weiss
Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org
Music: Purple Planet
Photos: National Wildlife Federation

Feb 26 2020

48mins

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Rep. Diana DeGette

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A conversation with Representative Diana DeGette of Colorado about her wilderness protection bill that’s headed for the House floor, as well as the challenges of performing congressional oversight in the Trump era.

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Host/producer: Aaron Weiss
Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org
Music: Purple Planet
Photo: Lauren Bogard, CWP

Feb 11 2020

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2019: The Year in Swamp

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In this year's final episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a look at how multinational mining companies and clients of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt's former lobbying firm are running roughshod over public lands.

Dec 23 2019

29mins

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Trump vs. the California Desert

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Kim Delfino, California Program Director at Defenders of Wildlife, tells us about the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, which is in the Trump administration's crosshairs even though it debuted to widespread praise just three years ago.

Dec 11 2019

37mins

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Outside Voices w/ Sarah Shimazaki

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Sarah Shimazaki, producer and host of the Outside Voices podcast, takes us through some of her favorite moments from the series, and talks about why it's so important to elevate the stories of groups who often aren't reflected in traditional narratives about the outdoors.

Nov 27 2019

32mins

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Steve Ellis on the BLM “relocation”

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We talk to 38-year civil service veteran Steve Ellis about what's happening inside Bureau of Land Management headquarters as the Trump administration sends letters forcing most employees to relocate their families or quit.

Nov 15 2019

36mins

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What Western voters want in 2020

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We take a deep dive into the Center for Western Priorities’ Winning the West poll to find out what Western voters want to hear from candidates in the 2020 election. Download the full poll results or highlights presentation. Guest: Brian Gottlieb, Gottlieb Strategic Research History: USFWS reveals the black-footed ferret, thought to have been extinct, […]

Nov 08 2019

29mins

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Sen. Tom Udall unleashed

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Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico just introduced a bill to protect 30% of America’s land and water by 2030. We talk to him about that and his other plans before he leaves the Senate in 2021. News National Park Service drops plan to allow ATVs in Utah Trump admin weakens protections for delta smelt, […]

Oct 30 2019

30mins

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Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser

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Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser sits down with Go West, Young Podcast to talk about how he chooses when to take the Trump administration’s environmental rollbacks to court, and when to stay on the sidelines. And we get a news update from Nada Culver with the National Audubon Society about a significant sage-grouse ruling reinstating […]

Oct 22 2019

43mins

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Professor John Freemuth

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In this episode of CWP’s Go West, Young Podcast, we sit down with John Freemuth, the endowed chair of the Cecil D. Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University. Freemuth had just participated in a panel discussion at the Society of Environmental Journalists conference in Fort Collins, Colorado, along with Acting Bureau of […]

Oct 14 2019

30mins

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Live in Montana

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We wrap up the Go West, Young Podcast summer road trip in Missoula, Montana, just in time for National Public Lands Day. Guests Tracy Stone-Manning, National Wildlife Federation Aaron Murphy, Montana Conservation Voters Land Tawney, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers State Representative Marilyn Marler News Lawmakers show bipartisan irritation with Interior over withheld documents Revealed: Trump’s […]

Sep 28 2019

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Sen. Jon Tester returns

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In the latest episode of CWP’s Go West, Young Podcast, Senator Jon Tester of Montana talks about the need to permanently fund the Land & Water Conservation Fund, how public lands became a key issue for Montana voters, and the need to address climate change sooner rather than later. News: Trump’s border wall could destroy […]

Sep 18 2019

21mins

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iTunes Ratings

50 Ratings
Average Ratings
47
3
0
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Great Podcast

By Wade Schlichenmayer - May 27 2019
Read more
This is a great podcast that keeps me looking forward to the next episode.

Fresh take on the West!

By megamegac - Dec 07 2016
Read more
I love the mix of politics, environment, and mountain west culture. Highly recommended!