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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

49 Ratings
Average Ratings
46
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: Michael Finkel and the North Pond Hermit

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In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a conversation with author Michael Finkel about Christopher Knight, the “North Pond Hermit” who lived for 27 years alone in the Maine woods. Michael’s book is The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the the Last True Hermit. Michael’s book is based on this GQ article from 2014 […]

Apr 13 2017

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Rank #2: The archaeology of Bears Ears w/ Jonathan Till

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In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a conversation with archaeologist Jonathan Till, curator at Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum in Utah. Jonathan explains the history of human settlement in the Bears Ears region. Also in this episode: David Bernhardt’s conflicts of interest, part 1 and part 2 Under Trump, inconvenient data is […]

May 19 2017

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Rank #3: The economy of Grand Staircase–Escalante w/ Nate Waggoner

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Nate Waggoner, co-owner of Escalante Outfitters, explains how Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument has transformed the economy of Southern Utah, as well as how far he's gone to try to tell his story to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

Aug 07 2017

25mins

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Rank #4: 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

42mins

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Rank #5: Fire & Facts

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In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast: Ryan Zinke's error-ridden monuments report, and are national public lands more likely to burn across the West?

Sep 22 2017

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Rank #6: Sen. Jon Tester on mining at the gates of Yellowstone

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In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a conversation with Montana Senator Jon Tester about his bill to ban mining near the entrance to Yellowstone National Park, and whether it’s possible for senators to work across the aisle in the current political climate. This week in Western history: Calamity Jane Host/producer: Aaron Weiss Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org […]

May 04 2017

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Rank #7: Live in Montana

Sep 28 2019

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Rank #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: Jon Jarvis: “They’re calling it the sh*tdown”

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In this episode of CWP’s Go West, Young Podcast, former National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis weighs in on the government shutdown, and why he thinks Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is making a terrible mistake by leaving park gates open. This week in Western history: Cannibal Alferd Packer gets paroled Phil Ochs’ “The Ballad […]

Jan 08 2019

31mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: Wild Stories for Public Lands Day

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Three stories from Conservation Colorado's Wild Stories event, celebrating diverse voices in the outdoor community in honor of Colorado Public Lands Day.

May 18 2018

34mins

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Rank #13: 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

37mins

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Rank #14: 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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Rank #15: The sage-grouse’s uncertain future

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In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, conversations with Nada Culver of The Wilderness Society and Mary Flanderka with Wyoming Outdoor Council about the multi-state agreement to keep the sage-grouse off the Endangered Species List, and the Trump administration's efforts to blow up that plan.

May 24 2018

32mins

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Rank #16: Inside the Public Lands Bill

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In this episode of CWP’s Go West, Young Podcast, Jesse Coleman from Documented talks about the ethics complaint filed against six Interior Department political appointees. Then Athan Manuel from the Sierra Club and Jonathan Asher from The Wilderness Society walk us through the highlights of the massive public lands bill that’s heading to the House […]

Feb 21 2019

37mins

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Rank #17: The future of America’s bison w/ Amy Martin

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Amy Martin, creator of Threshold, talks about season 1 of her podcast, which focused on the past, present, and future of bison in America.

Dec 21 2017

29mins

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Rank #18: 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 #19: Deer, forests, and biodiversity

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In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a conversation with scientist Michelle Elise Spicer, who studies the effects of deer overpopulation and logging on forest biodiversity. Spicer works out of Dr. Walter Carson’s lab at the University of Pittsburgh. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play Also mentioned in this episode: The Zinke Doctrine

Nov 01 2017

21mins

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Rank #20: Teaching the next generation of outdoor leaders

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We meet Pete Nelson and Alexa VanSchaardenburg, an instructor and student in the Outdoor Leadership program at Warren Tech in Jefferson County, Colorado.

May 01 2018

26mins

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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.

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  • In Oregon vs. Mitchell, the Supreme Court confirms Congress can lower the federal voting age to 18

Host/producer: Aaron Weiss
Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org
Music: Purple Planet
Photo: Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Wikimedia Commons

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.

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Host/producer: Aaron Weiss
Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org
Music: Purple Planet
Photo: Solar Energy Generating Systems solar power plants III-VII at Mojave Desert, California, Wikimedia Commons

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. Listen to Outside Voices on Apple Podcasts or outsidevoicespodcast.com.

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

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.

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Host/producer: Aaron Weiss
Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org
Music: Purple Planet
Photo: Bureau of Land Management

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, has been found in Wyoming.

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

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.

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

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 Obama-era protections for the imperiled bird.

History

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

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 Land Management Director William Perry Pendley, who told reporters at the conference that his previous statements about climate and immigration aren’t relevant to his job heading up BLM today.

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

Oct 14 2019

30mins

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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

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Live in Tucson with Rep. Raúl Grijalva and friends

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Go West, Young Podcast stops in Tucson, Arizona for a conversation with House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva, Sonoran Institue CEO Stephanie Sklar, and NativesOutdoors founder Len Necefer.

Aug 30 2019

58mins

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Representatives Ben Ray Lujan and Deb Haaland

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Representative Deb Haaland and Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Lujan join us in this episode of CWP’s Go West, Young Podcast, recorded at the Wildlife Corridors Summit in Taos, New Mexico. News Sage-grouse populations continue to decline in Idaho and across the West Conservation groups warn new oil and gas leases will threaten the sage-grouse even […]

Aug 26 2019

39mins

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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

37mins

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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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“Everything is Awful”

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In the latest episode of CWP’s Go West, Young Podcast, Marc Rehmann of the Law of the Land project at the Center for American Progress and Jesse Prentice-Dunn, policy director at the Center for Western Priorities, join us for a big-picture look at the Interior Department under Secretary David Bernhardt. The Bernhardt Doctrine: Dismissing Rules […]

Jul 16 2019

35mins

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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

28mins

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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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Interior vs. FOIA

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Liz Hempowicz from POGO joins us for a look at CQ Roll Call’s report that shows political appointees at the Interior Department delayed and withheld public documents

Jun 18 2019

14mins

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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

42mins

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iTunes Ratings

49 Ratings
Average Ratings
46
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!