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The Modern West

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Rank #69 in Documentary category

Society & Culture
Personal Journals
Daily News
News
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An exploration of the changing identity of the American West.

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An exploration of the changing identity of the American West.

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By Eliza Rad - Sep 18 2019
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Can’t express enough love for this one! An excellent podcast with a western, yet modern feel. So excited to see what stories, interviews and tales come next! Great work from the Wyoming NPR team!

We’re still here

By Grayckle - Feb 18 2019
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I am so proud that you gave the female student who was mocked in her classroom a voice on public radio. That’s justice!

iTunes Ratings

20 Ratings
Average Ratings
19
1
0
0
0

We want more!

By Eliza Rad - Sep 18 2019
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Can’t express enough love for this one! An excellent podcast with a western, yet modern feel. So excited to see what stories, interviews and tales come next! Great work from the Wyoming NPR team!

We’re still here

By Grayckle - Feb 18 2019
Read more
I am so proud that you gave the female student who was mocked in her classroom a voice on public radio. That’s justice!

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The Modern West

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An exploration of the changing identity of the American West.

Episode 9: What You’re Missing About Coal Country

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Once upon a time, coal miners took pride in the hard work they did. But these days the coal industry is sluggish and miners are feeling left behind—even disrespected—by the world. What they want most now is to just figure out how to hold on to the strong community that coal once gave them. (more…)

Dec 05 2019

36mins

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Episode 8: The Man From Lodge Grass

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Quincy Dabney loved growing up in Lodge Grass on the Crow Reservation in Montana. But then, just like him, it started falling apart. Now Quincy is working to save the hometown that saved him. (more…)

Nov 20 2019

36mins

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Episode 7: Bringing The Buffalo Home

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It’s been over a century since the U.S. government exterminated bison from the Great Plains as a way to win the war against the Native American tribes there. But now reservations across the West are working to bring them back. (more…)

Nov 13 2019

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Episode 6: The Next Yellowstone

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Imagine Congress agreeing to create national forests and wildlife refuges these days. Probably wouldn’t happen. So when a billionaire realized a large swath of the Great Plains needed special protections he decided to do it himself, without the government’s help. His dream is for a new kind of privately-owned national park–one as expansive as Yellowstone.

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Nov 06 2019

49mins

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Episode 5: Belonging

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Young people from Gen Z are moving to cities around the West. But in doing so, they’re also out-migrating from rural hometowns in places like Wyoming and New Mexico. Conversations between young people about why they leave and why they stay. (more…)

Oct 23 2019

23mins

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Episode 4: The Midwife

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Most births are uncomplicated. So in rural areas where hospitals are shutting down, women want to give birth at home. Now, states across the country are legalizing and regulating midwifery so they can. This is the story of one rural state, one midwife, and one brand-new mama. (more…)

Oct 09 2019

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Episode 3: Adult-Onset Hunting

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The number of Americans hunting and fishing is declining, but women are bucking the trend. Host Melodie Edwards finds a sisterhood at an all-women hunting camp—and catches her first fish with her dad. (more…)

Oct 01 2019

21mins

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Episode 2: Both/Neither

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The U.S. government only allows Native Americans to register with one tribe. But what happens when two tribes share one reservation for over a century? Two women grapple with how that affected their identity growing up. (more…)

Sep 24 2019

17mins

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Episode 1: Carpetbagger

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You ask around, and people can’t agree on a quintessential Wyoming writer. And if you can’t identify the literature of a place, you can’t define the place. Authors including CJ Box and Craig Johnson weigh in. (more…)

Sep 17 2019

29mins

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Season 1 Preview

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The Modern West is getting a reboot! New host, new theme music, and brand-new stories just for this podcast. Season 1 starts September 17. (more…)

Aug 21 2019

4mins

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