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A news and public affairs program about Wyoming and the West.

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A news and public affairs program about Wyoming and the West.

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Wyoming spirit captured here

By Eliza Rad - Sep 18 2019
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LOVE that open spaces episodes are in podcast form. News, stories, important conversations, content with a distinctly Wyoming feel, there is nothing not to treasure about this show. Keeps me company on road trips or cold afternoons at home. Can’t get enough Open Spaces.

News gone wrong.

By RidgebackWY - Jul 16 2019
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Yes I understand the state is changing, and yes I understand that people are changing, but this is purely liberal bias news. To put out content about state housing for illegal immigrants, regional popularity for the wealthy, gay or whatever sexual agendas, white people talking about Native American arts and welfare, and state geopolitical agendas just shows this NPR style network is motivated by everything this state has tried to keep from becoming. It is a very unfortunate reminder that there is almost nowhere left to escape to.

iTunes Ratings

19 Ratings
Average Ratings
15
3
0
0
1

Wyoming spirit captured here

By Eliza Rad - Sep 18 2019
Read more
LOVE that open spaces episodes are in podcast form. News, stories, important conversations, content with a distinctly Wyoming feel, there is nothing not to treasure about this show. Keeps me company on road trips or cold afternoons at home. Can’t get enough Open Spaces.

News gone wrong.

By RidgebackWY - Jul 16 2019
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Yes I understand the state is changing, and yes I understand that people are changing, but this is purely liberal bias news. To put out content about state housing for illegal immigrants, regional popularity for the wealthy, gay or whatever sexual agendas, white people talking about Native American arts and welfare, and state geopolitical agendas just shows this NPR style network is motivated by everything this state has tried to keep from becoming. It is a very unfortunate reminder that there is almost nowhere left to escape to.

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Open Spaces

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A news and public affairs program about Wyoming and the West.

Open Spaces September 27, 2019

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On this episode, investigators say that the man shot and killed by police in Riverton on Saturday attacked the officer with a gun. But family members have doubts about whether he could have posed a physical threat. We follow a mom and son hunt for the first time through a new program in the bighorn basin. Sheridan is looking at possibly switching up its downtown. Those stories and more.

Sep 27 2019

52mins

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Open Spaces September 13, 2019

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On this episode, we explore trainings for school employees and even students, the long-awaited addition to the University of Wyoming College of Engineering, and the WYO Theater in Sheridan turns 30 th . These stories and more from Wyoming Public Radio News.

Sep 13 2019

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Open Spaces September 6, 2019

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On this episode, one reason only a quarter of furloughed Blackjewel employees have found new jobs is because existing job openings pay less. Northwest College is introducing new programs like a conservation law enforcement degree to help with its declining enrollment One of the most advanced forensic laboratories is located in Laramie. It solves wildlife-related attacks and crime. Those stories and more.

Sep 06 2019

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Open Spaces August 16, 2019

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On this episdoe, we’ll find out what makes people think it’s okay to go up and pet a bison in Yellowstone national park. Scientists know little about frogs in Wyoming, but one project is hoping to change that. A rock climbing controversy in Ten Sleep Canyon has caused the Forest Service to step in and put a hold on route development. Those stories and the mixed reasons people on the Wind River Reservation oppose some dumping that could get into a major waterway.

Aug 16 2019

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Open Spaces August 9, 2019

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On this episode, we go back through history to World War II when imprisoned Japanese-Americans performed music for Wyomingites. A Sheridan conservation group is proposing an expansion of a local trail system. 150 years ago a group of explorers set out to fill in the blank spaces on the map along the Green and Colorado Rivers. This year, a team of scientists retraced their steps. Those stories and more.

Aug 09 2019

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Open Spaces August 2, 2019

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On this episode, the Northern Arapaho Tribe has filed suit against its former law firm. The tribe’s new lawyer says the Northern Arapaho have been taken advantage of. Many states are selling fewer and fewer hunting licenses. But Wyoming is relatively stable and the reason is because more women are getting into it. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie wants to focus on the needs of rural veterans. Those stories and the acting UW President.

Aug 02 2019

50mins

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Open Spaces July 19, 2019

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On this episode, remember when the tax break was going to bring in loads of revenue? A federal report says revenues are down and the country is facing the debt limit. But Senator Enzi sees things differently. Wyoming girls are among the first to join the Boy Scouts. The Sheridan WYO Rodeo boasts one race that’s called America’s most extreme sport. Those stories and the latest on Wyoming’s coal industry.

Jul 19 2019

51mins

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Open Spaces July 12, 2019

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On this episode, workers at the recently bankrupt coal company Blackjewel are not waiting at home for the gates to re-open. A network of support has formed on a Facebook page. We'll also learn about how the Northern Arapaho Tribe's Historic Preservation Office has taken on an ambitious project: creating a record of every person who’s buried on the Wind River Reservation. And Wyoming residents and others finally got to check out the restored capitol building. We'll also hear about an initiative to bring wolves back to Colorado… and chat with an artist about capturing the spirit of the Green River. Those stories and more.

Jul 12 2019

51mins

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Open Spaces June 28, 2019

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On this episode, around 60 percent of 18 to 24-year-olds leave Wyoming. We'll bring you the first in a series of conversations between young people exploring why. High speed fiber optics is coming soon to the Wind River Reservation. But it hasn’t been easy getting there. Two coal companies are joining forces to compete with natural gas and renewables. An expert explores what the collaboration means. Plus, Wyoming’s Senators weight in on a Trump executive order on health care costs. Those stories and more.

Jun 28 2019

50mins

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Open Spaces June 21, 2019

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Today on the show we will have three stories on health care issues including what happens when kids don’t have health insurance. Also, the governor and others in Wyoming are looking into why Native American women suffer such high rates of violence. One family lost their daughter and wants justice. The state’s largest water project is nearing the end of a 10 year expansion process. Plus tips on how you should behave at a Pow Wow. Those stories and more.

Jun 21 2019

49mins

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Open Spaces November 22, 2019

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On this episode, in Uinta County officials are looking to build an ICE detention center outside of Evanston. But some residents are pushing back on those plans. Thanks to warmer temperatures, algae blooms may be on the rise. But public health officials are still trying to figure out how to deal with them. A women's agriculture conference highlights how opportunities are growing for the industry's women. Those stories and more.

Nov 23 2019

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Open Spaces November 8, 2019

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On this episode, maybe you’ve heard about e-bikes, or electric bicycles, but you’re not sure what they are. But the very definition of an e-bike could ultimately determine where they’re allowed on public lands. For our series “Belonging,” two young Wyomingites who live in Washington, D.C. talk about what’s stopping them from moving back to the state. And what the history trapped in layers of ice in glaciers tells us about the future of climate change. Those stories and more.

Nov 09 2019

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Open Spaces November 1, 2019

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On this episode, we will hear about plans that the Bureau of Land Management has to increase the numbers of wild horses they remove from public land. The University of Wyoming recently adopted a plan to help support Native American students on campus. And we’ll have an entertaining discussion about what surgeries were like in the 19th century. Those stories and more.

Nov 02 2019

50mins

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Open Spaces October 25, 2019

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On this episode, special education students are incarcerated at higher rates than their K-12 peers. Recent coal bankruptcies have left many Wyoming workers without health insurance. Legislators are discussing new ways to ensure people are protected with few insurance options available. A month after a police shooting in Riverton, family of Anderson Antelope are still looking for answers about what happened to him. Join us for those stories and a ride along in a garbage truck.

Oct 28 2019

50mins

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Open Spaces October 4, 2019

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On this episode, new federal rules has one family planning clinic in the state leaving a grant program. In a new installment of our "Belonging" series, two young people talk about how the love and support of their tribal communities pulls them to stay in Wyoming. Plus stories on the BLM move out west and an interview with western author Craig Johnson. Also we will urge you to support this award winning program with your pledge of support. Those stories and more.

Oct 04 2019

38mins

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Open Spaces September 27, 2019

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On this episode, investigators say that the man shot and killed by police in Riverton on Saturday attacked the officer with a gun. But family members have doubts about whether he could have posed a physical threat. We follow a mom and son hunt for the first time through a new program in the bighorn basin. Sheridan is looking at possibly switching up its downtown. Those stories and more.

Sep 27 2019

52mins

Play

Open Spaces September 13, 2019

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On this episode, we explore trainings for school employees and even students, the long-awaited addition to the University of Wyoming College of Engineering, and the WYO Theater in Sheridan turns 30 th . These stories and more from Wyoming Public Radio News.

Sep 13 2019

50mins

Play

Open Spaces September 6, 2019

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On this episode, one reason only a quarter of furloughed Blackjewel employees have found new jobs is because existing job openings pay less. Northwest College is introducing new programs like a conservation law enforcement degree to help with its declining enrollment One of the most advanced forensic laboratories is located in Laramie. It solves wildlife-related attacks and crime. Those stories and more.

Sep 06 2019

50mins

Play

Open Spaces August 16, 2019

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On this episdoe, we’ll find out what makes people think it’s okay to go up and pet a bison in Yellowstone national park. Scientists know little about frogs in Wyoming, but one project is hoping to change that. A rock climbing controversy in Ten Sleep Canyon has caused the Forest Service to step in and put a hold on route development. Those stories and the mixed reasons people on the Wind River Reservation oppose some dumping that could get into a major waterway.

Aug 16 2019

50mins

Play

Open Spaces August 9, 2019

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On this episode, we go back through history to World War II when imprisoned Japanese-Americans performed music for Wyomingites. A Sheridan conservation group is proposing an expansion of a local trail system. 150 years ago a group of explorers set out to fill in the blank spaces on the map along the Green and Colorado Rivers. This year, a team of scientists retraced their steps. Those stories and more.

Aug 09 2019

50mins

Play

Open Spaces August 2, 2019

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On this episode, the Northern Arapaho Tribe has filed suit against its former law firm. The tribe’s new lawyer says the Northern Arapaho have been taken advantage of. Many states are selling fewer and fewer hunting licenses. But Wyoming is relatively stable and the reason is because more women are getting into it. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie wants to focus on the needs of rural veterans. Those stories and the acting UW President.

Aug 02 2019

50mins

Play

Open Spaces July 19, 2019

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On this episode, remember when the tax break was going to bring in loads of revenue? A federal report says revenues are down and the country is facing the debt limit. But Senator Enzi sees things differently. Wyoming girls are among the first to join the Boy Scouts. The Sheridan WYO Rodeo boasts one race that’s called America’s most extreme sport. Those stories and the latest on Wyoming’s coal industry.

Jul 19 2019

51mins

Play

Open Spaces July 12, 2019

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On this episode, workers at the recently bankrupt coal company Blackjewel are not waiting at home for the gates to re-open. A network of support has formed on a Facebook page. We'll also learn about how the Northern Arapaho Tribe's Historic Preservation Office has taken on an ambitious project: creating a record of every person who’s buried on the Wind River Reservation. And Wyoming residents and others finally got to check out the restored capitol building. We'll also hear about an initiative to bring wolves back to Colorado… and chat with an artist about capturing the spirit of the Green River. Those stories and more.

Jul 12 2019

51mins

Play

Open Spaces June 28, 2019

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On this episode, around 60 percent of 18 to 24-year-olds leave Wyoming. We'll bring you the first in a series of conversations between young people exploring why. High speed fiber optics is coming soon to the Wind River Reservation. But it hasn’t been easy getting there. Two coal companies are joining forces to compete with natural gas and renewables. An expert explores what the collaboration means. Plus, Wyoming’s Senators weight in on a Trump executive order on health care costs. Those stories and more.

Jun 28 2019

50mins

Play

Open Spaces June 21, 2019

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Today on the show we will have three stories on health care issues including what happens when kids don’t have health insurance. Also, the governor and others in Wyoming are looking into why Native American women suffer such high rates of violence. One family lost their daughter and wants justice. The state’s largest water project is nearing the end of a 10 year expansion process. Plus tips on how you should behave at a Pow Wow. Those stories and more.

Jun 21 2019

49mins

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Open Spaces June 7, 2019

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In March – Shopko – a small town version of Walmart. There is potential for it to hit Wyoming communities hard. But some communities are fighting back. We’ll have three stories on how Upper Colorado River Basin states, including Wyoming, are building more dams and pipelines to stave off coming droughts. Wyoming is more racially homogenous now than it’s ever been. We will also looking into issues surrounding the availability of public defenders. Those stories and more.

Jun 07 2019

50mins

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Open Spaces May 31, 2019

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On this episode, the state is working to build a new nursing home for veterans. Kemmerer has an uncertain economic future. It’s power plant could be closing and town leaders are looking for ways to address the problem. Kids in Casper are using circles as a way to resolve conflict at their school, and they think adults should try it too. Those stories and an interview with the head of Yellowstone National Park.

May 31 2019

50mins

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Open Spaces May 24, 2019

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On this episode, we will hear from a Native American representative and from the Wyoming game and fish department regarding legislation being considered in Congress that would require tribes be included in decisions regarding Grizzly Bear Management. We will also revisit a clergy abuse investigation. We will also look at efforts to enhance wind energy in Wyoming. And learn why lawmakers are bullish about Blockchain. Those stories and a StoryCorps from Jackson.

May 24 2019

51mins

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Open Spaces May 17, 2019

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On this episode, we'll take a look at why you might want to double check on whether or not you have an outstanding warrant. An owner of two coal mines in Wyoming is now bankrupt and we’ll find out why Thousands of coyotes are killed every year to protect livestock and big game, but does it work? Those stories and much more.

May 17 2019

51mins

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Open Spaces May 3, 2019

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On this episode, Capitol Hill may soon start discussing some building projects, but Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi says the deficit is too high. President Trump lifted what’s commonly known as the “coal moratorium.” Now, a court is saying that needed an environmental review. An artist residency in northeastern Wyoming uses its location to inspire visiting artists and writers. Those stories and a discussion about a controversial proposal involving prairie dogs are coming up.

May 03 2019

50mins

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