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The Modern West

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Rank #122 in Personal Journals category

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Personal Journals
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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

16 Ratings
Average Ratings
15
1
0
0
0

We want more!

By Eliza Rad - Sep 18 2019
Read more
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.

Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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

27mins

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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: 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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