Open Spaces

20 EpisodesProduced by Wyoming Public Media

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

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Open Spaces February 15, 2019

February 16th, 2019

51:25

On this episode, Wyoming has the most dangerous workplaces in the country. But a Wyoming law could be making it worse by making it hard for …

Open Spaces February 8, 2019

February 9th, 2019

49:14

On this episode, it seems like more anti-abortion bills are getting traction in the legislature, the question is why? Wyoming’s population has been …

Open Spaces January 25, 2019

January 26th, 2019

49:57

On this episode, how oil and gas permitting continued to occur on public lands while the shutdown was in full swing. Agencies that distribute food …

Open Spaces January 18, 2019

January 19th, 2019

50:55

On this episode, a decision at legislature about how to zone a new private school in Jackson and a uranium mine’s pursuit to solve its financial woes …

Open Spaces January 11, 2019

January 12th, 2019

51:00

On this episode, during the partial government shutdown, the oil and gas industry says it’s feeling the impact but critics say the industry is still getting a better deal than most. The legislature is back in session …

Open Spaces December 21, 2018

December 21st, 2018

52:23

On this episode, we will hear from Governor-elect Mark Gordon as he prepares for office. We will go to Cheyenne for a story about how trauma impacts …

Open Spaces December 7, 2018

December 8th, 2018

50:57

On this episode, Governor Matt Mead is wrapping up his final weeks and he’ll discuss some topics including his biggest disappointment. Farmers have been turning to Twitter to have conversations about mental health and …

Open Spaces November 30, 2018

December 1st, 2018

50:56

On this episode, Wyoming is looking at the high cost of health care and insurance. Mistrust between environmental groups and local government is keeping the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear in limbo. And we’ll explore why …

Open Spaces November 16, 2018

November 17th, 2018

49:39

On this episode, Cloud Peak Energy is thinking of selling its company. Defense Secretary James Mattis visits Wyoming to meet with the Philippine Ambassador to U.S. about a pair of bells. In October, the Department of …

Open Spaces November 9, 2018

November 10th, 2018

51:04

On this episode, a story about the rise of oil and gas in Wyoming and why it’s happening. Does the presence grizzly bears actually affect the …

Open Spaces October 26, 2018

October 26th, 2018

51:03

On this episode, we take a deeper look into how the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is funded and whether it needs to change. The coroner who attended Matthew Shepard’s funeral has never spoken to the media…until now. …

Open Spaces October 19, 2018

October 19th, 2018

50:57

On this episode, we will revisit the story of the Westmoreland coal bankruptcy and what that means for the future. Republican candidate for Governor Mark Gordon joins us to discuss a variety of subjects including …

Open Spaces October 5, 2018

October 5th, 2018

48:27

On this episode, we’ll bring you a special edition of Open Spaces, where we examine the legacy of the Matthew Shepard murder 20 years later. We’ll …

Open Spaces September 28, 2018

September 28th, 2018

50:58

On this episode, we will look at an effort to reduce the numbers of people going to prison. A story on to what degree is the Hathaway Scholarship is …

Open Spaces September 14, 2018

September 14th, 2018

51:00

On this episode, Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Mary Throne will join us and talk about her plans for the state. Around 30 million dollars will …

Open Spaces September 7, 2018

September 7th, 2018

50:57

On this episode, we’ll have a couple of discussions on the topic of civil discourse and about the roots of civility’s decline. We'll hear from the …

Open Spaces August 24, 2018

August 25th, 2018

50:33

On this episode, the Trump administration's version of the Clean Power Plan was released this week and many are skeptical it will actually help coal. But some in the industry are hoping for the best. Coming up, what …

Open Spaces August 17, 2018

August 20th, 2018

52:04

On this episode, Governor Matt Mead signed the Indian Education For All Act into law. And Wyoming Humanities Council plans to help get that education …

Open Spaces August 3rd, 2018

August 6th, 2018

51:09

On this episode, UW announced it is shutting down its biodiversity institute, sending mixed messages about the university’s commitment to community engagement. The University of Wyoming football team had one of the …

Open Spaces July 27, 2018

July 27th, 2018

50:56

On this episode, some reports predict a recession could come within the next 6 months to two years. Which may seem strange when the economy is doing …

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