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Open Spaces

20 EpisodesProduced by Wyoming Public MediaWebsite

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

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Open Spaces January 17, 2020

January 18th, 2020

50:54

On this episode, a hospital in northwest Wyoming is using telehealth to treat patients with opioid use disorder. Wind generation has taken off in southeastern Wyoming. But one new proposed development isn’t sitting well …

Open Spaces January 10, 2020

January 11th, 2020

50:55

On this episode, schools in our state have been working to encourage female students' interest in STEM subjects but girls at Wyoming Indian High …

Open Spaces January 3, 2020

January 3rd, 2020

51:26

On this episode, we will bring several stories we produced in 2019 including the reason why many sought to leave Wyoming following the announcement …

Open Spaces December 20, 2019

December 20th, 2019

49:57

On this episode, landowners in southeast Wyoming allege a massive oil and gas company has taken minerals from them without consent. They're now suing Anadarko for millions. The Wyoming football team has had to battle a …

Open Spaces December 13, 2019

December 14th, 2019

50:52

On this episode, Governor Mark Gordon joins us for a wide ranging discussion on a number of topics including taxes. Wyoming's First Lady Jennie Gordon is taking on hunger in Wyoming and she's working with local …

Open Spaces November 22, 2019

November 23rd, 2019

50:59

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 …

Open Spaces November 8, 2019

November 9th, 2019

49:34

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 …

Open Spaces November 1, 2019

November 2nd, 2019

50:58

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 …

Open Spaces October 25, 2019

October 28th, 2019

50:48

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 …

Open Spaces October 4, 2019

October 4th, 2019

38:58

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" …

Open Spaces September 27, 2019

September 27th, 2019

52:03

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 …

Open Spaces September 13, 2019

September 13th, 2019

50:51

On this episode, we explore trainings for school employees and even students, the long-awaited addition to the University of Wyoming College of …

Open Spaces September 6, 2019

September 6th, 2019

50:40

On this episode, one reason only a quarter of furloughed Blackjewel employees have found new jobs is because existing job openings pay less. …

Open Spaces August 16, 2019

August 16th, 2019

50:40

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 …

Open Spaces August 9, 2019

August 9th, 2019

50:58

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 …

Open Spaces August 2, 2019

August 2nd, 2019

50:58

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 …

Open Spaces July 19, 2019

July 19th, 2019

51:30

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 …

Open Spaces July 12, 2019

July 12th, 2019

51:05

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 …

Open Spaces June 28, 2019

June 28th, 2019

50:59

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 …

Open Spaces June 21, 2019

June 21st, 2019

49:39

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 …

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