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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 August 7, 2020

August 7th, 2020


On this episode, an influx of visitors will be in Northeast Wyoming because of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. And officials are preparing. We take a look at how meat producers are trying to get inventory out to their …

Open Spaces July 31, 2020

July 31st, 2020


On this episode, we will have an interview with new UW President Ed Seidel on topics ranging from his goals to reopening the University. Wyoming's …

Open Spaces July 17, 2020

July 18th, 2020


On this episode, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon announced the start of $250 million of budget cuts with more announcements on the way. Three years ago, …

Open Spaces July 10, 2020

July 10th, 2020


On this episode, we'll hear from food service businesses about how they've adapted to a "new normal" during the COVID-19 pandemic. RVs and trailers are having a moment right now, with Americans looking for a way to …

Open Spaces June 26, 2020

June 26th, 2020


On this episode, a local reproductive health clinic in Gillette lost its county funding and it could have big impacts on the people it serves. We …

Open Spaces June 19, 2020

June 19th, 2020


On this episode, we will visit some of the smaller towns where Black Lives Matter protests have occurred. It's been a scary time for undocumented workers. And a town remains skeptical about COVID-19 despite being the …

Open Spaces June 12, 2020

June 12th, 2020


On this episode, we'll hear from Black Wyomingites who've been protesting around our state in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd. We …

Open Spaces June 5, 2020

June 5th, 2020


On this episode, we bring you a special episode on the 150th anniversary of women's suffrage in the Equality State. We'll look at the history of …

Open Spaces May 29, 2020

May 29th, 2020


On this episode, recently Wyoming Public Radio won Regional Edward R. Murrow awards for best hard news, investigative and sports story. We also won for best use of sound, best continuing coverage and best documentary. …

Open Spaces May 22, 2020

May 22nd, 2020


On this episode, Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney talks about the importance of following health orders when it comes to COVID-19. Yellowstone and …

Open Spaces May 15, 2020

May 15th, 2020


On this episode, the month of Ramadan is a time for Muslims around the world to gather and pray and help the people around them. Usually international students travel home. And we'll hear Wyomingites on your pandemic …

Open Spaces May 8, 2020

May 8th, 2020


The coronavirus pandemic has upended everyone's lives. But it's been especially disappointing for high school seniors. With casinos closed and oil …

Open Spaces May 1, 2020

May 1st, 2020


Today on the show, the Wind River Reservation remains under a stay-at-home order, while our state begins to ease restrictions meant to slow the spread of COVID-19. Additionally, experts say people still need to be …

Open Spaces April 17, 2020

April 18th, 2020


On this episode, we will be joined by Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon who will discuss the latest state plans connected with COVID-19. One economist …

Open Spaces April 10, 2020

April 11th, 2020


On this episode, the number of people getting laid off in Wyoming shot through the roof in the last few weeks. And they're starting to feel the pain. While many industries have closed due to COVID-19, others have had to …

Open Spaces April 3, 2020

April 3rd, 2020


On this episode, creators around the state are trying to do their part to solve the severe shortages of important hospital equipment. And… the …

Open Spaces March 27, 2020

March 28th, 2020


On this episode, we'll focus most of our attention on the impacts COVID-19 is having on the state. The coronavirus is identifying the shortage of intensive care unit beds in the United States but there's another …

Open Spaces March 20, 2020

March 21st, 2020


On this episode, with a growing number of COVID 19 cases in the state, many are on edge. We will go to Fremont County where one woman is dealing with her mother’s hospitalization. Experts give tips on how to stay …

Open Spaces March 13, 2020

March 14th, 2020


On this episode, state officials confirmed the first known case of COVID-19 in Sheridan this week. As Wyoming prepares for the situation to get worse, some will be able to prepare more than others. Legislators say cuts …

Open Spaces February 28, 2020

February 29th, 2020


On this episode, lawmakers will soon be reviewing Wyoming's basket of goods with the hope that it could improve education and save money. The …

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