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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 November 22, 2019

November 23rd, 2019


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 …

Open Spaces June 7, 2019

June 7th, 2019


In March – Shopko – a small town version of Walmart. There is potential for it to hit Wyoming communities hard. But some communities are fighting …

Open Spaces May 31, 2019

May 31st, 2019


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 …

Open Spaces May 24, 2019

May 24th, 2019


On this episode, we will hear from a Native American representative and from the Wyoming game and fish department regarding legislation being …

Open Spaces May 17, 2019

May 17th, 2019


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 …

Open Spaces May 3, 2019

May 3rd, 2019


On this episode, Capitol Hill may soon start discussing some building projects, but Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi says the deficit is too high. President …

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