The Modern West

20 EpisodesProduced by Wyoming Public Media

The Modern West is a rich collection of news and cultural stories from the Mountain West. Features, interviews, oral history, readings, and more offer a snapshot of Western life.

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The Modern West 39: The Fight For Land Conservation

October 16th, 2018

19:57
Are public lands meant to be used or protected?

The Modern West 38: Grizzly

September 19th, 2018

15:26
Context and controversy surrounding the delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear and this fall's proposed hunt.

The Modern West 37: "Whiskey's For Drinkin' And Water's For Fightin' Over"

August 21st, 2018

20:22
In the arid West, how do we manage the limited amount of water available to us? Exploring the complex issues of water…where it comes from, how it’s used, and who gets to use it.

The Modern West 36: Unexpected Migration

July 20th, 2018

16:55
As climate change warms the West, birds of prey are moving north. What happens when an apex predator leaves its native hunting grounds?

The Modern West 35: Forgotten Women Of The West

June 21st, 2018

21:31
From washing the army’s clothes to solving murders, three authors tell the stories of strong Western women.

The Modern West 34: From Fact To Fancy, How Native Americans Are Portrayed

May 18th, 2018

19:36
Nearly a quarter of Wyoming’s population is Native American. But how they are portrayed—by Natives and by whites—is complicated.

The Modern West 33: Women In Wyoming, Part 2

April 17th, 2018

42:36
More conversations from the series Women in Wyoming …about pushing boundaries and redefining what it means to live in the modern West. Featuring Neltje and Affie Ellis.

The Modern West 32: Women In Wyoming, Part 1

March 27th, 2018

50:37
Conversations from the series Women in Wyoming …about pushing boundaries and redefining what it means to live in the modern West. Featuring Nimi and Nina McConigley.

The Modern West 31: Cleaning Up Coal, Folly Or The Future?

February 21st, 2018

28:13
Coal is cheap, abundant…and dirty. In a greening energy economy, is clean coal the answer?

The Modern West 30: Melting And Migration

December 19th, 2017

25:18
This time, we visit melting ice fields, ask whether climate change is fueling summer fires, and step into the hooves of big animals as they migrate to winter ranges.
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