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Wyoming Public Radio Wins Murrow Awards

For the third straight year, Wyoming Public Radio News has been awarded three Edward R. Murrow awards for reporting excellence. WPR won in Region 3 after facing off against public and commercial radio stations from Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona. The awards were announced by the Radio Television Digital News Association or RTDNA. Aaron Schrank won in the Hard News category for his feature on 18-year-old Laramie High School senior Rihanna Kelver who fought hard to educate the...

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Thank You For Your Support During Our Spring Fund Drive!

Huzzah! The Spring Membership Drive has officially wrapped up. Thank you to everyone who made a pledge and supported all of our services. We truly have the best members in the country.

Studio Sessions: Elk Tongue

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Named after a body part of the North American mammal, Wyoming’s Elk Tongue performs psychedelic desert rock. All four band members are from various musical backgrounds, which they blend together to create sounds reminiscent of the past with an eye (and an ear) to the future.

Wyoming Public Radio Wins Murrow Awards

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Wyoming Public Media

For the third straight year, Wyoming Public Radio News has been awarded three Edward R. Murrow awards for reporting excellence. WPR won in Region 3 after facing off against public and commercial radio stations from Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona. The awards were announced by the Radio Television Digital News Association or RTDNA.

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has declared April 24th through the 30th a week to understand the impacts of marijuana and its illegal use in the state.

Monday, the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police held a Marijuana Education Summit in Casper, which featured speakers in law enforcement, healthcare, and other fields.

Rhea Parsons, the project coordinator for marijuana education and awareness at the association, said bordering Colorado where marijuana is legal has changed what types of cannabis make it into Wyoming.

Contemporary Flute Player And Composer Robert Dick

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Malcolm Pollock

American flute player and composer Robert Dick live on 4/24/17 during Wyoming Public Radio's Wyoming Sounds.

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Each year, Wyoming is given Federal Housing and Urban Development funds to pay for various services and infrastructure improvements across the state. The Wyoming Business Council is surveying the public to help decide how to spend $3 million over the next five years.

Federal Housing and Urban Development dollars can be used towards building affordable housing, fixing streets and sewers, as well as public services like childcare, transportation, and mental health. 

The Wyoming Department of Education is rapidly approaching the deadline to submit the state’s plan to carry out the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which takes full effect for the 2017-2018 school year.  

Signed into law in 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act shifted power from the federal government to the states to decide how best to evaluate and improve school performance.

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At a presentation at the University of Wyoming’s Energy Innovation Center, an energy economist argued that the coal industry will likely never recover to previous levels. That’s despite a small rebound in the first quarter of this year because of a cold winter.

Pitchengine Communities

With most of the mountains in western Wyoming still covered in deep snow, communities downstream are bracing for the spring runoff. National Weather Service meteorologist Trevor LaVoie said it’s flooded along the Big and Little Wind Rivers every spring for the last six years. He said people living on the Wind River Reservation and in other communities along those rivers should begin preparing for flooding now.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and this year organizations across the country are focusing on the theme of “Engaging New Voices.” This is work the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault does year round. The coalition links organizations in every Wyoming county.

For example, the Community Safety Network, has for the last 35 years offered services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence. They operate a confidential helpline and a shelter, and they work with survivors to create safety plans.

The Modern West #22: Climate Change In A Fossil-Fuel State

Apr 20, 2017
Ken Koschnitzki

Wyoming’s economy revolves around energy production. But climate change raises questions about what role fossil fuels will play in the state’s future.

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Federal Funding

With a new administration and congress, changes are expected and often bring federal funding for public broadcasting into play. We're monitoring this situation very closely.

Pet Wednesday

See the menagerie of pets who listen to Wyoming Public Radio! Thank you to everyone who posted pictures of your pets on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for Pet Wednesday.

Topic Of The Week

What are your views regarding the increase of wind energy in Wyoming?

Listen To Our Music Station

Great music on the western edge! We provide many music genres including Americana, along with Wyoming and regional musicians.

The Metropolitan Opera

Saturday April 29th at 11:00am - Der Fliegende Holländer on Classical Wyoming.

HumaNature Podcast

What happens when a person steps out the front door and comes face to face with the wild world? Find out on our award-winning show where humans and our habitat meet.

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