Open Spaces on Wyoming Public Radio http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en August 22nd, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/august-22nd-2014 <div class="card-text"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/why-it-so-hard-study-public-health-effects-oil-and-gas-development">Why Is It So Hard To Study The Public Health Effects Of Oil And Gas Development?</a></strong></p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:47:20 +0000 Bob Beck, Caroline Ballard , Melodie Edwards, Micah Schweizer, Miles Bryan, Rebecca Huntington & Stephanie Joyce & Jordan Wirfs-Brock & Leigh Paterson 63228 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org August 22nd, 2014 August 15th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/august-15th-2014 <p></p><p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jackson-seasonal-workers-struggle-find-affordable-housing">In Jackson, Seasonal Workers Struggle To Find Affordable Housing</a></strong></p><p>The town of Jackson has long struggled to find enough affordable housing for its seasonal workers. Right now, the average rental property there is going for 2800 dollars a month. &nbsp;But lately, the popularity of house sharing websites have transformed the housing problem into a housing crisis. And that’s got local business owners looking in new places for their for seasonal hires.</p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:16:07 +0000 Aaron Schrank, Bob Beck, Cordelia Zars, Melodie Edwards, Micah Schweizer, Miles Bryan & Stephanie Joyce & Penny Preston 62896 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org August 15th, 2014 August 8th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/august-8th-2014 <p></p><p></p><p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/washington-gridlock-hurting-educators-wyoming">Washington Gridlock Hurting Educators In Wyoming </a></strong></p><p>This summer there's been a big push by the nation's powerful teacher unions to completely revamp the nation's standardized tests mandated under No Child Left Behind and then revamped with the new Common Core standards. Wyoming Public Radio’s congressional reporter, Matt Laslo, has the story on how the state’s congressional delegation is fighting for the state’s interests on the issue.</p> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 01:15:39 +0000 Aaron Schrank, Anna Rader, Bob Beck, Cordelia Zars, Matt Laslo, Melodie Edwards, Miles Bryan, Rebecca Golden & Stephanie Joyce 62569 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org August 8th, 2014 August 1st, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/august-1st-2014 <p></p><p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/doctor-taylor-haynes-seeks-nomination-governor">Doctor Taylor Haynes Seeks Nomination For Governor</a></strong></p> Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:28:12 +0000 Aaron Schrank, Bob Beck, Miles Bryan, Rebecca Huntington & Stephanie Joyce & Leigh Paterson 62238 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org August 1st, 2014 July 18th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/july-18th-2014 <p></p><p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/governor-mead-seeks-second-term">Governor Mead Seeks Second Term</a></strong></p><p><strong><a href="http://http://meadforgovernor.com/" target="_blank">Governor Matt Mead </a></strong>is seeking his second term in office. The governor is facing Cheyenne Businessman and Doctor Taylor Haynes and Superintendent Cindy Hill in the Republican primary. Mead spoke with Bob Beck. They begin by discussing some of the challenges facing the state.<a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/governor-mead-seeks-second-term"> </a></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:38:50 +0000 Aaron Schrank, Bob Beck, Melodie Edwards & Miles Bryan 61553 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org July 18th, 2014 July 11th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/july-11th-2014 <p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/federal-highway-money-remains-risk" target="_blank">Federal Highway Money Remains At Risk</a></strong></p><p>The federal pot of money that’s supposed to keep local roads and bridges intact may soon be empty, yet lawmakers on Capitol Hill are miles apart from each other. It remains unclear if they’ll be able to bridge the gulf. Matt Laslo reports from Washington on how the Wyoming delegation is weighing in on the debate that’s sucking the air out of Washington this summer.</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:50:42 +0000 Aaron Schrank, Bob Beck, Matt Laslo, Melodie Edwards, Micah Schweizer, Miles Bryan & Stephanie Joyce 61214 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org July 11th, 2014 June 27th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/june-27th-2014 <p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-coal-versus-courts">Wyoming Coal Versus The Courts </a></strong></p><p>This week’s Supreme Court ruling on the EPA and its ability to regulate carbon is a mixed bag for Wyoming officials and energy producers. It sets the stakes even higher for Republicans in the state who are determined to derail a pending EPA rule on climate change.</p><p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-does-not-officially-track-health-impacts-energy">Wyoming Does Not Officially Track Health Impacts From Energy</a></strong></p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 00:15:28 +0000 Aaron Schrank, Bob Beck, Dan Boyce, Erin Jones & Melodie Edwards & Penny Preston 60531 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org June 27th, 2014 June 13th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/june-13th-2014 <p></p><p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/laramie-county-sees-surge-oil-and-gas-development">Laramie County Sees Surge In Oil And Gas </a><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/laramie-county-sees-surge-oil-and-gas-development">Development</a></strong></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 23:19:54 +0000 Aaron Schrank, Bob Beck, Grace Hood, Melodie Edwards, Micah Schweizer, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 59816 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org June 13th, 2014 June 6th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/june-6th-2014 <p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/democrats-try-improve-their-legislative-numbers" target="_blank">Democrats Try To Improve Their Legislative Numbers&nbsp; </a></strong></p><p>Wyoming Democrats have been in the legislative minority for a long time, but it’s been really tough lately.&nbsp; Only eight of the 60 Wyoming Representatives are Democrats and only four reside in the Senate.&nbsp; While the party has hopes of grabbing a few more seats this year, there are not enough candidates to make serious gains.&nbsp; The problem started back in 1991.</p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 00:15:02 +0000 Aaron Schrank, Bob Beck, Matt Laslo, Micah Schweizer, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 59484 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org June 6th, 2014 May 30th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/may-30th-2014 <p><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-greenhouse-gas-regulations-target-power-plants" target="_blank"><strong>New Greenhouse Gas Regulations Target Power Plants</strong></a></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 23:27:09 +0000 Aaron Schrank, Bob Beck, Melodie Edwards, Stephanie Joyce & Adrian Shirk & Lorne Matalon 59132 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org May 30th, 2014 May 16th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/may-16th-2014 <p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyo-lawmakers-reject-new-climate-change-report" target="_blank">Wyo. Lawmakers Reject New Climate Change Report&nbsp; </a></strong></p><p>The White House is painting a dire picture for every region in the nation - including here at home - if action isn’t taken to combat climate change. But Matt Laslo reports from Washington that Wyoming’s Republican senators still aren’t buying it.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 23:27:11 +0000 Bob Beck, Dan Boyce, Jordan Giese , Matt Laslo, Micah Schweizer, Stephanie Joyce & Irina Zhorov 58426 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org May 16th, 2014 May 2nd, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/may-2nd-2014 <p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/report-suggests-problems-exist-northern-arapaho-department-family-services" target="_blank">Report Suggests That Problems Exist At The Northern Arapaho Department Of Family Services</a></strong></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 22:44:43 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Matt Laslo, Melodie Edwards, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 57753 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org May 2nd, 2014 April 25th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/april-25th-2014 <p></p><p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/education-standards-are-facing-opposition-wyoming" target="_blank">Education Standards Are Facing Opposition In Wyoming</a></strong></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 22:02:38 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Micah Schweizer, Rebecca Huntington, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 57411 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org April 25th, 2014 April 11th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/april-11th-2014 <p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/rare-earth-mine-permitting-gets-underway" target="_blank">Rare Earth Mine Permitting Gets Underway</a></strong></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:29:38 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Micah Schweizer, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 56715 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org April 11th, 2014 March 21st, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/march-21st-2014 <p><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/legislators-halt-consideration-controversial-science-standards-0" target="_blank"><strong>Legislators Halt Consideration Of Controversial Science Standards</strong></a></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:47:43 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Melodie Edwards, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 55691 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org March 21st, 2014 March 7th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/march-7th-2014 <p><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lawmakers-reflect-2014-legislative-session" target="_blank"><strong>Lawmakers Reflect On The 2014 Legislative Session</strong></a></p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:13:08 +0000 Bob Beck, Erin Jones, Irina Zhorov, Matt Laslo, Micah Schweizer & Willow Belden 55020 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org March 7th, 2014 Wyoming Public Media's 2014 Forum On Coal On Open Spaces http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-public-medias-2014-forum-coal-open-spaces <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/137269895&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The WPM Forum On Coal was a moderated discussion about the challenges coal is currently facing politically, economically and environmentally, how that could impact Wyoming in the future, and ways the state is innovating to keep coal relevant.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:07:22 +0000 Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 54706 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Public Media's 2014 Forum On Coal On Open Spaces February 14th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/february-14th-2014 <p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/medicaid-expansion-faces-challenges-wyoming">Medicaid&nbsp;Expansion&nbsp;Faces Challenges In Wyoming</a></strong></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:28:04 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Micah Schweizer, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 54056 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org February 14th, 2014 February 7th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/february-7th-2014 <p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/federal-courts-distance-wind-river-reservation-hardship">Federal Courts’ Distance From Wind River Reservation A Hardship </a></strong></p><p>Major crimes committed on the Wind River Indian Reservation end up in federal court. But federal courthouses in Wyoming are really far from the reservation, which leads to logistical, constitutional, and social problems. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov reports.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:42:58 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov & Willow Belden 53734 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org February 7th, 2014 January 24th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/january-24th-2014 <p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/potential-gas-price-increase-if-oil-ban-lifted" target="_blank">Potential for Gas Price Increase If Oil Ban Lifted</a></strong></p><p>For forty years the U-S has banned the export of most all crude oil. Matt Laslo reports a new debate is raging in Washington over whether to end the ban.</p><p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sage-grouse-concerns-prompt-changes-reclamation-regs" target="_blank">Sage Grouse Concerns Prompt Changes In Reclamation Regs</a></strong></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:56:58 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Matt Laslo, Rebecca Huntington & Willow Belden 53061 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org January 24th, 2014 January 17th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/january-17th-2014 <p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/deq-director-todd-parfitt-says-agency-following-its-missions-protect-conserve-and-enhance" target="_blank">DEQ Director Todd Parfitt says agency following its missions to “protect, conserve and enhance”</a></strong></p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 00:38:02 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 52776 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org January 17th, 2014 December 27th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/december-27th-2013 <p><strong><a href="http://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/crime-victim-and-perpetrator-talk-about-how-their-unlikely-friendship-came-be">A crime victim and perpetrator talk about how their unlikely friendship came to be</a></strong></p><p>Restorative justice is an approach to dealing with crime that put the victim of the crime front and center and considers how the offense affected the community, rather than looking at it as an isolated incident. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov has a three part series about restorative justice efforts in Wyoming, starting with a case study.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 22:02:04 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Rebecca Martinez & Willow Belden 51881 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org December 27th, 2013 December 20th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/december-20th-2013 <p><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-interim-president-prepares-legislative-session" target="_blank"><strong>UW Interim President prepares for the Legislative Session</strong></a></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 23:32:58 +0000 Bob Beck, Chelsea Biondolillo, Irina Zhorov, Micah Schweizer, Rebecca Huntington, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 51636 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org December 20th, 2013 December 6th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/december-6th-2013 <p><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/study-shows-pinedale-water-contamination-mostly-unrelated-gas-drilling"><strong>Study shows Pinedale water contamination mostly unrelated to gas drilling</strong></a></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:52:00 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Micah Schweizer, Rebecca Huntington, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 50937 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org December 6th, 2013 November 29th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/november-29th-2013 <p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/efforts-grant-tribes-more-authority-are-met-resistance-non-tribal-lawmakers">Efforts to grant tribes more authority are met with resistance from non-tribal lawmakers </a></strong> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:45:36 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov & Rebecca Martinez 50692 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org November 29th, 2013 November 15th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/november-15th-2013 <p><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-board-trustees-president-talks-about-dr-sternberg-s-resignation"><strong>UW Board of Trustees President talks about Dr. Sternberg’s resignation </strong></a></p><p>The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees announced UW President Bob Sternberg’s resignation on Thursday. The Trustees spent Thursday and Friday in meetings, but President of the Board David Bostrom sat down to talk with Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov about what comes next. Bostrom says the Trustees didn’t try to convince Dr. Sternberg to stay.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:16:49 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Matt Laslo, Micah Schweizer, Rebecca Martinez, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 50000 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org November 15th, 2013 November 8th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/november-8th-2013 <p><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-president-bob-sternberg-responds-criticism"><strong>UW President Bob Sternberg responds to criticism </strong></a></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:21:17 +0000 Bob Beck, Irina Zhorov, Micah Schweizer, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 49646 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org November 8th, 2013 October 25th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/october-25th-2013 <p><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/yellowstone-s-new-winter-use-rule-appeases-sportsmen-and-conservationists-alike"><strong>Yellowstone’s new winter use rule appeases sportsmen and conservationists alike </strong></a></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:19:32 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo, Irina Zhorov, Rebecca Martinez, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 48952 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org October 25th, 2013 October 18th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/october-18th-2013 <p></p><p><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/groundwater-testing-near-oil-and-gas-wells-how-much-data-enough"><strong><u>Groundwater testing near oil and gas wells: how much data is enough? </u></strong></a></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 22:36:21 +0000 Bob Beck, Willow Belden, Stephanie Joyce, Micah Schweizer & Irina Zhorov 48605 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org October 18th, 2013 September 20th, 2013 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/september-20th-2013 <p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/natural-gas-producers-are-concerned-about-future">Natural Gas producers are concerned about the future </a></strong></p><p>More than 500 industry people gathered in Jackson this week for the 17<sup>th</sup> Annual Wyoming Oil and Gas Fair. Wyoming Public Radio’s energy and natural resources reporter, Stephanie Joyce was there, and she joins us now to talk about the event.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:49:14 +0000 Bob Beck, Chelsea Biondolillo, Irina Zhorov, Matt Laslo, Rebecca Martinez, Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 47260 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org September 20th, 2013