Wyoming Stories http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Stories: Becoming A Mom At 65 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-becoming-mom-65 <p></p><p>Not long ago, in an unexpected turn of events, Rawlins resident Sherrill Bailey adopted her grand-nephew. In this story, she explores the rewarding and complicated destiny of becoming a parent at 65 years old.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:27:15 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 60980 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Becoming A Mom At 65 Wyoming Stories Podcast #9 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-podcast-9 <p>A collection of World War II memories from Wyoming.</p><p>Subscribe to the <em>Wyoming Stories</em> podcast<strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wyoming-stories/id766036813"> here.</a></strong></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:49:45 +0000 Micah Schweizer & Cordelia Zars 60789 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories Podcast #9 Wyoming Stories: Fate And Faith On The Mormon Trail http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-fate-and-faith-mormon-trail <p>Lorin and Mary Ann Moench work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at Martin’s Cove Historic site.&nbsp; This spot in south-central Wyoming marks an important point along the Mormon trail.&nbsp; European converts sailed to the East Coast of the U.S., purchased supplies and handcarts, and traveled with handcart companies to Salt Lake City.&nbsp; In 1856 two handcart companies began their journey late, causing them to face unforgiving Wyoming storms.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:25:00 +0000 Cordelia Zars 60754 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Fate And Faith On The Mormon Trail Wyoming Stories: Rough And Tumble Casper, Forming Unlikely Friendships At A POW Camp http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-rough-and-tumble-casper-forming-unlikely-friendships-pow-camp <p>Dick Sedar grew up in Casper, in a working-class neighborhood called “the Sandbar.” His parents emigrated from Croatia in the early 1920’s to seek work in the coal and oil industries. Dick was one of 16 children and tells the story of his childhood in Casper.</p><p></p><p>One of Dick’s Sedar’s brothers, Mike, worked in the Douglas Prisoner of War camp during World War II.&nbsp; Dick remembers his brother’s experience working with the prisoners, and the lasting friendships he made.</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:55:38 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 60714 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Rough And Tumble Casper, Forming Unlikely Friendships At A POW Camp Wyoming Stories: A Pioneering Politician And Priest http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-pioneering-politician-and-priest <p>Linda Fleming was the first woman to be appointed or elected for public office in the Carbon County town of Baggs. After her long tenure as both mayor and county commissioner, she turned her leadership talents to ministry.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:02:16 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 60654 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: A Pioneering Politician And Priest Wyoming Stories: A Personal Experience Of The Gender Wage Gap http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-personal-experience-gender-wage-gap <p>Women in the United States have been fighting for equal wage rights since the early 1900s.&nbsp; In 1963 the government passed the Equal Pay Act, which aimed to abolish wage disparity based on sex.&nbsp; But the act excluded professional careers.&nbsp; Starting in 1971, Marilynn Deiss juggled work as the Executive Director of the Wyoming Board of Pharmacy and as a single mother.&nbsp; She tells her daughter, Debra Swedberg, how gender discrimination affected her life.</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:05:46 +0000 Cordelia Zars 60079 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: A Personal Experience Of The Gender Wage Gap Wyoming Stories: Tommie Butler Remembers Life During War Time http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-tommie-butler-remembers-life-during-war-time <p>Tommie Butler was just a kid when World War II began, but he remembers the effect that war-time&nbsp; retrenchment had on his home town of Gillette—times that were both hard and rewarding.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:25:47 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 59962 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Tommie Butler Remembers Life During War Time Wyoming Stories: Life Lessons Learned Tending Bar http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-life-lessons-learned-tending-bar <p>Darrell Moore grew up in the historic Hotel Wolf in Saratoga, Wyoming. Fredrick G. Wolf, a German immigrant, built the hotel in 1893. Since then, the hotel has had only four owners. Moore’s father bought the Wolf in 1937, and his family maintained the place for 40 years. The hotel and restaurant has hosted hunters, fishers, and ranchers through the years, and is still open to adventurers today. Moore shares his memories of growing up at the Hotel Wolf.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:00:38 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 59804 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Life Lessons Learned Tending Bar Wyoming Stories: A Future Legislator's Childhood Trip To Cheyenne http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-future-legislators-childhood-trip-cheyenne <p></p><p>Dan Kinneman is from Rawlins. His father was one of Wyoming’s longest-serving legislators. In this story, Kinneman—himself a former legislator—describes a childhood visit to Cheyenne during a treacherous winter.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:51:11 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 59529 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: A Future Legislator's Childhood Trip To Cheyenne Wyoming Stories: A Navy Tour Taught What Med School Didn't http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-navy-tour-taught-what-med-school-didnt <p>Martin Ellbogen grew up in Worland, Wyoming. In high school he played basketball against the future Wyoming Senator Al Simpson. Once Ellbogen determined his career was not in basketball, he came to the University of Wyoming to study pre-med and finished his medical degree in Omaha. Ellbogen then joined the Navy as a doctor. &nbsp;He shares memories of being a medical assistant on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. After his tour, Ellbogen moved to Casper to set up a general practice medical firm.&nbsp; He retired in 1996, and sold the practice to his son.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 22:25:26 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 59473 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: A Navy Tour Taught What Med School Didn't Wyoming Stories: Abbie Taylor Remembers Music In The Mountains http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-abbie-taylor-remembers-music-mountains <p>Abbie Taylor moved to Sheridan as a kid, when her father decided to take over the family business. Because of a lifelong disability Taylor developed a unique relationship to jukeboxes -- as well as the whole region where her father installed and repaired them.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:25:24 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 59322 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Abbie Taylor Remembers Music In The Mountains Wyoming Stories: Joan Paige On Her Grandfather, The Battle Of Milk Creek, And ‘Ladies of the Night’ http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-joan-paige-her-grandfather-battle-milk-creek-and-ladies-night <p>Joan Paige’s family has lived in the Equality State for almost as long as it’s existed. In 1889, her grandfather, John Mahoney, was stationed just outside of Rawlins at Fort Steele. In this story, she tells of circumstances that brought him west, and the dubious nature of late-19<sup>th</sup> century frontier towns.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:14:49 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 59241 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Joan Paige On Her Grandfather, The Battle Of Milk Creek, And ‘Ladies of the Night’ Wyoming Stories Podcast #8 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-podcast-8 <p>In honor of glorious springtime, stories about love.</p><p>Subscribe to the <em>Wyoming Stories</em> podcast<strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wyoming-stories/id766036813"> here.</a></strong></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 17:55:55 +0000 Micah Schweizer & Wayne Thomas 58979 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories Podcast #8 Wyoming Stories: Home(school) On The Range http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-homeschool-range <p>Evanston native Shasta Wigginton talks about what it was like to be homeschooled and how the experience shaped her views on education.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 20:32:41 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 58935 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Home(school) On The Range Wyoming Stories: A Worldly Wyomingite http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-worldly-wyomingite <p>Sixty-two-year Sheridan resident Mary Burgess spent much of her youth in the Philippines where her father was a politician. As she tells her friend Val Burgess, when she was thirteen, she was living at an Episcopal boarding school in Baugio when she, her sister, and two other women decided to take a long walk north.</p><p></p><p>Mary Burgess moved back to the US for college, and eventually joined the WWII effort as a part of the American Red Cross. In this story, she tells her friend Val Burgess about her experience as a woman behind the front lines.</p><p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 16:34:46 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 58689 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: A Worldly Wyomingite Wyoming Stories: An Outside Perspective On Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-outside-perspective-wyoming <p>Gretchen Wheeler grew up in Nebraska and moved to Wyoming to teach in the Communications Department at Casper College.&nbsp; As a “non-native” Wyomingite, Gretchen shares her observations of the cultural differences between Wyoming and Nebraska.</p><p></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 17:12:31 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 58331 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: An Outside Perspective On Wyoming Wyoming Stories: Boom And Bust In Rawlins http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-boom-and-bust-rawlins <p>Marla Brown is a fifth generation Wyomingite who grew up helping run her parents’ various businesses during some of Rawlins’ booms and busts.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 15:23:52 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 58208 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Boom And Bust In Rawlins Wyoming Stories: How A Wyomingite Protected Japanese-Americans From WWII Internment http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-how-wyomingite-protected-japanese-americans-wwii-internment <p>UW Professor of history Phil Roberts tells the story of how Thomas Boylan—the late owner and operator of The Fossil Cabin outside of Medicine Bow—protected the identity of local Japanese Americans from relocation officers during World War II.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 17:44:34 +0000 Adrian Shirk 57943 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: How A Wyomingite Protected Japanese-Americans From WWII Internment Wyoming Stories: The Prison Warden They Called “Dad” http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-prison-warden-they-called-dad <p>In 1967, Rawlins resident Duane Shillinger was hired by the Wyoming State Penitentiary as a counselor. Later, through an unexpected turn of events, he ended up serving as warden for seventeen years. In this story, he remembers the transition from the 19<sup>th</sup> century facility to the current one, and the relationships he formed with inmates.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 22:53:46 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 57754 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: The Prison Warden They Called “Dad” Wyoming Stories Podcast #7 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-podcast-7 <p>Stories about education: UW's Hathaway Scholarship, a Mexican-Arapaho teacher at Central Wyoming College, and helping students achieve the dream of going to college.</p><p>Subscribe to the <em>Wyoming Stories</em> podcast<strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wyoming-stories/id766036813"> here. </a></strong></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 19:32:55 +0000 Micah Schweizer & Willow Belden 57727 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories Podcast #7 StoryCorps: How The Hathaway Scholarship Came To Be http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/storycorps-how-hathaway-scholarship-came-be <p>Bill Schilling is the president of the Wyoming Business Alliance. He was instrumental in getting the Hathaway scholarship passed through the legislature, and he says it’s one of his greatest accomplishments.</p><p>The Hathaway allows students to get money for college if they meet certain academic criteria. Here, Schilling talks with former dean of the UW Business School Brent Hathaway. (In case you were wondering – no, the scholarship is not named after him.) Schilling recalls how the Hathaway scholarship came to be.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 15:33:04 +0000 Willow Belden 57656 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org StoryCorps: How The Hathaway Scholarship Came To Be Wyoming Stories: Memories Of Mid-Century Rawlins http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-memories-mid-century-rawlins <p>Like many Wyoming natives, Pat and Ellie Noonan met at a college party in Laramie—almost sixty years ago. In this story, the couple describe the misadventures of their first encounter.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The Noonans remember the summer that city officials dug up the century-old corpse of outlaw Big Nose George.</p><p></p><p>From the early 1960s to the late 80s, Pat Noonan was employed by the First National Bank of Rawlins, first as a teller and later as its inaugural Computer Operations Manager—which was a wholly alien pursuit for a small town bank in 1971.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:37:29 +0000 Adrian Shirk 57612 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Memories Of Mid-Century Rawlins Wyoming Stories: An Unexpected Late Night Visit http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-unexpected-late-night-visit <p>When John Simms moved to Jackson, he started a business giving tours of the Flag Ranch. After getting married, he started Jackson White Water Trips. In this story, John tells his daughter Morrison about an unexpected late night visit to their Jackson home.</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Krystal Brown & Micah Schweizer 56676 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: An Unexpected Late Night Visit Wyoming Stories: Childhood Prank Teaches Harold Turner A Life Lesson http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-childhood-prank-teaches-harold-turner-life-lesson <p></p><p>Harold Turner grew up on the Triangle X Ranch in Jackson, Wyoming. Here, he recounts how some childhood mischief taught him a valuable lesson.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:50:11 +0000 Krystal Brown & Micah Schweizer 56564 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Childhood Prank Teaches Harold Turner A Life Lesson Wyoming Stories Podcast #6 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-podcast-6 <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"><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>Stories from two famous Wyomingites: CJ Box and Pete Simpson</p><p>Subscribe to the <em>Wyoming Stories</em> podcast<strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wyoming-stories/id766036813"> here. </a></strong></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:56:08 +0000 Micah Schweizer & Willow Belden 56199 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories Podcast #6 Wyoming Stories: Public Health And Education Hazards On The High Plains http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-public-health-and-education-hazards-high-plains <p>Josh and Susan Anderson—Evanston natives who met only after they were both going to college in Utah—work for the Uinta County school district. In this story, the couple talks about how they arrived at their vocations.</p><p>Both of the Andersons’ children were born in Jackson—the closest hospital to their home at the time, and more than a two hour drive away. Naturally, this left the couple with some wild stories about childbirth on the frontier.</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:45:54 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 55840 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Public Health And Education Hazards On The High Plains Wyoming Stories: Curt Artery On Working With Cattle And Their Horns http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-curt-artery-working-cattle-and-their-horns <p>Like his dad and two uncles, Curt Artery is a rancher. His involvement&nbsp; in rodeos gave him the idea of raising Corriente cattle—the cattle used for team roping. Curt learned to make black powder horns as a young man. Later, after thinking about the Corriente horns that would otherwise go to waste on his ranching operation, he began using them to craft jewelry and other decorative items. WPM listener Georgia Wier spoke with Artery.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:48:42 +0000 Georgia Wier 55657 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Curt Artery On Working With Cattle And Their Horns Wyoming Stories: Mark Soldier Wolf Talks About Life on the Res http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-mark-soldier-wolf-talks-about-life-res <p>Mark Soldier Wolf is a Northern Arapaho tribal elder. He grew up on the Wind River Indian Reservation, outside of Riverton. For him, the past is forever inscribed on the present, a sentiment he shares in this lesser known version of the Battle at Little Bighorn.</p><p></p><p>When Soldier Wolf returned to Wyoming from the Korean War, there were very few resources for veterans. In this story, he describes how he got his life back together, and the atmosphere of Riverton during wartime.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:21:54 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 55102 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Mark Soldier Wolf Talks About Life on the Res StoryCorps: CJ Box Talks With His Daughter About Their Favorite Pastime, Fly Fishing http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/storycorps-cj-box-talks-his-daughter-about-their-favorite-pastime-fly-fishing <p>Wyoming writer CJ Box and his daughter, Molly Donnell, talk about one of their favorite pastimes: fly fishing. Box is a self-taught, avid fly-fisherman and from the time his daughters were very young he was intent on teaching them about the sport, too. He remembers the first time he handed his daughters fishing rods.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:22:50 +0000 Irina Zhorov 55012 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org StoryCorps: CJ Box Talks With His Daughter About Their Favorite Pastime, Fly Fishing Wyoming Stories Podcast #5 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-podcast-5 <p>Stories about the Snowy Range Ski Area, a sticky car crash, and how the Centennial train depot became a museum.</p><p>Subscribe to the <em>Wyoming Stories</em> podcast<strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wyoming-stories/id766036813"> here. </a></strong></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:14:55 +0000 Micah Schweizer & Willow Belden 54778 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories Podcast #5