Micah Schweizer http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Stories: Handicap Ramp Opens Doors http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-handicap-ramp-opens-doors <p></p><p>On July 26, 1990 President George H W Bush signed into law the Americans With Disabilities Act. Among other things, the ADA has accessibility requirements for public places—such as stores or restaurants. But the Elk Mountain Trading Company was built 1895, long before the idea of handicap accessibility. Nancy Casner, who owns the Crossing Café housed in the building, recalls what it meant to add a ramp to the historic building.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:50:31 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 61848 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Handicap Ramp Opens Doors Dakota Dave Hull: The Long Drive Home http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/dakota-dave-hull-long-drive-home <p><strong><a href="http://dakotadavehull.com/" target="_blank">Dakota Dave Hull</a></strong> is one of America’s premier finger-style guitarists. Based in Minnesota, Dakota Dave logs a lot of miles touring, so here’s a composition that fades out like the highway receding in the rear-view mirror.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159682796&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:27:58 +0000 Ben Slater, Micah Schweizer & Anna Rader 61637 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Dakota Dave Hull: The Long Drive Home Tribes And State Collaborate To Tell Wind River Reservation History http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tribes-and-state-collaborate-tell-wind-river-reservation-history <p>In coming years, visitors to Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation will see new historical perspectives on roadside signs and markers. That’s the proposed outcome of the new Wind River Interpretive Plan. It's believed to be the first such collaboration between tribes and state government on a reservation-wide interpretive plan.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:34:49 +0000 Micah Schweizer 61301 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Tribes And State Collaborate To Tell Wind River Reservation History 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 How America's Original Horse Was Saved By A Wyoming Family http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/how-americas-original-horse-was-saved-wyoming-family <p>This was almost the year of the thoroughbred horse, with California Chrome's run for the elusive Triple Crown. But here's the story of a smaller, scrappier horse that overcame long odds with the help of a Wyoming family. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer has this postcard from a visit with the <a href="http://www.spanishmustangfoundation.org/" target="_blank">Spanish Mustang</a>.</p><p>Living history comes thundering over the ridge. This is America’s original horse.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:47:21 +0000 Micah Schweizer 61167 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org How America's Original Horse Was Saved By A Wyoming Family David Wiatrolik: Wishful Thinking http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/david-wiatrolik-wishful-thinking <p>Fresh off the 2014 release of ‘<strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/GinMillGypsies/timeline">Dave and the Gin Mill Gypsies</a></strong>’, Laramie guitarist, singer, and songwriter David Wiatrolik assembles a stripped down trio (Dana Robertson, drums and Luke Woodbury, bass) to perform live at the WPM studios.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:52:03 +0000 Micah Schweizer, Ben Slater & Anna Rader 61196 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org David Wiatrolik: Wishful Thinking 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 Big Horn Mountain Festival Celebrates 10 Years Of American Roots Music http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/big-horn-mountain-festival-celebrates-10-years-american-roots-music <p>The Big Horn Mountain Festival in Buffalo celebrates ten years of roots, bluegrass and Americana music at the Johnson County Fairgrounds,<a href="http://www.bighornmountainfestival.com/" target="_blank"> July 11 through 13</a>. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer asked one of the organizers, Paul Jarvis, to remember the festival’s early years.</p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Micah Schweizer 60666 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Big Horn Mountain Festival Celebrates 10 Years Of American Roots Music 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: 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 The Copoetics: Here, Hear! http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/copoetics-here-hear <p>This <strong><a href="http://thecopoetics.com/" target="_blank">Sioux Falls, SD duo</a></strong> is putting the finishing touches on a new album, which includes this song.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/23yYdZzoagk" width="560"></iframe></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:11:44 +0000 Micah Schweizer, Ben Slater & Anna Rader 60037 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org The Copoetics: Here, Hear! Summer Theatre Takes World War II Show On The Road http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/summer-theatre-takes-world-war-ii-show-road <p>For the first time, Laramie’s Snowy Range Summer Theatre is doing a touring show. <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/06/uw-snowy-range-summer-theatre-presents-swingtime-canteen.html" target="_blank">‘Swingtime Canteen’</a> is in Laramie June 19-21 and 26-28 (opening night is free to the public). In between, the show will travel to Riverton on June 22, Rock Springs on June 23, Lander on June 24, and Dubois on June 25. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer spoke with the director, Leigh Selting.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Micah Schweizer 59960 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Summer Theatre Takes World War II Show On The Road 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 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 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 Fifth Annual Hyart Film Festival Promises Laughs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fifth-annual-hyart-film-festival-promises-laughs <p></p><p>The fifth annual <a href="http://lovellinc.org/downtown.html">Hyart Film Festival</a> is scheduled for next weekend, June 19-21, at the historic Hyart Theater in Lovell. The festival has culled 160 entries from around the world down to just under 50 films—comedies, drama, sci-fi, horror, and kids movies. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer called the festival’s Creative Guru, Jason Zeller, to find out what movies made the cut.</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:53:10 +0000 Micah Schweizer 59803 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Fifth Annual Hyart Film Festival Promises Laughs Cory McDaniel: Took My Money http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cory-mcdaniel-took-my-money <p>Casper's <strong><a href="http://www.corypmcdaniel.com/" target="_blank">Cory McDaniel </a></strong>(guitar) and Amy Gieske (bass) play one from the new record, The Tremors.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/153599477&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:25:00 +0000 Ben Slater, Micah Schweizer & Anna Rader 59555 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cory McDaniel: Took My Money 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 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 A New Standard? Jackson Singer Adds A New Song To The Jazz Repertoire http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-standard-jackson-singer-adds-new-song-jazz-repertoire <p>A new album by Jackson Hole jazz singer Nicole Madison jazzes up a '60s pop song and gives it a place among classic jazz standards. The album’s name—‘In My Life’—comes from a song written by the Beatles. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer reached Nicole Madison at home.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 23:07:56 +0000 Micah Schweizer 59474 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org A New Standard? Jackson Singer Adds A New Song To The Jazz Repertoire 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’ Steve Frame: Fourteen Hours http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/steve-frame-fourteen-hours <p><strong><a href="http://steveframe.net/" target="_blank">Steve Frame</a></strong> and his fellow Western Rebel Jim Halsey, aka Jimmy Harper, perform a song written for workers in the western oil fields.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/1FfhuiI-UBU" width="560"></iframe><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/151882989&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 19:36:41 +0000 Micah Schweizer, Ben Slater & Anna Rader 59046 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Steve Frame: Fourteen Hours 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 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 'How To Be A Man': Author Explores Western Gender Identity http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/how-be-man-author-explores-western-gender-identity <p>Author Tamara Linse grew up on ranch in northern Wyoming. She channels that experience in a new collection of short stories, ‘How to Be a Man.’ As Linse explains to Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer, the stories grew out of her own struggles with identity and gender.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 22:09:27 +0000 Micah Schweizer 58415 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org 'How To Be A Man': Author Explores Western Gender Identity