Author http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Author Urges People To Eat Better And Exercise http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/author-urges-people-eat-better-and-exercise <p></p><p>We're joined now by Kathryn Collins. She's a former emergency room physician from Jackson and author of a book called "How Healthy Is Your Doctor?" The book makes the case that eating healthier foods and getting more exercise, people can avoid a lot of common medical problems. Collins says she decided to write the book because she wanted people to know how much power they have to impact their own health.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:07:29 +0000 Willow Belden 59805 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Author Urges People To Eat Better And Exercise '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 Novelist Ann Patchett To Visit UW http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/novelist-ann-patchett-visit-uw <p>Bestselling novelist Ann Patchett <strong><a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/04/award-winning-author-ann-patchett-to-speak-at-uw-april-22.html" target="_blank">will speak at the University of Wyoming Tuesday, April 22</a></strong>. The free talk includes a Q &amp; A, followed by a book signing.&nbsp; In addition to the talk, she will meet privately with UW students, including MFA candidates in the creative writing program.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:22:11 +0000 Rebecca Golden 57129 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Novelist Ann Patchett To Visit UW Former Forest Service Employee Calls For Management Overhaul http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/former-forest-service-employee-calls-management-overhaul <p>We’re joined now by former U.S. Forest Service employee Brian Stout. He was supervisor of the Bridger-Teton National Forest from 1984 to 1994 and held various other positions in the forest service for the 24 years preceding that.</p><p>Stout recently published a book called “Trees of Life: Our Forests in Peril.” He says he wrote the book because he feels that the current way of managing forests is misguided.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:44:32 +0000 Willow Belden 55682 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Former Forest Service Employee Calls For Management Overhaul 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 Author Discusses What He’s Learned Raising Bear Cubs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/author-discusses-what-he-s-learned-raising-bear-cubs <p></p><p>Author Ben Kilham has studied black bears for decades and has also raised orphan bear cubs. His new book is called “Out on a Limb: What Black Bears Have Taught Me about Intelligence and Intuition.” He spoke with Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck, and said his interest in bears came by accident.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:02:39 +0000 Bob Beck 54049 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Author Discusses What He’s Learned Raising Bear Cubs Author Blames Drugs For Matthew Shepard Murder http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/author-blames-drugs-matthew-shepard-murder <p>The common story behind the murder of Matthew Shepard is that he was targeted in Laramie’s fireside bar because he was gay and was the victim of a robbery.&nbsp; Law enforcement authorities say that Shepard was driven to the edge of Laramie and tied to a fence by Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:25:50 +0000 Bob Beck 53732 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Author Blames Drugs For Matthew Shepard Murder Conversation Expert Says It’s Important To Have A Plan http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/conversation-expert-says-it-s-important-have-plan <p>On Thursday acclaimed author and speaker Debra Fine will appear at the University of Wyoming Ballroom at 4:30 &nbsp;discussing the art of a conversation.&nbsp; Fine is a former engineer and the founder of the company called The Fine Art of Small Talk.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:00:55 +0000 Bob Beck 53723 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Conversation Expert Says It’s Important To Have A Plan Author Discusses America’s First Everest Expedition http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/author-discusses-america-s-first-everest-expedition <p>Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden spoke with author Brot Coburn. He lives in Wilson, and his book “The Vast Unknown” is about America’s first expedition up Mount Everest. Coburn says many of the members of the expedition honed their climbing skills in Wyoming.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:26:19 +0000 Willow Belden 53051 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Author Discusses America’s First Everest Expedition Jeff Lockwood interviewed on Science Friday http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jeff-lockwood-interviewed-science-friday <p><strong><a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/philosophy/faculty/lockwood.html">Jeffrey Lockwood</a></strong>, University of Wyoming professor, entomologist and author of <strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/0199930198/sciencefriday/" target="_blank"><em>The Infested Mind: Why Humans Fear, Love, and Loathe Insects</em></a></strong>, was interviewed on <strong><a href="http://www.sciencefriday.com/">Science Friday</a></strong> via one of Wyoming Public Radio's studios. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:43:22 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 52167 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jeff Lockwood interviewed on Science Friday Skiing faces challenges in warming world http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/skiing-faces-challenges-warming-world <p>Skiing has been a popular pastime in the West for decades, but with climate change, the future of the sport is in question.<br /><br />Porter Fox is the features editor at Powder magazine and the author of <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/Deepbook2013">DEEP: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow</a></strong>.&nbsp;Wyoming Public Radio’s Stephanie Joyce spoke with Fox about his new book, and what’s in store for Wyoming.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 23:04:18 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 51631 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Skiing faces challenges in warming world “Lessons of the Lost” author Scott Hammond advises readers how to find their way home http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lessons-lost-author-scott-hammond-advises-readers-how-find-their-way-home <p>Wyoming’s quiet, wild spaces attract adventurers from near and far, but we also hear frequently about adventures gone wrong. Throughout the Mountain West, we hear stories of people who go missing.</p><p>By day, Scott Hammond is a management professor at Utah State University, but in his free time, he is a volunteer search-and-rescuer with Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs. Hammond’s spoke with Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez about his new book “Lessons of the Lost,” which details his experiences with the search and rescue organization.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:23:22 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 49987 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org “Lessons of the Lost” author Scott Hammond advises readers how to find their way home “Cowboys and East Indians” author Nina McConigley shares about her own life as an Indian American http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cowboys-and-east-indians-author-nina-mcconigley-shares-about-her-own-life-indian-american <p>Nina McConigley is a lecturer in the University of Wyoming’s English Department. Her new book is a collection of short stories called Cowboys and East Indians.</p><p>Her book tells the stories of a variety of Indian characters living in Wyoming, and explores what, often, reads as an unusual combination. McConigley’s father is an Irish-born petroleum geologist, and her mother, Nimi McConigley, was the first Indian-born person to serve in the Wyoming Legislature.&nbsp; Nina tells Rebecca Martinez she grew up in Casper.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:37:09 +0000 Rebecca Martinez & Nina McConigley 48944 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org “Cowboys and East Indians” author Nina McConigley shares about her own life as an Indian American Writer Sherman Alexie challenges Native American stereotypes http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/writer-sherman-alexie-challenges-native-american-stereotypes <p>Author, poet, and filmmaker Sherman Alexie spent the past several days on the University of Wyoming campus as a guest of the American Indian Studies Program. His visit started with a public lecture--more like an improv comedy sketch about Native American identity--and Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer sat down with Alexie to discuss some of the themes in his talk.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 21:05:13 +0000 Micah Schweizer 48597 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Writer Sherman Alexie challenges Native American stereotypes Jackson author discusses his new book Death Canyon http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jackson-author-discusses-his-new-book-death-canyon <p>Former lawyer turned fly fishing guide David Riley Bertsch has written a book dealing with both of his passions.&nbsp; Jake Trent is the main Character in the book called Death Canyon.&nbsp;</p><p>Trent is a former criminal lawyer turned fly fishing guide who runs a bed and breakfast in Jackson, Wyoming.&nbsp; But some a late season avalanche kills a skier, a French couple may have suffered a bear attack, and Jake himself finds the body of a tourist in fishing gear.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 22:42:02 +0000 Bob Beck 46897 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jackson author discusses his new book Death Canyon Ron Carlson’s “Return to Oakpine” is a story of friendship and nostalgia in the West http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/ron-carlson-s-return-oakpine-story-friendship-and-nostalgia-west <p>Author Ron Carlson new novel “Return to Oakpine” tells the story of four high school buddies reuniting in their fictional Wyoming hometown, now that they’ve reached middle age.&nbsp;</p><p>One character, Jimmy Brand, is dying of AIDS, and he and his friends get their high school garage band back together one last time. Carlson tells Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez that this is a “quieter” book, in which the reader keeps company with these characters.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 22:07:06 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 46196 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Ron Carlson’s “Return to Oakpine” is a story of friendship and nostalgia in the West In search of the Murie Legacy in Grand Teton National Park with Gloria Baxter http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/search-murie-legacy-grand-teton-national-park-gloria-baxter <p>Gloria Baxter: Professor Emeritus of the University of Memphis School of Dance and Theater, Gloria was invited by The Murie Center of Grand Teton National Park to create an original narrative theater adaptation based on the writings of Olaus and Margaret Murie, pioneers in the American wilderness movement.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 22:47:15 +0000 Emy DiGrappa 44873 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org In search of the Murie Legacy in Grand Teton National Park with Gloria Baxter Wilson resident authors Yellowstone and Grand Teton field guide http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wilson-resident-authors-yellowstone-and-grand-teton-field-guide <p>Kurt Johnson of Wilson is the author of a new field guide for Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden spoke with Johnson about the book. He says that while there were already a lot of field guides for those parks, he felt he could still add something.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:20:27 +0000 Willow Belden 44761 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wilson resident authors Yellowstone and Grand Teton field guide Wyoming author recounts memories of nine winters in Yellowstone http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-author-recounts-memories-nine-winters-yellowstone <p>Although millions of visitors will flock to Yellowstone National Park this summer, Atlantic City-based author and journalist Marjane Ambler is one of the few people who’s lived there when the park is buried in snow.</p><p>The former High Country news editor lived with her husband – who drove a snow plow – inside Yellowstone for nine winters during the 1980s and 90s. In her new book, “Yellowstone has Teeth,” Ambler recounts stories of terror and wonder during her time there. She talks with Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez in the studio.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:37:45 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 44036 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming author recounts memories of nine winters in Yellowstone Author of Traveling the Power Line talks about her journey in energy self-education http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/author-traveling-power-line-talks-about-her-journey-energy-self-education <p>Julianne Couch is the author of Traveling the Power Line, a book about the many energy sources we tap into for our power needs – from oil and gas, to wind, to solar and uranium.</p><p>Couch teaches at the University of Wyoming and has also written <em>Jukeboxes and Jackalopes: A Wyoming Bar Journey</em> and <em>Waking Up Western: Collected Essays</em>. She now lives in Iowa but stopped by the studio to talk to Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov about her book.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 20:49:09 +0000 Irina Zhorov 43635 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Author of Traveling the Power Line talks about her journey in energy self-education Author discusses the book Wyoming’s Outlaw Trail http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/author-discusses-book-wyoming-s-outlaw-trail <p>Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck spoke with author and historian Mac Blewer about his entertaining book called “Wyoming’s Outlaw Trail.”&nbsp; It’s about the outlaws that frequented Wyoming in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.&nbsp; For instance he says Baggs, Wyoming was a popular hangout.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 22:04:49 +0000 Bob Beck 41980 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Author discusses the book Wyoming’s Outlaw Trail Sheridan author discusses “Snow Leopard” fable http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sheridan-author-discusses-snow-leopard-fable <p>Sheridan author Tom McIntyre has a new book out called “The Snow Leopard’s Tale.” It’s a story that takes place on a high Tibetan plateau and is written from the point of view of a snow leopard named Xue Bao. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden spoke with McIntyre about the book, and he described it as more of a fable than a novel.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 22:07:21 +0000 Willow Belden 41614 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sheridan author discusses “Snow Leopard” fable Award-winning poet, author, writer Naomi Shihab Nye http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/award-winning-poet-author-writer-naomi-shihab-nye <p></p><p>Naomi Shihab Nye is a poet, songwriter, and novelist. She was born to a Palestinian father and American mother. Although she regards herself as a "wandering poet", she refers to San Antonio as her home.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 23:45:30 +0000 Emy DiGrappa 40609 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Award-winning poet, author, writer Naomi Shihab Nye Author and Wyoming native Muffy Mead-Ferro discusses her memoir "Its Head Came Off By Accident" http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/author-and-wyoming-native-muffy-mead-ferro-discusses-her-memoir-its-head-came-accident <p>The Hansen-Mead family has been an important part of Wyoming history.&nbsp; Not only are they well known ranchers in Teton County, but they are have yielded 2 governors and even a writer.&nbsp; Muffy Mead Ferro has written a memoir of growing up in that family called Its Head Came Off by Accident.&nbsp; Much of the book focuses on her view of ranch life and of her mother Mary Mead...</p><p></p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:12:20 +0000 Bob Beck 36759 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Author and Wyoming native Muffy Mead-Ferro discusses her memoir "Its Head Came Off By Accident" Author Steve Horn talked about his book “Another Man’s Life” http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/author-steve-horn-talked-about-his-book-another-man-s-life <p>We’re joined now by author Steve Horn. He lives between Laramie and Cheyenne, and earlier this year he published a novel called “Another Man’s Life.” The book tells the story of a Vietnam veteran from Wyoming after he returns home from the war. So Steve, without giving too much away, tell us about the story.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:17:53 +0000 Willow Belden 33793 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Author Steve Horn talked about his book “Another Man’s Life” Sue Castaneda discusses her new book about Cheyenne’s Hitching Post Inn http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sue-castaneda-discusses-her-new-book-about-cheyenne-s-hitching-post-inn <p>“The Hitching Post Inn: Wyoming’s Second Capital” is the story about an iconic hotel in Cheyenne that was home to legislators, lobbyists and others over the years.&nbsp; That includes big name entertainers.&nbsp; The main portion of the facility burned to the ground in 2010.&nbsp; Sue Castaneda is the author and she says it was more than just a hotel.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:14:55 +0000 Bob Beck 33792 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sue Castaneda discusses her new book about Cheyenne’s Hitching Post Inn