Wyoming – It's hard to know how the Niobrara oil play will play out. There are a number of ways of getting a sense of it - by looking at lease sales, application for permits to drill, and at well production. There's a six-month confidentiality period granted to new wells. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick talks to state Oil and Gas Supervisor Tom Doll about how that works, and about what people in southeast Wyoming should expect.
Wyoming – A number of groups are urging people to beware of drinking and driving this holiday season. Because of holiday parties and nights like New Year's Eve, the risk of people drinking and driving increases. Lena Newlin provides alcohol education through the AWARE program at the University of Wyoming. She joins Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck to offer some tips on how to enjoy but not abuse alcohol.
Wyoming – This week wrapped up the Jewish holiday Hanukkah. In a state like Wyoming, it is a challenge for Jews to celebrate. The Jewish population is smaller here than in almost any other state. Jackson-based Rabbi Zalman Mendelsohn joins Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck to discuss how he goes about helping the small and spread out Jewish population celebrate Hanukah in the Cowboy state.
Wyoming – In Wyoming and across the country, child abuse continues to be a serious problem. The Children's Advocacy Centers of Wyoming were formed to help address it, and assist with prosecution in abuse cases. The organization's Heather Ross joins Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck to explain the scope of the problem.
Wyoming – Wyoming seems poised to institute new and far-reaching policies that will affect education in the state. This comes as lawmakers review school funding and embark on a debate about accountability in education. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay has more.