WPR News
2:31 pm
Mon November 22, 2010

UW wants $6M to help pay for health care increases

CHEYENNE, wyo – The University of Wyoming says it needs $6 million more in state funding to help cover increased health care costs and fees will also be raised to foot the bill.

That could include fees for residence and dining halls, parking and the campus bookstore.

The university says the extra funding is needed because claims have more than tripled in the past 10 years.

The university and employees will begin paying increased premiums starting in December.

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WPR News
2:30 pm
Mon November 22, 2010

Salary boost attracts, retains teachers in Wyoming

CASPER, WY – A report says higher salaries have made a difference in recruiting and retaining new teachers in Wyoming, but didn't have an effect on teacher quality.

Seven out of every 10 new hires with bachelor's degrees in 2009 came from outside Wyoming. Compare that to about 55 percent in 2005, the year before base pay for first-year teachers increased by about $10,000.

Also, exit rates for new teachers in Wyoming are now the nation's lowest.

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Radio
11:35 am
Mon November 22, 2010

Wyoming Singer Songwriter Bryan Ragsdale

Wyoming native and award winning singer songwriter Bryan Ragsdale stopped by for a visit November 17th while touring with the US Capitol Christmas Tree. He talked with Grady Kirkpatrick about putting together the new CD "Cowboy Christmas Tree."

Wyoming native and award winning singer songwriter Bryan Ragsdale
stopped by for a visit November 17th while touring with the US Capitol Christmas Tree.
He talked with Grady Kirkpatrick about putting together the new CD "Cowboy Christmas Tree."

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WPR News
10:41 am
Mon November 22, 2010

Freudenthal defends state stance On Wolves

LARAMIE, wyo – As he leaves office, Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal continues to defend the way the state has fought the federal government over wolf management. The feds have said that the state could take over wolf management if wolves were treated as trophy game throughout the state. The governor says he will leave office believing that federal officials have no right to tell Wyoming how to manage wolves .

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WPR News
12:38 pm
Sat November 20, 2010

Thanksgiving Traffic To Increase

LARAMIE, wyo – Travel and auto group Triple-A (AAA) says approximately 42 million people will hit the roads for Thanksgiving. That's an increase of over 11-percent from last year - but it's still below 2007 levels. Triple A spokeswoman Denice Harris says the numbers reflect the economic recovery.

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7:36 pm
Fri November 19, 2010

Brian Leung's New Book "Take Me Home"

Brian Leung?s New Book ?Take Me Home?

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7:32 pm
Fri November 19, 2010

An Interview with Rebecca Nelson

An interview with Rebecca Nelson

Wyoming – One of the women prisoners in Lusk tells Wyoming Public Radio her story.

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7:29 pm
Fri November 19, 2010

An Inside Look at Falconry

Falconry

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7:26 pm
Fri November 19, 2010

Interview with Governor Dave Freudenthal

Interview with Governor Dave Freudenthal

Wyoming – Governor Dave Freudenthal is wrapping up his final month in office. The governor joins us to talk about some events of the week, among other issues.

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7:26 pm
Fri November 19, 2010

Interview with Senator John Barrasso

Interview with Senator John Barrasso

Washington DC – He's only been in the US Senate since 2007, but Republican John Barrasso is quickly rising in visibility and within party ranks. As Manuel Quinones reports from Capitol Hill, experts say his rising political tide could lift Wyoming's boat as well.

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