12:29 pm
Fri May 1, 2009

Remembering Matthew Shepard ten years after his death

Wyoming – Ten years ago, the murder of Matthew Shepard touched a nerve around the world. The gay University of Wyoming student was brutally beaten by two young men in Laramie, tied to a fence, and left to die. We begin our special report with excerpts from some of Wyoming Public Radio's news coverage.

12:26 pm
Fri May 1, 2009

Judy Shepard speaks out against hate

Wyoming – Following the trial of his murder, Judy Shepard started the Mathew Shepard foundation and now travels around the world to speak out against hate. A Bob Beck interview.

12:23 pm
Fri May 1, 2009

Outside perspectives on Wyoming

Wyoming – The Matthew Shepard murder affected more than just Wyoming, it captivated the country. We wanted to see what people in other parts of the US remember about the case. Elsa Partan and Peter O'Dowd report.

12:20 pm
Fri May 1, 2009

Gay Life in Wyoming Now

Wyoming – The Matthew Shepard case left lingering impressions around the U.S. of Wyoming as a hateful place. The real picture is, of course, more complex. Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss reports.

12:16 pm
Fri May 1, 2009

The murder that impacted a city

Wyoming – The impact of Matthew Shepard's murder on Laramie was immediate and immense. This is a story about four people whose lives changed because of it. Bob Beck reports.

12:14 pm
Fri May 1, 2009

Reporters: the Shepard story was the biggest of our lives

Wyoming – As media coverage of the Shepard case unfolded on TVs and in newspapers across the country, many people in Laramie felt picked on and misunderstood. The blame often fell on the reporters who were in Laramie covering the case. Two local journalists who devoted months to the story say the Shepard murder was the biggest event they've ever covered. Peter O'Dowd reports.

12:12 pm
Fri May 1, 2009

The story affected Wyoming Public Radio reporters

Wyoming – Elsa Partan interviews Heather Feeney and Bob Beck. They say covering Matthew Shepard's murder changed the way they look at news.

12:06 pm
Fri May 1, 2009

Alternative theories: violence over drugs?

Wyoming – Matthew Shepard's death is known across the nation as a hate crime. But ten years out, an alternative theory holds fast in Laramie: that Shepard was hooked on methamphetamine, and he was murdered over drugs and money... not because he was gay. Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss takes a look at that theory.

WPR News
9:27 pm
Thu April 30, 2009

Trial postponed in Eagle killing case

Cheyenne, Wy – A federal judge has postponed next week's scheduled trial for a Northern Arapaho man charged with killing a bald eagle for his tribe's annual Sun Dance without a permit.
Judge Alan Johnson in Cheyenne this week granted a request
Winslow Friday's lawyer to delay trial on the misdemeanor charge.
No new date has been set.
Friday has acknowledged that he shot and killed a bald eagle on
the Wind River Reservation in central Wyoming for use in his
tribe's 2005 Sun Dance. Friday could face up to a year in jail and

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WPR News
9:24 pm
Thu April 30, 2009

Still no Swine Flu in Wyoming

Cheyenne, Wy – A Wyoming Department of Health spokeswoman says there have been no positive swine flu tests in Wyoming.Kim Deti says the state health lab in Cheyenne has
completed 22 tests as of Thursday. All of them turned up negative,
though some have been positive for other seasonal flu strains.
Deti says the state lab has received requests from local medical
offices to conduct tests of samples of potential flu cases. She
says she doesn't know how many total requests the lab has received,
but said it's fewer than 100.

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