Laramie, Wy – Wyoming Democrats have a new state party chairwoman. Former Teton County Commissioner Leslie Petersen was named to replace John Millin. Her goals include trying to get the Democratic message spread across the state. "Democrats really do work for and represent the interests of Wyoming working families and we want to bring that message home to them." Petersen will also focus on getting more candidates to run for elected office.
Wyoming – Few people have worked as hard on health care reform as Wyoming U-S Senator Mike Enzi. Enzi is the ranking member of the Senate committee addressing the issue and he has come up with a comprehensive ten part plan that he believes will help get people health insurance and health care. But Enzi remains a staunch opponent to any form of a single payer health care system, believing that solutions are found in the private sector. He speaks with WPR's Bob Beck.
Wyoming – Today we begin a series on diversity in Wyoming. The concept and the reporting come from members of this year's Leadership Wyoming class, who are looking at the need for diversity in the Cowboy state. In the first part of this series we look at the lives of those in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community in Laramie. Bob Beck has more.
Wyoming – One group in Wyoming that seems to be feeling the effects of the recession is seniors - people age 50 and older. Joan Evans is the Director of the state Department of Workforce Services. She says seniors face extra challenges in this economy. She speaks with Addie Goss.
Wyoming – The battle to curb greenhouse gas emissions is heating up in Washington. Wyoming lawmakers say that's a distraction from solving the nation's economic crisis. Eric Niiler reports from Capitol Hill.
Wyoming – There's a new book out dedicated to a mineral that's marked Wyoming's history. The book is "Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock that Re-shaped the World." Author Tom Zoellner tells Addie Goss about the history of uranium from the middle ages to modern times. He says the instability of the nuclear age... mirrors the instability of uranium itself.
Wyoming – It wasn't long ago that Wyoming's Powder River Basin was in the media spotlight. Almost every major newspaper, magazine and TV network came to report on the Coal Bed Methane development and the split estate. That means landowners who do not own the minerals under their land do not have control over who accesses those minerals. This pitted some ranchers against natural gas companies. But, it has been years since the media focused on this story. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports on what is happening now in the Powder River Basin.