Concerts recorded live at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village air Wednesday nights at 8:00 pm on Wyoming Public Radio and Classical Wyoming with your host Micah Schweizer. Repeats Sunday afternoons at 4:00 pm on Classical Wyoming.
Kate Northrop teaches in the Department of English at the University of Wyoming. She earned a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa. Kate recently received the 2014 Jeannette Haien Ballard Writers Award. Her most recent collections of poems, Clean, was published in 2011 by Persea Books.
Dick Sedar grew up in Casper, in a working-class neighborhood called “the Sandbar.” His parents emigrated from Croatia in the early 1920’s to seek work in the coal and oil industries. Dick was one of 16 children and tells the story of his childhood in Casper.
One of Dick’s Sedar’s brothers, Mike, worked in the Douglas Prisoner of War camp during World War II. Dick remembers his brother’s experience working with the prisoners, and the lasting friendships he made.
Construction contractors in Wyoming are struggling to find enough workers.
Wyoming Construction Coalition President Josh Carnahan says energy development -- particularly oil -- is fueling a rapid rise in construction jobs around the state.
“It impacts prices because we need to recruit employees to come in and do the work,” Carnahan says. The only way on a short term to attract employees is pay them a little higher and offer them a little better benefits.”
The Chrysalis house is an addiction treatment center in Pine Bluffs with a unique mission: it provides a home for recovering women and their children.
But the program doesn’t have enough money to stay open much longer.
“We really have been very devoted to the program which is why we took on that financial risk a long time ago,” says Dr. David Birney, Executive Director of Cheyenne’s Peak Wellness Center, which operates the Chrysalis house. “At this point there just aren’t sufficient funds to support it.”
A special legislative committee investigating Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill released a scathing report Tuesday concluding she failed to follow legislative funding directives and demanded rank-and-file education department staff to demonstrate personal loyalty to her.
Hill has 15 days to respond before the committee will issue its final report, probably before the end of the month.