Reporters Discuss Why Women Aren't Winning Legislative Races In The West

Dec 9, 2016

(L-R): Jennifer Pemberton and Caroline Ballard.
Credit Women Run The West

Over the last year, Wyoming Public Radio’s Caroline Ballard and Jennifer Pemberton, formerly of Utah Public Radio and currently working for KTOO in Juneau, Alaska, have tracked the political representation of women in western states in the collaboration Women Run The West.  The series, which was part of NPR’s first Audio Storytelling Workshop, looked at why women are represented in such low numbers, how individual women decide to run for office, and what political parties and organizations are doing to increase the number of women in politics. Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck sat down with Ballard and Pemberton to hear more about what they found.