HumaNature

Wyoming Outdoor Council

Researchers at the University of Washington are proposing better ways to study the link between health and exposure to the natural world.

A multi-disciplinary group of scientists analyzed existing research to come up with strategies to improve understanding of the subject. Pooja Tandon, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington and one of the authors of the study, said it is a good bet that being in nature has a positive impact.

Dakota Metzger

As we head deeper into October, the nights get longer, a chill fills the air, and the time is right for telling scary stories. In this story produced by Wyoming Public Radio’s Caroline Ballard we’ll hear from one woman who lived in the Pi Beta Phi women’s fraternity house on UW’s campus – but she and her sisters weren’t the only residents.

HumaNature Broadcast Special #5

Apr 20, 2017
Meg Thompson

A special edition of HumaNature formatted for air: journeys to freedom, on two legs…and four. Ten years ago, more than 50 pit bulls were discovered at a dogfighting ring in Virginia. Most people thought they couldn’t be saved. But their stories had just begun. And 150 years ago, two girls crossed the Missouri River trying to escape a life of slavery. In the summer of 2016, a high school teacher and his students set out on a 500-mile journey to follow in their footsteps. 

Story 1: Dogs Are People, Too

HumaNature Broadcast Special #4

Mar 10, 2017
Meg Thompson

A special edition of HumaNature formatted for air: stories of animal encounters. A scientist risks his reputation to pursue Bigfoot; pigeons save the day by getting camera film across a river; a shark attack survivor becomes a shark conservation advocate; animals comfort a woman troubled by the political landscape.

Story 1: Bigfoot

HumaNature Broadcast Special #3

Dec 6, 2016
Meg Thompson

A special edition of HumaNature formatted for air: a man walks from Mexico to the tip of South America with his best friend, a donkey; a man crosses the Atlantic to deliver livestock to post-World War II Europe; and an outdoorsy woman discovers she has more to learn about the wilderness. 

Story 1: Hoofprints On The Heart

This is the story of a love that spans continents. Jon Dunham set out on the longest, toughest walk of his life. But along the way, he met someone who helped carry the weight. 

Coal Creek TAP

Wyoming Public Radio celebrated 50 years of service and the release of a new brew from Coal Creek TAP, The HumaNature Spring Hefeweizen on March 22nd, 2016.

HumaNature Gets National Press

Jan 20, 2016
Poynter.org

For media types (like us), The Poynter Institute is one of those places we look to for new ideas and a deeper understanding of the work we do—and how best to do it.

Wyoming Public Media

  

Maybe you’ve heard, or at least heard of, the podcast Serial. Millions of people have downloaded the show, and Serial’s massive success has helped put podcasts on the media map. Because podcasts are so convenient for listeners—you can listen anytime, anywhere—public radio stations are increasingly getting into podcasting.