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Two uranium mines are operating in Wyoming, and several more licenses are in the works. But Bob Gregory, the uranium specialist at the Wyoming State Geological Survey, says the new mines use a completely different technology than their older counterparts.

One of the more controversial programs in Wyoming involves feeding Elk on the National Elk Refuge. Longtime U-S Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist Bruce Smith worked at the refuge for many years. He's written a book on his experience called Where Elk Roam, conservation and Biopolitics of our National Elk heard. He says the feeding program is unusual

As cold weather sends farmers markets into hibernation, there's one that's picking back up after a summer lull. The Triple Crown Commodities Cooperative serves four counties in Southeastern Wyoming without needing a city block to set up in. This farmers market allows farmers to sell local products to customers online. Wyoming Public Radio's Rebecca Martinez has more

If you said that the Wyoming Cowboys basketball team has struggled in recent years,that would be a bit of an understatement. After back to back 10 win and 21 loss seasons, a change was needed. So, Wyoming went to its past and hired Larry Shyatt. Shyatt coached one year at Wyoming and took a team that had struggled in previous years to a 19-9 record and the postseason. As most fans know, Shyatt then left to Coach at Clemson and later became the top assistant and two time National Champion Florida. Shyatt was always troubled that he left a job unfinished at Wyoming and decided to come back.

K-12 education reform has the interest of University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan, who joins Bob Beck to talk about that and other subjects. Buchanan says the work legislative committees are doing will benefit the state.

Last night the U.S. Senate Education committee sent to the full Senate a major revision of the education law called No Child Left Behind. Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi has for years been at the forefront of the effort to overhaul the federal law. The Wyoming Republican has worked closely with Iowa Democrat, Senator Tom Harkin, to find common ground on ways to improve it. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson gives us a snapshot of the work that went into reforming the legislation this week

Last year, the Department of Energy released well monitoring data from the Wind River Reservation. What they found was that uranium levels in a number of their wells had spiked up to 100 times the legal limit. But while the data points to the fact that there may be a serious problem with the area, it's nothing new: residents in the area have been complaining of health problems for years, and now both the Shoshone and Arapaho tribes, as well as a truckload of other federal agencies, are trying to figure out what's going on, and what to do next.

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