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Exploring the evolving identity of the American West. Produced by Wyoming Public Media and PRX, The Modern West takes you on a sound-rich journey into some of America's most iconic landscapes. Guided by host Melodie Edwards' personal connection to the region, it's an unflinching look at the American West--its problematic history, its modern-day struggles and resilience, and how its present and future are being shaped.
 
Hunt Talk Radio, Randy Newberg Unfiltered is a podcast covering hunting politics, public lands, and conservation topics; even a few things you didn’t need to know. The best hunters you’ve never heard of join Randy to answer questions from the Hunt Talk web forum, share ideas, reveal tactics, and give perspectives unique to public land hunting.
 
In a country where 18 million Latinx students attend school, public education is not serving them all well. The Estas en el Puro Wyoming Podcast, better known as the EPW Podcast is made up of Latino leaders working on the ground to ensure kids get the education they deserve and to authentically talk about education issues impacting the Latinx community. Part of the 8 Black Hands (@8BlackHands1) Media Universe.
 
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On this episode, COVID-19 numbers are skyrocketing in Wyoming and hospitals are facing an unprecedented demand for their services, as cases, hospitalizations and the need for care continue to skyrocket. As COVID-19 surges, Campbell County is feeling some of the effects of a high spike in cases. We take a look at why public health officials are aski…
 
On this episode, COVID-19 numbers are skyrocketing in Wyoming and hospitals are facing an unprecedented demand for their services, as cases, hospitalizations and the need for care continue to skyrocket. As COVID-19 surges, Campbell County is feeling some of the effects of a high spike in cases. We take a look at why public health officials are aski…
 
On this episode, a series of stories about race. Teton County finds a solution to a problem that they didn't know existed until the pandemic hit. The University of Wyoming wants to be more diverse but ongoing racism makes that hard. There were once multiple Chinatowns in Wyoming. But today, they're buried underground along with much of the history …
 
2020 feels apocalyptic. It's not just the pandemic; there's also drought, mega-fires, melting glaciers. Meanwhile, the ultra-wealthy are stockpiling land, buying up small family ranches across the Mountain West. It makes you wonder, is it really a good idea to put that much environmental control in the hands of so few?…
 
On this episode, the University of Wyoming has unveiled its proposal for steep budget cuts. Businesses across Wyoming face difficult decisions when an employee tests positive. As the pandemic heats up, many business owners are worried for their survival. An expert in energy law talks about what a Biden versus Trump presidency would mean for coal. A…
 
On this episode, the University of Wyoming has unveiled its proposal for steep budget cuts. Businesses across Wyoming face difficult decisions when an employee tests positive. As the pandemic heats up, many business owners are worried for their survival. An expert in energy law talks about what a Biden versus Trump presidency would mean for coal. A…
 
In this Episode (146) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio Randy and Marcus give a mid-season update. Topics covered include updates on Alaska moose and caribou, Wyoming deer, Colorado elk, Idaho elk, New Mexico elk, mistakes we've made, oversights, how to handle a mistake, transparency, read the regulations, complications of hunting multiple states, plann…
 
On this episode, last weeked, a same sex couple in northwest wyoming were told they are not welcome and need to leave. The 1988 fires that scorched Yellowstone National Park captivated the nation and marked a new chapter of massive wildfires in the West. We start a new series focusing on water and fire in the West, including the point that all fire…
 
On this episode, last weeked, a same sex couple in northwest wyoming were told they are not welcome and need to leave. The 1988 fires that scorched Yellowstone National Park captivated the nation and marked a new chapter of massive wildfires in the West. We start a new series focusing on water and fire in the West, including the point that all fire…
 
On this episode, this past week saw a record 56 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Wyoming. We take a look at how hospitals are dealing with the increase of patients. The recent acting director of the Buerau of Land Management William Perry Pendley says he wasn't fired. Researchers look below Yellowstone National Park. Those stories and more.…
 
In this short Bonus Episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy returns to discuss "Stamp It Forward," a creative conservation idea put together by Sam and Josh Soholt. Topics covered include what Duck Stamps pay for, the history of the duck stamp, National Wildlife Refuge system, waterfowl hunting, how you can help, and other side notes that hopef…
 
On this episode, Wyoming has re-upped its contract with a nonprofit that's operating out-of-state to stop the early closure of coal plants. Locals there have been surprised to hear that another state was intervening there - Wyoming officials say they're not shy about it. A year after the police killing of Anderson Antelope in Riverton, his family i…
 
On this episode, Wyoming has re-upped its contract with a nonprofit that's operating out-of-state to stop the early closure of coal plants. Locals there have been surprised to hear that another state was intervening there - Wyoming officials say they're not shy about it. A year after the police killing of Anderson Antelope in Riverton, his family i…
 
In this Episode (145) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares the mic with Brian Yablonski, CEO of Property and Environment Research Center (PERC), the founders and leading voices in Free Market Environmentalism. Topics covered include wildlife migrations and conserving those corridors, public wildlife needing private land, conservation incentiv…
 
On this episode, in several states Sequel Youth and Family Services is under investigation for abuse. There a concerns about their juvenile treatment facility in Wyoming too. The life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had an impact on some Wyoming attorneys and Judges. After a fatal grizzly bear-human encounter near Jackson, Teton County decided they …
 
On this episode, in several states Sequel Youth and Family Services is under investigation for abuse. There a concerns about their juvenile treatment facility in Wyoming too. The life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had an impact on some Wyoming attorneys and Judges. After a fatal grizzly bear-human encounter near Jackson, Teton County decided they …
 
Climate change is all over the news, from burning forests to melting ice sheets. But it can seem like a big, abstract problem. Writer Manasseh Franklin wanted to make the melting of glaciers more real to people. So on an Alaskan rafting trip, she followed water to its source. It’s a story from our archives that’s just as poignant—and humorous—today…
 
Years ago, small towns like Walden, Colorado were vibrant. Street dances, a health food store, a movie theatre, the works. At least, that's how host Melodie Edwards remembers it from her childhood. Now it's shrinking, part of the "ghost towning" of the American West. But can communities like Walden find a way to survive? Or will Melodie's parents b…
 
In this Episode (144) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares a mic with long-time friend, hunter, conservation volunteer, and optometrist, Dr. Tom Sather. Topics include all things vision-related to hunting and shooting, age and the eyes, eye disease, surgery or glasses or contacts, progressive lenses can be a disaster, alignment of the eye and…
 
On this episode, the 80th annual One Shot Antelope Hunt is cancelled due to the pandemic. Critics hope organizers will take the opportunity to retire racist elements of the event. Kids are back in schools, and districts around the state are taking different approaches to how they're sharing positive COVID-19 cases with the public. The Fort Belknap …
 
On this episode, the 80th annual One Shot Antelope Hunt is cancelled due to the pandemic. Critics hope organizers will take the opportunity to retire racist elements of the event. Kids are back in schools, and districts around the state are taking different approaches to how they're sharing positive COVID-19 cases with the public. The Fort Belknap …
 
They say those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. So what can Old West ghost towns teach us about today's shrinking rural towns? Starting September 16, we'll take you to the windswept prairie where towns once stood and to new ghost towns in the making. We're exploring rural decline and resilience, and asking, why does it matter…
 
On this episode, the first transfer of 40 Yellowstone National Park bison to 16 tribes across the nation occurred. Why has this been so hard? Bob Beck will speak with the Director of Wyoming's Department of Workforce services who says all is not lost. We will also look at Wyoming's enhanced efforts towards Carbon Capture and there's no Cowboy footb…
 
On this episode, the first transfer of 40 Yellowstone National Park bison to 16 tribes across the nation occurred. Why has this been so hard? Bob Beck will speak with the Director of Wyoming's Department of Workforce services who says all is not lost. We will also look at Wyoming's enhanced efforts towards Carbon Capture and there's no Cowboy footb…
 
In this Episode (143) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares a mic with long-time hunting friend and his foot doctor, Bill Wilshire. Topics covered include foot myths, how much abuse your feet take, feet under heavy loads, prepping your feet, boot fit, blisters, foot mechanics, ankle issues, socks matter, foot ailments, bad toenails, orthotics,…
 
On this episode, we will explain what it might take for some in the legislature to consider tax increases and what that means for the state. A controversial plan for restoring Medicine Bow National Forest has just been approved. And the first Wyoming chapter of a mountain mentor biking program aims to teach girls friendship and self growth. Those s…
 
On this episode, we will explain what it might take for some in the legislature to consider tax increases and what that means for the state. A controversial plan for restoring Medicine Bow National Forest has just been approved. And the first Wyoming chapter of a mountain mentor biking program aims to teach girls friendship and self growth. Those s…
 
In this Episode (142) Randy shares a mic with Arlando Chiles, founder of Campfire Evolution. Topics covered include what events bring new hunters to the fold, what can be learned from new hunter experiences, challenges for urban-based hunters, becoming a hunting leader in your circle, being a hunter in a non-hunter setting, hunting as the common de…
 
On this episode, we'll hear a march from Riverton that focused on substance abuse five years after two Northern Arapaho men were murdered at a Riverton detox center. This fall, high school sports are on. But the challenge is keeping them on track. And a conversation on Wyoming's legislative primary between moderate Republicans and conservatives. Th…
 
On this episode, we'll hear a march from Riverton that focused on substance abuse five years after two Northern Arapaho men were murdered at a Riverton detox center. This fall, high school sports are on. But the challenge is keeping them on track. And a conversation on Wyoming's legislative primary between moderate Republicans and conservatives. Th…
 
In this Episode (141) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares the mic with Tyr Symank, a Green Beret Special Operations Combat Medic who specialized in triage field medicine for special forces. Topics covered include amputation in a mud hut, chronic dehydration, altitude sickness, blood carries oxygen, stop the bleeding, med kits, basic live sav…
 
On this episode, an influx of visitors will be in Northeast Wyoming because of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. And officials are preparing. We take a look at how meat producers are trying to get inventory out to their customers as processing plants are backed up. The Trump administration is pushing for schools to reopen in-person this fall. We'll hea…
 
On this episode, an influx of visitors will be in Northeast Wyoming because of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. And officials are preparing. We take a look at how meat producers are trying to get inventory out to their customers as processing plants are backed up. The Trump administration is pushing for schools to reopen in-person this fall. We'll hea…
 
In this episode (140) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares the mic with long-time friend and Canadian trapper, Richard Mellon. In addition to be a world-class trapper, Rich has an amazing sense of humor. Rich and his wife, Sandi, produce trapping content on Canadian TV. Topics covered include trapping history, differences in Canada, owning a …
 
On this episode, we will have an interview with new UW President Ed Seidel on topics ranging from his goals to reopening the University. Wyoming's community colleges are planning for the fall semester. Without federal guidance, each is developing a unique plan for its campus, from the classroom to the dorm. Wyoming's Congressional delegation has di…
 
On this episode, we will have an interview with new UW President Ed Seidel on topics ranging from his goals to reopening the University. Wyoming's community colleges are planning for the fall semester. Without federal guidance, each is developing a unique plan for its campus, from the classroom to the dorm. Wyoming's Congressional delegation has di…
 
In Episode 139 of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy talks with Karrson Koivisto of Gerber about the three years they spent building a set of elk hunting knives, specifically designed for elk hunters. Topics covered include elk hunters need elk hunting tools, steps from concept to completion, starts with solving problems, building with intention, not…
 
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