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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, the Wyoming Legislature faces an interesting future following a session that saw $430 million in budget cuts. We will also review legislative activities impacting education and local government. The wide open spaces of the west used to be viewed as a stronghold for butterflies. But new research calls that role into question. Snow m…
 
On this episode, the Wyoming Legislature faces an interesting future following a session that saw $430 million in budget cuts. We will also review legislative activities impacting education and local government. The wide open spaces of the west used to be viewed as a stronghold for butterflies. But new research calls that role into question. Snow m…
 
In this Bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gives the 2021 update on applying for deer and elk in Colorado. Topics covered include deadlines, preference point system, over-the-counter tags, excellent dates for 2021 deer hunting, likely point creep, tag-teaming deer and elk hunts together, and all other things you need to know about Co…
 
From the nurse who moved back to Walden to the foreign diplomat who grew up in Nebraska, from the ranch kid who's seen the wealthy moving in, to the Asian American daughter remembering her father's migration to the great American West. In this episode, we share the outpouring of stories of rural life we collected from our listeners.…
 
On this episode, the pandemic has shone a light on the capacity of meat packing facilities in Wyoming. Potentially propelling state and federal money towards the industry that has not been seen for awhile. American politics are as polarized as it has ever been. But at least one issue appears to be a growing exception to that. Sorting fact from fict…
 
On this episode, the pandemic has shone a light on the capacity of meat packing facilities in Wyoming. Potentially propelling state and federal money towards the industry that has not been seen for awhile. American politics are as polarized as it has ever been. But at least one issue appears to be a growing exception to that. Sorting fact from fict…
 
In this episode (156) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and Marcus are ice fishing, mostly fishing for answers to how hunters can better understand the political process and increase their advocacy. Topics covered include trends in hunting topics becoming political, how the game works, why we might need new organizations to be effective, hunters …
 
On this episode, Wyoming lawmakers are pushing back against the public health orders issued in the last year. The Wyoming legislature is considering a voter identification bill. A taxpayer-funded study gives a grim forecast of the economic impacts of Biden's climate plans relating to oil and gas. A new investigation between Wyoming Public Radio and…
 
On this episode, Wyoming lawmakers are pushing back against the public health orders issued in the last year. The Wyoming legislature is considering a voter identification bill. A taxpayer-funded study gives a grim forecast of the economic impacts of Biden's climate plans relating to oil and gas. A new investigation between Wyoming Public Radio and…
 
On this episode, usually segregation in school is something you heard about in the south. But it turns out Wyoming had segregated schools as well. The son of late Japanese artist, Paul Horiuchi, shares how his father used art to stay resilient under challenging times. And we will bring you an episode from our popular podcast The Modern West about a…
 
On this episode, usually segregation in school is something you heard about in the south. But it turns out Wyoming had segregated schools as well. The son of late Japanese artist, Paul Horiuchi, shares how his father used art to stay resilient under challenging times. And we will bring you an episode from our popular podcast The Modern West about a…
 
In this episode (155) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by Steven Drake, passionate hunter and adventure photographer. Topics covered include making your passion your business, hunting for adventure, avalanche mountain goats, photography through a different lens, avoiding the dead horse roll, ski racer goes hunting, learning on the job,…
 
On this episode, we speak with Governor Mark Gordon and one topic we talk about, what to do about education funding. Speaking of education, Deb Haaland's confirmation hearings were must-see TV for many young Indigenous people. The Powell School District is dealing with an influx of special education students. The administration is concerned about h…
 
On this episode, we speak with Governor Mark Gordon and one topic we talk about, what to do about education funding. Speaking of education, Deb Haaland's confirmation hearings were must-see TV for many young Indigenous people. The Powell School District is dealing with an influx of special education students. The administration is concerned about h…
 
In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gives the 2021 highlights of the Utah application process prior to the March 4th deadline. Topics covered include deadlines, how the system works, fees, upfront costs, and what species are available to non-residents. Utah draw odds are really tough, but if you are lucky enough to draw, it is…
 
In this episode (154) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio Randy shares the mic with Mac Minard, Executive Director of the Montana Outfitter and Guides Association. The discussion revolves around MT Senate Bill 143 that would take 60% now 39% of the non-resident deer/elk tags and give preference to those non-residents using the services of an outfitter. Th…
 
On this epsiode, today legislators will consider cutting education funding this session, possibly by 100 million dollars. But not everyone agrees. Meanwhile, Wyoming's School funding debates bring up conversations about the place of extracurriculars in budget cuts. The pandemic has complicated efforts to revitalize Indigenous languages. But the mov…
 
On this epsiode, today legislators will consider cutting education funding this session, possibly by 100 million dollars. But not everyone agrees. Meanwhile, Wyoming's School funding debates bring up conversations about the place of extracurriculars in budget cuts. The pandemic has complicated efforts to revitalize Indigenous languages. But the mov…
 
In this episode (153) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy, Marcus, and Michael talk about Michael's Idaho elk hunt in a hard-to-draw unit. In addition to that hunt, a season recap is provided, explaining how to make a story from the most difficult of hunts, working your plan, glory tags that aren't very glorious, when things don't go well, what a s…
 
The out-migration of rural youth is one of America’s great migrations--even the history books are calling it that. Younger generations leave because they have a need to feel connected to the great, big world out there. And as that world becomes more connected through the internet, small towns like Walden feel even more isolated. But would they come…
 
On this episode, Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney survived an attempt to remove her from House Leadership and she says she's now focused on the future. Wyoming businesses received more than a billion dollars in government aid to weather the pandemic. But it was still a difficult time for many small businesses. Plus conversations with the state heal…
 
On this episode, Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney survived an attempt to remove her from House Leadership and she says she's now focused on the future. Wyoming businesses received more than a billion dollars in government aid to weather the pandemic. But it was still a difficult time for many small businesses. Plus conversations with the state heal…
 
In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by Brandon Evans, Head of Research at goHUNT.com. Though this episode focuses on Arizona, with Brandon the topics diverts to explanation of how draw odds are calculated in complicated states like Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. Brandon explains the Arizona system, how to use your …
 
In this Episode (152) of Leupold's Hunt Talk radio, Randy hosts Dr. Matt Kauffman and Greg Nickerson of the Wyoming Migration Initiative. Topics covered include migrations, emerging science, landscape challenges, new technology for wildlife tracking, prioritizing wildlife corridors, making science consumable, why migrate, risks or rewards in migrat…
 
In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy share the mic with Brady and Trail from goHUNT.com. The topic starts with "point creep," where point creep comes from, and what to expect in the coming years. Other topics include overview of each state, where value exists, how to hunt every year, short/mid/long-term plans, what information to con…
 
On this episode, a former opponent of Congresswoman Liz Cheney explains why some Republicans in the state are furious with Cheney for voting to impeach former President Donald Trump. After a pretty dismal response to get the COVID-19 vaccine from Wyoming Health care providers. The next priority group wants the vaccine badly. And we will bring you t…
 
In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares a mic with seasonal guests Jim Heffelfinger and Johnathan O'Dell. As scientists and biologists, they manage wildlife at the mercy of Mother Nature. Topics covered include drought impacts, disease impacts on big and small game, hunting the Pleistocene, nutrition cycles, waterfowl diseases, t…
 
Today on the show we will hear from one of many Public Health Officers who've received pushback during the pandemic. The pandemic has also left many women out of work, at a time when the recession continues a downward trend. But some good is coming from it. In Sheridan, an anonymous baker is leaving freshly baked loaves of bread on strangers' doors…
 
Today on the show we will hear from one of many Public Health Officers who've received pushback during the pandemic. The pandemic has also left many women out of work, at a time when the recession continues a downward trend. But some good is coming from it. In Sheridan, an anonymous baker is leaving freshly baked loaves of bread on strangers' doors…
 
The COVID-19 vaccine has been touted as the light at the end of the tunnel for the pandemic. But the rollout has been slow including here in Wyoming. And some think that's because there have been no federal guidelines. As Wyoming was distributing CARES Act funding, the issue of rental assistance wasn't properly addressed. The federal government une…
 
The COVID-19 vaccine has been touted as the light at the end of the tunnel for the pandemic. But the rollout has been slow including here in Wyoming. And some think that's because there have been no federal guidelines. As Wyoming was distributing CARES Act funding, the issue of rental assistance wasn't properly addressed. The federal government une…
 
In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy covers all the details needed to understand the Wyoming elk tag application system for non-residents in 2021. Topics covered include deadlines, how the system works, Special versus Regular draw, how the preference point system works, random tag opportunities, Type 9 tags, getting the most fo…
 
HumaNature's taking a holiday break. We'll be back with a fresh new episode on January 20. In the meantime, we'd like to introduce you to Life Raft, an upbeat podcast about living with climate change. In this episode, they take us on a journey from a famous oyster bar in New Orleans to a lab that’s trying to prepare oysters for a more turbulent fut…
 
In this episode (149) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy goes a bit unfiltered as he shares a COVID recovery day talking to Hal Herring about many issues of politics, conservation, easements, guns, nationalized elections, loss of local media outlets, competition for ideas, voting monopolies, crowded woods during COVID, the good 2A-conservation pol…
 
On this episode, we'll take a look at how funeral homes in the state have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi is finishing up his time in Washington. The festival of lights, better known as Hanukkah is upon us. We speak to a religious studies professor about the holiday's special meaning this year. And people prepare to s…
 
On this episode, we'll take a look at how funeral homes in the state have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi is finishing up his time in Washington. The festival of lights, better known as Hanukkah is upon us. We speak to a religious studies professor about the holiday's special meaning this year. And people prepare to s…
 
Many places in the American West are becoming food deserts, where it's hard to get healthy food. Sometimes that's because people can't afford it or because it means driving long distances. And for really isolated places, sometimes it's because of both. Now, a group of ladies in Wyoming's struggling coal country are working on a plan to solve hunger…
 
In this episode (148) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and Marcus give a recap of their week in Arizona chasing Coues deer and Gamble's quail. Topics covered include warm climate hunting, opportunity hunts, being too selective, trusting your gut, mountain lions, full chokes for quail, hunting with family & friends, water and drought cycles, dime…
 
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