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The Modern West 28: Tiny Town, Big Bands

In the mid-20 th century, the little town of Elk Mountain, Wyoming drew crowds from miles and miles away to its summer dances on the bouncy floor at the Garden Spot Pavilion.

The Modern West 27: Dark Side Of The Moon

August's total solar eclipse drew hundreds of thousands of people to Wyoming for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Modern West 26: Going To The Movies

Wyoming is the setting for many a Western—even if the films aren't shot on location. But even if big studios pass the state by, Wyomingites are making their own movies.

The Modern West 25: Take A Trip On The Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway was the first road to run coast-to-coast. Join us for a road trip with stops at some of the quirkiest roadside attractions along Wyoming's stretch of the highway.

The Modern West 24: The Native West, Part 2

Part two of a two-part series on the Wind River Reservation, focusing on housing issues on the increasingly populated Wind River Reservation.

The Modern West #23: The Native West, Part 1

Part one of two-part series, featuring stories that take us into the heart of the Wind River Reservation.

The Modern West #22: Climate Change In A Fossil-Fuel State

Wyoming's economy revolves around energy production. But climate change raises questions about what role fossil fuels will play in the state's future.

The Modern West #21: Wyoming's Immigrants And Refugees

Wyoming is home to many immigrants, migrants, and former refugees. It is the only state, however, without a refugee resettlement program. But the current political climate has immigrants questioning their place in Wyoming and the U.S.

The Modern West #20: U.S. Citizens Incarcerated In The West

It's the 75 th anniversary of an executive order that incarcerated thousands of Japanese Americans in internment camps across the nation. This episode includes first-hand accounts from this era.

The Modern West #19: Women Run The West, Part 2

In the final part of this series, we ask why Western women still lag in political power even though they got the right to vote almost 150 years ago?

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