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The Modern West 35: Forgotten Women Of The West

This month we talk to three authors who have put their spotlight on women of the past. These authors have researched and wrote down the stories of three exceptional women, whose stories might not have been heard otherwise. With these women's astounding perseverance, they truly deserve remembrance.

The Modern West 34: From Fact To Fancy, How Native Americans Are Portrayed

Nearly a quarter of Wyoming's population is Native American. But how they are portrayed—by Natives and by whites—is complicated.

The Modern West 34: From Fact To Fancy, How Native Americans Are Portrayed

The Modern West 33: Women In Wyoming, Part 2

More conversations from the series Women in Wyoming ...about pushing boundaries and redefining what it means to live in the modern West. Featuring Neltje and Affie Ellis.

The Modern West 32: Women In Wyoming, Part 1

Conversations from the series Women in Wyoming ...about pushing boundaries and redefining what it means to live in the modern West. Featuring Nimi and Nina McConigley.

The Modern West 31: Cleaning Up Coal, Folly Or The Future?

Coal is cheap, abundant...and dirty. In a greening energy economy, is clean coal the answer?

The Modern West 30: Melting And Migration

This time, we visit melting ice fields, ask whether climate change is fueling summer fires, and step into the hooves of big animals as they migrate to winter ranges.

The Modern West 29: Home On The Range

There's a reason the cowboy hat is a symbol of Wyoming: ranching is woven into the state's cultural fabric. On this episode, we'll take you out on the wide open Wyoming range.

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.

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