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The Modern West

The Modern West

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The Modern West 38: Grizzly

Context and controversy surrounding the delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear and this fall's proposed hunt.

The Modern West 37: "Whiskey's For Drinkin' And Water's For Fightin' Over"

In the arid West, how do we manage the limited amount of water available to us? Exploring the complex issues of water...where it comes from, how it's used, and who gets to use it.

The Modern West 37: "Whiskey's For Drinkin' And Water's For Fightin' Over"

The Modern West 36: Unexpected Migration

As climate change warms the West, birds of prey are moving north. What happens when an apex predator leaves its native hunting grounds?

The Modern West 35: Forgotten Women Of The West

From washing the army's clothes to solving murders, three authors tell the stories of strong Western women.

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.

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