The Modern West The Modern West is a rich collection of news and cultural stories from the Mountain West. Features, interviews, oral history, readings, and more offer a snapshot of Western life.
The Modern West

The Modern West

From Wyoming Public Radio

The Modern West is a rich collection of news and cultural stories from the Mountain West. Features, interviews, oral history, readings, and more offer a snapshot of Western life.

Most Recent Episodes

The Modern West 52: Gone Fishin'

Nothing says summer like fishing.

The Modern West 51: Remembering World War II

A painting brings the attack on Pearl Harbor back to life, recalling the war years in Wyoming, and the story of a dramatic war-time prison break that only surfaced in recent years.

The Modern West 50: Archaeology And Fossils, Part 2

Archaeologists are in a race against time to document some artifacts found in the Mountain West.

The Modern West 49: Archaeology And Fossils, Part 1

How archaeologists are trying to track down the remaining pieces of a mammoth found in Wyoming.

The Modern West 48: Zarif Khan

Here's the story of an early 20 th century Pakistani immigrant who created a life in Wyoming and set the path for others to follow.

The Modern West 47: Back In The Saddle

It's horseracing season, but instead of thoroughbreds, meet America's original horse.

The Modern West 46: Critters

From the mighty moose to the tiny stone fly, scientists are learning more about the animals we live with in Wyoming. Meanwhile, in Idaho, a town is trying to get thousands of crows to move out of the neighborhood.

The Modern West 45: Winning Winter

Men and women skiers might race down the same mountain, but the prize money at the bottom isn't necessarily the same. Plus, how ice climbing is warming to female climbers and a conversation with the women who made dog sled racing history.

The Modern West 44: High Country, High Voices

New York, Milan...Casper? Opera comes to Wyoming.

The Modern West 43: Slippery Slope

Ski season is upon us as the sport faces major changes: how climate change is affecting ski resorts and whether downhill skiing is turning into a sport reserved for the wealthy.

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