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A news and public affairs program about Wyoming and the Mountain West.

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    • 4.5 • 26 Ratings

A news and public affairs program about Wyoming and the Mountain West.

    Open Spaces October 15, 2021

    Open Spaces October 15, 2021

    On this episode, we'll hear about one Wyoming county with no hospital and low COVID vaccination rates...many of the residents say they're skeptical of the vaccine. We will bring you another episode of the Kids Ask WhY podcast where kids talk about COVID-19 with a Wyoming doctor. Plus a conversation with Wyoming's House Minority Leader Cathy Connolly on a wide range of subjects including Juvenile Justice. Those stories and more.

    • 52 min
    Open Spaces October 8, 2021

    Open Spaces October 8, 2021

    On this episode, Wyoming National Guard whistleblowers are saying they got retaliated for trying to go down the official channels of reporting sexual harassment and workplace hostility complaints. Much of the water in the West is already designated in a deal that was made when there was a lot of precipitation. A climbing project outside the Wind River Reservation is years into planning. But the Tribes don't feel like they've been brought to the table. Plus an interesting conversation on the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Those stories and more.

    • 51 min
    Open Spaces October 1, 2021

    Open Spaces October 1, 2021

    On this episode, when it comes to kids back in the classroom, the coronavirus is one problem. Wildfire smoke is another. Much of the west is gripped in a historic drought. There are a lot of ideas for how to relieve it, some more feasible than others. In Teton County, crab apples are attracting bears... a team of entrepreneurs came up with an idea. Those stories and more.

    • 51 min
    Open Spaces September 17, 2021

    Open Spaces September 17, 2021

    On this episode, DACA recipients in Teton County can qualify to buy affordable housing. But some don't like it. Supporters say it benefits the community. Hospitals across the West are becoming overburdened with mostly unvaccinated COVID-19 patients. There's not much research into how wildfire smoke affects animals who spend most or all of their time outside, but one researcher has scratched the surface. We'll have those stories and a look at sundown towns in the Mountain West.

    • 51 min
    Open Spaces September 10, 2021

    Open Spaces September 10, 2021

    On this episode, a move by the Biden administration to mandate vaccinations for long-term care staff has worried officials in the state that it could increase an already existing staff shortage. We will also chat with the Natrona County Health Officer Mark Dowell about the reluctance to get vaccinations. Wyoming is welcoming legalized sports betting this month. Those stories and more.

    • 49 min
    Open Spaces September 3, 2021

    Open Spaces September 3, 2021

    On this episode, we will talk about some COVID-19 blowups across the state including in Sweetwater County where they were forced to cancel all elective surgeries. To Hot Springs County where the school district was forced to go online and the caseload skyrocketed. Plus, the federal government is rounding up thousands of wild horses to save them from the region's severe drought. Join us for those stories and an episode of our Kids Ask WhY podcast.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Eliza Rad ,

Wyoming spirit captured here

LOVE that open spaces episodes are in podcast form. News, stories, important conversations, content with a distinctly Wyoming feel, there is nothing not to treasure about this show. Keeps me company on road trips or cold afternoons at home. Can’t get enough Open Spaces.

LittleSass5 ,

Intriguing

This podcast has been intriguing to me! There has been outstanding quality evidenced by the variety and relevance of the chosen topics. They are all nicely done!

RidgebackWY ,

News gone wrong.

Yes I understand the state is changing, and yes I understand that people are changing, but this is purely liberal bias news. To put out content about state housing for illegal immigrants, regional popularity for the wealthy, gay or whatever sexual agendas, white people talking about Native American arts and welfare, and state geopolitical agendas just shows this NPR style network is motivated by everything this state has tried to keep from becoming. It is a very unfortunate reminder that there is almost nowhere left to escape to.

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