20 episodes

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

Open Spaces Wyoming Public Media

    • News
    • 4.7 • 22 Ratings

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

    Open Spaces November 20, 2020

    Open Spaces November 20, 2020

    On this episode, COVID-19 numbers are skyrocketing in Wyoming and hospitals are facing an unprecedented demand for their services, as cases, hospitalizations and the need for care continue to skyrocket. As COVID-19 surges, Campbell County is feeling some of the effects of a high spike in cases. We take a look at why public health officials are asking people to follow social distance guidelines whether they have COVID-19 or if they may have been exposed to it. Those stories and more.

    • 52 min
    Open Spaces November 6, 2020

    Open Spaces November 6, 2020

    On this episode, a series of stories about race. Teton County finds a solution to a problem that they didn't know existed until the pandemic hit. The University of Wyoming wants to be more diverse but ongoing racism makes that hard. There were once multiple Chinatowns in Wyoming. But today, they're buried underground along with much of the history of Chinese heritage in the state. Those stories and more.

    • 52 min
    Open Spaces October 30, 2020

    Open Spaces October 30, 2020

    On this episode, the University of Wyoming has unveiled its proposal for steep budget cuts. Businesses across Wyoming face difficult decisions when an employee tests positive. As the pandemic heats up, many business owners are worried for their survival. An expert in energy law talks about what a Biden versus Trump presidency would mean for coal. Also a couple of stories on the election. Those stories and more.

    • 51 min
    Open Spaces October 16, 2020

    Open Spaces October 16, 2020

    On this episode, last weeked, a same sex couple in northwest wyoming were told they are not welcome and need to leave. The 1988 fires that scorched Yellowstone National Park captivated the nation and marked a new chapter of massive wildfires in the West. We start a new series focusing on water and fire in the West, including the point that all fires aren't in forests. Join us for those stories and consider supporting Open Spaces with your donation.

    • 52 min
    Open Spaces October 9, 2020

    Open Spaces October 9, 2020

    On this episode, this past week saw a record 56 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Wyoming. We take a look at how hospitals are dealing with the increase of patients. The recent acting director of the Buerau of Land Management William Perry Pendley says he wasn't fired. Researchers look below Yellowstone National Park. Those stories and more.

    • 52 min
    Open Spaces October 2, 2020

    Open Spaces October 2, 2020

    On this episode, Wyoming has re-upped its contract with a nonprofit that's operating out-of-state to stop the early closure of coal plants. Locals there have been surprised to hear that another state was intervening there - Wyoming officials say they're not shy about it. A year after the police killing of Anderson Antelope in Riverton, his family is still asking for greater transparency. We will also go on an adventure to a Beartooth mountain glacier to learn how Rocky Mountain Locusts and

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 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.

Top Podcasts In News

Listeners Also Subscribed To