Produced by Wyoming Public Media and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Kids Ask WhY features young journalists from Wyoming, who explore topics that connect them to their home-- the modern American West. Diving into questions about Wyoming’s history, wildlife, and culture, their thoughtful conclusions help people of all ages see Wyoming through a new lens.
Episode 3: Rural Living
Wyoming is arguably the most rural state in the nation, and like ranching, farming is a big part of its rural character. Bryant Casey speaks with lifelong farmer Rodney McNiven about his crops and his challenges. Anniston Morris goes back in time to learn about one of the first towns in Wyoming, why it began… Read More »Episode 3: Rural Living
Episode 2: COVID and Kids
With their lives upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, naturally kids have lots of questions about the virus. Maddilyn Smith and Hirsch Zickefoose air some of these questions with Natrona County Health Officer Dr. Mark Dowell, and historian Dr. Jeremy Johnston. Maddilyn is particularly interested in the COVID-19 vaccine and how it will affect kids. Hirsch… Read More »Episode 2: COVID and Kids
Episode 1: From Fire Season to Hunting Season
Sophia Moore and Taft Winters explore two important “seasons” in Wyoming—Fire Season and Hunting Season. Sophia had firsthand experience with the Lost Creek Fire outside of Cody, and has lots of questions for BLM dispatcher Katie Williamson. Katie helps Sophia understand the pros and cons of fires in the West. Taft Winter just passed his… Read More »Episode 1: From Fire Season to Hunting Season
Kids Ask Why Season 2 Trailer
Kids Ask WhY is back! For our second season, a new group of kids come back to ask about events that fascinate them either in the present or past. Think annual summer events in your community or something significant that struck a chord in the past. We learn about volcanoes, branding, fire seasons and more.… Read More »Kids Ask Why Season 2 Trailer
Episode 7: Why Are Open Spaces Vital To Our Communities And Wildlife?
Molly Buckles and Sam Obrecht love Wyoming because of the open spaces that are made up of federal, state and private land.
Episode 6: Why Is Wyoming Called the Equality State?
In this episode, Ruby Hanson and Erica Unger examine two aspects of equality in Wyoming. Erica Unger, a ten-year-old from Douglas, Wyoming starts this episode with an interview with Christina Bird. Erica asks questions about suffrage in Wyoming in the 19th Century and about Nellie Tayloe Ross. Ross was the first woman governor of Wyoming… Read More »Episode 6: Why Is Wyoming Called the Equality State?