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 August 7, 2020

    Open Spaces August 7, 2020

    On this episode, an influx of visitors will be in Northeast Wyoming because of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. And officials are preparing. We take a look at how meat producers are trying to get inventory out to their customers as processing plants are backed up. The Trump administration is pushing for schools to reopen in-person this fall. We'll hear from one school counselor and parent about the things they're weighing. Those stories and more.

    • 51 min
    Open Spaces July 31, 2020

    Open Spaces July 31, 2020

    On this episode, we will have an interview with new UW President Ed Seidel on topics ranging from his goals to reopening the University. Wyoming's community colleges are planning for the fall semester. Without federal guidance, each is developing a unique plan for its campus, from the classroom to the dorm. Wyoming's Congressional delegation has different ideas from the President regarding COVID-19 and we continue our series on racial tension in Fremont County. Those stories and more.

    • 49 min
    Open Spaces July 17, 2020

    Open Spaces July 17, 2020

    On this episode, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon announced the start of $250 million of budget cuts with more announcements on the way. Three years ago, a federal court ruled that the City of Riverton is not part of the Wind River Reservation. But a more recent ruling calls that into question. People are doubting science, and there are many theories why. Those stories and more.

    • 50 min
    Open Spaces July 10, 2020

    Open Spaces July 10, 2020

    On this episode, we'll hear from food service businesses about how they've adapted to a "new normal" during the COVID-19 pandemic. RVs and trailers are having a moment right now, with Americans looking for a way to vacation without sacrificing their safety. And how the pandemic is affecting the pocketbooks of professional cowboys. Also, a new coal mine is coming to the Powder River Basin and an update on Laramie's Pilot Hill project. Those and more.

    • 53 min
    Open Spaces June 26, 2020

    Open Spaces June 26, 2020

    On this episode, a local reproductive health clinic in Gillette lost its county funding and it could have big impacts on the people it serves. We will bring you the latest on efforts by the state of Wyoming to purchase millions of acres of land in southern Wyoming and it's not easy being a Wyoming artist. Plus why the Wyoming delegation is excited about efforts to get rid of regulations. Those stories and more.

    • 50 min
    Open Spaces June 19, 2020

    Open Spaces June 19, 2020

    On this episode, we will visit some of the smaller towns where Black Lives Matter protests have occurred. It's been a scary time for undocumented workers. And a town remains skeptical about COVID-19 despite being the county with the most cases. Those stories and more.

    • 50 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.

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