Few places have come to symbolize the rapidly-changing American West quite like the valley of Jackson Hole, Wyoming—grizzlies still graze by the roadside, elk eat farm-raised grass, and, all the while, service workers, ranchers, ski bums, and billionaires also jostle to find their piece of paradise.
For millennia, the human and non-human residents of Jackson Hole have co-existed in a complex struggle for the good life. But what is the state of this balance these days? And how have these relationships been shaped by recent changes in resources, demographics, and priorities of our communities?
Yonder Lies, a new podcast from KHOL 89.1 and Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative Researchers, is your invitation to dive into the nitty-gritty of Jackson Hole. Hosted by writers and researchers Hannah Habermann and Jesse Bryant, Yonder Lies shares intimate stories of the people, conflicts, and institutions that have made this place what it is today.
Subscribe now to join us, as we help sort fact from fiction and wonder what the future may hold for this beloved American landscape.
Our Housing Crisis
Without a doubt, our community has its work cut out for us in terms of affordable housing now, and in the years to come. Is it possible to create a world where all of our community members can choose to affordably live in Jackson, if they want? What actions are being taken? What changes need to be made?
Listen to hear from April Norton, the Housing Director of Jackson/Teton County Housing Department, Skye Schell of ShelterJH, and Kelsey Yarzarb, a local activist working to repeal Town Ordinance 473.
Music and Myths: Dom Flemons and Black Cowboys
In this episode, we continue to interrogate the myth of the cowboy, this time through the lens of music history and songwriting!
American songster Dom Flemons shares about the history of American folk music and the process behind the creation of his Grammy-nominated album "Black Cowboys."
Latino Voices in Jackson
In this episode, we explore the experiences of Latino community members in Jackson, Wyoming.
What's behind (what's up with) the gap between perceptions and reality when it comes to Jackson's demographic?
Alina Indracas and Lina Collado share their stories of living Latino in Jackson and how they hope to see Jackson grow into the future.
“Attention is the Beginning of Devotion”: A Conversation with Sportswoman-Conservationist Marcia Brownlee
Hannah talks to Marcia Brownlee, project manager of myth-busting sportswoman group Artemis. They talk about developing an intimate connection to the land and the joys of creating all-female hunting & angling communities. They also dive into the weeds of BLM oil and gas leasing sales in the time of COVID, and the implications of these sales for public lands.
Kanye West and Wyoming
On the slated release date of his new 2020 album Donda: With Child we thought it would be good to tell the story of perhaps the most famous Wyomingite ever. No, we're not talking about Dick Cheney or Jackson Pollock, but Kanye West.
We'll cover where Kanye came from, his upbringing, his vaulting into the musical pantheon, his subsequent resentment of being pigeonholed as only a musical genius, and what his bringing of his Yeezy brand to Cody, Wyoming may or may not mean for the town.
LIVE! An Interview on Environmentalism, Academia, and This Historic Moment
Recently, Jesse sat down (virtually!) with the Executive Director of the Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative, Ben Williamson, to discuss environmentalism, academia, and our historic present moment!
This was the first in a series that NRCC will be hosting every other Thursday from 12-1 on Zoom.
Oof so good
Just listened to the piece on Tensleep- great writing, really interesting approach. I was so captivated. This is the news we need in the outdoors community. Also really enjoyed and appreciated the interview with Len Necefer. Keep it up, guys!
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Modern Podcast Case Study
Yonder Lies is a case study for not just the aspiring podcaster but also how podcasts can help meet the need in the absence of local journalism. Jackson is lucky in that it has comparatively robust journalistic scene, but Yonder Lies exercises the ability to deep dive into issues directly relevant to the denizens of Jackson Hole as it is not held back by the constraints of print. Kudos to Jesse and Hannah for pursuing this endeavor. Minor technical issues (more apparent in earlier episodes) aside, Yonder Lies is proof that if the concept and content is solid the podcast will deliver.