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General Manager's Newsletter | July 2018

July is hot! You can look forward to a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate July 12, a visit from WPM to a few communities throughout the state, and a live morning broadcast from Cheyenne’s Frontier Days.
Wyoming Public Media continues its tradition of broadcasting the Grand Teton Music Festival’s opening concert live from Walk Festival Hall in Jackson Hole. Micah Schweizer will host the July 4th Patriotic Pops celebration
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StoryCorps Booth Records 125 Stories Since StoryCorps began recording in Jackson on May 24th, the Brooklyn-based team recorded over 120 stories from more than 250 participants in and around Teton County. As the Airstream moves on to Bismarck, the storytelling team at Wyoming Public Media will continue editing the recordings for features on a variety of WPM programs. Keep up with Jackson's stories here.
Live From Here Gets Additional Air Time Minnesota based Live from Here with Chris Thile will air Sundays on Wyoming Sounds at 2pm beginning July 1st. If you miss the show Saturdays nights at 6pm on Wyoming Public Radio you can catch the replay by streaming the Wyoming Sounds channel on our website so you never have to miss a Song of the Week!
Archives on the Air Partnership Goes Live WPM is proud to announce Archives on the Air, a new partnership with the UW American Heritage Center. In each one-minute episode, the AHC’s Molly Marcusse reveals a fascinating tidbit from the vast collection of personal and historical archives at the Center. New episodes air weekdays at 8:50am, 11:50am, and 6:50pm, with repeats on Saturday and Sunday and are accessible online.
Month of the Story Seminars Draw to a Close For the past month, Wyoming Public Media has partnered with the Teton County Library to bring a series of seminars on how stories are told and their historical and cultural importance. The series concluded on June 21st with a Community Listening Event that highlighted recordings from the StoryCorps Mobile Booth's stay in Jackson. Listen to clips from the event here.
Summer Internships Provide Media Experience for Students The Wyoming Public Media Internship Program has produced some of the best stories, reports, and programs on air over the years, and this summer, we are excited to have a few folks joining us! Klara Catilo joined the newsroom, Ashton Hooker joined HumaNature, Nick Hudson, Sam Poitras, and Taylar Stagner joined the cultural affairs department.
Science of Animal-Vehicle Collisions Draws Interest  On June 1st, Wyoming Public Radio Reporter Maggie Mullen was featured on Here & Now and Science Friday for her report on America's deadliest animal: the deer. In the segment, Mullen spoke with conservation scientist Corinna Riginos in Sinks Canyon, a hotspot for collisions, on why covering delineator posts might be the solution to many collisions.
Edwards Bobcat Story Featured Nationally On June 4th, Wyoming Public Radio's Melodie Edwards' report on the changing focus in the valuation of the wild creatures of the American West was aired to national audiences on Here & Now. In recent years, bobcats, once one of the most popular furs, have become more economically valuable alive in their natural habitats.
McKim Speaks to State of America's Orphaned Wells On June 5th, Wyoming Public Radio Natural Resource and Energy Reporter Cooper McKim was featured in NPR's newscast highlighting the effects of abandoned well sites that have not been reclaimed on land management. This was one of many reports by McKim that highlight energy in the western United States.
Mountain West Has Exclusive Wenk Interview On June 7th, the Mountain West News Bureau's Nate Hegyi interviewed Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk on his ousting from the National Park Service. Wenk says he felt abused and that the forced retirement is unfair to the park and its employees. The issue and the interview drew national attention and were featured by the Washington Post on the same day.
HumaNature and Melodie Edwards Win PRNDI Awards On June 23rd Caroline Ballard and Bob Beck attended the Public Radio National Directors Incorporated Conference in Philadelphia, where HumaNature podcast won First Place for Best Station Podcast for Episode 22, and reporter Melodie Edwards won First Place for Best Use of Sound for her story on archeologists race to preserve architects in ice patches.
The Violence Against Women Act and The Wind River Reservation On June 25th, a report from Wyoming Public Radio's Melodie Edwards aired on All Things Considered. The report highlighted domestic violence, legislation, and the Wind River Reservation. In the US, tribes have greater powers to prosecute domestic assault and violent crimes due to the Violence Against Women Act, but some loopholes still remain.
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Thanks to our new and renewing underwriters!

Dancers' Workshop, Grand Teton Music Festival, Ivinson Memorial Hospital,
Jackson Hole Center for the Arts, Pinedale Fine Arts, Pole Mountain Pharmacy, Riverton Branch Library, University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources, and Vision West

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