General Manager's Newsletter | September 2018

Speaking politely may be a lost art! Our nation is increasingly divided, a situation lamented by many Americans. September brings an exciting event to UW focusing on Civil Discourse. Alexander Heffner, host of PBS’ The Open Mind, will be a keynote speaker for a program on civil discourse on September 11 at 5:30 in the Arts & Sciences auditorium of the UW campus.... Continue reading
HumaNature Presentation In Albany County Producers of the award-winning storytelling podcast, HumaNature, presented at the Albany County Public Library. In the multimedia presentation, Caroline Ballard, Erin Jones, and Micah Schweizer took listeners behind the scenes of producing and launching a new podcast.
Lander Meet And Greet With Christina Kuzmych Wyoming Public Media General Manager, Christina Kuzmych, Director of Engineering, Paul Montoya, and Director of Donor Relations, Ry Woody, met Lander area listeners at the Lander Bake Shop to say hello and answer questions. Thank you to all who attended and gave feedback on Wyoming Public Media services, programs, and technology.
Wyoming Sounds Hosts At Uptown Breakdown Wyoming Sounds hosts, Grady Kirkpatrick and Dr. Robert, emceed the 8th Annual Centennial Uptown Breakdown at the Beartree Tavern in Centennial. The event featured the Pat Sansone Trio, CUP, Dakota Dave Hull, Max Hatt & Edda Glass, Jackie Myers, 10¢ Stranger, Wolves in Cheap Clothing, and J Shogren Shanghai'd.
Travel With Signal Updates At Your Fingertips Signal additions and boosts for Wyoming Public Radio, Wyoming Sounds, and Classical Wyoming were implemented this summer. The new frequency brochure reflects new channels and boosted signals across the state, so save a copy, print it out, and enjoy coverage of nearly 95% of Wyoming.
HumaNature's National Audience Keeps Growing In early August, HumaNature reached new audiences through features on Brains On!, a children's learning website, and Podcast Brunch Club's August playlist. Brains On! featured Episode 28: Things That Go Squeak In The Night, and Podcast Brunch Club's playlist highlighted Episode 9: May The Road Rise Up To Meet You, And May The Wind Stop Blowing In Your Face.
Watson's Migrant Student Report Featured By APM and NPR In August, Reporter Tennessee Watson's recent look into the Migrant Education Program and the students and communities it affects all across the country was featured on Educate, a podcast from APM Reports, and Watson highlighted the improved graduation rates and increased opportunities that have arisen since the MEP's creation in 1965.
Beef And Blockchain On All Things Considered On August 15th, Kamila Kudelska's report on merging old and new technology to keep records in cattle farming was featured on NPR's All Things Considered. Blockchain is a digital ledger that can track factors that determine quality of beef, diet, and illnesses. These are factors that produce high quality beef that can be sold at higher prices, giving Wyoming ranchers opportunity to compete.
Wildfires And Historical Preservation Featured Nationally On August 16th, Reporter Maggie Mullen’s report on how archaeologists become key players in fire fighting was featured on All Things Considered. Often, archaeologists like the USFS's Tara Hamilton get their fire-resistant boots on the ground to assess the risks to artifacts and areas of archaeological interest when wildfires burn through National Forests.
McKim's Reports Nationally On Wyoming Coal Power On August 27th, Wyoming Public Media’s Cooper McKim was featured on NPR's Morning Edition for his report on the Trump Administration's Affordable Clean Energy rule. McKim spoke with Dry Fork Station plant manager, Tom Stalcup, and Energy Analyst and Economist, Rob Godby, from the University of Wyoming on the proposal's potential effects on coal in the state.
UW Black 14 Draws Parallel to Modern NFL Politics On August 28th, Reporter Maggie Mullen's feature on the Black 14 and University of Wyoming Athletics public protest policy aired on NPR's Here & Now. It focused on the fourteen University of Wyoming players who were cut from the team in 1969 due to race politics. The feature drew parallels to recent NFL activities.
Spread Of White Nose Becomes National Issue On August 30th, a report by Melodie Edwards on the spread of a deadly fungus to bat populations in the Black Hills was featured on Here & Now. Until recently, the Black Hills have been a well- known safe haven for the endangered northern long-eared bat, but as the white nose syndrome creeps in, the risk to the bats has increased drastically. 
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