General Manager's Newsletter | October 2018

It’s debate season! Several debates are scheduled and found on the WPM WY Vote page. Throughout the election season, we collaborated with Wyoming PBS, the Casper Star Tribune, the Laramie Boomerang, and the League of Women Voters, among others.

October 6th marks the 20th anniversary of the death of UW student, Matthew Shepard. WPM produced several pieces on the topic that can be found on our website at You might want to check out Open Spaces on October 5 at 3 p.m., and Sunday, October 7 at 12 p.m. 
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Wyoming Public Media at Downtown Mash Up On September 14th, Coorporate Development Manager Dianne Burner, Program Director Grady Kirkpatrick, Office Associate Diana Denison, and General Manager Christina Kuzmych were out to meet and greet Laramie residents and welcome back University of Wyoming students at the Downtown Laramie Mash Up.
Gearing Up for Fall Pledge Drive As fall sets in, so do preparations for the Wyoming Public Media Fall Fund Drive. October 6th is just around the corner, and we need your help to make it a success! We are looking for volunteers to talk, laugh, and share with donors and staff as you answer phones and hang out behind the scenes! If you are interested in volunteering, sign up now!
Homer-Wambeam on an Environmental Murder Mystery Reporter London Homer-Wambeam reported about Locust: the Opera, with music by Anne M. Guzzo, and libretto by Jeffrey A Lockwood. The Opera was performed at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, in Jackson, and also the subject of UW’s Saturday University. Listen to Homer-Wambeam's report by visiting our website.
HumaNature Curates "Women Telling Stories About Life On Earth" In September, HumaNature curated a podcast playlist for RadioPublic featuring five shows telling stories about science, love, entrepreneurship, and more. Women account for only a fraction of all podcast hosts, but with this list, HumaNature (itself woman-hosted) was able to highlight some excellent shows that tell diverse stories from and about women.
McKim Reports Nationally On Methane Rollbacks In September, Reporter Cooper McKim was featured in two NPR news briefings to give commentary on the Trump Administration's methane rollback and the implications for Wyoming. The rollback eliminated policies emplaced during the Obama Administration that aimed to reduce methane from leaking, venting, and flaring from extraction on federal and tribal lands. 
Ballard Featured on NYU Alumni Blog On September 25th, HumaNature and Morning Edition Host Caroline Ballard was featured in her alma mater's alumni blog. In her interview, Ballard touched on topics such as the history and evolution of HumaNature, her education at NYU, and tips and advice for students pursuing a career in public radio. Read the full interview here
Watson Reports on Wyoming Clergy Case On September 27th, Reporter Tennessee Watson was heard on Weekend Edition Saturday for her story on a reopened child sexual abuse case filed against the Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne. Steven Biegler, the current Bishop of Cheyenne, says for too long those in power have controlled the conversation and encourages the reevaluation of cases presented in the early 2000s.
Click the images below to learn more about this month's top stories.
Laramie Works To Raise Millions To Buy Historic Ranch, Turn It Into Public Park State Health Officials Announce New Vaccine Rules
Survivors Want UW To Tighten Cracks In Sexual Assault Response How Can Schools Be Safer? Ask A School Counselor
Thanks to our new and renewing underwriters!

Cheyenne Civic Center, Clure Brother's of Cheyenne, Fitzgerald Foundation for Children
Income Focus Portfolio Management, Jackson Hole Technology Partnership
Laramie Rivers Conservation District, Premiere Bone and Joint, RT Communications
SAGE, The Gary Group, The Lexington Jackson Hole, United Way of Albany County
University of Wyoming Symphony Association, Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne
UW Theatre and Dance, Whitney Center for the Arts, Wyoming Community Foundation
and Yellowstone Mediation

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