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High Country News

This Wyoming Public Media podcast covers Western news, cultural stories, interviews, oral histories and more. Recent episodes include the fight to make land conservation a priority, the climate-change-induced migration of birds of prey, and how women are redefining what it means to live in the West.

About the show

The Modern West is a rich collection of news and cultural stories from the Mountain West. Features, interviews, oral history, readings, and more offer a snapshot of Western life.

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I am so proud that you gave the female student who was mocked in her classroom a voice on public radio. That’s justice!

Grayckle

About the Host

Micah Schweizer

Micah Schweizer

Host

Micah Schweizer is Wyoming Public Media’s cultural affairs director and production director. Before to moving to Wyoming, he developed, hosted, and produced a variety of shows at public radio stations in Wisconsin and Indiana. He got his start in radio at Wisconsin Public Radio and has contributed to networks including NPR and the BBC. Micah’s favorite outdoor pastimes include cross-country skiing, bicycle commuting, hiking, and gazing at mountains. And his three rescued cats offer daily encounters with the wild world.

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Start listening to The Modern West: Season 1 Preview
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