Exploring the Allure of Cowboy Culture and Identity In Wyoming
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by Emy DiGrappa
3M ago
I really long to, through my work, develop the sense that culture is everywhere. And you get to celebrate yourself through art and your people through art and your place through art. And that is what it's all about. You don't have to go somewhere else for that. It's already here. It's already with us. - Grace Cannon Are you intrigued by the impact of cowboy culture and the Wyoming identity? Do you embrace a certain cowboy lifestyle to connect with your roots, or feel disconnected and unsure of its authenticity? If you've grappled with the stereotypes and myths surrounding the cowboy identity ..read more
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Rod Miller: The Constant Force of Change in the Cowboy State
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by Emy diGrappa
3M ago
The Constant Force of Change in the Cowboy State “The economic profile of Wyoming will change like everything else in the state has changed, and it will not be because of things we have done as Wyomingites. The economic life of Wyoming will change because of the marketplace, because of risk cap being put to work in Wyoming and returning a reward.” - Rod Miller  Hey, Wyoming residents! Ever wondered what a columnist born into a ranching family since 1867 has to say about change and identity in Wyoming? We unravel some informative insights of columnist Rod Miller. Listen to his perspectives ..read more
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Inviting You to Dig In: The Impact of Archaeology and Public Engagement
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by Emy diGrappa
3M ago
"Archaeology is just one avenue of trying to understand the human experience and finding out how we are alike, in what ways we are different. It's a real intellectual challenge, and that challenge is something I really enjoy engaging in." - Bruce Bradley Have you ever wondered about the hidden stories buried beneath the surface? The ancient mysteries waiting to be uncovered? Well, in our latest episode of Winds Of Change, we delved into the fascinating world of archaeology and the secrets it holds. We had the pleasure of speaking with archaeology experts George Zeimens and Dr. Bruce Bradley, a ..read more
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Revolutionizing the Symphony: William Intriligator on Engaging New Audiences
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by Emy diGrappa
3M ago
“The whole idea of orchestral music being something that people come back to time and again to become enriched and inspired and entertained.” -William Intriligator In the world of music, a symphony orchestra holds the power to transport us to extraordinary realms of emotion and wonder. But what if I told you that behind the captivating melodies and harmonies lies an unexpected twist that forever changed the course of one man's life? Picture this: a young graduate student, eager to explore the depths of musical expression, crosses paths with a mentor who unknowingly ignites a flame within him ..read more
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Is Truth Stranger Than Fiction? Myths & Legends
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by Emy Digrappa
3M ago
Is truth stranger than fiction? In this episode we decided YES, it is! We explored some of the very interesting myths and legends from Wyoming’s great history. We talked about Big Nose George, Devils Tower, cow-tipping and the "little people." Our very interesting narrative is from John Mionczynski, well known biologist, and naturalist. John tells his story of his encounter with Sasquatch, or “Bigfoot” while camping alone in the Wind River Mountains. John Mionczynski started on his journey to learn more about the creature known as Sasquatch, or “Bigfoot” and shares what he has l ..read more
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We Love Small Towns & the Legendary Jackalope
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by Emy diGrappa
3M ago
About Michael Branch Mike Branch is a writer, humorist, environmentalist, father, and desert rat who lives with his wife and two young daughters in the western Great Basin Desert. His work includes ten published books, one of which is the Pulitzer Prize-nominated John Muir’s Last Journey: South to the Amazon and East to Africa (Island Press). His recent books include: Raising Wild: Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness (Shambhala  / Roost Books, 2016), Rants from the Hill: On Packrats, Bobcats, Wildfires, Curmudgeons, a Drunken Mary Kay Lady, and Othe ..read more
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Celebrating Yellowstone National Park: The Indigenous Perspective
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by Emy diGrappa
3M ago
Shane Doyle is a Montana-based scholar, teacher, and community advocate whose work focuses on the history and heritage of Native American tribes of the Northern Great Plains. Shane is an enrolled member of the Apsáalooke Nation (also known as the Crow Tribe), and he holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Montana State University. His unique personal and professional experiences, combined with his deep curiosity and seemingly endless energy, have made Shane a well-known leader in many fields, including education, land use advocacy, and the arts.   Learn about Shane and the ce ..read more
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Celebrating Yellowstone National Park: Episode II
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by Wyoming Humanities Council
3M ago
Between the fur trade and prospecting eras is a brief period of missionary and military exploration which advanced the general knowledge of the Yellowstone region. maps and writings these explorers became the means of preserving important residual and accurate geographical information amassed by the men of the fur trade. Jim Bridger provided most of the information set on paper. The Bridger map is essentially a hydrographic sketch of amazing accuracy.   The Park’s Early Years  The park’s promoters envisioned Yellowstone National Park would exist at no expense to the government ..read more
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Celebrating Yellowstone National Park: Episode I
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by Emy diGrappa
3M ago
Welcome, we are celebrating Yellowstone National Park, and have three episodes in store for you to enjoy! This first is the creation of the park, the second will focus on what happened next, and the third will be an indigenous perspective and 11,000 year history. Yellowstone became a national park on March 1, 1872. When President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law, it protected more than 2 million acres of mountain wilderness, extraordinary collection of geysers and incredible landscapes. The Yellowstone Act of 1872 designated the region as a public ..read more
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Diversity in Wyoming: Then and Now
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by Emy Romero
3M ago
This episode is bringing a topical discussion on empowering people by respecting and appreciating what makes them different. In a nutshell, diversity! We have native Wyomingite historian Jeremy Johnston kicking it off with our wonderful co-hosts Lucas and Olivia who will then be followed by the intrepid Christie Wildcat. Who hails from the Wind River Reservation in Central Wyoming and is now studying anthropology in Laramie. Her all-encompassing goal is to preserve culture, due to the culture dying out. Dont miss out on a cool introduction by Christie in her native Northern Arapaho langua ..read more
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