Open Spaces
2:29 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

October 21st, 2011 Open Spaces - Whole Show

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Open Spaces
12:32 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

Wyoming's new uranium mines reduce environmental risks, uranium specialist says

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Two uranium mines are operating in Wyoming, and several more licenses are in the works. But Bob Gregory, the uranium specialist at the Wyoming State Geological Survey, says the new mines use a completely different technology than their older counterparts.

Open Spaces
12:17 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

Wildlife biologist and author Bruce Smith discusses Wyoming's elk feeding program

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One of the more controversial programs in Wyoming involves feeding Elk on the National Elk Refuge. Longtime U-S Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist Bruce Smith worked at the refuge for many years. He's written a book on his experience called Where Elk Roam, conservation and Biopolitics of our National Elk heard. He says the feeding program is unusual

Open Spaces
11:50 am
Tue November 1, 2011

Online farmers market provides supplemental market for local products

As cold weather sends farmers markets into hibernation, there's one that's picking back up after a summer lull. The Triple Crown Commodities Cooperative serves four counties in Southeastern Wyoming without needing a city block to set up in. This farmers market allows farmers to sell local products to customers online. Wyoming Public Radio's Rebecca Martinez has more

Open Spaces
11:48 am
Tue November 1, 2011

Star basketball coach seeks to reverse Cowboys' losing streak

If you said that the Wyoming Cowboys basketball team has struggled in recent years,that would be a bit of an understatement. After back to back 10 win and 21 loss seasons, a change was needed. So, Wyoming went to its past and hired Larry Shyatt. Shyatt coached one year at Wyoming and took a team that had struggled in previous years to a 19-9 record and the postseason. As most fans know, Shyatt then left to Coach at Clemson and later became the top assistant and two time National Champion Florida. Shyatt was always troubled that he left a job unfinished at Wyoming and decided to come back.

Around the Nation
9:52 am
Tue November 1, 2011

In Florida, Mentally Ill Suffer Abuse And Neglect

Officer Tom Merenda talks to John Fager, one of the dozens of residents living in an assisted-living facility in Cannon Point.
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Originally published on Mon November 28, 2011 4:26 pm

As states have closed down mental hospitals, they've struggled to find housing for the mentally ill. In Florida, assisted-living facilities have become the de facto solution.

It takes just a high school diploma and 26 hours of training to run one of Florida's mental health assisted-living facilities — that's lower than the state requirements for becoming a beautician, a barber or even an auctioneer.

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News
5:34 am
Tue November 1, 2011

Wyoming's Niobrara shale is producing less than hoped

Wells drilled in the Wyoming part of the Niobrara Shale are producing less than half the amount of oil that wells in Colorado are producing. That’s according to Wyoming Oil and Gas Supervisor Tom Doll, who discussed the matter with lawmakers late last week.  However, Bruce Hinchey of the Petroleum Association of Wyoming isn’t discouraged. He said the eastern Wyoming drilling site has a lot of potential –they just have to figure out exactly how to tap into it.  “It’s not a play where you just go out and punch a hole and you’ve got a big oil well.

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News
5:16 am
Tue November 1, 2011

Hunter in good condition

Authorities say a hunter who was attacked by
a bear while hunting in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park is in good condition. Park officials say 32-year-old Timothy Hix, of Jackson, was
expected to be released from the hospital later Monday.   Hix told rangers that he surprised what he believed was a grizzly bear on Sunday in an area between Blacktail Ponds and Glacier View overlooks. He says the bear ran toward him and, after he wasn't able to grab his pepper spray, he dropped to the ground and covered his head. Hix says the bear bit him at least twice before running away.

CDC Zombies
5:17 pm
Mon October 31, 2011

CDC: Be ready for the zombie pandemic, other emergencies

The Centers for Disease Control has prepared a new way to teach the importance of emergency preparedness. The CDC’s publication “Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic” begins with a couple, their dog, and a strange virus spreading in the city and turning people into zombies.

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