Laramie, Wyo. – One recommendation in the federal deficit reduction proposal released this week is the elimination of funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. That's the private, nonprofit corporation that oversees the government's investment in public broadcasting. That includes PBS and NPR and their affiliated member stations, including Wyoming Public Radio.
Could Wyoming take on China in Rare Element Market?
Wyoming – Many of today's technologies are only possible because of a special mineral group called rare earth elements. Rare earths are among 17 elements on the periodic table with exotic names like dysposium, neodymium or europium. Wyoming Public Radio's Tristan Ahtone says a global race to produce rare earths is underway and Wyoming may be on the verge of becoming a major player.
Wyoming – Wyoming currently has an abundance of older workers trying to find jobs. The reasons they are unemployed in the first place are numerous. But Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports that those looking for work are having mixed results.
Governor-Elect Mead Starts Work on his Administration
Wyoming – In Wyoming's modern history every governor has served multiple terms. That means Matt Mead is only the fourth person in 35 years to make the transition into the governor's office. Mead, a Republican won the November second election in a landslide. He told Renny MacKay that things are coming along and he's got some key players in place for his transition team.