WPR News
8:12 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

Bear cub struck, killed by car in Teton Park

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo – Grand Teton National Park officials say a female black bear cub has been hit and killed by a car.

Park officials say the cub was killed Wednesday night when it was following its mother and a sibling across the road. They say the driver, a Moran resident, told a ranger he swerved to avoid the bears but struck the last one.

Officials say the driver called in the incident and waited for the ranger to arrive.

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6:29 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

University of Wyoming Declines Adopting Speaker Policy

University of Wyoming Declines Adopting Speaker Policy – University of Wyoming Declines Adopting Speaker Policy

6:19 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

University of Wyoming Declines Adopting Speaker Policy

University of Wyoming Declines Adopting Speaker Policy

Wyoming – This week University of Wyoming president Tom Buchanan was emphatic when he declared the university will not create a speakers' policy. The policy could have set up a process to review speakers invited to campus. Renny MacKay reports.

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6:18 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

A conversation with the University of Wyoming College of Business Dean Brent Hathaway.

A conversation with the University of Wyoming College of Business Dean Brent Hathaway.

Wyoming – The College of Business opened the doors to its new facility this semester. The eco-friendly building is very high tech and focuses on enhancing the student experience. Dean Brent Hathaway discusses what the building will mean with Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck.

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6:17 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

Superintendent Jim McBride Discusses Recently Released Education Summary

Superintendent Jim McBride Discusses Recently Released Education Summary

Wyoming – The current State Superintendent, Jim McBride, is in his last months in office. One of the things McBride did during his administration is start sending out a packet of information on schools every year. It's kind of a report card and a newsletter, with facts on each district. He Speaks with Renny MacKay

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6:17 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

Leaving Wyoming: An Essay by Wyoming writer Leorah Snyder.

Leaving Wyoming: An Essay by Wyoming writer Leorah Snyder.

Wyoming – Leaving Wyoming: An Essay by Wyoming writer Leorah Snyder.

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6:16 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

Phillipa Strum On Latino Segregation

Phillipa Strum On Latino Segregation

Wyoming – In several Wyoming communities there has been significant growth in the Hispanic population. This has meant changes in the dynamics for Wyoming schools too. Some of the thanks traces back to the 1940s when federal judges in California ruled that the state could not segregate Latinos. She speaks with Renny MacKay.

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6:15 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

Drilling could return to The Wyoming Range

Drilling could return to The Wyoming Range

Wyoming – Next month, the Bridger-Teton National Forest is expected to release a draft environmental study on a Texas company's proposal to drill in the Wyoming Range. The proposal is in an area Congress voted to put off limits to new oil and gas leasing, when it passed the Wyoming Range Legacy Act in 2009. WPR's Rebecca Huntington reports.

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6:15 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

Wyoming's food stamp numbers remain high.

Wyoming?s food stamp numbers remain high.

Wyoming – Wyoming's version of food stamps, called the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program or SNAP, started seeing some significant increased use during the last year. Heather Babbitt oversees the program for the Wyoming Department of Family Services. She speaks with WPR's Bob Beck.

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6:14 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

Riverton readies for Wyoming's first Job Corps.

Riverton readies for Wyoming's first Job Corps.

Wyoming – Job Corps is gearing up for a new facility in Riverton. The facility is expected to address high unemployment numbers in Fremont County, and a workforce that is too small for employers in the rest of the state. WPR's Bob Beck reports.

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