Wyoming – This week, Congress bought itself some extra time to try to solve an ongoing problem with Medicare. It has to do with a possible 21% cut in Medicare reimbursement rates for Wyoming physicians. Dr. Gerrie Gardner is an invasive cardiologist with Cheyenne Cardiology Associates. She's also the Vice President of the Wyoming Medical Society, and she told Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss that cutting reimbursement rates would be destructive for the state's physicians and patients.
Wyoming – Scientists are predicting an outbreak of grasshoppers in Wyoming this summer. Alexandre Latchininsky is an entomologist in the Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Wyoming, and he's trying to find new ways of controlling grasshoppers. He's starting not with the grasshopper, but with its cousin - the locust. Latchininsky spoke with Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss.
Wyoming – With the legislative session wrapping up, and the news that Governor Freudenthal won't run for a third term, this has been a big week in Wyoming politics. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick talked to Casper Star-Tribune Editor Chad Baldwin and Riverton Ranger Publisher Steve Peck for their assessments.
Wyoming – This legislative session, there were high hopes for a pair of bills intended to make the workplace safer. Wyoming leads the nation in workplace deaths per 100,000 people. Many of those deaths are connected to the oil and gas industry. But both workplace safety bills died this session, and people concerned about the issue are wondering what to do next. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports.