Wyoming – Around the state, food pantries have been getting more requests for help. They've seen about a 20 percent increase in clients in the last year. The Interfaith Good Samaritan pantry in Laramie it's even worse. Elsa Partan reports.
Wyoming – In just a few weeks, the University of Wyoming symphony will kick off its season. This year, director Michael Griffith used his trip through Europe as inspiration for the season's program. He joined Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck in the studio.
Wyoming – For a long time, the idea that business and the environment could peacefully merge appeared to fly in the face of capitalism. The University of Wyoming is in its second year of trying to disprove that. Professor Eric Arnould speaks with Peter O'Dowd.
Wyoming – Wyoming recycles less trash than almost any other state. But there's a growing movement across Wyoming to recycle more... and it's not just environmentalists making the push. Addie Goss reports.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – Wyoming is one of a dozen Western states where the Treasury Department is introducing a Social Security debit card.
It can be used to pay bills or draw cash. There is no sign-up fee and no bank account is required.
About two million Social Security recipients are getting sign-up information with their September checks. The other states are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
Recipients can sign up by phone, 1-877-212-9991, or online.
Laramie, Wyo. – The economics of America's energy debate are often left out of the discussion.
That's according to panelists at a University of Wyoming energy economics summit Thursday.
Carbon capture, clean coal, and oil extraction are topics of the day. But the governor's energy advisor Rob Hurless says politicians, environmentalists, and sometimes even industry ignore underlying business principles.
Laramie, Wyo. – The head of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority will step down at the end of next month.
Steve Waddington says he was proud to get three major power line projects going during his time as director. He says the legislature set up the authority in 2004 with the idea that Wyoming should export electricity from coal. But the possibility of federal carbon taxes derailed those plans.