11:34 am
Wed May 28, 2008

The obesity epidemic in America

Wyoming – A group at the University of Wyoming is looking at the link between how pregnant women eat and the health of their babies. Addie Goss reports that sheep can tell us a lot about the obesity epidemic in America.

11:32 am
Wed May 28, 2008

Child Advocates say that Wyoming is dealing with far too many cases of child abuse

Wyoming – Child Advocates say that Wyoming is dealing with far too many cases of child abuse, and Charlene Smith of Prevent Child Abuse Wyoming says that many cases are due to ignorance. She tells Bob Beck that abuse can be prevented.

11:29 am
Wed May 28, 2008

Lobbying and ethics reform

Wyoming – It's been about a year since Congress passed sweeping Lobbying and ethics reform. Still, Wyoming lawmakers wonder if much was really done. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

11:26 am
Wed May 28, 2008

A portrait of the human costs of the energy boom

Wyoming – Colton Bryant was an energetic, goofy-looking Evanston guy in his 20's. He idolized his father, he loved hunting and he was never good in school. Bryant was killed on Valentine's Day, 2006 when he fell from a platform on a rig. Alexandra Fuller has written his biography, and with it a portrait of the human costs of the energy boom. She discusses it with Elsa Partan.

11:24 am
Wed May 28, 2008

The International League of Conservation Photographers

Wyoming – This week, professional photographers have been flying around in an airplane and driving around the Pinedale area to capture scenes of natural beauty and industrial development. It's the first time the International League of Conservation Photographers has done a project in the United States. Christina Mittermeier founded the conservation photographers group. She discusses the project with Elsa Partan.

11:16 am
Wed May 28, 2008

How to make cookies in a western mountain town

Wyoming – Jeffrey Letterley has this amusing piece on how to make cookies in a western mountain town. 9. Jeffrey Letterley has this amusing piece on how to make cookies in a western mountain town.

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11:12 am
Wed May 28, 2008

Leorah Snyder reads this poem on why she likes Wyoming

Wyoming – Leorah Snyder reads this poem on why she likes Wyoming

WPR News
10:56 am
Wed May 28, 2008

Ag report shows grim future

Laramie, Wyo. – The U-S Department of Agriculture issued a report on climate change Tuesday that paints a bleak future for crops and livestock.

A top agriculture official in Wyoming says the long-term effect of a warmer climate could force major adjustments.

Thirty-eight scientists collaborated on the report. They say a warmer climate is already increasing the risk of crop failure, decreasing water resources and crimping livestock productivity.

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WPR News
10:37 am
Wed May 28, 2008

New WY Republican Party Chairman

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Republican Party has announced that Diana Vaughan of Teton County will take over as party chairman as Republicans prepare to gather this week for their state convention.

Vaughan will assume the chairmanship Sunday from Fred Parady, who cited "family and business reasons" for his decision to step down.

State party Executive Director Amy Larimer says party rules call for Vaughan, as vice chair, to take over if the chairman leaves before his term expires.

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WPR News
10:33 am
Wed May 28, 2008

Wyoming Superdelegate Picks Obama

Cheyenne, WY – Sen. Barack Obama has picked up another Wyoming superdelegate.

Nancy Drummond of Sheridan said Tuesday she decided to commit to the Illinois senator after this past weekend's state Democratic convention in Jackson.

Five of the state's six superdelegates to the national Democratic convention in Denver have said they are supporting Obama. One remains uncommitted.

Obama also won seven pledged delegates from state party caucuses held earlier, while Hillary Rodham Clinton won five pledged delegates.

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