WPR News
8:43 am
Tue February 5, 2008

UW Encourages Students To Consider Elderly Care

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Laramie, Wy – The University of Wyoming is using a grant to try and get student social workers interested in elderly care. Professor Vicki Murdoch says studies show that students are not drawn to caring for older adults, so they are hoping the stipend will change that. The stipend Murdoch is talking about comes from a three year grant to convince more students to consider geriatric care. The money comes from the John A. Hartford foundation.

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WPR News
8:41 am
Tue February 5, 2008

WEA Looks For Harmony

Cheyenne, Wy – When the Wyoming Education association lobbies in Cheyenne during the upcoming legislative session, they will not have the weight of the school funding lawsuit to carry around. The issue was resolved by the Supreme Court several weeks ago, and W-E-A President Kathryn Valido says they enter the legislative session with perhaps the best school funding system in the nation. Although it was tense on occasion, Valido does not think there is animosity between teachers and lawmakers.

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WPR News
8:38 am
Tue February 5, 2008

People Don't Recreate Outdoors

Jackson, Wy – A new study shows that people are spending less time outdoors then ever before. The research builds on some earlier studies and was conducted by the nature conservancy. Some in that organization fear that the study shows that other things are taking interest away from nature. But the Director of the Nature conservancy's Greater Yellowstone Program has a different view. Paul Hanson has some concerns, but he does not think it is as gloomy as some portray.

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11:29 am
Mon February 4, 2008

Historic Atlas Theater turns 100

Wyoming – The Cheyenne theater known for its western melodramas hits the 100-year mark this month just in time for a much-needed facelift. Peter O'Dowd reports.

11:27 am
Mon February 4, 2008

Experts meet in Casper for suicide prevention

Wyoming – Bob Beck speaks with Lena Edmunds from the University of Wyoming's counseling center about an unfortunate trend in the state.

11:26 am
Mon February 4, 2008

Energy reporters explain FutureGen debacle

Wyoming – Dustin Bliezeffer and Phil Noble, two Wyoming journalists, tell Peter O'Dowd about the significance of the latest coal-energy headlines.

11:23 am
Mon February 4, 2008

Companies balk at carbon capture price tag

Wyoming – Companies balk at carbon capture price tag

Addie Goss tries to find out why more companies don't use enhanced oil recovery methods.

11:21 am
Mon February 4, 2008

Election fever hits university campus

Wyoming – Intern Jama Caldwell took an unscientific poll at the University of Wyoming to see who students support in the 2008 race for president.


11:20 am
Mon February 4, 2008

Cubin defends REAL ID

Wyoming – Rep. Barbara Cubin tells Bob Beck that a federal driver's license would not encourage identity theft or cost too much to implement.

11:18 am
Mon February 4, 2008

Washington delegates speak on stimulus package

Wyoming – Eric Niiler reports from Washington on where Wyoming's Congressional delegation stands on the proposed boost for the lagging economy.

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