Open Spaces
4:17 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Author Steve Horn talked about his book “Another Man’s Life”

We’re joined now by author Steve Horn. He lives between Laramie and Cheyenne, and earlier this year he published a novel called “Another Man’s Life.” The book tells the story of a Vietnam veteran from Wyoming after he returns home from the war. So Steve, without giving too much away, tell us about the story.

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Open Spaces
4:14 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Sue Castaneda discusses her new book about Cheyenne’s Hitching Post Inn

“The Hitching Post Inn: Wyoming’s Second Capital” is the story about an iconic hotel in Cheyenne that was home to legislators, lobbyists and others over the years.  That includes big name entertainers.  The main portion of the facility burned to the ground in 2010.  Sue Castaneda is the author and she says it was more than just a hotel.

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Open Spaces
4:07 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

UPSTARTS: Custom rifle maker builds luxury firearms, rides out the Recession

Nathan Heineke, 38, builds and repairs custom rifles at his shop in Laramie.
Credit Rebecca Martinez

Now we’ll play the first installation of a segment we’re calling “Upstarts”. It’s an occasional series where we profile Wyoming entrepreneurs and explore what makes them – and their businesses – tick. Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez spoke with 38-year-old Nathan Heineke, owner of N.L. Heineke Incorporated, where he designs and builds upscale custom hunting rifles in Laramie. He started his business eight years ago, and business is good but, he says it could be a while before he starts to see a profit.

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4:28 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Wyoming Artist Profile - The Teka Brock Band

Country, bluegrass and southern rock group the Teka Brock Band, formed in 2008 and are currently living in Sheridan. They are venturing on tour to promote their newest album 307. Anna Rader produced this profile.

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5:07 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Wyoming Whiskey: Retailers buy up first batch in 4 minutes

Credit Wyoming Whiskey

After four years aging in barrels, the first batch of Wyoming Whiskey sold out to distributors in only four minutes today.

Three-thousand cases of Wyoming Whiskey went on sale to state liquor license holders at 3:00 p.m. on the Wyoming Department of Revenue’s E-Liquor website. At 3:04, the website crashed because it experienced such heavy traffic. Of the state’s 1,250 retailers, only about 75 were able to purchase the whiskey.

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4:52 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Playing with food: Laramie carries on turkey curling tradition for charity

Members of the Clucker Chuckers chase a sliding turkey down the ice at Laramie’s annual turkey curling food drive to benefit local charities.
Rebecca Martinez

Curling has developed a competitive following in Laramie in recent years… but the age-old winter sport has developed a softer, sillier side once a year to benefit local charities. Wyoming Public Radio’s Senior Poultry correspondent Rebecca Martinez attended the town’s annual Turkey Curling tournament last weekend and filed this postcard.


REBECCA MARTINEZ: Turkey curling is ridiculous, in a really fun way.

(Ambi: “Yeah, baby!”) (Ambi: Curling sounds)

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Open Spaces
4:15 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Poem: “Devils Tower”

University of Wyoming PhD student, budding ecologist and writer Kristen Gunther reads her poem, “Devils  Tower.”

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5:56 am
Tue November 6, 2012

UW Students Help Re-Design Downtown Buffalo

Architectural Design Students at the University of Wyoming are helping to re-design Buffalo, Wyoming’s historic downtown. The focal point will be an antique carousel with a unique local flair. 

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2:37 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Wyoming Artist Profile - Patti Fiasco

Roots-rock band Patti Fiasco is based in Ft. Collins but members are from towns across Wyoming. Fronted by Alysia Kraft from Encampment, they combine classic country, soul, and rock 'n' roll. With their self-titled debut release and a growing fan base, there is no limit to Patti Fiasco's potential. Anna Rader produced this profile.

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5:44 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Wyoming Symphony Orchestra produces season's first concert Saturday

The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra in Casper kicks off the season with a concert on Saturday.

Music Director Matthew Savery says they’ll be playing Paul Hindeman’s Symphonic Metamorphosis and a piece by an American composer named James Beckel, called Toccata for Orchestra.

“Both pieces are similar in that they’re really like concertos for orchestra – they really show of the virtuosic capabilities of an orchestra,” Savery said.

Later in the season, the orchestra will be collaborating with the Eugene Ballet Company to perform the ballet Swan Lake.

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2:13 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Wyoming Artist Profile - Chanman Roots Band

Jackson Hole based Chanman Roots Band, fronted by Peter “Chanman” Chandler, are driven by strong rhythms, horns and a positive vibe. The nine members from the Chanman Roots Band come from across the country and  combine reggae, rock, jazz, and more to their music. The band recorded and released its first CD New Uprising in 2011. Anna Rader produced this profile.

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9:45 am
Sat September 1, 2012

Morning Music on Wyoming Public Radio: Snowy Range Music Festival Kick-off

Dr. John, Bobby Rush, and Tommy Castro visit with Wyoming Public Media's Grady Kirkpatrick on Morning Music.

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2:08 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Wyoming Artist Profile - Jalan Crossland

Jalan Crossland

Wyoming and Ten Sleep based musician, Jalan Crossland has been playing music, touring both as a solo artist and with the Jalan Crossland band, for more than 20 years. He has recently released a new solo album, Portrait of a Fish. Anna Rader produced this profile.

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1:57 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Wyoming Artist Profile - Screen Door Porch

Screen Door Porch

Jackson based band Screen Door Porch, was formed by Seadar Rose and Aaron Davis in 2007. Their newest album Fate and the Fruit, follows up their 2010 self-titled debut. Anna Rader produced this profile.

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2:18 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Wyoming Artist Profile - One Ton Pig

One Ton Pig

Jackson based, Americana band One Ton Pig have just released a new self-titled album. Anna Rader produced this profile.

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Open Spaces
12:45 pm
Sat June 2, 2012

A new film portrays the history of a Jackson Hole bar

This month a movie will debut featuring an iconic bar in Jackson Hole.  It’s called The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads.  To many in the valley it is more than a bar.  For years it has featured live music on Sunday nights and has been the host to Cowboys and millionaires.  It’s been there for more than 70 years.  The premier will be June 27th at the Center for the Arts in Jackson.  Jennifer Tennican is the filmmaker and she joins Bob Beck.

12:13 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Wyoming Artist Profile - J. Shogren

Centennial based, Americana musician J. Shogren has just released a new album “God Bless These Crooked Little Songs.” Anna Rader produced this profile.

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3:00 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Wyoming Artist Profile - Gary Small

Sheridan based, Nammy award-winning musician Gary Small has  released a new record called "Hostiles and Renegades."  Anna Rader produced this profile.

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12:55 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

One Ton Pig recorded live

Jackson Hole bluegrass/Americana quintet One Ton Pig visited Wyoming Public Radio February 3, 2012 and performed live on Morning Music.

3:49 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Oscar winner from Cheyenne hopes to bring change in Pakistan

Film maker Daniel Junge, who grew up in Cheyenne, won an Oscar this week for his film “Saving Face.” It’s a documentary about the disturbing trend of Pakistani men throwing acid in the faces of women.

The film follows several victims, and even though some of them face ongoing threats from their attackers, Junge says they were eager to be filmed.

“These women want to be heard,” Junge said. “They’ve had this awful thing happen to them, and I think they saw the chance to tell their stories with our cameras.”

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Arts Building
3:15 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

UW dedicates new Visual Arts Building

The University of Wyoming's new Visual Arts Building has faculty and student studios, wood and metal shops, a gallery, and rooms dedicated to perform tasks more safely, including a safe place to spray paint.
Rebecca Martinez Wyoming Public Radio

By Sara Hossaini

The University of Wyoming dedicated its new Visual Arts building today.

Art student Beth Cochran loves the new art building, and points out a feature she’s particularly excited about while leading a tour.

“The lockers are brand new and we’re really, really excited. They’re really, really  nice,” Cochran says.

The Visual Arts building is huge, bright and energy efficient. The 79,000 square foot facility includes studios for faculty and staff, a gallery and brand new equipment.

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4:30 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

Wyoming Artist Profile - Mike Dowling

Mike Dowling digs deep into the musical bag of American roots guitar. From bottleneck blues to vintage jazz and much more in between, Mike's musicality, depth, and mastery of the instrument translates fluently to flattop, archtop, and resonator guitars alike.

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3:58 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

David Wax Museum

– April 27, 2011

David Wax Museum is the Boston- based folk duo of  David Wax and Suz Slezak.  They perform and talk with Grady Kirkpatrick about their journey from Missouri and Virginia to Mexico, California and eventually Boston.  Get the story behind the donkey jawbone.

4:40 pm
Tue December 13, 2011

Spencer Bohren

October 31, 2011- Music and conversation with artist, storyteller, singer/ songwriter, guitarist, Casper native and New Orleans resident Spencer Bohren.

4:26 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads

Grady Kirkpatrick talked with film producer Jennifer Tennican about documenting the  historic watering hole in Wilson, Wyoming. Includes music from the soundtrack.

9:14 am
Thu November 17, 2011

An interview with Danish conductor Peter Ettrup Larsen

The UW Symphony Orchestra has a special guest: Danish conductor Peter Ettrup Larsen. He's directing a concert of Nordic music at the University of Wyoming this evening. Among the pieces the orchestra will be playing is a symphony by Danish composer Carl Nielsen, called "The Four Temperaments." Larsen says it has the power to speak to anyone -- even people who aren't usually interested in classical music.

4:56 pm
Mon October 31, 2011

Bill T. Jones says the Arts are an important part of learning

Kennedy Center honoree and Tony Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones says Wyoming's discussion about the value of arts in school curriculum is an important one. Jones is the Director of the acclaimed Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance company, and he's considered one of the most influential dance artists working today. Jones is working with University of Wyoming students who will perform one of his works in November. When it comes to arts education, Jones says it can teach students about the world around them as well if not better than a science course. He uses dance as an example.

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1:36 pm
Thu April 21, 2011

Miss "V" The Gypsy Cowbelle returns to WPR

Listen to the conversation and music

Miss "V" The Gypsy Cowbelle returned to WPR for conversation and music on April 21st. She talked about her small role in the new Robert Redford movie "The Conspirator" and played her song Mary Surratt.

11:35 am
Mon November 22, 2010

Wyoming Singer Songwriter Bryan Ragsdale

Wyoming native and award winning singer songwriter Bryan Ragsdale stopped by for a visit November 17th while touring with the US Capitol Christmas Tree. He talked with Grady Kirkpatrick about putting together the new CD "Cowboy Christmas Tree."

Wyoming native and award winning singer songwriter Bryan Ragsdale
stopped by for a visit November 17th while touring with the US Capitol Christmas Tree.
He talked with Grady Kirkpatrick about putting together the new CD "Cowboy Christmas Tree."

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3:05 pm
Tue July 28, 2009

James McMurtry performs live on WPR

Texas singer/songwriter and roots rocker James McMurtry stopped by Wyoming Public Radio July 16th along with Ronnie Johnson and Jonny Burke. They played live on Morning Music and talked with host Grady Kirkpatrick.

Texas singer/songwriter and roots rocker James McMurtry stopped by Wyoming Public Radio July 16th along with Ronnie Johnson and Jonny Burke.
They played live on Morning Music and talked with host Grady Kirkpatrick.

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