Wyoming Public Radio

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We are a non-profit commercial free station, licensed to the University of Wyoming. WPR broadcasts to approximately two-thirds of the state, including the communities of Laramie, Casper, Cheyenne, Rock Springs, Green River, Evanston, Jackson, Lander, Riverton, Cody, Powell, Rawlins, Dubois, Gillette, Sheridan, Newcastle and Torrington plus numerous communities in between. Our programming is primarily news, classical music and contemporary music. We also air jazz, folk, bluegrass, and variety programs. Wyoming Public Radio is the state's only member of National Public Radio and an affiliate of Public Radio International, sources of such favorites as A Prairie Home Companion, The Thistle & Shamrock®, Morning Edition®, All Things Considered®, and Car Talk®. Wyoming Public Radio (WPR) is an outreach service of the University of Wyoming. The Network offers more variety than most other radio stations.

Series

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94 Pieces

Real stories where humans and our habitat meet.

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25 Pieces

Wyoming education stories produced by reporters at Wyoming Public Radio in Laramie, Wyoming.


Latest Pieces

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Back in September, six Native American high schoolers from the Wind River Reservation were detained by University of Wyoming police after a custome...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 05:30
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More than 1 percent of the public school students in Wyoming will not set foot in a classroom this year. They attend virtual schools that exist ent...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 04:19
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Most parents of public school students in Wyoming can access all sorts of data on how their child’s school is doing, but the public cannot see test...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 04:51
  • Purchases: 1
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President Obama signed new legislation—replacing ‘No Child Left Behind.' It’s called the ‘Every Student Succeeds Act.’ In Wyoming, Superintendent o...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 06:27
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Erin Jones thought the answers were written in stone. But a summer internship at a remote dinosaur quarry eroded her certainty.

Bought by KUER, KSFR, and KRZA


  • Added: Jan 21, 2016
  • Length: 13:09
  • Purchases: 3
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A special evergreen edition of HumaNature formatted for air: a man in the wilderness searches a lake for a missing boater, a recovering alcoholic s...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KVNF, New Hampshire Public Radio, KHNS, KSKA and more


  • Added: Dec 09, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Patrick Dobson was stuck in his life, so he decided to take a trip by canoe from Montana to Missouri. Only he had never canoed before.

Bought by KUER and KRZA


  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 19:19
  • Purchases: 2
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Tonia Hanson had a secret. But when a private river retreat turned out to be very, very public, Tonia found unexpected healing.

Bought by KUER and KRZA


  • Added: Oct 29, 2015
  • Length: 13:09
  • Purchases: 2
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Greg Ley was deep in the Rocky Mountains, training as an outdoor guide, when his group encountered tragedy. What happened next forever changed his ...

Bought by KVNF, KUER, KSFR, KRCC-FM, and KRZA


  • Added: Oct 29, 2015
  • Length: 15:57
  • Purchases: 5
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Debbie Salamone was an environmental journalist who was passionate about the ocean—and ballroom dancing. One day at the beach, all that changed.

Bought by 'The Sea', KUER, KRZA, and KSFR


  • Added: Oct 29, 2015
  • Length: 14:04
  • Purchases: 4