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.

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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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There’s a nationwide push to get more students involved in STEM education. That’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. But, despite enthusias...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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Over the past year, The Next Generation Science Standards have stirred debate in Wyoming—which continues today. Lawmakers have taken issue with wha...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 07:23
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Nearly a year after Wyoming lawmakers blocked the State Board of Education from considering a set of science standards that include climate change,...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 05:12
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Last November, President Obama announced a major executive action on immigration—a plan that would offer temporary legal status and deportation rel...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 04:34
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Two years ago, the federal government put strict new guidelines in place for school lunches to get kids eating healthier. Since then, about one mil...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 04:29
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The number of students experiencing homelessness in Wyoming has gone way up in recent years, but there are few resources for homeless Wyomingites—a...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 04:59
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After the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, schools nationwide increased focus on security. Hundreds of school safety bills ...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
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Fort Washakie High School is on track to graduate more students than ever this year. It still won’t be a big number, but getting a high school degr...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 03:46
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This school year, we're following the academic progress of students at Fort Washakie High School—a struggling school on the Wind River Indian Reser...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 05:08
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Fort Washakie High School on the Wind River Indian Reservation was a charter high school until a few years ago. Now it’s a public school. Most of i...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 05:50