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The Modern West
The Modern West
Wyoming Public Media

Exploring the evolving identity of the American West. Produced by Wyoming Public Media and PRX, The Modern West takes you on a... more

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Episodes

Enough Is Enough: Shall Furnish Medicine Part 2

It's the late 1800s. With no government help in sight, Omaha citizen Dr. Susan LaFlesche is determined to bring health care to her... more

13 Oct 2021 · 46 minutes
The Great Dying: Shall Furnish Medicine Part 1

For Native Americans, the story of pandemics started the moment European colonizers stepped foot off their ships. Savannah Maher's tribe... more

29 Sep 2021 · 55 minutes
Shall Furnish Medicine Trailer

Reservations have been some of the hardest-hit communities in the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, for Native Americans, this all feels... more

15 Sep 2021 · 5 minutes
Bonus: Reframing Rural

If you loved our Ghost Town(ing) series, check out Reframing Rural. Host Megan Torgerson takes you to her Montana homeland... more

26 May 2021 · 28 minutes
Bonus: Carbon Valley Part 1

We're hard at work on our next season but, while you're waiting, we wanted to share Carbon Valley, another podcast... more

07 May 2021 · 37 minutes
Bonus: Reversing Ghost Town(ing)

In the process of reporting on rural decline, we discovered an underground movement of people thinking hard about how to... more

21 Apr 2021 · 33 minutes
My Modern West: From Surviving To Thriving

From the nurse who moved back to Walden, to the foreign diplomat who grew up in Nebraska, from the ranch... more

26 Mar 2021 · 18 minutes
The Fine Art Of Coexisting: Ghost Town(ing) Part 12

In the final chapter of Ghost Town(ing), host Melodie Edwards revisits her parents' decision about whether to move away from... more

12 Mar 2021 · 29 minutes
Small Town Democracy: Ghost Town(ing) Part 11

Small town politics has a lot to teach us about how fragile democracy is right now. In Walden, we sit... more

26 Feb 2021 · 38 minutes
Mountains In The Rearview Mirror: Ghost Town(ing) Part 10

The out-migration of rural youth is one of America’s great migrations--even the history books are calling it that. Younger generations... more

10 Feb 2021 · 39 minutes
The Modern West
Enough Is Enough: Shall Furnish Medicine Part 2
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