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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

Stranger On The Side Of The Road: Cowboy Up Part 1

In 1892, Wyoming hosts its first execution and it's a teenage boy named Kansas Charley. His trial causes a big... more

05 Jan 2022 · 51 minutes
Cowboy Up Trailer

Everyone likes to say that there's no better place to grow up than in the Rocky Mountains. Building snow forts,... more

15 Dec 2021 · 5 minutes
We're Still Here: Shall Furnish Medicine Part 3

When COVID-19 arrives on reservation borders, tribes aren't sure if their newly minted health care programs can hold up against the onslaught. The fear is... more

10 Nov 2021 · 57 minutes
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 Modern West
Stranger On The Side Of The Road: Cowboy Up Part 1
The Modern West