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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

Nothing Heals: The Great Individualist Part 4

This time, we head to Wyoming's Red Desert - and hear the history of the 19th-century range wars. They led... more

22 Jun 2022 · 34 minutes
Cows = Civilization: The Great Individualist Part 3

The history of how we brought the pastoral cow to live on the arid lands of the West is a... more

08 Jun 2022 · 39 minutes
Se Benefician De Ella: The Great Individualist Part 2

The Abeyta family has been driving sheep down from the mountains of southern Colorado for generations. But it hasn't been... more

25 May 2022 · 34 minutes
The Rolling Stone: The Great Individualist Part 1

For the Elliot family, there isn't just one kind of cowboy. There are guys like Jake who chase the idea... more

11 May 2022 · 27 minutes
The Great Individualist Trailer

The cowboy roaming horseback across the American West is nearly inextricable from what it means to be American. But in... more

27 Apr 2022 · 6 minutes
Heavy To One, Light To Many: Cowboy Up Part 3

Fifteen-year-old Kate just lost her mom. On top of that, her learning disabilities are making it hard to go to... more

02 Feb 2022 · 54 minutes
Caught In The Current: Cowboy Up Part 2

In Rock Springs, Wyoming, we follow the treacherous paths of two young women. Larissa endures one trauma after another and... more

19 Jan 2022 · 49 minutes
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
The Modern West
Nothing Heals: The Great Individualist Part 4
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