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A listing of High Country News online video, photographic and audio content.

  • Craig Childs on hidden, trail-free BLM gems

    Craig Childs on hidden, trail-free BLM gems

    KDNK's Nelson Harvey talks with Craig Childs about his story "Secret getaways of the National Conservation System."

  • Lost and Found Montana: Cartersville

    Lost and Found Montana: Cartersville

    Photographer Jeremy Lurgio unexpectedly finds that life carries on in Cartersville, a small Montana town whose name was struck from official state highway maps in 2000.

  • Greg Hanscom on ski towns and climate change

    Greg Hanscom on ski towns and climate change

    Greg Hanscom discusses the prospects for economies built on snow with KDNK's Nelson Harvey.

  • Jonathan Thompson on gun control

    Jonathan Thompson on gun control

    Nelson Harvey interviews HCN senior editor Jonathan Thompson on gun control and gun culture in the West.

  • An interview with Joshua Zaffos

    An interview with Joshua Zaffos

    Joshua Zaffos discusses his story on industry money and higher education with KDNK's Nelson Harvey.

  • West of 100: Goodbye, listeners

    West of 100: Goodbye, listeners

    The West of 100 podcast comes to an end.

  • Come on home to Green River

    Come on home to Green River

    A snapshot of life in Green River for young, artistic do-gooders from elsewhere.

  • Rantcast: Goodbye, listeners

    Rantcast: Goodbye, listeners

    The Rants from the Hill podcast comes to an end.

  • Rantcast: the desert shoe tree

    Rantcast: the desert shoe tree

    Michael Branch takes his daughters to a tree near their Nevada home, where people leave shoes telling stories.

  • West of 100: Fire & Brimstone

    West of 100: Fire & Brimstone

    The backstory to Emily Guerin's report on the scientific debate over how "normal" severe fire is, and a travelogue from the Gila Wilderness in the wake of this year's massive blaze.

  • West of 100: Droughts past, present and future

    West of 100: Droughts past, present and future

    An oral history of the 1950s drought in West Texas, and a look at what the 2000 to 2004 drought could portend for the future.

  • Rantcast: Bringing back the mammoths

    Rantcast: Bringing back the mammoths

    Mike Branch explores the idea of Pleistocene rewildling, or bringing back the megafauna that roamed North America before humans extinguished them.

  • Rantcast: Puppy love

    Rantcast: Puppy love

    Mike Branch gets a new puppy with very few virtues, but as it turns out, he fits perfectly in Silver Hills, Nevada.

  • A ride with a Bakken water trucker

    A ride with a Bakken water trucker

    Reporter Nicholas Kusnetz rides along with Mike Reynolds, who left his logging business in Washington State to work trucking water to the Bakken's oil fields.

  • "iDemand an iPad App!"

    "iDemand an iPad App!"

    After months of requests from our tenacious subscribers, the HCN iPad app is finally here.

  • The ski industry, climate hawk?

    The ski industry, climate hawk?

    Aspen Skiing Company Sustainability VP Auden Schendler, and professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones on why ski corporations and pro athletes should step up to the climate crisis -- and how they can do it.

  • The West, in pictures

    The West, in pictures

    High Country News showcases a selection of photos submitted to SAGE Magazine, a student-run environmental magazine at the Yale Forestry School. The images include beautiful wildlife photography and poignant illustrations of humans' relationship to the natural world.

  • Rantcast: Bumper sticker sloganeering

    Rantcast: Bumper sticker sloganeering

    Michael Branch spinelessly adapts his environmental bumper stickers to fit in when traveling in rural Nevada's sagebrush rebellion country

  • The Excursions Episode

    The Excursions Episode

    Thought-provoking jaunts to inspire your own Western wanderings this summer: a visit to Utah's Sun Tunnels; a peek into modern hobo culture; and a beginner's guide to hitchhiking.

  • Rantcast: Sorry, Utah

    Rantcast: Sorry, Utah

    Ever found balloon detritus when hiking in a pristine wilderness? Michael Branch rants about the airlifted trash he finds in Nevada's high elevation desert, and then decides to dump some of that trash on Utah.

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