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  • West of 100: Goodbye, listeners

    West of 100: Goodbye, listeners

    The West of 100 podcast comes to an end.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • There's (still) gold in them thar hills

    There's (still) gold in them thar hills

    Soaring prices are driving a new gold rush -- among mining behemoths and small-time prospectors.

  • Lost and found waterways

    Lost and found waterways

    Rediscovering the forgotten rivers and streams of Los Angeles and Tucson.

  • The sound of silence

    The sound of silence

    The world is getting noisier. Should we worry?

  • A Texas town welcomes dairies; a New Mexico activist fights them

    A Texas town welcomes dairies; a New Mexico activist fights them

    Jana Hughes, of Hobbs, N.M., does not find dairies to be good neighbors. Janet Claborn, of Muleshoe, Texas, has recruited 14 dairies to her town and sees them as an economic development blessing.

  • Brad Udall on Australian water reform

    Brad Udall on Australian water reform

    Lessons from Australia for the Colorado River Basin

  • A day among junk connoisseurs

    A day among junk connoisseurs

    San Juan County, N.M., is a haven for junk cars -- and for the guys who fix them up.

  • Jonathan Thompson on the West's Chinese 'stimulus package'

    Jonathan Thompson on the West's Chinese 'stimulus package'

    Jonathan Thompson talks with Cally Carswell about how foreign demand is influencing the West's latest extractive boom.

  • Abrahm Lustgarten on fracking

    Abrahm Lustgarten on fracking

    An interview with ProPublica energy and environment reporter Abrahm Lustgarten.

  • An interview with Carter Niemeyer, author of "Wolfer: A Memoir"

    An interview with Carter Niemeyer, author of "Wolfer: A Memoir"

    Emilene Ostlind talks with Niemeyer about his years tracking, capturing, relocating and removing wolves in the Northern Rockies, and his perspective on wolf management.

  • Jeff Rice on documenting the West in sound

    Jeff Rice on documenting the West in sound

    Hear the sounds Jeff Rice collects around the West and learn about why he does it.

  • Craig Medred on predator-prey science

    Craig Medred on predator-prey science

    Both proponents and opponents of predator control claim to have science on their side. But the actual science -- and all of its complexities -- is often lost in the debate.

  • Inside Taft High

    Inside Taft High

    Teacher Ted Pendergrass and his students take us inside the first high school in the country devoted to oil production.

  • Judith Lewis Mernit on Obama's enviro record

    Judith Lewis Mernit on Obama's enviro record

    Judith Lewis Mernit talks with Cally Carswell about how the Obama administration's policies are impacting the West.

  • High Country Views, A conversation with Michael Berman

    High Country Views, A conversation with Michael Berman

    Writer Pat Toomay talks with landscape photographer Michael Berman about his craft and the draw of the desert.

  • High Country Views, Big solar marches on

    High Country Views, Big solar marches on

    Cally Carswell talks with HCN contributing editor Judith Lewis about the muscle the feds are putting behind solar energy development on public land.

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