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Podcast: What’s with the Western pot boom?
Podcast: What’s with the Western pot boom?
Amid a patchwork of regulations, marijuana is becoming a legitimate industry.
Soundtable: The West and the White House
Soundtable: The West and the White House
Experts discuss this year’s presidential race and what Western issues are coming to the fore.
Podcast: The last Nevada showgirl revue came to a close this year
Podcast: The last Nevada showgirl revue came to a close this year
Preserving showgirl culture, amidst lasting discomfort around the tradition.
West Obsessed: What’s the deal with Wildlife Services?
West Obsessed: What’s the deal with Wildlife Services?
For an agency that researches non-lethal predator control, they sure kill a lot of critters. HCN writers discuss an agency trying to rethink its role.
Podcast: Why won’t white West Coast progressives talk about racism?
Podcast: Why won’t white West Coast progressives talk about racism?
Conversations about race need to happen regularly, not just every once in a while.
Online editor Tay Wiles talks Oregon militia standoffs with KDNK Radio
Online editor Tay Wiles talks Oregon militia standoffs with KDNK Radio
The latest episode of Sounds of the High Country.
West Obsessed: What the heck is a Sagebrush Sheriff?
West Obsessed: What the heck is a Sagebrush Sheriff?
Behind a lot of anti-fed sentiment, you’ll find ‘constitutional’ peace officers. Here’s why that’s worrying.
Can food hubs make small farms economically feasible?
Can food hubs make small farms economically feasible?
A new effort near Tahoe, California, brings farmers and food buyers together to buck the system.
Dispatch from Nevada's cowboy poets confab
Dispatch from Nevada's cowboy poets confab
An older generation of artists looks for a younger set to take over the tradition.
Livestream from the Oregon occupation
Livestream from the Oregon occupation
The remaining occupiers and their supporters speak live as FBI closes in on the Malheur wildlife refuge.
Should coyote hunting contests be banned?
Should coyote hunting contests be banned?
The debate over organized kills and whether they actually impact population, via a new podcast.
Did Colorado leave residents of the Raton Basin with bad water?
Did Colorado leave residents of the Raton Basin with bad water?
Regulators don’t link industry to contamination — but testing shows the pollution came after drilling.
West Obsessed: Behind the Malheur occupation
West Obsessed: Behind the Malheur occupation
Our editors discuss the lead-up to the stand-off in Oregon.
Soundtable: Who will feel the pinch as energy economies shift?
Soundtable: Who will feel the pinch as energy economies shift?
Experts discuss transitioning communities and changing climate policies in a live radio Tweet-in.
Can small communities tackle global food security?
Can small communities tackle global food security?
Climate change has profound impacts on growing seasons and crop yields, but local solutions have promise.
KGNU Radio and HCN reporter Paige Blankenbuehler talk ‘frackademia’
KGNU Radio and HCN reporter Paige Blankenbuehler talk ‘frackademia’
The University of Colorado's business school is at the center of a controversy over oil and gas industry-funded research.
In Colorado, a ‘rental crisis’ forces workers into the woods
In Colorado, a ‘rental crisis’ forces workers into the woods
Tent cities, waste and overcrowding have created something foul in Crested Butte.
Jonathan Thompson talks methane leaks with KDNK Radio
Jonathan Thompson talks methane leaks with KDNK Radio
Researchers are trying to find the source of emissions in the Four Corners region.
KDNK Radio and HCN editor Jodi Peterson talk sage grouse
KDNK Radio and HCN editor Jodi Peterson talk sage grouse
The greater sage grouse is at the center of the biggest experiment in the history of the Endangered Species Act.
KDNK Radio speaks with HCN reporter Sarah Tory
KDNK Radio speaks with HCN reporter Sarah Tory
A battle over illegal bike trails in Sedona raises tough questions about soaring recreation use on public lands.
Rare-earth mining in the West: an interview with the reporter
Rare-earth mining in the West: an interview with the reporter
Listen to KDNK Radio speak with Tim Heffernan about the big bust.
HCN forum: Local control in a federal West
HCN forum: Local control in a federal West
Hear a panel of experts discuss whether communities should have more authority over federal lands in their backyards.
How a warming Arctic affects Yellowstone grizzlies
How a warming Arctic affects Yellowstone grizzlies
For some bears, weird spring weather was a wake-up call. For humans, not so much.