Sounds of the High Country

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.
KDNK talks coal communities with DC correspondent Elizabeth Shogren
KDNK talks coal communities with DC correspondent Elizabeth Shogren
One activist trying to draw attention to coal's climate effects has become a pariah in some Western towns.
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.
Author Craig Childs talks about his 'barbaric' children with KDNK
Author Craig Childs talks about his 'barbaric' children with KDNK
In the Alaska backwoods, Childs tested the boundaries of the belief that kids should play in the wilderness.
Senior editor Jonathan Thompson talks lessons from Farmington's bust with KDNK
Senior editor Jonathan Thompson talks lessons from Farmington's bust with KDNK
The energy extraction-dependent New Mexico town has ridden out a couple ups and downs.
KDNK interviews HCN intern Kindra McQuillan about the land transfer movement
KDNK interviews HCN intern Kindra McQuillan about the land transfer movement
A Utah bill could set a precedent for transferring federal lands to state control, if it goes forward.
KDNK speaks with HCN correspondent Ben Goldfarb
KDNK speaks with HCN correspondent Ben Goldfarb
Can considering the financial value of an ecosystem help save it?
Light rail exists in Denver, and comes to Phoenix
Light rail exists in Denver, and comes to Phoenix
Nelson Harvey takes a ride on Denver’s light rail to see whether it’s changed his city for the better.
KDNK speaks with HCN reporter John Calderazzo
KDNK speaks with HCN reporter John Calderazzo
Scientists who study climate change can be remarkably bad at communicating findings.
KDNK speaks with HCN reporter Claudine LoMonaco
KDNK speaks with HCN reporter Claudine LoMonaco
On troubling corporate and Forest Service conduct in Arizona.
Climate threats to Alaska food security
Climate threats to Alaska food security
KDNK speaks with HCN writer Elizabeth Grossman.
Jonathan Thompson on payday lending
Jonathan Thompson on payday lending
Latest chapter in the exploitation of Native Americans, with a surprising plot twist.
Border patrol runs roughshod on public lands
Border patrol runs roughshod on public lands
KDNK speaks with Ray Ring about damage to border ecology.
Will gun control do more harm than good?
Will gun control do more harm than good?
KDNK Radio speaks with HCN about the great gun debate.
The National Park Service's diversity problem
The National Park Service's diversity problem
KDNK Radio speaks with HCN about changing demographics.
Listen to HCN readers share horror stories
Listen to HCN readers share horror stories
A KDNK Sounds of the High Country segment.
KDNK Radio speaks with Judith Lewis Mernit
KDNK Radio speaks with Judith Lewis Mernit
California’s energy needs might mean development for small towns with big renewable resources.
KDNK Radio speaks with writer Sierra Crane-Murdoch
KDNK Radio speaks with writer Sierra Crane-Murdoch
Searching for answers in a Nevada town plagued by childhood cancer.
KDNK Radio speaks with HCN reporter Kevin Taylor
KDNK Radio speaks with HCN reporter Kevin Taylor
Will an apple a day keep the food desert away?
KDNK Radio speaks with Cally Carswell
KDNK Radio speaks with Cally Carswell
Behind the scenes with the tree coroners.