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West Obsessed: The American alpine sublime
West Obsessed: The American alpine sublime
A new collection by a turn-of-the century poet raises questions about wildness.
West Obsessed: How to cover tribal affairs
West Obsessed: How to cover tribal affairs
Editor Graham Brewer discusses how best to write about Indian Country.
West Obsessed: The Bundy trial looms in Las Vegas
West Obsessed: The Bundy trial looms in Las Vegas
Editor Tay Wiles unpacks how the legal dispute embodies this political moment.
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.
Two helicopters fly over the Grand Canyon
A short audio clip of the noise of two helicopters flying over the National Park
Sounds of the Grand Canyon, followed by a quiet helicopter
Listen to the sound of the Grand Canyon without a helicopter, and then as a "quiet" helicopter flies in.
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.
High Country Views: Anticline deer decline
High Country Views: Anticline deer decline
Emilene Ostlind talks with former federal biologist Rollin Sparrowe about energy development on the Pinedale Anticline and its impact on wildlife.
High Country Views: Winning the West '10
High Country Views: Winning the West '10
Jonathan Thompson breaks down the 2010 midterm elections in the West.
High Country Views: Fire in the foothills
High Country Views: Fire in the foothills
The aftermath of Boulder's destructive Fourmile Canyon fire.
High Country Views, episode 9
High Country Views, episode 9
Ray Ring and Cally Carswell discuss environmental dealmaking.
High Country Views, episode 8
High Country Views, episode 8
DNA tests fail to prove wolves have made a home in Colorado.
High Country Views, episode 7
High Country Views, episode 7
Rachel Waldholz, Sarah Gilman and Cally Carswell talk fracking and onshore oil and gas drilling.
High Country Views, episode 6
High Country Views, episode 6
Jonathan Thompson and Cally Carswell talk about the scandal-plagued Minerals Management Service.
Audio: High Country Views, episode 5
Audio: High Country Views, episode 5
Hal Herring and Cally Carswell talk hunting, conservation and wolves.
Audio: High Country Views, episode 4
Audio: High Country Views, episode 4
Judith Lewis, Jonathan Thompson and Cally Carswell talk mining politics. Plus, an audio postcard from a California ghost town inhabited by pikas.