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West Obsessed: An Indigenous family’s struggle for housing
West Obsessed: An Indigenous family’s struggle for housing
Writer Julian Brave NoiseCat discusses the experience of the Waukazoo family.
West Obsessed: Rural discontent feeds the desire for a 51st state
West Obsessed: Rural discontent feeds the desire for a 51st state
A discussion on the State of Jefferson, a California movement renewed under Trump.
West Obsessed: How Trump has affected the region so far
West Obsessed: How Trump has affected the region so far
Taking stock of the deregulation of land and climate protections in 2017.
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.
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.
Are we in a megadrought?
Are we in a megadrought?
As the dry-spell continues, a radio forum on water security in Western states.
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.
The thing just beyond our reach
The thing just beyond our reach
A portrait of writer Charles Bowden, told by people he’s written about and editors he’s worked with.
From the Tipi to the Tesla
From the Tipi to the Tesla
Activist Winona LaDuke on environmental justice and foregoing unclean technology.
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.
A conversation with Chuck Bowden from 2002
A conversation with Chuck Bowden from 2002
The late writer discusses the 'cannibalism of society' and other ills.
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.