General Manager Newsletter | November 2016 
Senator Mike Enzi with his wife Diana and Wyoming Public Media's General Manager Christina Kuzmych. Photo courtesy of Diana Denison
Celebrating 50 Years

"Wyoming Public Radio brings news, public & cultural affairs, music & entertainment to communities all across Wyoming. It connects us as a state. Wyoming Public Radio reports on issues that are important to Wyoming. It provides critical emergency information about weather, road conditions, and all those climate-related issues that are so important to us in Wyoming. Wyoming Public Media has distinguished itself as one of Wyoming's strongest public organizations."

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Governor of Wyoming Matt Mead addressing the 2016 Governor's Business Forum. Photo courtesy of David Bush
Engineer Expertise
WPM's Engineering team facilitated the audio and visual technology at the Governor's Business Forum which was held at the Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The team included WPM's Director of Engineering and Morning Music Co-Host Paul Montoya, WPM's Broadcast Engineer Ben Slater, and WPM's former Director of Engineering, Shane Toven.

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Toby Davis (lTop Left) and Seth Haack (Bottom Right). Not pictured Aina Nurmagombetova. Photos courtesy of Anna Rader
October Raffle Winners
Congratulations to University of Wyoming students Toby Davis, Seth Haack, and Aina Nurmagombetova for winning the WPM October raffle. Wyoming Public Media will be in the UW Union again on Friday December 2, 2016 with more free swag and another free raffle! See you all there! 
Achievements
United States Capitol Building in Washington D.C. Photo courtesy of pixabay.com
Weekend In Washington
WPM's General Manager Christina Kuzmych attended the annual NPR immersion weekend in Washington D.C. where donors have an opportunity to meet with NPR voices and attend panels & sessions on public radio and NPR. WPM's guests were Dr. Maggi Murdock and Nick Murdock.
Wyoming Legacy Award
WPM was the recipient of the Wyoming Business Alliance 2016 Wyoming Legacy Award, which recognized institutional advancements for a better Wyoming. The award was presented at the Wyoming Governor’s Business Forum in Cheyenne by Paul Radakovich, Wyoming Business Alliance/Wyoming Heritage Foundation Chair, and UW President Laurie Nichols. It honored 50 years of service by Wyoming Public Radio to the State of Wyoming. 
Wyoming Public Media welcomes new members to our team  
SkyTEM electromagnetic and magnetic survey flying over Spirit Lake, near Mt. St. Helens, Washington. Mt. Adams volcano is in the background. Photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey
Scientists Use Electromagnetic Technology To Examine What Lies Beneath Yellowstone
The goal of the project is to fill in the gaps of knowledge about what causes geysers like Old Faithful and hydro thermal explosions by locating where all that heated water flows underground. 

Wyoming's Red Desert. Photo courtesy of Melodie Edwards
Large Crowds Turn Out To Protest Proposed Public Land Takeover
The idea of turning public lands over to the state has raised the hackles of a very diverse group of people. At a recent anti-land transfer rally in Casper, hundreds of hunters and outfitters crowded together with environmentalists and bird watchers.

Protesters march down Laramie's Grand Avenue in a Solidarity Walk Out. Photo courtesy of Brooklynn Gray
Hundreds Turn Out For Laramie Solidarity Walk
Reports of discrimination and harassment of minorities have increased across the U.S. in recent days. The solidarity walk, which started at the Wyoming Union before heading downtown and back, was meant to show support for LGBTQ individuals, Muslims, immigrants and other marginalized groups.

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How President Trump Might Handle Energy And Climate Issues
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump vowed to bring back coal jobs, dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency, and withdraw from the Paris Agreement.
Trump's Victory Elevates Hopes For People In Coal Country
Coal country is celebrating Donald Trump's victory. Support for Trump was strong from Appalachia to Wyoming, and now that he has been elected, people have high hopes about what he, and the Republican Congress, can do to turn around coal's fortunes.
With Little Housing Growth, Native American Families Live in Close Quarters
Thanks to improved health care, the Native American populations around the country are growing. But the number of homes hasn't kept up. That's especially true of the Northern Arapaho on Wyoming's Wind River Indian Reservation. 
Mountain View transmitter site. Photo courtesy of Paul Montoya
Mountain View Adds Radio Signal
Wyoming Public Radio is now on the air in Mountain View. Serving listeners in Mountain View, Fort Bridger, and Lyman. You can find us at 107.5 on the dial. Programming includes NPR News, Wyoming news, and all of your favorite NPR programming. Service to the Mountain View area was made possible by a donation from Jim Stimmell.
Christina Kuzmych
General Manager
Wyoming Public Media
"It's the Giving Season! Along these lines, one of my favorite activities at WPM is Giving Tuesday because it honors public service and brings smiles to people's faces whenever I mention it. At WPM we have a growing three-year tradition of promoting non-profit organizations on-air and online throughout the day. This is a wonderful awareness tool for non-profits, particularly the small ones that don't always have funds to spend on promotions. Having their name read on air is a real thrill and a way of informing us all of the hundreds of public service organizations that enrich our lives. Please get in on the act! Submit your favorite non-profit online, or just call us on Tuesday November 29th at 1-800-729-5897. If you read this memo after Giving Tuesday, you can still get in on the act by checking out all non-profits your fellow listeners mentioned and select one (or many) for YOUR holiday gift. We keep a list online for this purpose! And, of course, don't forget that WPM is a non-profit, so please keep us in mind as well! A gift to benefit those who benefit us is a precious gift indeed. This year's WPM Giving Tuesday is sponsored by the kind generosity of United Way of Albany County and Wyoming Foundation. Happy Holidays!!!"
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