General Manager Newsletter | August 2017 
 Updates from the General Manager
Christina Kuzmych 
General Manager 
Wyoming Public Media
Celebrating 50 Years
"I spent the day at Guernsey State Park which is north northeast of Laramie, just north of the town of Guernsey, WY. I was impressed by the very complimentary comments I overheard regarding The Eclipse coverage on 'a Wyoming' radio station. People were scanning their radios and stumbled upon WPM -- and could not believe there was a station they could get 'here in the middle of no-where.' On top of that, it was offering great Eclipse coverage including live reports from around the state with music. One viewer was from Minnesota, another from New York City, and another from the Bay Area in California. Needless to say, I was/am proud to be part of such a great team which created this awesome programming!"

Cindy Elrod - Laramie, Wyoming
HumaNature Turns Two Years Old
WPM's award winning podcast, HumaNature turned two years old this month and is still raking in the raving reviews. Check out the latest episode, Surviving Mom .
Wyoming Public Media Photo Contest
Don't forget that WPM is hosting a photo contest Monday September 11 - Monday September 18. Photos will be voted on by the public and the winner will have their photograph posted on the WPM web page, printed on station cards, and used in future station newsletters. To see last year's contest photos click here. Pictured left is Alden Ballard's photograph which was one of four winners in the history category.
Uptown Breakdown MC Duo
Wyoming Sounds hosts Grady Kirkpatrick and Dr. Roberts served as MC’s at the Centennial Uptown Breakdown on August 26 at the Bear Tree Tavern . Musicians performed throughout the afternoon and well into the evening including singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier (go-SHAY) and Texas Americana band The Lonesome Heroes pictured here with the trio Whippoorwill .
WPM Interviews TV Star Robert Fuller
Television star Robert Fuller served as Grand Marshall in the 2017 Jubilee Days Parade. He co-starred in the western series Laramie and stopped by Wyoming Public Radio for an interview with WPM's Program Director and Wyoming Sounds Host, Grady Kirkpatrick on Wyoming Sounds.
WPM Covers The Total Solar Eclipse
WPM was there during one of the biggest event's in Wyoming history, providing coverage of the Total Solar Eclipse that took place on August 21, 2017. You can access the eclipse coverage here .
Interior Department's Sage Grouse Recommendations
NPR's newscast aired a spot by WPM's Natural Resources and Energy Reporter Cooper McKim about the Interior Department's sage grouse recommendations.
Here & Now Interviews WPM Reporter About Total Solar Eclipse
NPR's Here and Now interviewed WPM Reporter Melodie Edwards during the total Solar Eclipse from the Northern Arapaho Tribe's celebration at the Wind River Hotel and Casino. Melodie discussed tribal beliefs around eclipses.
UW Under Federal Investigation For Handling Of Sexual Assault
On July 6, 2017, the University of Wyoming came under federal investigation for its handling of reports of sexual violence made last year... Listen Here
Scientists Unearth Fossils At Natural Trap Cave One Last Time
Thousands of years ago in northern Wyoming, countless animals fell to their death at the bottom of an 85-foot cave... Listen Here
School-Based Mental Health Curbs Suicide In Gillette
In the library of Sunflower Elementary school on Gillette’s southwest side, Dr. William Heineke is hard at work as a psychologist... Listen Here
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New & Renewing Underwriters!
Align, Bomgaars Corporation, Casper Orthopedics, Cheyenne Arts Festival, Environmental Health Trust, Massage Professionals of Jackson Hole, North Folk Financial, LLC, Relative Theatrics, Saratoga Chamber, The Jackson Hole Playhouse, Wyoming After School Alliance, Wyoming Association of Churches, Wyoming Stargazing, and Wyoming Wildlife Advocates.
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