General Manager Newsletter | March 2017 
  Updates from the General Manager
Christina Kuzmych 
General Manager  
Wyoming Public Media
Celebrating 50 Years

"We are snowbirds so we stream Wyoming Public Radio every morning to keep in touch with state news, including the work of the Wyoming Legislature. At this time in our country's history, it is especially important to find news that we can trust. As a lifetime journalist I cannot listen to clearly biased media on either side, but NPR satisfies my need to hear viewpoints from across the political spectrum. Plus your weather reports shame us into not whining about weather down here on the Colorado River."

Marjane Ambler & Terry Wehrman   

Station Tour
The GATE Program of Spring Creek Elementary in Laramie toured Wyoming Public Media to learn more about how animals, including humans, use sound and communication differently.                                                                   
Charter To And From Garrison Keillor Event
With help from Cindy Elrod and Transit & Parking Services of UW, a charter will be provided to and from the Garrison Keillor event on April 7, 2017. The service will run out of the Ivinson Street parking lot across from Old Main (11th St. & Grand Ave.) and take people directly to the A&S Auditorium.
Women Run The West
WPM Host and Reporter Caroline Ballard presented on Women Run The West at the Riverton Library in Riverton, Wyoming on March 11.    
A New Milestone
WPM's HumaNature podcast reached a new milestone with a 657% growth in downloads over the past year. The show was downloaded 3498 times in the first 3 months of 2016; the first three months of 2017 had 25,820 downloads.
WPM Intern Finalist For NPR Internship
Cultural Affairs Intern and UW Senior Caitlin Tan was a finalist for an internship with NPR's All Things Considered. She's also under consideration for another internship spot at NPR, and All Things Considered has encouraged her to apply again in a few months. Good luck Caitlin!                                                                
NPR Uses Pet Wednesday Photo
Bob Byers with NPR's Editorial Training team will be using the photo of WPM's Cultural Affairs Director, Micah Schweizer interviewing Hugo the dog at a presentation for people new to radio about field recording best practices.                                                        
Dylan Rhodes | Engineering Intern
Dylan is currently a freshman in the Computer Science program, hoping to also take courses in cyber security. Dylan has found an interest in electronics, amateur radio (KJ6QYO), coding, and working with microcontrollers. He is very happy to be here and have the chance to intern at WPR with, "such great people!"                                           
Food Freedom Act Gets Updates
The Wyoming legislature passed two bills this session to expand the Food Freedom Act. The act was first passed in 2015 to allow local food producers to more easily... Read More
A Catholic Deacon And A Gay Rights Advocate Find Friendship In A Year Of Discord
Last year, after intense debate, the city of Cheyenne adopted an anti-discrimination resolution to protect members of the LGBT community and in this legislative session... Listen Here
Former Jackson Mayor Strikes Up Dialogue With Trump Voter
During a campaign stop last year in Jackson, then-mayor Sara Flitner took a question from retired physician and consultant Jeff Walker... Listen Here
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Thank You New & Renewing Underwriters!
AEG Live--Rocky Mountains, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Big Horn Mountain Festival, City of, Laramie--Rec Center, Davis and Cannon, LLP, Donkey Creek Festival, First Western Trust, Jackson Hole Writers, Laramie Plains Civic Center, McKenzie Meningitis Foundation, Metier Law Firm, Mimi's Consignment, Pinedale Travel and Tourism Commission, Serve Wyoming, Shepard Symposium on Social Justice, Targhee Music Foundation, The Brinton Museum, The Science Zone, TigerTree Land Management, University of Wyoming Saturday University, UniWyo Federal Credit Union, Wyoming After School Alliance, Wyoming Technology Business Center,  Yellowstone Mediation.
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