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Fantasy Over Facts on Climate Change

June 27, 2016
On a new edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK News Director Gavin Dahl speaks to Aspen Ski Co's Auden Schendler. His editorial column "Some State Legislators Prefer Fantasy to Fact" was syndicated through their Writers on the Range series.
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Trial by Fire

June 3, 2016
For this edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's collaboration with High Country News, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with journalist Krista Langlois about abuse, sexism, and sexual assault that women wildland firefighters face on the job. Click here to read "Trial by Fire."
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Darkness at the Heart of Malheur

March 31, 2016
Montana writer Hal Herring calls himself a "nature-obsessed, gun-soaked malcontent" in his cover story for the current issue of High Country News. He traveled to Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, looking for conversations with kindred spirits. But, that's not exactly what he found. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Herring about what happened for this week's Sounds of the High Country. Find Herring's story here. Listen to the full Valley Voices interview here.
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Showdown at Sugar Pine

February 22, 2016
The stand-off at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon is over. Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his sons are in jail. But, High Country News reporter Tay Wiles says the so-called patriot groups that supported the Bundys and others out West are insurgents. For this week’s Sounds of the High Country, Wiles spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh. Click here to read Tay Wiles’ story “Showdown at Sugar Pine".
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The Forever War

January 25, 2016
On a new edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to reporter Ben Goldfarb about the controversial predator management agency, Wildlife Services.

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SOHC: Elizabeth Shogren Talks Coal

SOHC: Elizabeth Shogren Talks Coal November 23, 2015
For this week's Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's collaboration with High Country News, January Jones talks with journalist Elizabeth Shogren about Shogren's article "The Campaign Against Coal."
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Methane Leaks Foil Nat Gas Benefits

Methane Leaks Foil Nat Gas Benefits September 3, 2015
Natural gas is often touted as a "bridge fuel" that will help us transition from coal and oil to renewable energy sources. But, leaky infrastructure could make natural gas as bad or worse for the climate than the fuels it's replacing. For this edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's collaboration with High Country News, Nelson Harvey talks to HCN Senior Editor Jonathan Thompson to find out more.  Read Thompson's story here.
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Little Big Bird

Little Big Bird August 17, 2015

The greater sage grouse and its habitat are in jeopardy. And, people from all over the West are working hard to keep the bird off the Endangered Species List. In the current edition of the High Country News, reporter Jodi Peterson takes readers on an in-depth journey to find out more about the bird and what she calls the biggest conservation experiment in the history of the Endangered Species Act. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talked to Peterson for this week's Sounds of the High Country.


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SOTHC: Bandit Bikers and the USFS

July 27, 2015
For the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s collaboration with High Country News, Nelson Harvey spoke with reporter Sarah Tory about a battle over bandit mountain bike trails near Sedona, Arizona, and how the sport is beginning to come of age.You can read Sarah Tory’s story on Sedona’s bandit mountain bike trails at HCN.org
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Rare Earth Bust

Rare Earth Bust June 29, 2015
For this edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's audio partnership with the High Country News, January Jones speaks with Tim Heffernan about his story on the rare earth mineral boom that busted before it began.
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