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Regional Roundup

The Regional Round Up is brought to you by Rocky Mountain Community Radio (RMCR) managing editor, Maeve Conran. RMCR is a coalition of non-commercial radio stations in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Member stations broadcast diverse news and music programming. This half hour show highlights the unique work being done by RMCR statoins.

  • On episode Episode 51 of the Rocky Mountain Regional Roundup: A feature about the connection between humans and beavers; A two way with Dr. Daniel Wildcat, a professor at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, who was a speaker at a recent conference in Colorado on using Indigenous knowledge to address the climate crisis; A two way with a veteran on challenges facing veterans trying to get compensation for radiation exposure at the Nevada Test and Training Range and a feature on shed antler hunting season in Wyoming.
  • Episode 50 of the Rocky Mountain Regional Roundup features: An interview with Kate at KBUT and Lisa at KVNF about the impact of the closure of US 50 which is impacting thousands on Colorado's Western Slope; a feature about how one school district is working with high school students ahead of prom to warn them about the dangers of driving under the influence; an interview with a student activist from The University of Colorado about Los Seis of Boulder, 6 Chicanx activists who were killed 50 years ago this month in two car bombs in Boulder; a feature on the largest powwow in North America that took place recently in Albuquerque, NM.
  • Episode 49 of the Rocky Mountain Regional Roundup features: An award-winning high school mariachi band from Uvalde, TX, which just wrapped up a tour of Boulder, Colorado; an interview on a new helpline for Indigenous Women in Utah; an interview with the film makers behind a new documentary about navigating housing and healthcare in Chaffee County, CO; and a two-way with Derek Gow about his new book, Hunt for the Shadow Wolf, in which he explores the mythology, mystery and history of wolves, and their speckled history with our species.
  • On Episode 47 of the Rocky Mountain Regional Roundup we hear: A feature about the last train journey for the conductor of the Winter Park Express ski train; a two-way with the new superintendent of the Arches and Canyonlands national parks in SE Utah; and a two-way with Heather Cox Richardson, author of the daily e-newsletter and podcast Letters from an American, about the state of our democracy, why she's worried and what we can do.
  • Episode 46 of the Rocky Mountain Regional Roundup features:A two-way about the experimental forest in Fraser, Colorado; an interview with two Utah women (including a former Utah State Legislator and SLC mayor) and fighting for equal rights for same sex families; a poem from Colorado's new poet laureate; and a feature about, the "Friendship ball" a prom that promotes inclusivity.
  • Episode 45 of the Rocky Mountain Regional Roundup features: A two-way about women's history (and the challenges in researching women's history) in western Colorado; a new program at Fort Lewis College in Durango aims to increase diversity in nursing; a two way about supporting artists with disabilities in Utah; and a feature about a new anthology of poems about heartbreak, featuring poets from Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and other parts of the Rocky Mountain West.
  • Episode 44 of the Rocky Mountain Regional Roundup features: Skijoring in Leadville, Colorado, and how the sport is a big economic plus for many small towns in the Rocky Mountains; a feature on Garfield County's recent vote declaring itself to NOT be a sanctuary city; a two way with author Laura Pritchett about her new book Playing with (wild)fire, inspired by Colorado's largest wildfire; and a poem that was read out at the recent memorial event that took place in Boulder for the King Soopers mass shooting.
  • This episode of the Rocky Mountain Regional Roundup features:A feature on how over 3,000 homes on the Navajo Nation got new addresses recently, a two way with a teen mental health advocate from Chaffee County, and a two way with Daily Yonder on the Brain Gain, people moving back to rural America and how that's playing out in Colorado.
  • On this episode of the Regional Roundup we hear a feature on how an elementary school in Boulder is implementing programs to make newly arrived immigrant children feel welcome and safe; a feature on a new cannabis growing enterprise in the tiny Colorado town of Moffat; and a two-way with High Country News reporter Susan Shain about her new HCN article on building housing on public lands.
  • Episode 41 of the Rocky Mountain Regional Roundup features: An interview with Lou Dawson, one of the world's foremost experts on ski mountaineering; A feature about the mental health of those working in ag featuring Clinton Wilson, the Director of Strategic Initiatives, with Rocky Mountain Farmers Union; A feature on nesting bald eagles in Boulder County; and a feature on a water rights auction that happened recently in Longmont.