In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a conversation with archaeologist Jonathan Till, curator at Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum in Utah. Jonathan explains the history of human settlement in the Bears Ears region. Also in this episode: David Bernhardt’s conflicts of interest, part 1 and part 2 Under Trump, inconvenient data is […]

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Friday, May 19th, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a conversation with Montana Senator Jon Tester about his bill to ban mining near the entrance to Yellowstone National Park, and whether it’s possible for senators to work across the aisle in the current political climate. This week in Western history: Calamity Jane Host/producer: Aaron Weiss Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org […]

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Thursday, May 4th, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, Obama administration veterans Christy Goldfuss and Kate Kelly take us behind the scenes of the creation of Bears Ears and other national monuments, and give us their take on President Trump’s executive order targeting dozens of monument designations dating back more than 20 years. Goldfuss was the managing […]

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Thursday, April 27th, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a conversation with author Michael Finkel about Christopher Knight, the “North Pond Hermit” who lived for 27 years alone in the Maine woods. Michael’s book is The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the the Last True Hermit. Michael’s book is based on this GQ article from 2014 […]

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Thursday, April 13th, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, Congressman Raúl Grijalva, ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee, talks about President Trump’s executive order gutting climate protections, and which issues he hopes to work with Republicans on in the coming months. More reading: When the power of protest works Host/producer: Aaron Weiss Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org Music: […]

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Thursday, March 30th, 2017

This episode of Go West, Young Podcast is a wide-ranging conversation with Professor Mark Squillace, director of the Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Colorado law School. Squillace first weighs in on whether President Trump has the authority to erase or shrink a national monument, then he debunks all of the legal theories […]

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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Our guest in this episode of Go West, Young Podcast is Ron Hunter, Patagonia’s Environmental Activism Manager. Read more about Patagonia’s 360-degree Bears Ears experience from Mashable and FastCo Create. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn Host & producer: Aaron Weiss Music: Purple Planet

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Monday, March 13th, 2017

A conversation with Luis Benitez, director of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office. Links mentioned in the show: Headwaters Economics, Federal Lands in the West: Liability or Asset? The history of “This Land is Your Land“

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Friday, February 24th, 2017

An interview with pollsters Lori Weigel and Dave Metz about the 2017 Conservation in the West Poll from the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project. Full poll results Poll highlights Host/Producer: Aaron Weiss Music: Purple Planet

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

This episode features an exit interview with outgoing Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor, on President Obama’s conservation legacy and the early days of the Trump administration. Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org Host: Aaron Weiss Music: Purple Planet

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Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Today's Latest

Last chance for Bears Ears

There’s one day left to submit public comments in support of Bears Ears National Monument. Bears Ears received a far shorter comment window (just 15 days) than other national monuments under “review” for reduction or outright elimination…

May 25th, 2017

Budget breakdown

President Trump’s proposed FY 2018 budget includes deep cuts to the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture, putting Western communities that rely on U.S. public lands for their livelihoods in the cross-hairs…

May 24th, 2017

The numbers are in

Today, President Trump plans to unveil his 2018 proposed budget, which is expected to tilt the scale toward special interests instead of the American people…

May 23rd, 2017