In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, we watch the solar eclipse with a group of kids, then talk to 9-year-old public lands activist Robbie Bond.

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Monday, August 21st, 2017

Nate Waggoner, co-owner of Escalante Outfitters, explains how Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument has transformed the economy of Southern Utah, as well as how far he’s gone to try to tell his story to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

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Monday, August 7th, 2017

>In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, the entire Center for Western Priorities team sits down to talk about our Monuments to America road trip across six states, and listen to highlights from speakers at each stop. Read up and see pictures from the trip: Grand Junction to Albuquerque Flagstaff to Palm Springs Las […]

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Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a conversation with Carrie Hamblen of the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce about how local businesses are thriving thanks to Organ Mountains–Desert Peaks National Monument. Plus: Join CWP’s Monuments to America road trip next week! Producer/host: Aaron Weiss Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org Music: Purple Planet

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Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, an interview with Jessica Loya of the Hispanic Access Foundation about why public lands are important to the Latino community, and how to get more kids from urban areas into our national parks and monuments. HAF’s short film, Leche y Miel This week in Western history: The murder […]

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Friday, June 23rd, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a conversation with Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA 02) about why water rights are such a hot-button issue in California politics, how he became an advocate for public lands and the environment, and how to prioritize your outrage in the age of Trump. This week in Western history: […]

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Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

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

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What pulling out of the Paris agreement could mean for public lands

As President Trump announced his intention to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke experienced climate change first hand on his visit to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho.

June 2nd, 2017

CO oil & gas companies spend millions on politicians, PR

A Center for Western Priorities review of Colorado campaign finance records shows that since 2012, Anadarko Petroleum and Noble Energy have collectively spent more than $21.6 million on state political races and ballot initiatives.

June 1st, 2017

Monuments through history

Since President Trump issued his review of national monuments, Utah officials have argued monument designations today are 47 times larger than they were when the Antiquities Act was passed in 1906.

May 31st, 2017