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: 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: Host: Aaron Weiss Music: Purple Planet

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Thursday, January 26th, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, we talk with Clayton Elliott, executive director of Montana Conservation Voters, and Jessica Goad, communications director at Conservation Colorado, about their priorities as state legislatures convene across the West. Learn more in CWP’s 2017 Western States Legislative Brief. We always welcome feedback about the show at […]

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

In this episode, we talk to hunter, TV host, and public lands activist Randy Newberg. Other links mentioned on the show: Fresh Tracks Hunt Talk Radio The 80-year history of efforts to protect Bears Ears More on Bears Ears and Gold Butte National Monuments Host/producer: Aaron Weiss Music: Purple Planet

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Thursday, December 29th, 2016

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, we talk to the Center for American Progress’s Matt Lee-Ashley and Jenny Rowland about President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet choices, including Rep. Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary. Read more of Jenny’s work on ThinkProgress. Producer/Host: Aaron Weiss Music: Purple Planet

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Friday, December 16th, 2016

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America’s monuments under attack

Today, President Trump will sign an executive order launching a review of national monuments over 100,000 acres. The review will target 24 monuments designated in the past two decades…

April 26th, 2017

Outdoor economy climbs to new heights

According to a new report released today by the the Outdoor Industry Association, the outdoor recreation economy accounts for $887 billion in consumer spending each year and 7.6 million American jobs…

April 25th, 2017

The money behind the votes

A new analysis from the Center for Western Priorities finds the 17 politicians sponsoring legislation to kill the Bureau of Land Management’s methane waste rule have received contributions totaling nearly $17 million from oil and gas interests…

April 24th, 2017