Brent Rose’s epic monument road trip

Written by on Saturday, September 9th, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, journalist and director Brent Rose talks about his epic national monuments road trip, and what he’s learned after living the #vanlife for two years. Also mentioned: Interior Secretary Zinke fiddles on climate while America’s national parks burn Congress is considering an egregious giveaway of publicly-owned oil, gas, and coal […]

Ryan Zinke’s Secret Report

Written by on Monday, August 28th, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, Nada Culver and Matt Lee-Ashley explain what we do and don’t know about the secret Interior Department report on eviscerating national mounments, and what a prolonged legal challenge might look like.

Meet Robbie Bond, the 9-year-old public lands activist

Written by on Monday, August 21st, 2017

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.

The economy of Grand Staircase–Escalante w/ Nate Waggoner

Written by on Monday, August 7th, 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.

Inside the Monuments to America road trip

Written by on Tuesday, August 1st, 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 […]

Organ Mountains–Desert Peaks and the national monument economy

Written by on Tuesday, July 11th, 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

Jessica Loya and the Hispanic Access Foundation

Written by on Friday, June 23rd, 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 […]

Rep. Jared Huffman on how to prioritize your outrage

Written by on Tuesday, June 6th, 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: […]

The archaeology of Bears Ears w/ Jonathan Till

Written by on Friday, May 19th, 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 […]

Sen. Jon Tester on mining at the gates of Yellowstone

Written by on Thursday, May 4th, 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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A riveting first-person account from @JessiJohnson89 of @artemis_nwf about how her first bow hunt turned her into a public lands advocate for life.

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NEW PODCAST: @JessiJohnson89 of @artemis_nwf describes how her first bowhunt turned her into a public lands activist for life.

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