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Little Big Bird

Little Big Bird August 17, 2015

The greater sage grouse and its habitat are in jeopardy. And, people from all over the West are working hard to keep the bird off the Endangered Species List. In the current edition of the High Country News, reporter Jodi Peterson takes readers on an in-depth journey to find out more about the bird and what she calls the biggest conservation experiment in the history of the Endangered Species Act. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talked to Peterson for this week's Sounds of the High Country.


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SOTHC: Bandit Bikers and the USFS

July 27, 2015
For the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s collaboration with High Country News, Nelson Harvey spoke with reporter Sarah Tory about a battle over bandit mountain bike trails near Sedona, Arizona, and how the sport is beginning to come of age.You can read Sarah Tory’s story on Sedona’s bandit mountain bike trails at HCN.org
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Rare Earth Bust

Rare Earth Bust June 29, 2015
For this edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's audio partnership with the High Country News, January Jones speaks with Tim Heffernan about his story on the rare earth mineral boom that busted before it began.
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Sounds of the High Country: Craig Childs

Sounds of the High Country: Craig Childs April 24, 2015
Author and High Country News contributing editor, Craig Childs, talks with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about his essay "Children in Alaska's Barbaric Country. Read the story here.  Sounds of the High Country is KDNK's collaboration with the High Country News.
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SOTHC: Boom and Bust in Farmington

SOTHC: Boom and Bust in Farmington March 27, 2015
In the March 16th edition of High Country News, Jonathan Thompson writes about Farmington, New Mexico- an extreme example of a town that has locked fortunes with the oil and gas boom and bust cycles, for the last hundred years. KDNK’s January Jones spoke with Thompson in this edition of Sounds of the High Country. You can read Jonathan Thompson’s High Country News article at hcn.org.
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Bill May Slow Land Transfer Movement

Bill May Slow Land Transfer Movement March 2, 2015
A recent survey of voters in six western states (click here for survey results), showed that 68% believe that Federal lands belong to all Americans. But, lawmakers in some of those states are hard at work to transfer public lands to state ownership. For this edition of Sound of the High Country, KDNK's collaboration with the High Country News, Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with HCN editorial intern Kindra McQuillan about the Land Transfer Movement and a Utah bill that could set a legal precedent across the West. Read McQuillan's story here.
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Pricing Nature

January 28, 2015
Environmentalists have their work cut out for them these days, struggling to confront threats like global warming, mass species extinction, and the growing human population. In the current issue of High Country News, Ben Goldfarb writes about a tool that could make environmental protection more attractive, even to businesses already responsible for environmental damage. Nelson Harvey spoke with Goldfarb for the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's collaboration with the magazine. Click here to find Goldfarb's story.
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Sagebrush Country: A Grouse Divided

Sagebrush Country: A Grouse Divided December 23, 2014

For the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's collaboration with the High Country News, Amy Hadden Marsh talks with contributing editor Josh Zaffos about how profit may be winning over protection of two species of sage grouse that some believe are on their way to extinction. Find Zaffos' story, A Grouse Divided, at hcn.org.


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SOTHC: Light Rail in the new West

SOTHC: Light Rail in the new West December 18, 2014

In a recent issue of the environmental magazine High Country News, senior editor Jonathan Thompson explores whether light rail systems can transform the sprawling, car-centric cities of the Western U.S. For the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s collaboration with High Country News, Nelson Harvey took a ride on Denver’s light rail to see whether it’s changed his newly adopted city for the better.


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Sounds of The High Country: Defuse the West

Sounds of The High Country: Defuse the West November 24, 2014
Hostility against the Federal government in the West isn’t new. In the October 27th edition of the High Country News, journalist Ray Ring writes that it's time for the west to grow up. Hear about the research Ring did into incidents on the latest episode of Sounds of the High Country.
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