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Montana writer Hal Herring calls himself a "nature-obsessed, gun-soaked malcontent" in his cover story for the current issue of High Country News. He traveled to Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, looking for conversations with kindred spirits. But, that's not exactly what he found. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Herring about what happened for this week's Sounds of the High Country. Find Herring's story here. Listen to the full Valley Voices interview here.
The stand-off at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon is over. Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his sons are in jail. But, High Country News reporter Tay Wiles says the so-called patriot groups that supported the Bundys and others out West are insurgents. For this week’s Sounds of the High Country, Wiles spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh. Click here to read Tay Wiles’ story “Showdown at Sugar Pine".
On a new edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to reporter Ben Goldfarb about the controversial predator management agency, Wildlife Services.
For this week's Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's collaboration with High Country News, January Jones talks with journalist Elizabeth Shogren about Shogren's article "The Campaign Against Coal."
Natural gas is often touted as a "bridge fuel" that will help us transition from coal and oil to renewable energy sources. But, leaky infrastructure could make natural gas as bad or worse for the climate than the fuels it's replacing. For this edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's collaboration with High Country News, Nelson Harvey talks to HCN Senior Editor Jonathan Thompson to find out more. Read Thompson's story here.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.