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MAIN STREET WYOMING Episode Guide


SERIES 1100
1102 Risky Business: The Ghost Town of KirwinRisky Business: The Ghost Town of Kirwin - The story of Kirwin, an abandoned mining camp deep in Wyoming's Absoroka Mountains and the risk takers involved in its history. From early explorers, outlaws and hard rock miners, to arctic adventurers and Amelia Earhart; this remote location drew a remarkable cast of characters. Today, its natural beauty and rich past continue to cast a spell on all who visit.
1101 A Conversation with Paula KergerA Conversation with Paula Kerger Paula Kerger, President and CEO of the Public Broadcasting Service, stops in Jackson to talk to Wyoming PBS’s Geoff O’Gara about the future of PBS nationally and in the Cowboy State.

SERIES 1000
1001 Ground Zero The first and final battles of the Cold War were fought from F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne.  Wyoming played a key role in winning the Cold War, from the dawn of the Atomic Age to the decommissioning of the controversial Peacekeeper ICBM in 2005. Incredible archives and interviews reveal this fascinating history, and take viewers into the remaining missile silos where a new generation of missileer keeps watch over launch facilities.
1002 The Middle of Nowhere Wyoming’s Sweetwater Valley is “the middle of nowhere”, but it’s also an historic crossroads for explorers, emigrants, homesteaders, and tourists. In this episode, Main Street, Wyoming takes a journey through the beautiful, challenging country around Independence Rock and Devils Gate with author Tom Rea.
1003 Wyoming’s Communication Pioneers The first telephone companies figured if it could work in Wyoming, it could work anywhere. And if it didn’t work, well, it was only Wyoming. The state became a laboratory for telephonic experimentation, welcoming barbed wire phone lines and the world’s first broadband wireless internet network. These are the people who dialed the state in and accelerated its conversations. These are “Wyoming’s Communication Pioneers”.
1004 Urban Living in the Cowboy StateUrban Living in the Cowboy State Within modern structures and historic old buildings, Wyoming residents are finding ways to live an urban lifestyle in the Cowboy State.
1005 Hooping it Up To the outside world, Wyoming is not a basketball state. But the faithful packing gyms and fired up for March Madness know better. They point to Kenny Sailors, inventor of the jump-shot, and leader of the University of Wyoming’s 1943 NCAA championship team. Seated on bleachers around the state, loyal fans trade stories about other Cowboy State greats: Shannon Brown, Kristen Newlin, Gerald Mattinson, Megan McGuffey, Marcus Bailey, Jaycee Carroll and James Johnson.

SERIES 900
901 Photography of Sara Wiles Photography of Sara Wiles Sara Wiles began taking pictures of Northern Arapaho people as a social worker on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The photos were a chronicle and a gift to Indian families; now they tour art galleries and museums across the country. Wiles retains her close ties to reservation friends and families, even as she breaks new ground in her effort to use photographs to tell the stories of people and cultures.
902 Tour de Wyoming Tour de Wyoming Every summer, while the stars of the Tour de France pedal around Europe, a less famous band of cyclists crosses the plains and mountain passes of Wyoming. No doping scandals here: just 300 or so stalwarts soaking up the scenery and soaking their jerseys over 300-plus miles of bicycling. On the 10th anniversary of the Tour de Wyoming, Wyoming PBS gets taken for a ride.
903 Molesworth: Interior Pioneer  Thomas Molesworth was a Cody artist who became a furniture-making phenomenon. Molesworth: Interior Pioneer follows the legendary designer’s odyssey from the lodges of Wyoming’s rich and powerful, to President Eisenhower’s quiet study. In these spaces, Molesworth shaped the interior West, and defined the Cody style.
904 Teton Music Festival: Music and Mountains They say the Grand Teton Music Festival is the best kept secret in Classical music. That is likely to change, as the festival welcomes a new maestro and renovates its venerable Walk Festival Hall. This program traces the history and achievements of Wyoming's premiere musical event. World renowned conductor Donald Runnicles is only the third music director to hold the top creative post at the 45-year-old festival. Following Runnicles will be the biggest names in classical music, who flock to Teton Village to create music that is a match for the mountains.



SERIES 800
801 Sheridan Strings focuses on the string program offered by Sheridan schools. The show culminates with a performance by the orchestra, under the leadership of Rasnik Sarkisian.
802 Jeffrey City: Boom and Bust tells the boom-and-bust saga of Jeffrey City, which grew to a town of 5,000 before the uranium market went bust in the 1980s. It's a story of fast growth and fast living, but also a tale of growing affection between the long-time ranchers of the area and the town of mining families that grew in their midst.
803 Jamaican Bobsledders is the story of the Jamaican bobsled team and the town of Evanston, and a promising young bobsledder, Joe Sisson. He is just one of the many people in Evanston who have helped the Jamaican team prepare for the 2002 Winter Olympics
804 Clean Snowmobiles in Yellowstone Clean Snowmobiles in Yellowstone While the debate continues on whether snow machines should be allowed in Yellowstone National Park, host Geoff O'Gara follows a team from the University of Wyoming, as they attempt to design, build and prove they have the cleanest engine on snow.
805 National Outdoor Leadership School (“NOLS”) began humbly in the dilapidated Nobel Hotel on Lander’s Main Street, the brainchild of the late Paul Petzoldt, an Idaho boy who climbed the Grand Teton in his tennis shoes when he was just 17. Today, it’s a huge organization, with branches in Africa, South America, Alaska and India, and a growing business that utilizes some of the management systems of Fortune 500 companies.



SERIES 700
701 Dr. David Love of Laramie, known statewide for his work on the earliest geological map of Wyoming, will now be famous nationally for his family's story featured in the mini-series "THE WEST". Host Deborah Hammons visits Dr. Love at his cabin near Dubois, Wyoming and discovers the story behind the "grand old man of Rocky Mountain geology."
702 Wind River Canyon One of Wyoming's natural and historical treasures, reveals its inner secrets. Enjoy the unparalleled beauty throughout the seasons of one of the oldest canyons in America. Thermopolis geologist Gretchen Hurley explains the billion year history of the rock faces; historian Dorothy Milek describes the canyon's recent history, while Bonnie Bleak, a homesteader's daughter, tells her family stories about life in the isolated canyon when she was young.
703 Chinatown, Wyoming Among the waves of immigrants to Wyoming Territory in 1870 were groups of Chinese workers employed by the Union Pacific Railroad. Their arrival eventually led to the Rock Springs Massacre of 1885. This tragedy has often been told, but less well known is the tale of these resilient people, and the lives they created for themselves along the rail lines of Southwestern Wyoming. Historical archaeologist Dudley Gardner, historian Barbara Bogart, and Evanston's Director of Renewal Agency, Jim Davis, tell the story of these industrious individuals.
704 I See By Your Outfit Fascinating and fun describes the recently published book "I See By Your Outfit", by Wyoming authors Tom Lindemier and Steve Mount. The story of historic cowboy gear of the northern plains is told through vintage photographs and years of historical research.
705 Third Party Politics Throughout U.S. history, new political parties have challenged the status quo. This year is no exception in Wyoming's election ballot containing the names of four political parties: Libertarian, Natural Law, Republican and Democratic. Join guests Judy Raymond, state party chairman of the Natural Law party; and Dennis Brossman, chairman for the Libertarian party, and political scientists to learn more about "Third Party Politics", why these parties exist, their history and purpose, and the challenges they face in the state and the nation.
706 Dr. George Frison Dr. George Frison Professor Emeritus at the University of Wyoming, retired last year after more than 40 years of research and teaching. Main Street follows Frison from his laboratory on the mountains outside Dubois to his freezers and boxes of bones at UW, to learn more about this fascinating man and his world of archaeology.
707 Devil's Tower Sacred Sites Devil's Tower, America's first national monument, and the Medicine Wheel, a national historic landmark in the Big Horns, are popular tourist stops in Wyoming. Both sites are considered unique and special to those who visit them; American Indians, however, consider these two sites to be more than curiosities. For them, the sites are sacred, an integral part of their religious beliefs. Hear the views of local residents, American Indians and federal land managers who all believe their perspectives reflect the proper way to manage these controversial sites.
708 The Arts Casper College is known throughout the state for its thriving arts curriculum, but discover, with Deborah Hammons, the impact these programs have on the lives of students and the Casper community. From Tom Empey's theatre production to Lyn Munns' pottery classes, viewers witness the hard work and intensity that make up artistic excellence.
709 Best of Main Street covers the highlights, and many of the stories left on the cutting room floor, from the past three seasons of MAIN STREET, WYOMING production. Fascinating people and stories, bloopers and highlights, all captured on camera.
710 Mardy Murie Mardy Murie Born in 1902 and raised in Alaska, Mardy Murie has called Jackson Hole home for the past 70 years. Murie and husband Olaus, who has been dubbed the "greatest naturalist of this continent", spent a lifetime of travel, scientific research and involvement in conservation activities. MAIN STREET visits Murie and her friends: Homestead Publishing owner Carl Schreier, author Bert Raynes; and Teton Science School teacher-owner Carl Schreier, and teacher Jackie Gilmore to reminisce.
711 Who is Sarah Ethics? Ann Landers enlightened and entertained readers for decades, but now Wyoming has its own advice column, "Sarah Ethics". Geared to pre-teens, the questions posed to Sarah and Samuel Ethics are answered by young people across Wyoming. Author Coleen O'Neil receives hundreds of letters weekly by youngsters offering solutions to hypothetical situations posed by the column. Program guests also include David Resnik, board member of the University of Wyoming Center for the Advancement of Ethics, and Robert Nicholson, principal for Manderson Elementary and Cloud Peak Middle School.
712 Connections to the World Northwest Community College was recently visited by Israeli archeologist Dr. Haim Goldfus. He tells fascinating stories of daily life in Jerusalem, and the "digs" at one of Israel's premiere archeological sites, Masada. Northwest students led by professor Doug Nelson, work summers at the site; Drs. Nelson and Goldfus share tales of student adventures and research.
713 History of Fremont County Historian, author, and Riverton museum director Loren Jost, shares the vintage photos and research which develop the story of Fremont County. From some of the county's oldest communities to some of its newest - from tie hacks in Dubois, to sheep ranches at Lysite, to the boom days of the Boysen Dam, this is compelling history.
714 Paul Taylor Australian born, and now Wyoming resident, Taylor travels the country performing music of the Aborigines and shares their culture through native tales. A master of the didjeridoo, an ancient Aboriginal musical instrument, Taylor came to the U.S. in 1990 to commence an extensive walkabout of the U.S.; his visit to MAIN STREET includes music performance and an interview comparing Australia's Aboriginal peoples to Wyoming's American Indian tribes.
715 Information Highway in Wyoming For those who describe themselves as "roadkill" on the superhighway of the Internet, this MAIN STREET program takes a peek at the future to see how this could impact our lives. Host Deborah Hammons goes to Green River to see how schools, businesses and individuals in their homes are using the latest in global communication.
716 Bison: Past, Present and Future (part I) covers the legacy and future of bison in Wyoming. From the buffalo's role in the lives of Plains Indians to the modern issues of brucellosis, the program looks at the significance of this beast.
717 Bison: Past, Present and Future (part II) Contemporary problems like range management and profitability are explored in this look at Wyoming's buffalo.
718 Jewel Dirks Artists of Wyoming: Jewel Dirks Winner of two Wyoming Council for the Arts Fellowship Awards, Dirks composes and produces "cutting edge" electronic music. Using a computer, tapes and electronic keyboards, she takes the centuries old art of music composition into new realms.
719 John Giarrizzo Artists of Wyoming: John Giarrizzo This award-winning artist describes commitment, discipline, persistence and determination as the foundations of a painter's world. An instructor at Northwest College in Powell since receiving his MFA in 1981, Giarrizzo paints those he knows, and it is Italy and the art of the Renaissance which have inspired his work for the past 12 years.
720 Artists of Wyoming: Judd Grossman describes his songwriting as eclectic - contemporary folk which ranges from country to funk rock or blues. From operatic training as a singer to professionally performing in country bands, Grossman turned songwriter/singer and focused on producing the kind of music he remembered from his youth.
721 Artists of Wyoming: Eva McAdams The Shoshone regalia maker, a 1996 recipient of the prestigious National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts, also received the Governor's Arts Award in 1990. Her work has been featured at the Smithsonian Institute, Museum of the Plains Indian and Crafts Center in Mon-tana, the southern Plains Indian and Crafts Center in Oklahoma, Wyoming Arts Council Gallery and the Wyoming State Museum.
722 Equine Studies at LCCC Equine Studies at LCCC takes an inside look at modern horse training at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne. From reiners to cutters, colts are trained by students who dream of making horses their careers. Wit-ness green horses, never before ridden, accept saddle, then rider in a battle of patience and skills.
723 Wyoming State Legislature travels to Cheyenne to go behind-the-scenes to visit with lobbyists, legislative leaders and Wyoming citizens who congregate in Cheyenne each year during the legislative session. This is part three of the trilogy on state government.
724 Artists of Wyoming: CWACS The Central Wyoming Acappella Chamber Singers share their love of singing as they perform throughout the state and world. The troupe has represented Wyoming at the Northwest Division Conference of Music Educators National Conference in Portland; sang at the 1993 Inter-national Choral Festival; represented the U.S. in the 1994 International CIT Choral Competition in Toloosa, Spain; and the state of Wyoming during the observance of the 50th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France.
725 Learning to Help Others Discover more about the rehabilitation and adaptation services available for the physically disabled. The state's sole program for Physical Therapist Assistants, a technical two-year degree, is offered at Central Wyoming College in Riverton. Students learn hands-on skills which are used in everything from hospitals to outpatient private businesses to rehabilitation and long term care facilities. This support network of health professionals is a growing industry.
726 State Lands: Issue of Diversity At statehood, Wyoming was given 4.2 million acres of trust lands. Of that total, 663,416 acres of those lands have since been sold, as permitted by law. In recent years, the management, leasing and sales of the lands have become a political football. MAIN STREET, WYOMING travels to the eastern slopes of the Big Horns to show the diversity of lands owned by the state of Wyoming. From Northern Wyoming College instructor Mike Flynn's state lands outdoor classroom to timber harvests, from hunting to grazing, from open lands to real estate development, view the incredible diversity of the state's land assets. Special guest State Land Commissioner Jim Magagna relates the complex issues facing the State Lands Office.



SERIES 600
601 Cowboys in the Cowboy State From tourist shops to rodeo, sculptors to bootmakers, cowboys and their images continue to permeate life in Wyoming. MAIN STREET travels from Wright to Gillette, Cody to Laramie to capture the historic and current impact of cowboys on everyone in the state. Includes features on: how rodeo stock is raised, stories about life on the range, history of cowboy clothes and behind the scenes at the Cody Night Rodeo.
602 Tom Mangelsen Tom Mangelsen: Nature Photography Unframed Recognized as one of the nation's premiere nature photographers, Tom Mangelsen of Jackson shares stories behind his years of work in the field.
603 Man and His Environment: Wyoming's Red Desert The first signs of man in the Red Desert reach back over 10,000 years, but because of its arid climate, the land was traveled around and through during the country's great overland migrations. From the White Mountain petroglyphs to the Killpecker Sand Dunes, from gas production fields to grazing allotments, this is a unique region of the state.
604 The Story Behind Wyoming's Public Lands How did over 18 million acres of Wyoming land end up in federal hands? Follow the story of these BLM lands through the years before statehood until the Taylor Grazing Act of 1934, and the more recent development of multiple use in the 1960s and 70s. Travel through three distinct land ownership regions of the state to visit land owners, land managers and historians to uncover the full story.
605 Native Son: Gerry Spence Attorney, author, television commentator, photographer, Wyoming's native son draws the national spotlight to the state. From his days as Fremont County prosecuting attorney to defender of Imelda Marcos, Spence's work has attracted controversy. He talks about the impact of Wyoming on his upbringing and the people and events who made him who he is.
606 Wyoming Remembers World War II Wyoming responded to the bombing of Pearl Harbor as men and women all over the state signed up to serve their country. Stories of some of these brave men and women are recorded. Ted Lee of Casper was a paratrooper dropped behind enemy lines in the pre-dawn hours of D-Day; Dallas Isabel was at Pearl Harbor; Charlie Pince was a prisoner of war.
607 Hog Ranches Wyoming's Hog Ranches Author Larry Brown has published a book about the saloon/brothel; dance hall establishments that sprouted up around Wyoming forts. Commonly called hog ranches, these places provided entertainment and diversion for troops, locals, cowboys and an outlaw or two. Brown describes the places and the characters.
608 Around Wyoming: Reptile Caregiver and Flutemaker Dan McCarron, a nationally-known herpetologist, teaches science at White Mountain Jr. High in Rock Springs. Zoos around the country send him their babies (snakes and reptiles) to raise. He and his students care for the creatures, then find them homes. Flutemaker Michael Redman is a composer, craftsperson and musician from Ft. Washakie.
609 Remember When A look at the old stores and stories from main streets in the early part of this century. From Shoshoni's Gambles store and Yellowstone Drug, to stories about the scare of polio, MAIN STREET visits people and their memories of earlier days on main streets in Wyoming.
610 J.E. Stimson, Photographer of the West J.E. Stimson, Photographer of the West Author Mark Junge introduces viewers to J.E. Stimson whose photographic career in Wyoming spanned 60 years. Stimson worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and the State of Wyoming and won national awards for his photographs, taken from the turn of the century until 1948, and captured Wyoming's transition from frontier to its unique civilization today.
611 Art in Public Places Cody native and art gallery owner, Susan Simpson Gallagher, shares a cross-section of art found outdoors in Wyoming. Gallagher points out that Wyoming's history as a state is short, and that much of Wyoming's outdoor art commemorates the settling of the state and the West.
612 Polls in Wyoming: Twenty Year Review Political scientist Dr. Oliver Walter from the University of Wyoming has been conducting polls in the state for over 20 years. Now he reveals information he has gained from tracking the opinions of the state's populace.
613 Wyoming's Birds Over 50 species of birds can be found across Wyoming in the winter. Learn how to identify and attract birds to your backyard and visit with Susan Ahalt from a facility that rehabilitates raptors in Cody. This program goes beyond bird-watching to discover the significance of the diversity of birds to residents in this state.
614 Issues of the Mind: Who's Responsible Why do some people grow to be responsible adults, while others end up breaking the law? Have we become an "it's not my fault society?" Who is to blame, parents, society, the individual? Dr. Timothy North-Shea, Director of Mental Services for the Wyoming Dept. of Corrections discusses current ideas on responsible behavior.
615 Dubois: The New West? Witness the dramatic change in one of Wyoming's communities as it converts from logging town to tourist mecca. How do the longtime locals feel about the changes, and what do the newcomers say? Outsiders describe the clash of cultures in the New West - cowboys don't drink cappucino - but is that true in this Wyoming community? From 94-year old Ann Redman, who moved to Dubois in 1925, to those who arrived recently, you'll hear the story of Dubois, what it was and what it is becoming.
616 Spencer Bohren: Music Folklore Wyoming native Spencer Bohren gives a heartwarming presentation of American musical folklore from the classic Delta blues to the work songs of the South. Using vintage guitars, his masterful renditions have moved audiences for 25 years; he shares his passion for good stories, enduring folk songs and the blues.
617 Wyoming's Executive Branch The second program in a series on state government, goes inside the capitol building in Cheyenne to reveal the inner workings of the state's most visible branch of government. From a firsthand look at the dynamics of a Farm Loan Board meeting to personal visits with each of the state's elected officials, viewers hear candid descriptions of the power and responsibilities given to these five individuals.
618 Wyoming's Outlaws: Life in the Territorial Prison Wyoming's Outlaws: Life in the Territorial Prison Built in 1872, this prison holds the stories of some of the state's most colorful characters, including Butch Cassidy and other notorious outlaws. Interviews with author Elnora Frye; Mike Massie, Wyoming historian; Grace Willing, Director of Marketing for the prison; and Fred Henman, chairman of the board for the Territorial park; also includes a tour of the prison with guide Jim Vander Hooven.
619 Owen Wister and Wyoming Over 100 years ago, Owen Wister traveled across Wyoming and the West. Inspired by his experiences, he created fictional characters and stories which continue to influence people today in his books, including the most famous one "The Virginian." Interviews with western literature and Wister authorities Jane Nelson from the University of Wyoming and author John Nesbitt from Eastern Wyoming College.
620 Wyoming Education: Interpreting the Decision features first hand reactions and interpretations of the recent ruling of the Wyoming Supreme Court: that the state's funding system of education was unconstitutional. Includes comments from attorneys Fred Bussart, Patrick Hacker and Timothy Kirven; Superintendent of Public Instruction Judy Catchpole; legislators, members of various schools boards, and teachers from across the state.
621 Keeping the Culture The Shoshone Tribal Culture Center enters an exciting era in its plans for an approved new cultural museum at Fort Washakie. Learn about efforts to have Shoshone artifacts long held by museums around the country returned to the Wind River Country. Museum Director Joyce Posey, tour guide Wayland Large, history preservation officer Edith Griswold, and language instructor Audrey Ward share their knowledge and experiences in "keeping the culture."
622 Wyoming's Poet Laureate: Robert Roripaugh Appointed Wyoming's third poet laureate, Roripaugh of Laramie takes viewers back to his Lander ranch where he grew up to reveal the origins of his award winning poetry and prose. From poems such as "Lambing Out" to "Honor Thy Father," the nationally acclaimed novel of life on a Western ranch, Roripaugh's words speak for all who love this place called Wyoming.
623 Foster Grandparents: Making a Difference Serving six Wyoming Counties (Natrona, Fremont, Hot Springs, Washakie, Park and Big Horn, and the Wind River Indian Reservation), the NOWCAP Foster Grandparent program has been a Wyoming success story for 10 years. Interviews with the director and grandparents who are involved with the program.
624 Immigration: Wyoming Stories Journey back to Rock Springs of the 1920s with University of Wyoming American History professor Eric Sandeen to learn more about the cultural diversity of Wyoming immigrants; also includes interviews with contemporary immigrants: Adeniyi Coker from Nigeria; Pastor Sifuentes from Latin America; and the Ula family from Bangladesh.
625 Letters of a Woman Homesteader Published in 1914, "Letters of a Woman Homesteader" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart was called the literary discovery of the year. Elinore Stewart came to Wyoming with the ambition of homesteading near Burntfork, and her letters describe her adventures and the people she came to know. Western Wyoming college instructor Marcia Hensley takes her spring class to Stewart's homestead cabin to hear stories, discuss the homesteader, and hear from a family acquaintance who recalls her childhood friendship with Elinore's daughter.
626 Casper Troopers: Drum & Bugle Corps Designated as Wyoming Musical Ambassadors by the state legislature in 1967, the Troopers attract musicians from across the country to participate in this annual summer tour of music. This story is about young people, music, and dedication.



SERIES 500
501 Brunton Company: Wyoming Success Story -- Located in Riverton, this world class high tech company illustrates how a Wyoming-based company can compete successfully in the global market.
502 Wyoming's Tax Base: Growing Pains -- Key players in the state's revenue structure discuss the critical components of the recent state tax reports. Will the state's current tax structure support us? Can we afford to grow?
503 Building on Past: Casper Army Air Field -- This facility grew from Wyoming prairie to an operational air base in 31/2 months during World War II. Former base commander secretary Joye Marshall Kading shares her photographs and memories of the base, along with the mural painted by enlisted men and the World War II aircraft restored by the Casper Warbirds.
504 Through Foreign Eyes: Wyoming Student Views -- Foreign students attending Wyoming schools share their impressions of the state and its citizens.
505 Natural Gas: Wyoming's New Hope? -- A bright spot in the mineral revenue picture appears to be natural gas. Guests Dr. Ron Surdam, Dr. Jim Barlow and Don Bsko analyze the state's future in this industry.
506 Tales of Heart Mountain -- During World War II, over 10,000 Japanese Americans were interned at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, located between Cody and Powell. Main Street visits with former internees and their families.
507 T.A. Larson: A Living Legacy -- Dr. Larson discusses the state's unique past and its impact on the future.
508 Blue Sky Artisans -- From acrylic and water color, to miniature feather headdresses and beadwork, Native American artists share their work with viewers.
509 Tensleep --Day in Life of Wyoming Ranch Family -- joins the Hampton family, near Tensleep, as they prepare to ship calves to market.
510 Alternative Livestock -- shows the ins and outs of successful operations to raise some of Wyoming's more unique creatures.
511 Telecommunications: Wyoming's Link to the World -- discusses decision making dilemmas confronting the Telecommunications Council, as it sets priorities for the state's future.
512 Kids in Trouble: Wyoming's Juvenile Offenders -- What pressures face the state in working with youths in trouble with the new law?
513 Wyoming Architecture: 1849-1940 -- Author Eileen Starr and photographer Richard Collier share photos and memories of the state's architecture.
514 Early Casper Main Streets -- Travel with the Main Street crew to Cody, Powell, Sheridan, Casper and Riverton to see how these communities are doing.
515 Pat McManus -- Outdoor humorist Pat McManus describes his adventu8res in Wyoming, and gives viewers a whiff of his new book, Never Sniff a Gift Fish.
516 The Supreme Court of Wyoming -- The inner works and individuals of Wyoming's lease known branch of state government are explored. (Teacher guides available for this program.)
517 Poet Laureate: Chalres Levendosky -- Wyoming's poet laureate Levendosky shares his poetry, his experiences and his insights as an artist.
518 Wyoming's Museums: A Sampler Wyoming's Museums: A Sampler -- Visit a cross-section of Wyoming's award-winning and diverse museums, from Meeteetse to Ft. Casper, the Laramie Plains Museum to the Washakie County Cultural Center, for a glimpse of some of the state's valued treasures.
519 Wyoming's Child Support Laws -- Guests include Jim Mohler, Wyoming Child Support Program Director, Frank Peasley of Grey and Associates, and a younger mother who struggles without child support. Deborah Hammons hosts this frank look at Wyoming's child support laws.
520 Storytellers -- Stories make up a good portion of everyone's life, but which stories endure from one generation to another? Why do we tell stories and what meaning do they add to one's life? John Dorst, with the American Studies program at the University of Wyoming; Barbara Allen Bogart, who taught American Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and David Romtvedt, poet/musician from Buffalo, share stories.
521 Teton Science School: Arts & Literature in Nature Students spend a week at this school outside of Jackson where they learn about the world of nature.
522 Bil Gollings: Cowboy Artist shows viewers the life and work of an artist some call Wyoming's Charlie Russell. Two exhibits now feature the work of this man who was drawn to the pioneering west.
523 Barbed Wire and Brands -- Uncovers the impact to Wyoming of two important events in the 1870s: the invention of barbed wire and the official registration of brands. Joe Lawrence of Casper shares his extensive knowledge and collection of barbed wire, and Bill Runner, the state of Wyoming's Chief Brand Inspector, and historian Ann Noble of Cora talk about brands.
524 Wyoming Yards: Turf, Trees and Water -- examines the options in yard care in Wyoming's arid climate, and how to plant and maintain low maintenance landscapes
525 Wind River Reservation: Childhood Memories -- explores three generations of Native Americans, each of whom grew up on the Wind River Indian Reservation. What has changed in the last 50 years? (Guests: John Washakie, Liz Brown, Maria Lawson)
526 Capturing the Past: A Writing Project -- Instructor Barbara Smith, with Western Wyoming Community College, teaches Rock Springs senior citizens how to record -- in writing -- their lives and memories.



SERIES 400
401 Peggy Simson Curry - She was Wyoming's first poet laureate, and a nationally known writer and novelist. Three Wyoming writers who knew Curry gather to remember her.
402 Polo in Wyoming - How did this sport of the British aristocracy find a niche in the Sheridan area?
403 Public Defender System - Answers questions about the public defender's office, which provides legal assistance to people who cannot afford to pay an attorney.
404 Art of Paper Marbling - Tom West, Artist - Marbled paper is making a comeback, and Casper artist Tom West demonstrates how the swirling patterns of color are created.
405 Home Schooling - Many parents are choosing to school their children at home. What resources are available to parents who teach their children, and what kind of education are they getting?
406 Sheridan Inn - Twice the wrecking balls have been poised to smash into this historic land site, but it still stands. The "House of 69 Gables" has become a popular tourist attraction and eatery. Stories from the bar, where Buffalo Bill once interviewed cowboys for his Wild West Show on horseback, and a few other "yarns" are revealed.
407 Future of Wyoming Ranching - Grazing fees, agricultural subsidies, and the changes that lie ahead for western ranchers, are the topics of discussion. Officials from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the state's cattle and sheep industries, and the Wyoming Wildlife Federation analyze what's really going on behind congressional battle lines.
408 Adult Literacy - Experts talk about Wyoming's adult literacy problem, the new types of literacy needed in today's world, and various tutor programs to help adults gain basic skills.
409 Working Ranchers - The group, including multi-generation ranchers and newcomers to the range, discuss what it takes to stay on the land, and what their fears and hopes are for the future. (Guests: Kathleen Sun, Tony Malmberg and June Rain, executive director of the Wyoming Wildlife Federation.)
410 Red Canyon/Nature Conservancy
Ben Pierce, Wyoming director of the Nature Conservancy, unveils the group's plan to protect Red Canyon, near Lander, from development.
411 Ucross: A Retreat for Artists -Takes a stroll through the countryside near Recluse and visits with painters, writers and composers from across the nation.
412 Coal/Gillette - Industry and community leaders, conservation spokespersons and workers, review the relationship between the coal industry and the community of Gillette.
413 Poet/musician David Romtvedt -The poet/musician from Buffalo performs unique ethnic musical traditions, including Basque, Tex-Mex and Cajun.
414 Jackson's Housing Predicament -Town officials, residents and planning experts discuss the dilemma of an upscale resort town, Jackson, as it struggles to provide affordable housing for service workers and state employees. Main Street takes a ride over icy Teton Pass with a resort-town commuter.
415 The Lynching of Cattle Kate -George Hufsmith, a classically trained composer, Yale graduate and author, challenges the historical assumptions about Ellen Watson, also known as Cattle Kate. After extensive research, he has penned an opera of her saga.
416 Otto Brothers Brewery - visits a Jackson-based "micro-brewery," where Otto Brothers Moose Juice Stout and other local favorites are brewed.
417 Legislative Accountability/Lobbyist Disclosure "On the Record" - Neither debate nor votes are recorded in the Wyoming legislature. Host Geoff O'Gara looks at disclosure issues involving legislators and lobbyists.
418 Rural/Frontier Medicine - focuses on rural health care in Wyoming, and the changes in the past 150 years. Guests include historian Nancy McClure and Dr. L. Harmon Wilmoth, author of "The Doctor Rode Horseback."
419 Shoshone Language - The number of Shoshones who speak the native tongue has dwindled sharply in recent generations. Now, as native speakers attempt to revive the language in schools on the Wind River Indian Reservation, a debate has arisen over whether to "go public" with the language.
420 Winning Basketball Tradition/Wyoming Indian High School - The Chiefs basketball team has perpetuated a tradition of outstanding basketball. In 12 years, Coach Al Redman's squad has captured five state championships, and tallied an unofficial record of 230 wins and 38 losses. Why is the team so successful? Why do the Chiefs excel in basketball rather than football?
421 Gun Control - Advocates and opponents of the federal registration law for hand guns discuss the pros and cons of gun regulation.
422 One Room School -- Visits Ingleside School, north of Cheyenne. Teachers and families talk about the way rural schools keep alive the culture of ranch and country life. (Teacher guides are available for this program.)
423 Dinosaurs Wars (Part I) - Dinosaur bones beneath the ground were buried there long before there was a state of Wyoming - so who do they belong to? Wyoming archaeologist Charles Love, Western Wyoming College professor and Wallace Ulrich, from Kemmerer's fossil beds, are guests.
424 Chinese Massacre -- explores events that occurred in 1885 near Rock Springs when violence erupted and Chinese laborers were killed.
425 Monitored Retrievable Storage/What Does State Want to Be? A private company proposes building a Monitored Retrievable Storage facility in Fremont County and the debate over environmental issues, economic development, and the character of Wyoming, has been revived.
426 Dinosaur Wars (Part II) -- Guests Dr. Charles Love and Wallace Ulrich, whose family has a commercial dig near Fossil Butte Monument in Lincoln County, discuss the preservation of prehistoric treasure -- fossilized bones.



SERIES 300
301 Flight School/Casper - Casper community leaders, school officials, teachers and students discuss this innovative public school program which was discontinued.
302 Audrey Preissler: Art and Censorship - The Jackson artist talks about her approach to art, coupled with serious views on censorship and politics, from her home at the base of the Tetons.
303 Sex Education - Teachers, health officials and parents reveal the conflicting views of the roles schools should play in sex education. (Guests: Joan Marie Barker, Wyoming's 1992 teacher of the year from Green River; Nancy Neufeld of the Governor's Commission on Teen Pregnancy, and Sherry Goodrich, an advocate of an abstinence-based curriculum.)
304 Media's Role in Wyoming - Bob Price/KTWO, Anne McKinnon, Casper Star Tribune, and Ron Franscell, Gillette News Record discuss the role the media plays in Wyoming.
305 Updates (Bessemer, Ferrets, Medicine Wheel, Brooks Lake) -
Re-examines these issues from Season II, and adds updated information on each issue.
306 Reviewing the Election with Sen. Al Simpson - Did the voters decide to "throw the rascals out" or to stay with the status quo? Main Street sizes up the outcome of the 1992 general election with Sen. Alan Simpson
307 Battle of Little Big Horn - Joseph Marshall and Robert Kammen wrote the book, "Soldiers Falling into Camp," a retelling of the 1876 battle of the Little Big Horn, from an Indian perspective.
308 Octopus Spring - The multicolored mats which fan out from the springs are studied by David Ward, microbiologist from MSU, Bozeman. The mats, according to Ward, were once the dominant life form on Earth, and are ten times older than dinosaurs.
309 Yellowstone Monorail - Traffic congestion in Yellowstone Park may have solutions as interviews with Sen. Malcolm Wallop and traffic planners indicate.
310 Stalking Bill - Sen. Susan Anderson and a victim's brother focus on the "Stalking Bill" before the 1993 Wyoming Legislature.
311 Man of the Mountain - Paul Petzoldt Man of the Mountain - Paul Petzoldt - An early pioneer of the environmental movement reviews his life's values and the business he started in Lander, the National Outdoor Leadership School.
312 Western Art/Sam Gappmayer
As curator of the Nicolaysen Museum, Sam Gappmayer contrasts traditional western art, based on historical subjects, with contemporary western art, which has become "more conceptual."
313 Early Memories of Wyoming's Oil Patch - Geoff O'Gara interviews Jim Nielsen about Wyoming's heyday of oil exploration and development.
314 Wolves/Management (part I) - In the first of a two part series, Main Street examines the forthcoming plan to reintroduce wolves in the Yellowstone ecosystem, and the impact of recent sitings of wolflike animals near the park.
315 Wolves (part 2) - A rancher, a hunter, a wildlife conservationist and a federal and state biologist discuss human relationships with wolves through history to the present.
316 Tribal Law - Indian reservations have their own laws, jurisdiction and courts. On Main Street, lawyers and a judge talk about the Indian system of law on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
317 Music Education/Teton Music Festival - Each year the Grand Teton Music Festival draws classical musicians from around the world. The program features young musicians searching for their dream, and Ling Tung, director of the festival.
318 Black Literature & Culture in Wyoming/Lewis Nkosi - This South African author, also a UW English professor, returned to his homeland last year after decades of exile. He shares his writing, his life in Wyoming, and his views on the future of South Africa.
319 Snowmobiling in Wyoming/Continental Divide - Amidst the scenic beauty of the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail, the "Main Street" crew rides, crisscrossing the mountain terrain and exploring the economic potential to Wyoming.
320 Women Legislators Past and present women legislators examine their political careers, and the role their gender plays in politics and legislating. Guests Win Hickey, Cynthia Lummis, Lisa Kinney, Clarene Law, Peg Shreve and Kathy Karpan have interesting comments about political thresholds women are allowed to reach.
321 Crisis in Education/Lynn Cheney
The former executive director of the National Endowment for the Humanities critiques the state of higher education in the U.S. today, and expresses criticism of the humanities fields and post modernism.
322 Spider Silk/UW's Dr. Randy Lewis
Dr. Randolph Lewis, professor of microbiology at UW, has been studying spider silks for their unique combination of strength and elasticity. The program features a tour of his lab, and a discussion of possible commercial applications.
323 Ritualistic Abuse - focuses on abuse by cults with guests Lander psychologist Laurie Gudim, a cult victim and Investigator Jim Broz from Casper.
324 Eagle Bronze - The foundry, as a growing business, has made an impact on Lander. Viewers are walked through the foundry, and learn about the economic development implications to the town.
325 Native American Art - Looks at Indian artisans who are trying to keep alive traditional arts and skills important to tribal culture.
326 Surviving Unemployment - Tom Morton, author of the Survivor's Guide to Unemployment, and Tom Gallagher of the State Department of Employment, Division of Research and Planning, deliver a frank discussion on keeping your head, psyche and billfold above water during unemployment.



SERIES 200
201 Trona Show -- Television cameras visit the "trona" patch near Rock Springs, which has created numerous jobs in Wyoming. What is "trona" and how is it mined?
202 Ferret Reintroduction -- the release program for the black-footed ferret is examined in an interview with Bob Oakleaf, Wyoming Game and Fish.
203 Bessemer Bend Battle -- Natrona County's Bessemer Bend is the scene of a confrontation between landowners and the ten-acre surface mining exemption. A representative of Rissler and McMurry Co., a state legislator, a landowner and his attorney, and a representative of the "Friends of Bessemer Mountain" organization speak out.
204 Medicine Wheel -- Mary Randolph, U.S. Forest Service, Linda Simnacher, humanities scholar and Francis Brown, President of the Medicine Wheel Coalition for Sacred Sites, talk about issues surrounding use of the Medicine Wheel in the Big Horn National Forest.
205 Wyoming Film Commission -- Bill Lindstrom, head of the state film development office, tells his how office brings major motion picture productions of Wyoming.
206 Cowboy Poetry -- Three cowboy poets -- Vess Quinlan, of Colorado, Bill Jones of Lander and Phil Zarzyski, of Montana -- give viewers a taste of their craft.
207 Brooks Lake -- Forest plans for the Brooks Lake area are discussed by Dave Pieper, forester, Wind River District, Shoshone National Forest; Cheryl Feraud, associate director of Petroleum Association of wyoming; and Michael Kenney, Dubois resident and manager of the Dubois Telephone Exchange.
208 Petroglyphs with George HorseCapture -- On the banks of a small dry creek in Fremont County, George HorseCapture explains the myth and meaning of native American petroglyphs.
209 Wyoming Arts Council -- Executive director Joy Thompson and resident artists Marta Amundsen and Jewel Dirks speak on the benefits of the council in promoting the arts.
210 Tex Garry, Storyteller -- The Sheridan storyteller spins a few cowboy tales and stories of the old and new West. Both storytelling and cowboy poetry are enjoying widespread interest in the U.S.
211 Nuclear Waste/MRS - Sen. Robert Peck, proponent of MRS development; Stephanie Kessler, Wyoming Outdoor Council and MRS opponent; and Tom Satterfield, Fremont County Commissioner; debate monitored retrievable storage of nuclear waste.
212 King Ropes/Sheridan - tours King Ropes in Sheridan, a Wyoming manufacturer whose products continue the western tradition of making ropes and saddles that are sought worldwide.
213 Gambling in Wyoming - focuses on legislative issue of whether Wyoming voters should approve the gambling initiative. Guests include Mary Allison, Dubois and Rev. Warren Murphy, Cody.
214 Sculptor Liz Howell - Goes on location to Liz Howell's art studio near Sheridan.
215 EDS Board - Steve Schmitz, Director of Economic Development and Stabilization Board and Carl Adrian, Casper Economic Betterment Bureau, take viewers inside the economic development structure.
216 Jackson Songwriters Special
Tom Rush, Denny Earnest, Beth McIntosh (right) and Bruce Hauser, along with the Sawmill Creek Band, perform original music from Jackson and discuss their craft.
217 Author Finis Mitchell
(in progress)
218 Death Penalty - Prior to Wyo-ming's first execution in decades, guests Rev. Warren Murphy and Assistant Attorney General Karen Byrne discuss the pros and cons of capital punishment.
219 AIDS show - An epidemiologist and AIDS testing nurse and an AIDS victim, discuss the disease and its ramifications to Wyoming citizens.
220 Todd Guenther/Black People in the West - Todd Guenther, curator of South Pass City, has compiled a portfolio on a Black homesteader near Casper. This early pioneer was successful and established a place for himself in Wyoming's predominantly white society.
221 Hippotherapy - Guests Susan Tucker, Colorado Council for Handicapped Horseback Riding; Patti Stalley, CWC Horsemanship program; and Wini Barnhart, Community Entry Services, explain how this unusual program works.
222 Fire Safety - Fire safety and fire safety education are covered by Dick Dubay, Assistant State Fire Marshal; Emily Howery, vice president of Wyoming Public Fire Educators and "Fire Trapper," a fire educator for school children.
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Monitored Retrievable Storage
A two-hour program examining the economic benefits and risks of placing a monitored nuclear storage site in Wyoming.



SERIES 100
101 Kuwait: A Wyoming Perspective Francois Dickman, University of Wyoming professor, discusses the invasions of Kuwait.
102 Veterans' Day -- Eugene Goggles, Bill Day and Bill Hawes, Fremont County military veterans, share their experiences from World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
103 Winter Survival Offers tips on winter survival by Tod Schimelpfenig and John Gookin of the National Outdoor Leadership School.
104 Dubois authors "People of the Wolf" Wyoming authors, Kathleen and Michael Gear of Dubois, talk about their latest best selling books that feature Wyoming prehistory
105 Walking Cowboy/Songwriter Dave Stewart, Gillette, discusses his efforts to be recognized as a Nashville songwriter. He's the famous "Walking Cowboy," traveling by foot from Gillette to Nashville.
106 Wyoming Authors Bzdak/Anderson Susan Anderson and Zbignew Bzdak of Natrona County unveil information on their book "Living in Wyoming: Settling for More."
107 YellowstoneYellowstone Ecosystem Vision Document Stephanie Kessler (WOC), Pat Hickerson and Barry Davis discuss the Yellowstone Vision Document.
108 Family Violence Jacque Taylor with the Fremont County Office on Family Violence, and Walt Boulden of Natrona County expose the seriousness and increasing frequency of domestic violence in Wyoming.
109 Lander Cut-Off/Oregon Trail Jamie Schoen of Teton County relates efforts by the Shoshone National Forest to document and preserve the Oregon Trail's Lander Cut-off.
110 Martin Luther King Day: A Wyoming Perspective Senator Liz Byrd, Cheyenne, speaks from personal experience on the importance of Martin Luther King Day.
111 State of State Governor Mike Sullivan shares his hopes and plans for the state.
112 Oil Development and Perestroika -- The Russian Connection Russian Indians from Siberia visit the Wind River Indian Reservation as guests of Conoco, Inc., who hopes to market oil being developed in Siberia.
113 Arapaho Language and Culture -- Pius Moss works to preserve and teach the Arapaho culture and language to younger generations.
114 Dick Randall, Former Predator Control Agent This former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service coyote hunter "switched sides" to work for defenders of wildlife. He discusses predator control and shows his wildlife photography.
115 William Cody, Jr. -- Bill Cody speaks of his famous grandfather, "Buffalo Bill" Cody, and presents his own views on duty and patriotism.
116 Making Wyoming a Tourist Destination -- Chuck Coon, director of public relations for the Wyoming Travel Commission in Cheyenne, relates the agency's plans to market Wyoming as a tourist destination.
117 The Impact of Western Art Peter Hassrick, curator of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, discusses western art and the impact that artists, including Remington, Bierstadt and others, had on western migration and settlement.
118 Jackson Writer/Historian Win Blevins The Jackson writer/screenplay author, whose works of Wyoming history are being considered for film treatment, talks about his work.
119 Childcare Coalition for Wind River Indian Reservation -- Karen King, Linda St. Clair and Duncan Perrot (Wind River Indian Reservation) reveal programs available for child development on the reservation.
120 Jackson Community Recycling -- Educates viewers on recycling. Ellen Fales, a Jacksoon community recycling leader, gives consumers tips and talks about her efforts in creating a regional recycling center.
121 The Art of Fly Fishing and Fly Tying -- Art Shoutis, Mac MacDonald and Ron Rhodes demonstrate the art of fly tying.
122 U.S. Forest Service Centennial Birthday -- Lynn Young and Randy Herzberg (Cody) unveil plans for the U.S. Forest Service's centennial celebration.
123 Cody Artist Padre Johnson -- discusses his work, which was scheduled to be shown in a United Nations Exhibit.
124 Persian Gulf Veterans -- Dennis Plush, Dr. Jerry Behrens and Stephanie Duran, Wyoming veterans of Desert Storm, share their experiences.
125 South Pass History -- Lander historian Tom Bell shares his knowledge of the rich history of the South Pass area.
126 Alternative Certification for Teachers -- Sen. Allan Howard and Jim Fotter, WEA president, discuss the expected impact on teachers and local school boards of alternative certification for teachers.