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Jackson Unpacked

English, News, 1 season, 114 episodes, 2 days, 4 hours, 33 minutes
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Jackson Unpacked is a weekly show from KHOL/Jackson Hole Community Radio featuring reporting and interviews on local and regional news, music and culture. Original music for Jackson Unpacked is by the local band Strumbucket. Lead photo courtesy of VisitJacksonHole.
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“Mother Nature is Unpredictable”

On this week’s episode: All of our stories are focusing on the recent landslide closing the Teton Pass highway — and its impact on our community. Idaho commuters doubling their commute time. Businesses with how the pass is impacting them - if at all. And a WYDOT geologist to answer the question: how did this happen? Tune in!   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and Fridays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
6/14/202422 minutes, 6 seconds
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‘I Don’t Like To Be Put In a Box’

On this week’s episode: Jackson landlords are tacking on extra housing fees, and it’s adding up to sticker shock for renters. And the upcoming Mountains of Color Film Festival aims to promote inclusivity in outdoor spaces. Also, outrage continues after a man brought a muzzled and leashed wolf into a bar about an hour from Jackson, and hatred is falling on the backs of those who had nothing to do with it. Plus, as Pride month is kicking off. Local organizers share how LGBTQ+ events have grown in the region.  Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and Fridays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
5/31/202428 minutes, 14 seconds
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BONUS: 'Chasing The Dragon' - Part Four Of High Altitude Tales

On this week's episode: We’re doing something a little different. KHOL recently partnered with Wyoming Public Media on an episode of its podcast, The Modern West. It’s part of the new season, High Altitude Tales, that goes behind the scenes with reporters out in the field. This episode is about one of the biggest issues in the region — you guessed it — housing in Jackson. It's all about people finding creative solutions to make it work in the Tetons, like this guy, living in his van. "It’s cold when you come back. And then the issue is, like, all your water freezes and all your stuff is frozen. And trying to dry ski stuff or anything like that it’s a pain, but once the heaters are goin it gets crankin' in here!" Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and Fridays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
5/17/202443 minutes, 9 seconds
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‘The Definition of Type Two Fun’

On this week’s episode: We go out shed hunting near the National Elk Refuge. A new law limited the opening week to Wyoming residents, but competition was still fierce. And a new immigrant resource center opened in Jackson specifically to support people from Tlaxcala, a small state in Central Mexico. Also, in the next part of our Workers series, we spend some time with barn owls and take a commute over Teton Pass. Plus, we talk to local professional skier Veronica Paulsen about her new film series on mountain athletes.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and Fridays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
5/3/202426 minutes, 1 second
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‘Wolves Hold A Pretty Unusual Place In The Human Psyche.’

On this week’s episode: Coming up on today’s show: Recent allegations of wolf abuse in the southwest part of the state have drawn attention from around the world. We talk to some of the people who have been covering the story. Later, the latest in our radio diary series of workers in Jackson Hole, a snow plow driver shares his efforts to prioritize his crew’s mental well-being. Also, we talk to Teton County State Representative Mike Yin about his time advocating for the region in Cheyenne during the legislative session. And, a Jackson cartoonist recently got in hot water when he published a local secret.    Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
4/19/202429 minutes, 4 seconds
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‘A Donut Hole Of Unknown Danger’

On this week’s episode: A local nonprofit stepped up to try to make Teton Pass more safe, by running a shuttle for recreationists. Also, in Eastern Idaho, a streak of avalanche deaths among snowmobilers has revealed forecasting gaps, but some are trying to change that. And, on both sides of the Tetons, men are gathering in groups to get mental and emotional support, in the wake of a community tragedy. Plus, in our new KHOL series on the workers making Jackson run, we shadow a Spanish language interpreter in our public schools, who’s trying to bring more Latino families into the fold.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and Fridays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
4/5/202427 minutes, 51 seconds
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‘Which Dog Speaks To Your Soul?'

On this week’s episode: Jackson and Teton County officials have made it a priority to play a larger role in building relationships in the state capital and, for one local, that meant calling Cheyenne home for two weeks. Also, the future of the state’s only procedural abortion center remains uncertain under new legislation. Later we get into March Madness, but brackets for the cutest dogs. And we talk to a local photographer working to showcase the different immigrant communities in Jackson. These stories and more!   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and Fridays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
3/22/202428 minutes, 56 seconds
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'The More People Who Show Who They Are, The Better'

On this week’s episode: Jacksonites host a vigil for an Oklahoma teenager and share concerns for the safety of LGBTQ+ youth. Wyoming’s legislature passes a bill which may ban most gender-affirming care for minors if it becomes law. We look back at the bill' journey this year and residents’ reactions to the legislation. Also, The Gem State pivoted to primary caucuses this year and some local voters discuss their opinions on the new process amid low turnout. And, skijoring is a growing sport, but it’s dependent on snow.    Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and Fridays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
3/8/202427 minutes, 13 seconds
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‘It’s In Our DNA, It's Who We Are In Wyoming’

On this week’s episode: Teton County has seen a boom in construction in recent years, with old homes being demolished and mansions going up in their place, but what happens to the old structures? One organization is trying to repurpose them and address the region’s worsening housing crisis. Plus, we head to the top of Teton Pass, where a group of skiers is hiking up in the dark — some with 90-pound packs — to honor a historic climb from the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division. Also, the potential sale of a stretch of land bordering Grand Teton National Park is shaping up to be one of the most important and controversial land-management issues facing the Wyoming Legislature this session. We look at what’s next for the Kelly Parcel. And, we introduce Dante Filpula Ankey, who recently joined the KHOL newsroom.    Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
2/23/202427 minutes, 41 seconds
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‘People Aren't As Scary As We Make Them Out To Be’

On this week’s episode: The Wyoming legislative session kicks off next week, with hot topics surrounding the budget, property taxes, education and LGBTQ+ rights. Our state government reporters tell us what to expect. And members of a comedy group in Jackson share how they find community – and laughter – in the world of improv. Plus, a look at how a new law could impact shed hunting in the region and bring locals back to the feedgrounds. And we hit the ice for a game of broomball, where some players have been sliding around for a quarter century.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
2/9/202428 minutes, 22 seconds
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‘Ideas They Die In The Brain’

On this week’s episode: We go salsa dancing! Latin Dance Night has become a monthly  staple in the region, and is helping bring the community of all backgrounds together. Also, an annual sled dog race returns to Wyoming, and this year one team is a bit different from the norm. Later, we talk to one of the biggest names in Jackson’s theater community and learn about his plan to help more people get their ideas up on the stage. And Teton County has new resources for people to help improve their mental health in the cold, dark winter months.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
1/26/202429 minutes, 40 seconds
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‘The Jackson Hole Shuffle’

On this week’s episode: In new survey results of the Jackson community, locals share that they’re being forced to move away because of high housing costs. We talk to the region’s housing director about what folks are saying about their struggles to pay rent. And later, Wyoming’s only avalanche center in Jackson is trying to bring together snow observations from community members in less-studied snowpacks in the eastern half of the state. Also, we take a ride on the new airport shuttle, which won’t stick around for long if residents and visitors don’t use it. And we say farewell to longtime KHOL blues DJ Big E, who retired at the end of 2023. He talks about what kept him motivated to drive over the pass every week to share his music with listeners.    Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
1/12/202430 minutes, 40 seconds
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‘I Wanna Hear That Again I Wanna Hear That Again’

On this week’s episode: We return to some of our favorite stories from 2023. Santa visited Jackson kids in a new multi-million dollar helicopter. Skiers said goodbye to a green billboard covered in stickers known to many as the ‘shrine of the pass.’ We went mushroom foraging in the Tetons. And a Ukrainian family is acclimating to life in the Mountain West - and their ‘freedom baby’ who made it possible to keep them together and safe. These stories + we sit down with KHOL’s music director to look back at the best songs and albums of the year and our predictions for 2024.    Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
12/29/202330 minutes, 39 seconds
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‘Skiing In Jeans Is Freedom’

On this week’s episode: We dive into issues surrounding healthcare access in our region and across Wyoming. Two Wyoming residents with opposing views feel passionately about how our state should legislate on abortion, but find commonality through conversation. An assisted living facility on the other side of Towgetee pass is trying to reach more of the state’s aging population. One reporter is investigating the causes and impacts of Wyoming's maternity desert. And, we also have a bit of fun on the slopes. Thousands of people took to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort recently, including the entire KHOL staff, to break the world record for skiing in jeans.    Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
12/15/202328 minutes, 30 seconds
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‘Emotional, Physical, Spiritual Support’

On this week’s episode: Women in Jackson share their concerns about another OB/GYN clinic closing this year amid rising costs, leaving some with few health care options. We also discuss the impending court hearing that could decide the future of abortion access in Wyoming.  Later, there’s a tiny fish that only lives in a thousand feet stretch of stream in Western Wyoming…and nowhere else. Also, a new festival is kicking off in Jackson this month featuring films gunning for Oscar nominations. And it could bring in some A-list celebrities to the Tetons.    Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
12/1/202324 minutes, 21 seconds
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‘This Guy Gives Me This Hat’

On this week’s episode: Locals and conservationists are fighting back against the proposed sale of the ‘Kelly Parcel,’ hundreds of acres of Teton County land in a migration corridor. Also, our region is losing millions of acres of agricultural land to development, but some ranchers who could make a fortune by selling, are choosing not to. Later, Hoback-based musician Aaron Davis stops by the KHOL studios to play a song he wrote off his new EP inspired by a serendipitous gift. And we learn how another mountain ski community is working to help house local workers amid an affordability crisis.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
11/17/202328 minutes, 30 seconds
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‘Whatever Happened To That Guy?’

On this week’s episode: Two Jackson political figures, with different stances on local issues, recently got together for a public one-on-one conversation. Former Mayor Pete Muldoon and current town councilmember Jim Rooks. We’ve been collaborating with StoryCorps to bring community members with different beliefs and backgrounds to talk and discover common ground. Also, filmmaker Mike Hatchet shares how he captures epic snowboarding videos in the backcountry with the help of Teton Gravity Research. And bison management in Yellowstone National Park has long been a source of conflict and collaboration. Now, the park is starting to look at updating the way it manages the iconic mammal.    Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
11/3/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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‘OMG We Have So Much In Common’

On this week’s episode: There’s a new mural on Jackson’s bike path honoring Northern Arapaho Native Americans which showcases "The Four Hills of Life." Plus, we get to know the documentarian producing the One Small Step project for KHOL and her work bringing people of diverse backgrounds together to get to know one another. Then, we hear one of the conversations in the series between a young progressive and a wealthy conservative who find common ground. Also, this month is the 25th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s death. Young people in Laramie who were born after those tragic events share how learning of his brutal murder has impacted them. And later, Bay area band Monophonics are bringing some funk and soul to Jackson Hole.  Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
10/20/202333 minutes, 42 seconds
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‘Don’t Forget About Us’

On this week’s episode: A local artist is documenting the issues Jackson’s working class faces in the midst of the region’s growing housing crisis. The new exhibit showcases the lives of community members struggling to keep a roof over their heads. Later, wildlife managers across the West have been stocking high, alpine lakes with fish for decades, mostly so anglers have something to catch. New research is looking into how that history changed the Rocky Mountain environment and the genetics of the fish themselves. Plus, KHOL continues with our StoryCorps initiative to connect Jackson Hole locals for one-on-one conversations. One Small Step brings people with different beliefs and backgrounds to talk and discover common ground.    Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.  
10/6/202329 minutes
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‘She Might Not Recognize Me, But She May Smell My Car’

On this week’s episode: An effort is underway to change Idaho’s primary rules, in an attempt to change party leadership in the red state. And, what’s it like to document what may be the most famous living bear on earth? We talk to Grizzly 399’s photographer. Also, Teton County is home to a growing immigrant community. Now, a new nonprofit is helping increase their access to legal aid. And later, as part of our One Small Step series, we share a conversation between two local fathers. Although politically and religiously different, they discover common threads when it comes to raising teenagers. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
9/22/202327 minutes, 45 seconds
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‘People Used to Whistle’

On this week’s episode: A group of women ascend the Grand Teton to honor a 100-year anniversary. Later we talk about bears, berries and ways to keep residents safe and bruins prepare to hibernate for winter. And we hear another conversation in our One Small Step series, which shares conversations between people with different political beliefs. Also, we go mushroom foraging — but don’t expect local hunters to quickly share up their secret spots. Plus, multi-instrumentalist and yodeler Nick Shoulders shares his take on modern country music.     Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
9/8/202332 minutes, 13 seconds
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‘Much More Similar Than We Are Different’

On this week’s episode: As part of KHOL’s One Small Step initiative, the head of Teton County’s Republican Party sat down with a local progressive — and they found common ground. And Ukrainian refugees are calling Jackson home while they wait for the war to end, but for some, leaving their country meant growing their families. Plus, a comedy group is regularly coming to the region and other rural communities around the U.S.  Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
8/25/202327 minutes, 39 seconds
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‘The Courage And The Resilience’

On this week’s episode: Wyoming conservationists are working to protect more areas for the near threatened sage grouse that calls Teton County home. Later, we talk with a photographer who is helping bring attention to Black cowboys and cowgirls across the Mountain West. Also, more than thirty immigrants recently became citizens during an annual ceremony in the Tetons. It was part of an initiative to connect new citizens to national parks throughout the country. And we get to know a blind climber, who is teaching athletes to use other senses, besides sight. These stories and more on Jackson Unpacked.    Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
8/11/202327 minutes, 29 seconds
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‘With Heaviness Comes Wisdom’

On this week’s episode: Partisan national politics may have caused the Teton County School District to part ways with the state’s school board association. We talk with one of the region’s education reporters about what’s been going on. Also, we take a look at how trillions of federal infrastructure dollars are being spent and examine one project here in the Cowboy State. And Idaho-based artist Trevor Powers, aka Youth Lagoon, discusses his new album, described as mutant Americana, and the influence of personal tragedy and the Mountain West in creating it. Plus, high school students from across the country are looking to Wyoming to learn how to help preserve buildings from the past for future generations.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.  
7/28/202328 minutes
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‘It Is Not Just Something We Should Do To Assuage Guilt’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [July 14]: Jackson officials have begun regularly recognizing the town hall sits on the homeland of Native Americans. What do Indigenous leaders and history keepers think of these land acknowledgments? Also, Teton County faces high wildfire risks. As climate change worsens fires across North America, what lessons can local residents take away from a particularly destructive wildfire in California? And, the federal government is working with agricultural producers to preserve open space and the benefits it provides.    Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
7/14/202328 minutes
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‘There’s More Of Us Than We Think They Are’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [June 30]: Longtime Jackson locals and members of the LGBTQ+ community reflect on growing up here and how they feel seeing Pride celebrations expand in town and across the Rockies. Later, pickleball is taking over the Mountain West. Also: creepy, little blood suckers! Western Wyoming people are saying it’s a big tick year. We head to where there’s the highest rate of tick fever disease in the country. And a Wyoming climber competes for $100,000 on reality TV.    Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
6/30/202328 minutes, 15 seconds
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‘Success To Me Is Dying With Some Cows’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [June 16]: We’re honoring community heroes! We asked residents to nominate people who are making a difference in Jackson Hole and will get to know the three finalists for our inaugural Community Hero Award. Also, Jackson is the first town in Wyoming to join a nationwide network of police cameras to help fight crime. But civil rights advocates have privacy concerns. And later, we sit down with a WyoFile reporter who's looking at opioid overdose data in the state and found that public information is lacking and often out of date. How could this hinder efforts to fight the opioid epidemic? Plus, a look at the Music Mondays concerts on the Center for the Arts lawn this summer.    Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
6/16/202326 minutes
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‘We Know We Have To Stick Together’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [June 2]: Teton County recently became the first in Wyoming to have its own rescue helicopter. Also, a mining company may have found the largest known deposit of rare earth minerals in North America in Wyoming. Plus, local organizers are launching what may be the most ambitious Pride month in Jackson’s history. And a KHOL reporter attends a Holocaust memorial in Germany, amid a rise in antisemitism across the globe. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.  
6/2/202328 minutes
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‘They say you have to be crazy sometimes to change the world’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [May 19]: Teton County has a local TV news station for the first time in decades - and it’s devoted entirely to the Spanish-speaking community. Also, the region’s affordability issues could be keeping teachers out of classrooms. And, in an era of bans being enacted across the country, are national politics influencing long-held values in the Cowboy state? Plus, a local athlete hopes to make the  Winter Olympics and be the first for his country.    Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
5/19/202328 minutes, 37 seconds
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‘A Jolt To The System’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [May 5]: We explore how local advocates are coming together to create housing for people with disabilities. And the Pink Garter Theatre returns to Jackson, bringing some residents a sense of community. Plus, a look at the aftermath of a devastating winter to big game in Wyoming. And a new album brings together 14 folks artists from across the state. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
5/5/202327 minutes, 4 seconds
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‘The Shrine of the Pass’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [April 21]: Backcountry skiers in Jackson are saying goodbye to a cultural symbol — the billboard atop Mt. Glory. And a look at the NPR twitter controversy and public radio’s role in the media landscape. Plus, Jackson businesses are trying to innovate ways to curb the environmental impacts of tourism. And local podcast The Fine Line is launching a new season on backcountry misadventures, bringing together survivors and their rescuers.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
4/21/202328 minutes, 15 seconds
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‘A Solution For A Problem That Doesn’t Exist’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [April 7]: Allies in Teton County are pushing back against a new law banning transgender girls from playing on some female sports teams. And, we caught up with Cowboy State musicians at Treefort Music Festival to discuss how the state’s beauty inspires them. Plus, a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted Teton County and made lasting changes. And a new Colorado program to teach kids how to talk about water and how to share it.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
4/7/202324 minutes, 30 seconds
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‘They Will Try and Try Until They Succeed’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [March 24]: Abortion is legal once again in Wyoming. We look back at the saga surrounding women’s rights in the state. And, bears are waking up from winter slumber and many residents need to get new bear-resistant trash cans, before a new ordinance goes into effect. Plus, some people now have a new cremation option that’s seen as more environmentally friendly: a Mountain West funeral home is offering a technology that uses water instead of fire. And a group that strives to help local workplaces be more inclusive toward people with disabilities is closing its doors.    Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
3/24/202328 minutes, 15 seconds
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‘This Is A Simple thing, In A Simple Place, That Matters’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [March 10]: We take a trip into moose country for the annual ungulate count. We also get a firsthand account of what the early mornings are like for an avalanche forecaster. Plus, we discuss how Wyoming legislation may affect Teton County residents and the impact of recent bills targeting transgender youth. And we get a look at Wyoming federal lawmakers’ priorities as the nation gears up for a general election.  Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
3/10/202329 minutes, 39 seconds
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‘You Are The Music In That Moment’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Feb. 24]: We follow a Mardi Gras parade — a part of a program for people with developmental disabilities. Also, in honor of Black History Month, Teton County Library curated a display of books by Black authors, some of which have been banned across the country. Plus, a wildlife biologist says that, when it comes to conflicts with bears, the problem is garbage and human behavior. And student performers in the local production of The Sound of Music give KHOL a sneak peek of the show.
2/24/202323 minutes, 39 seconds
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‘Overcome By Powder Fever’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Feb. 10]: We dive into how to be safe in the backcountry and take a trip out with avalanche professionals. Also, the annual Wyoming sled dog race came to a close after hundreds of dogs spent a week running over snowy mountain terrain. Plus, local musician Pete Muldoon discusses his love for honky-tonk tunes and his new weekly shows. And, amid negotiations about water in the Colorado River Basin, a look at how the upper basin may be impacted at the Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
2/10/202327 minutes, 38 seconds
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‘One Storm Isn’t Going To Change The Game’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Jan. 27]: A wet winter won't be enough to combat the mega-drought in the West. Plus, Teton County officials helped draft two bills which could fill gaps in child care in Wyoming, and local healthcare workers are addressing their traumas through therapeutic songwriting. Also, a conversation with KHOL’s new news director about what brought him to Jackson and his plans for the newsroom. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
1/27/202328 minutes, 59 seconds
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‘That Stoke, That Fire’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Jan. 13]: We go out in the Gros Ventre Wilderness, where researchers capture bighorn sheep by helicopter to monitor them for pneumonia. Also, Jackson has a new strategy for getting its voice heard in Cheyenne. Plus, a discovery about the Basque language is causing a lot of excitement nearby in Idaho. And local snowboarding legend, Rob Kingwill, dives into becoming a pro snowboarder growing up in the region. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
1/13/202324 minutes, 20 seconds
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‘Close To Their Homeland’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Dec. 16]: We go to the Jackson Hole Airport, where families say goodbye to their relatives who are heading back to Tlaxcala, Mexico. Also, an interview with New York Times contributor Ben Ryder Howe, who recently covered an ongoing conflict over public land in Wyoming. Plus, we head to a food bank in Moab, Utah, as grocery costs skyrocket. Also, an interview with local singer-songwriter Jake Dulln about his new album.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.   Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m.
12/16/202227 minutes, 58 seconds
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‘Anger Is A Powerful Motivator’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Dec. 2]: A look inside Jackson’s Women’s Health & Family Care Clinic — the only clinic providing abortions in Wyoming. And an interview with former KHOL reporter Will Walkey about a new gold currency taking off in the state. Plus, we go to opening day at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, along with talking all things "snowshapes" with custom snowboard-maker Mikey Franco. And the Colorado River compact turns 100 amid the river’s most-pressing crisis. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today. Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m.
12/2/202228 minutes, 34 seconds
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‘It Keeps Us On Our Toes’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Nov. 11]: An interview with the leader of the Teton Conservation District on this week’s election and the stress of losing funding every four years. And a listening tour with Wyomingites across the state from Casper to Douglas. Plus, an interview with Zakir Hussain, a world-renowned Indian musician who performed at the Center for the Arts this week. And an inside look at a Colorado competition for the title of tastiest tap water. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
11/11/202224 minutes, 37 seconds
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‘A Race To The Middle’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Oct. 28]: An interview with Jackson reporters on elections and the GOP’s quest to turn the tide in left-leaning Teton County. And an inside look at a drag theater company that performed “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Plus, a day electrofishing on the Snake River with the Wyoming Department of Game & Fish, and an interview with the Center for the Art’s new Indigenous resident artist, Colleen Friday. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
10/28/202227 minutes, 50 seconds
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‘Protect Our Most Basic Rights’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Oct. 14]: KHOL reports on a women’s rally in the Jackson Town Square, which urged voters to support pro-choice candidates in the upcoming election. And more about a theater company that is coming to the Center for the Arts on Oct. 18. KHOL also dives into sagebrush restoration at Grand Teton National Park. Plus, an interview with green architect Jason McLennan, and a tribute to the late mountaineer, Hilaree Nelson. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
10/14/202229 minutes, 25 seconds
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’A Community First, A Resort Second’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Sept. 23]: A recap of a recent candidate forum for town and county offices that was dominated by—you guessed it—housing. A conversation about how a hidden cave in Wyoming is helping researchers better understand climate change. Teton Gravity Research co-founder Steve Jones discusses the company’s deep roots in Jackson Hole and TGR’s latest film, “Magic Hour.” Plus, an introduction to KHOL’s new reporter Hanna Merzbach and a farewell to news director Kyle Mackie, who’s been the host of Jackson Unpacked since its launch in February 2021. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
9/23/202226 minutes, 59 seconds
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’We Are Real People’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Sept. 2]: KHOL reports on what climate activists who descended on the Federal Reserve’s annual Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium want from the central bank. More about the new sculpture crafted entirely of sticks now on display at the Center for the Arts. KHOL talks with Wyoming Public Radio about the controversy around a new affordable housing project near the Teton County fairgrounds. Plus, mushroom poetry in Telluride, and a conversation with local talent booker and promoter Ethan Oxman. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
9/2/202228 minutes, 12 seconds
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BONUS: Facets - ’Making Jackson Home’

This summer, we’re excited to share a new limited podcast series from KHOL and Stio in the Jackson Unpacked feed. In five episodes, "Facets: Voices of the Mountain Life" explores the passions, tensions and healing that people find while living in a mountain town.   The fifth and final episode, “Making Jackson Home,” is about how a wave of immigration, primarily from Mexico, has transformed the workforce, schools and broader community of Jackson Hole since the mid-1990s. KHOL’s Kyle Mackie digs into the local history of immigration and shares stories of how Latino immigrants and first-generation residents are putting down roots and making Jackson home. This episode features additional reporting by Natalie Schachar and Alicia Unger.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
8/19/202230 minutes, 3 seconds
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BONUS: Facets - ’Leading The Change’

This summer, we’re excited to share a new limited podcast series from KHOL and Stio in the Jackson Unpacked feed. In five episodes, "Facets: Voices of the Mountain Life" explores the passions, tensions and healing that people find while living in a mountain town.   The fourth episode, “Leading The Change,” is about Wyoming women, who have been breaking boundaries ever since the state became the first to grant women the right to vote in 1869. KHOL’s Emily Cohen speaks to contemporary pioneering women, including the first woman on the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort ski patrol and Wyoming’s first Native American woman to run for national office, about how they’ve pushed boundaries in a landscape of extremes.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
8/5/202223 minutes, 17 seconds
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BONUS: Facets - ’Healing Outdoors’

This summer, we’re excited to share a new limited podcast series from KHOL and Stio in the Jackson Unpacked feed. In five episodes, Facets explores the passions, tensions and healing that people find while living in a mountain town.   The third episode, “Healing Outdoors” is about Red Top Meadows, a residential treatment center near Wilson that serves Wyoming boys aged 12-17 who have gotten in trouble with the law or are having behavioral issues at school. Red Top is unique in Wyoming because it incorporates wilderness therapy into its program. KHOL’s Kyle Mackie shadows Sam, Connor, Gavin and others and listens while they share their stories of growth and healing outdoors.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
7/29/202227 minutes, 47 seconds
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’In The Middle of Tears’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [July 22]: KHOL Spanish-language correspondent Alicia Unger reports on the impact of the tragic death of Hector Bedolla-Zarate, 22, among Jackson’s Latino community (en español). Bedolla-Zarate died while tubing on the Snake River with friends on July 4. Why did Yellowstone National Park experience historic flooding when much of the region is in a severe drought? Plus, meet KHOL’s new Deputy Director Eli Bernstein, and KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
7/22/202227 minutes, 45 seconds
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BONUS: Facets - ’Preserving a Teton Icon’

This summer, we’re excited to share a new limited podcast series from KHOL and Stio in the Jackson Unpacked feed. In five episodes, Facets explores the passions, tensions and healing that people find while living in a mountain town.   The second episode, "Preserving a Teton Icon," is about the small population of bighorn sheep that persists in the Teton range in impossible conditions—often above 10,000 feet. Local wildlife biologists who have been painstakingly tracking the population for decades say the herd is in danger, and are therefore proposing winter backcountry closures to try and give the sheep some space. KHOL’s Will Walkey reports on how the effort is pitting some skiers against conservationists and exploring the very core of what it means for humans to interact with public lands. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
7/15/202229 minutes, 46 seconds
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BONUS: Facets - ’Bears, Berries and Brews’

This summer, we’re excited to share a new limited podcast series from KHOL and Stio in the Jackson Unpacked feed. In five episodes, Facets explores the passions, tensions and healing that people find while living in a mountain town.   The first episode, “Bears, Berries and Brews,” is about agriculture in Wyoming, which has historically centered on grain and livestock. But Wyoming’s only cidery, Farmstead Cider in Jackson, is looking to change that, presenting a new model for sustainable agriculture–all while pushing the boundaries of culinary palates. KHOL’s Emily Cohen explores how climate change is impacting Farmstead’s business model in some unexpected ways, as well as how the cidery helps mitigate human-wildlife conflict.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
7/8/202219 minutes, 10 seconds
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’We Can’t Wait For It To Break’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [July 1]: A recap of recent primary election candidate forums featuring 2022 hopefuls for Jackson Town Council and the Teton County Board of Commissioners. Upgrades are sorely needed at several Teton County fire stations. Dom Gagliardi, the longtime manager of Jackson’s Pink Garter Theatre, discusses the venue’s upcoming farewell show, and a conversation with Jonathan Martin, a national political correspondent for The New York Times, ahead of his book tour stop in Jackson. Plus, KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
7/1/202228 minutes, 53 seconds
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’A More Wholesome, Accepting, Friendly Culture’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [June 17]: KHOL’s preview of western Wyoming’s 2022 elections season. A high school exchange program for students in Jackson and Tlaxcala, Mexico, is helping build bridges both internationally and within the local high school. Students at Teton High School in Driggs attempt to start a new Gay-Straight Alliance club, and an interview with the filmmakers behind the new Wyoming documentary “Dear Sirs.” Plus, KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
6/17/202229 minutes, 13 seconds
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’We Live Upstream Of Somebody’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [June 10]: KHOL reports on how Jackson teenagers are grappling with the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas–and what their message is for Congress. The results are in from a highly-anticipated study of fecal contamination in Teton County waterways. And Utah is using beavers to mitigate the impacts of drought. Plus, KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
6/10/202224 minutes, 44 seconds
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’Maybe There’s A Carrot. Maybe There’s A Stick.’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [June 3]: KHOL reports on the latest development in the local controversy over scenic helicopter flights in Jackson Hole. A conversation with Jackson comedian and Pride JH organizer Andrew Munz. A look behind the scenes of the final immigration-focused episode of KHOL and Stio’s special limited podcast series, “Facets: Voices of the Mountain Life.” Plus, KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
6/3/202227 minutes, 49 seconds
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’This Is All Junk’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [May 27]: Like many employers in Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park is struggling to house and retain its workforce. A new effort from the federal government might help. Police are investigating suspected arson at a new clinic set to start providing abortions in Casper next month. Artist Elizabeth Morisette discusses her unique exhibit of tapestries made from “upcycled” materials on display now at the Center for the Arts. Plus, KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
5/27/202227 minutes, 7 seconds
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’It Didn’t Seem Like The Whole Story.’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [May 20]: KHOL interviews reporter Billy Arnold of the Jackson Hole News&Guide about Teton County’s new wildlife regulations. A beetle that kills pinyon pines is expanding into new parts of Colorado—and the spread is fueled by drought. Plus, a look behind the scenes of the new limited podcast series “Facets: Voices of the Mountain Life,” KHOL’s 2022 Regional Murrow Award-winning feature story and the newsroom’s roundup of this week’s headlines.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
5/20/202229 minutes, 24 seconds
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BONUS: Rocky Mountain Regional News Roundup

This week on Jackson Unpacked [April 6]: A bonus episode featuring stories from our regional partners at the Rocky Mountain Community Radio collaborative. In Boulder, Colorado, demonstrations are popping up over the leaked draft Supreme Court opinion that could overturn Roe. vs. Wade, and activists are asking to maintain the pandemic-era free school lunch program. In Moab, Utah, backcountry flying is taking off in popularity, and in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, NIMBYism has shut down a potential housing development. Plus, KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
5/6/202227 minutes, 27 seconds
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’Our True Neighbors’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [April 29]: The conversation about changing rules for short-term rentals in Jackson Hole is exposing a longstanding community debate: Who counts as a local? KHOL interviews WyoFile reporter Mike Koshmrl about how record killings of Yellowstone wolves have damaged an internationally celebrated research project. “Powder Days” author Heather Hansman weighs in on the future of ski towns. Plus, a look behind the scenes of the new limited podcast series “Facets,” and KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
4/29/202229 minutes, 29 seconds
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’Very Little, if Any, Impact’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [April 22]: The Jackson Hole Airport entered a 78-day closure earlier this month in order to rebuild its runway, and local businesses are preparing…for not much to change. A look behind the scenes at the inspiration for “Facets,” a new limited podcast series from KHOL and Stio. Victims of radiation exposure from uranium mines and nuclear weapons testing fight for expanded support from Congress. The Fire in the Mountains heavy metal festival faces an uncertain future in Jackson Hole. Plus, KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
4/22/202229 minutes, 18 seconds
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BONUS: A Conversation With Teton Valley Olympian Jaelin Kauf

BONUS: KHOL interviews women’s moguls silver medalist Jaelin Kauf, of Alta, Wyoming, about her 2022 Olympics experience, growing up in Teton Valley and caring for her mental health while competing on the world stage.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
4/14/202217 minutes, 5 seconds
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‘Keeping Us Human’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [April 8]: KHOL interviews WyoFile energy and climate reporter Dustin Bleizeffer about Wyoming’s plan to electrify the state’s roadways. Also, how can smaller music festivals like Treefort in Boise maintain their indie charm while still continuing to grow? And KHOL Spanish-language correspondent Alicia Unger reports on how one of Jackson’s few Mexican bakeries is facing closure (en español). Plus, KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
4/8/202229 minutes, 56 seconds
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’A Maddening Game of Whack-a-Mole’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [April 1]: Jackson Hole state representatives are trying to change the way Wyoming redistricting is done. Can Alaska serve as a model? KHOL reports on this year’s NPS Academy, an effort to diversify the National Park Service. A recap from the Wyoming Showcase at the recent Treefort Music Festival in Boise. Plus, a conversation with Matt Hansen, host of “The Fine Line” podcast, and KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
4/1/202229 minutes, 40 seconds
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Trailer: Facets

Welcome to Facets: A new limited podcast series from KHOL and Stio exploring the complex relationship between humans and the natural world of Jackson Hole. In five episodes told through distinct voices of the mountain life, Facets reveals how a new business is learning to work with the environment, the tensions between conservation and recreation, and more. Subscribe to Facets wherever you listen to podcasts. 
3/29/20221 minute, 2 seconds
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’Hurl or Cry’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [March 18]: KHOL reports on the forces at play in American oil production amid the war in Ukraine and how high gas prices are affecting local residents. The Good Samaritan Mission of Jackson Hole wants to bring a new homeless shelter for families to Teton County. Plus, a conversation with local Grateful Dead cover band The Deadlocks and KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
3/18/202228 minutes, 58 seconds
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’The Nut We Need to Crack’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [March 11]: A new report sheds light on the severity of the housing crisis in the greater Jackson region. Meanwhile, Telluride, Colorado, is renting parking spots this winter where people can live in their vans or RVs. KHOL interviews the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board about a new effort to sustainably manage tourism in the Tetons. Plus, a conversation with Northern Arapaho contemporary artist Robert Martinez, and KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
3/11/202229 minutes, 28 seconds
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’It’s Already Decided’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Feb. 25]: The latest on the debate over crossover voting in the Wyoming State Legislature. A conversation with author Tom Turiano about updating his landmark backcountry ski guidebook, “Select Peaks of Greater Yellowstone,” and the controversy that accompanies his work. From Arizona, the Navajo Nation looks to move beyond coal. Plus, an interview with local farmer Curtis Haderlie of Thayne and KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
2/25/202229 minutes, 46 seconds
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BONUS: Regional Stories of Fossil Fuel Transitions

BONUS: A special regional episode featuring stories from the Rocky Mountain Community Radio network’s ongoing reporting project about the transition away from fossil fuels across the Mountain West. Colorado reporters cover everything from rewriting the rules of post-coal economies to tribal investment in hydroelectric power projects. KHOL’s stories for this project are available at 891khol.org. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
2/23/202226 minutes, 15 seconds
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BONUS: A Conversation With Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Chip Jenkins

BONUS: In this extended conversation, KHOL interviews Superintendent of Grand Teton National Park Chip Jenkins about the role of public lands, wildlife management and backcountry safety.  Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
2/21/202225 minutes, 36 seconds
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’There is No Better Place.’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Feb. 18]: A rundown of week one of the Wyoming State Legislature’s 2022 budget session. KHOL interviews Superintendent of Grand Teton National Park Chip Jenkins about the role of public lands and backcountry safety. From Telluride, some airports are trying to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, a conversation with the Jackson-grown band BIVWACK, and KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
2/18/202230 minutes, 16 seconds
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’It Was Wild.’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Feb. 11]: Recreational hockey leagues in Jackson and Teton Valley are building community on and off the ice. KHOL interviews longtime DJ Cut la Whut about how the local party scene has changed. Spanish-language correspondent Alicia Unger reports on the history of tamales and their special connection to Tlaxcala, Mexico. Plus, KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
2/11/202229 minutes, 17 seconds
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’Our Own Little Microgrid’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Feb. 4]: A special regional episode featuring stories from the Rocky Mountain Community Radio network’s ongoing reporting project about the transition away from fossil fuels across the Mountain West. Colorado and Utah reporters cover everything from tribal solar generation to how mountain biking can help mitigate environmental destruction around former mines. KHOL’s stories for this project are available at 891khol.org. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
2/4/202229 minutes, 11 seconds
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’Carving a New Path’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Jan. 28]: A new study is analyzing the current and future challenges on Teton Pass. The Natural Selection Tour once again brings some of the world’s top snowboarders to Jackson. An interview (en español) with Daniela Peterson, one of the first Latinas to serve on the board of The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole. Plus, a Utah story from Rocky Mountain Community Radio’s reporting project on the transition away from fossil fuels, and KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
1/28/202230 minutes, 3 seconds
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’We Thought We Were Done.’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Jan. 21]: Many Western mountain towns, including Jackson, have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 Omicron surge, but hospitalizations and deaths have remained low thus far. Snow King Mountain navigates its first season with a new gondola and expanded ski terrain. A conversation with Ryan Stolp, the creator of Lift Lines Comics. Plus, a Colorado story from Rocky Mountain Community Radio’s reporting project on the transition away from fossil fuels, and KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
1/21/202229 minutes, 6 seconds
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‘Working for the Taxman’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Jan. 14]: KHOL reports on how rising property taxes are making it difficult for older folks on fixed incomes to hold on to their houses in Teton County. A new market offers a taste of Mexico in Victor. Local band Ticket to Space chats about creating music inspired by the mountains. Plus, a Colorado story from Rocky Mountain Community Radio’s reporting project on the transition away from fossil fuels, and KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
1/14/202229 minutes, 17 seconds
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’They Gotta Get it Somewhere. It’s Here.’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Jan. 7]: KHOL reports on the millions of acres and thousands of livelihoods at stake in Wyoming in the battle over federal lands across the Mountain West. The organization Challenge Aspen makes outdoor experiences like skiing possible for people living with disabilities. Plus, a conversation with the Jackson band Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons and KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
1/7/202227 minutes, 1 second
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BONUS: ‘Don’t Wait A Minute‘ on Rocky Mountain Housing Solutions

BONUS EPISODE [Dec. 23]: Tune in for the last four stories in our collaborative reporting project between the Solutions Journalism Network and Rocky Mountain Community Radio highlighting affordable housing solutions across the Mountain West. From Durango to Crested Butte, hear how mountain communities are tackling housing issues from homelessness to a lack of on-campus housing for both students and staff. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
12/23/202123 minutes, 5 seconds
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‘Real Estate is Our Coal’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Dec. 17]: Could a real estate transfer tax–something long desired by many in Teton County–finally be coming to Wyoming? Plus, an update on the proposed expansion of Grand Targhee Resort, and a conversation with Phil Leeds, the recently retired co-owner of Skinny Skis. Also, Jackson’s Latino community celebrates the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, and KHOL’s newsroom gives the roundup of this week’s headlines. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
12/17/202129 minutes
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‘A Place of Joy‘

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Dec. 10]: KHOL interviews High Country News reporter Nick Bowlin about his recent story, “Vacation resort replaces affordable housing in Teton Valley.” Plus, a piece about the historic Pierre’s Theatre reopening in Victor, and a conversation with Jackson-based singer-songwriter Siddney Montana. Also featured on the show is one way Durango, Colorado, is trying to tackle its growing affordable housing crisis, and KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
12/10/202127 minutes, 40 seconds
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‘Very Small Steps‘

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Dec. 3]: KHOL interviews the reporter who broke the story about how the National Park Service buried an internal report detailing widespread harassment within the agency. Global supply chain issues are impacting winter sports gear. Plus, a conversation with banjo master Béla Fleck and KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
12/3/202129 minutes, 37 seconds
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‘The Last Mile and the Last Obstacle‘

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Nov. 19]: We head to southern Wyoming for a look behind the scenes at the largest wind farm in development in the country. Plus, an organization in Moab, Utah, is teaching residents with no construction experience how to build homes with inexpensive and energy-efficient materials, and the first low-income housing complex in Ouray County, Colorado, is currently under construction.  Plus, an audio diary from Tlaxcala, Mexico, and KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
11/19/202127 minutes, 58 seconds
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‘Trabajar, Trabajar‘

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Nov. 12]: With the off-season in full swing, two seasonal Teton Valley workers from Mexico are ready to flee the snow and head home. Boulder residents look to add housing in their own backyards -- literally. Basalt, Colorado, builds the state’s first net-zero affordable housing project and the City of Moab buys a trailer park to save the land from luxury developers. Plus, KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
11/12/202129 minutes, 12 seconds
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‘How Bad the Bad Is‘

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Nov. 5]: KHOL tags along with a PhD student studying the effects of winter ticks on Jackson Hole moose this fall with the help of a working dog. Local Latinos observe Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. And a new documentary follows members of Wyoming’s Northern Arapaho Tribe as they seek to bring home the remains of children who died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School more than a century ago. Plus, KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
11/5/202126 minutes, 33 seconds
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‘A Sacred Animal‘

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Oct. 29]: Proposed winter closures of some terrain in and around Grand Teton National Park to protect bighorn sheep are drawing backlash from some backcountry skiers. A proposed land development code hits roadblocks in Teton Valley. A new exhibit at the Center for the Arts draws on Indigenous cultures of the Americas and U.S. immigration policy, and the artist who painted more than 300 ski resort trail maps is retiring. Plus, KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
10/29/202129 minutes, 42 seconds
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BONUS: ‘Wildcard‘ Regional News Roundup

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Oct. 22]: We're sharing an episode of the show "Wildcard" from our friends at KVNF in Paonia, Colorado. It's going to take you around the region, with stories from Colorado and Utah about everything from avoiding food waste, to a college in Durango reckoning with its past to the legacy of Japanese American internment camps. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
10/22/202145 minutes, 5 seconds
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‘Whose Job is This? Not My Job.‘

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Oct. 15]: KHOL interviews the three authors of a recent joint WyoFile and Wyoming Public Media investigation into allegations of workplace hostility and sexual assault within the Wyoming National Guard. Music director Jack Catlin recaps his coverage of Treefort Music Festival in Boise last month. Western writer Jonathan Thompson discusses his new book, “Sagebrush Empire,” and a southwest Colorado nonprofit attempts to make affordable housing for local workers by turning to factory-built homes. Plus, KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
10/15/202129 minutes, 36 seconds
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‘A Story of Everything‘

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Oct. 8]: Debates over the future of Jackson’s rodeo and fairgrounds are heating up, as local elected officials get ready to consider the issue early next year. KHOL interviews Nick Reynolds, one of Wyoming’s top political reporters, about his decision to leave the state. A new Jackson garden aims to better understand post-fire restoration, and a program in Montrose, Colorado, helps youth aging out of foster care find affordable housing. Plus, KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
10/8/202129 minutes, 18 seconds
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‘A Very Tight Rope‘

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Oct. 1]: KHOL interviews the new CEO of Teton Science Schools, Shawn Kelly, about taking the helm after a wave of resignations that saw more than a third of staff leave their jobs last spring. A new program in Big Sky is paying landlords to rent to locals, and a government weatherization effort is helping reduce energy bills in Crested Butte. Plus, KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
10/1/202126 minutes, 35 seconds
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‘Bad. Dry. Bad.‘

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Sept. 24]: KHOL reports on a new program trying to capitalize on the money flowing through Jackson Hole in real estate transactions, with the goal of investing it back into affordable housing projects. The BLM is rounding up thousands of wild horses in Wyoming and across the West. KHOL music director Jack Catlin interviews the local band Coyote Queen. Plus, how one Montana lake is trying to protect native trout, and KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
9/24/202129 minutes, 29 seconds
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‘Trying to Catch Lightning in a Bottle‘

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Sept. 17]: Could Vancouver’s vacancy tax on homes left vacant for more than half the year serve as a model for Western mountain towns looking to address affordable housing crises? Jackson musician Aaron Davis discusses how the pandemic influenced his latest EP. And KHOL interviews the new mayor of Tlaxcala, Mexico--the state where most local Latinos trace their roots. Plus, KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
9/17/202128 minutes, 39 seconds
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BONUS: Exclusive Interview with Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon

This week on Jackson Unpacked, we’re bringing you a one-on-one conversation with Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon. Gordon held a public forum in Jackson on Aug. 31, during which he answered questions about the state’s COVID-19 response, climate change and tourism. But KHOL wanted to talk more specifically about Teton County, so we invited the governor into our KHOL studios to discuss the local housing crisis, income inequality and more. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
9/2/202113 minutes, 12 seconds
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'We Don’t Know All of What We Don’t Know'

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Aug. 27]: KHOL reports on a University of Wyoming team that’s been studying elevated E. Coli levels in Teton County creeks this summer. New 2020 Census data gives us better insight into local growth -- or does it? A look at how one Colorado mountain town is raising money for affordable housing projects, and a Spanish-language story about DIYDocs, which is going international this fall. Plus, KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
8/27/202128 minutes, 53 seconds
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'Management is a Little Bit Miffed'

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Aug. 20]: KHOL speaks to WyoFile reporter Angus Thuermer, who broke the story about Patagonia’s decision to pull its products from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The legal tug-of-war between the Biden administration and the fossil fuel industry continues. A Spanish-language story explores the impact of a new summer employment program for local Latino youth. Plus, KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
8/20/202129 minutes, 7 seconds
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'I Sincerely Hope the Data Change'

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Aug. 13]: Less than three weeks away from the first day of school, Teton County parents are sharply divided on whether or not the district should require masks. A climate reporter reflects on how 30 years have changed the experience of rafting through the Grand Canyon. KHOL speaks to the founder of the new Wydaho Adventure Film Festival. Plus, KHOL’s roundup of this week’s headlines. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
8/13/202128 minutes, 22 seconds
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BONUS: A Conversation With 'Billionaire Wilderness' Author Justin Farrell

Justin Farrell is a social scientist, Yale University professor, native Wyomingite and the author of "Billionaire Wilderness: The Ultra-Wealthy and the Remaking of the American West." KHOL News Director Kyle Mackie interviewed Farrell while he was in Jackson last week for his first local talk since the book was published in March 2020. Listen to hear their full conversation about how mind-boggling wealth is transforming Teton County and Farrell's reflections on his research.    
8/9/202118 minutes, 42 seconds
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'Nobody Needs a Billion Dollars'

This week on Jackson Unpacked [Aug. 6]: KHOL speaks to "Billionaire Wilderness" author Justin Farrell about how mind-boggling wealth is transforming Teton County. A new class of Teton County Search and Rescue volunteers is in the thick of training, and local musician Chris Archuletta discusses his new punk rock project Box Elder. Plus, KHOL’s new roundup of this week’s headlines.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
8/6/202126 minutes, 18 seconds
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'It’s Been a Rough Summer'

This week on Jackson Unpacked [July 30]: KHOL speaks to two authors of a new report that shows the tremendous extent to which climate change has transformed the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem since 1950. All of Teton County is now in Severe or Extreme Drought. Jackson-based musician Jake Dulln reflects on how his time in the U.S. Army and traveling around the country influences his sound. Plus, KHOL’s new roundup of this week’s headlines.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
7/30/202127 minutes, 16 seconds
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'We Don’t Want to be Jackson'

This week on Jackson Unpacked [July 16]: The proposed expansion of Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming, which is accessible only through Teton Valley, Idaho, is raising concerns among local residents and community leaders. A new survey of Colorado mountain towns shows that many pandemic-era changes are likely here to stay. Plus, a look at the health risks of wildfire smoke and an in-studio performance by Americana singer-songwriter Jackie Green. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
7/16/202123 minutes, 49 seconds
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'They Were Hired Guns'

This week on Jackson Unpacked [July 9]: KHOL reports on the fallout of a conservative scheme that infiltrated several progressive political groups across Wyoming. A new effort in Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley aims to connect people with housing assistance. The Colorado River is tapped out. Plus, Thin Air Shakespeare is back at the Center for the Arts in Jackson this week and modernizing “Much Ado About Nothing” with a Mexican-American lead character. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
7/9/202129 minutes, 59 seconds
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'Modem Cowboys'

This week on Jackson Unpacked [June 30]: Several town governments across the Mountain West, including Jackson, are trying something new to help local workers purchase homes: offering down payment assistance. A school superintendent on the Wind River Indian Reservation discusses how the legacy of federal Indian boarding schools continues to affect Indigenous students today. Plus, KHOL Spanish-language correspondent Alicia Unger reports on why some local LGBTQ Latinos say they face extra challenges when it comes to coming out.   Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. and Fridays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
6/30/202128 minutes, 9 seconds
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BONUS: Local Grizzly Subject to 'Aggressive' Hazing

In this bonus episode of Jackson Unpacked, KHOL's Will Walkey talks with Mike Koshmrl of the Jackson Hole News&Guide about human-bear conflict on Jackson Hole roadways, and the choice by Wyoming Game & Fish to haze famed grizzly "Felicia."   A full transcript of this interview is available here. A shorter version of Walkey and Koshmrl's conversation was also featured in a recent Jackson Unpacked episode, "It's a Feedback Loop." 
6/25/202115 minutes, 33 seconds
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'It’s a Feedback Loop'

This week on Jackson Unpacked [June 23]: A first-of-its-kind nuclear power plant is coming to Wyoming. Is it safe, and what does it mean for the state? Jackson Hole News&Guide reporter Mike Koshmrl discusses his recent reporting on the hazing of Grizzly Bear 863, aka Felicia, on Togwotee Pass. A Jackson botanist is using citizen science to track the impact of climate change on local plant species. Plus, KHOL music director Jack Catlin interviews bandleader John Kidwell of the local New Orleans-style jazz ensemble Jackson 6. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. and Fridays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
6/23/202127 minutes, 9 seconds
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'You Know Damn Well There's an Issue'

This week on Jackson Unpacked [June 16]: Local businesses from restaurants to the Rec Center are struggling to find employees this season -- so much so that some might have to shut down entirely. The concert series Music on Main in Victor returns this week after a year of forced hiatus. Plus, a regional look at how severe drought conditions are impacting the mental health of farmers and ranchers across the West, and a duo called the Musical Mountaineers heads back to the hills. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. and Fridays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
6/16/202125 minutes, 45 seconds
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BONUS: 'Wildcard' Rocky Mountain News Roundup

In this bonus episode of Jackson Unpacked, KHOL shares a recent special edition of "Wildcard" from our friends at KVNF in Paonia, Colorado. Host Gavin Dahl rounds up some of the best recent stories from across the Rocky Mountain Community Radio coalition, which KHOL is a member of. Listen now to hear about the first year of Colorado's red flag law from KSJD Cortez, the infestation of Front Range trees by emerald ash borer from KGNU Boulder, and much more. Plus, KHOL's recent story on the clash over scenic helicopter tours near Grand Teton National Park.
6/14/202158 minutes, 22 seconds
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'I Thought I Was the Only One'

This week on Jackson Unpacked [June 9]: Rendezvous Park is now home to the latest public art project in Teton County: a larger-than-life troll statue named Mama Mimi. KHOL interviews two of the organizers of Jackson’s first month-long celebration of LGBTQ Pride this June. Plus, KHOL Spanish language correspondent Alicia Unger reports on how health officials are trying to overcome COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among some members of the local Latino community. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. and Fridays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
6/9/202129 minutes, 35 seconds
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'A Snapshot in History'

This week on Jackson Unpacked [June 2]: The Jackson Hole real estate market shattered records last year and appears on course to do the same in 2021. A failed education bill in the Wyoming State Legislature reflects the growing national debate on how American youth should learn about American history. Plus, a conversation with a local music therapist, GPS moose collaring in Wilson and more. This week’s show rebroadcasts some of the KHOL team’s favorite stories from last winter -- before we officially launched Jackson Unpacked as a podcast. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. and Fridays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
6/2/202129 minutes, 38 seconds
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'There’s No Red Energy. There’s No Blue Energy.’

This week on Jackson Unpacked [May 26]: Both the Teton County Board of Commissioners and the Town of Jackson recently passed unanimous bans on commercial air tours over Grand Teton National Park, but scenic helicopter tours out of the Jackson Hole Airport aren’t likely to stop anytime soon. KHOL interviews a conservative conservationist who supports the Biden administration’s pause on new oil and gas leases on public lands. Plus, conversations with the author and local resident Philippa Forester and Jackson multi-instrumentalist Ben Musser aka Benyaro. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. and Fridays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
5/26/202128 minutes, 43 seconds
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'Isn’t This Bothering You?'

This week on Jackson Unpacked [May 19]: Rep. Liz Cheney is in hot water with some Teton County Republicans, as well as the national GOP. A new mindfulness training program is showing promising results for a wide range of local community leaders. Plus, a conversation with the Jackson indie folk-rock band Inland Isle about their debut album, "Time Has Changed Us." Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. and Fridays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
5/19/202127 minutes, 16 seconds
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'I Can’t Believe My Head is Going There'

This week on Jackson Unpacked [May 12]: Wyoming’s disinvestment in mental health services could end up costing the state down the line. KHOL music director Jack Catlin talks with the local twang funk band Strumbucket about the making of their upcoming debut album. Plus, a conversation with a Colorado woman who was recently evacuated from Myanmar, or Burma, after a military coup threw the country into chaos and violence on Feb. 1. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. and Fridays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
5/12/202129 minutes, 23 seconds
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TRAILER - Jackson Unpacked

Jackson Unpacked brings you a diverse mix of the can't-miss local and regional stories affecting the Jackson Hole region. Subscribe now to our weekly, half-hour show featuring the best interviews and in-depth reporting from KHOL. 
5/10/202147 seconds
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'The State Could Get Out of its Own Way'

This week on Jackson Unpacked [May 5]: KHOL interviews the 2021 Wyoming Principal of the Year (of Jackson) about a near return to full in-person learning after a year of academic upheaval. Wyoming is a regional outlier with one of the nation’s lowest population growth rates, according to initial 2020 U.S. Census Data… but does it even want to grow? Plus, one local family’s experience in the U.S. immigration system and a partial reunion just in time for Mother’s Day. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. and Fridays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
5/5/202129 minutes, 13 seconds
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'What Could’ve Been'

This week on Jackson Unpacked: KHOL speaks to State Sen. Mike Gierau of Jackson about the recently-concluded state legislative session. Activists in Boulder, CO, are fighting an occupancy law similar to Jackson’s Housing Ordinance 473. Plus, some local DACA recipients worry about the program as the Biden administration takes over immigration policy. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. and Fridays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.  
4/28/202129 minutes, 28 seconds
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'We Are an Enigma in Wyoming'

This week on Jackson Unpacked: Wyoming tops the list of U.S. states that appear to be the most hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine. KHOL talks to the new leadership of the Teton County Democrats and Republicans about party values and strategies for 2022. Plus, a conversation with Colorado College student Anya Steinberg, one of the grand prize winners of the 2021 NPR Student Podcast Challenge. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. and Fridays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
4/21/202128 minutes, 41 seconds
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'The Clock is Always Working Against You Out Here'

This week on Jackson Unpacked: A conversation with Jackson resident, writer and longtime paramedic Kevin Grange about his new memoir, “Wild Rescues.” KHOL music director Jack Catlin aka “KnewJack” is interviewed on the InFOCUS Podcast. Plus, meet the caretaker of Jackson’s beloved Granite Hot Springs. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. and Fridays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson’s only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
4/14/202126 minutes, 51 seconds