Range

Range: Stories and Trailblazers of the New American West. Co-hosts Julia Ritchey and Amy Westervelt uncover issues and entrepreneurs who embody the outlaw spirit of the West. Season 1 features pimps, miners, ranchers, the cult of Tesla, and much more.

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      Made in the West


      In this episode we follow a new California clothing company, Eight & Sand, as they navigate the challenges and benefits of setting up a manufacturing operation in the West. 


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      The Slums of Lake Tahoe


      Affordable housing is an issue throughout the West (and the country), but we typically hear most often about dire circumstances in cities like LA, Seattle, or San Francisco. Small towns struggle to house residents too, and that holds doubly true for tourist towns where the wealth gap tends to widen. In this episode we dig into Lake Tahoe, best known for its beaches and billionaires, and learn about how the region is struggling to provide housing for its crucial workforce. 


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      30m
       2017-04-06

      The Slums of Lake Tahoe


      Affordable housing is an issue throughout the West, but we typically hear most often about the dire circumstances in cities like LA, Seattle, or San Francisco. Small towns struggle to house residents too, and that holds doubly true for tourist towns where the wealth gap tends to widen. In this episode we dig into Lake Tahoe, best known for its beaches and billionaires, and learn about how the region is struggling to provide housing for its crucial workforce. 


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      30m
       2017-04-06

      The Slums of Lake Tahoe


      Affordable housing is an issue throughout the West, but we typically hear most often about the dire circumstances in cities like LA, Seattle, or San Francisco. Small towns struggle to house residents too, and that holds doubly true for tourist towns where the wealth gap tends to widen. In this episode we dig into Lake Tahoe, best known for its beaches and billionaires, and learn about how the region is struggling to provide housing for its crucial workforce. 


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      30m
       2017-04-06

      Range Update: The Strawberries of Wrath


      In this Season 2 update, Amy and Julia explain their long hiatus, what they've been up to and how a Trump presidency may affect the American West. 


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      21m
       2017-02-26

      Range Update: The Strawberries Of Wrath


      In this Season 2 update, Amy and Julia explain their long hiatus, what they've been up to and how a Trump presidency may affect the American West. 


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      21m
       2017-02-26

      Our National Parks are Very Old and Very White — Can They Survive?


      On episode two of season two of Range Podcast, we explore why the U.S. National Park System, celebrating its centennial this year, has struggled to attract more diverse visitors and staff. Also, Julia visits Yosemite National Park in California for the first time and — in between naps — finds signs of hope for a more inclusive park system. 


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      12m
       2016-11-04

      Season 2, Episode 1: The Women in Tech Episode


      In honor of Ada Lovelace Day we're launching season two of Range podcast with a look at women in tech, including the story of a female software engineer who has adapted to life as the lone female on her particular planet, and a look at where virtual reality could take gender biases. All with our particular West Coast bent, naturally. 


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      20m
       2016-10-13

      Black Lives Matter: Racial Politics in the West


      Amid increasing reports of police shootings and racial injustice, Black Lives Matter versus All Lives Matter, police versus people of color, we take a look at what racial divides exist in the west. Is growing up black in the West different from the experience elsewhere in the country? How does the unwillingness of West Coast progressives to admit to white privilege or acknowledge racial biases affect the experience of African Americans in the West? We dig into all of that and more with our...


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      20m
       2016-08-23

      The Cult of Tesla: What Makes Tesla Fanboys Tick


      There have been gearheads and car guys for as long as there have been cars, but Tesla has developed a whole new level of groupies. In this episode of Range podcast — our last episode of Season 1 — we dig into what makes a Tesla fanboy, and what it is about both Tesla and Elon Musk that has attracted such fierce devotion from so many people. 


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      18m
       2016-05-20