The Western Folklife Center's Media Department brings you the voices, faces and places of the rural West. Through features for National Public Radio, documentaries for PBS, CDs, and stories on our blog, we tell the stories of people and communities of the West.

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Folk Economy
A radio series focused on the people who make a living using traditional skills and creativity.

Deep West Radio
Produced for National Public Radio, these in-depth features celebrate creativity, history, and folk traditions.

The Open Road
These intimate stories take the listener into the lives of people who live and work in America's open spaces.

The 24 Hour Show
A collaborative radio documentary project between the Western Folklife Center and the Nevada State Museum & Historical Society.

Ranch Rhymes: Cowboy Poetry and Music
Our first podcast, offering great poetry, music and more on iTunes and Odeo, available now on SoundCloud.

What’s in a Song
A radio series exploring the meaning of a particular song, one story at a time.

Banner image by Rorie Holford.