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The Western Folklife Center 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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Expressing Montana artist, Monte Yellow Bird

Expressing Montana artist, Monte Yellow Bird

Expressing Montana
A Western Folklife Center that documented and presented several artists from this place, who make social, environmental, political, or spiritual commentary.

Deep West Radio: Supaman episode (Rap and Redemption)

Deep West Radio: Supaman episode (Rap and Redemption)

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

Fiddlers’ Pilgrimage sign

Fiddlers’ Pilgrimage sign

Fiddlers' Pilgrimage: The Weiser Legacy
Exploring the reasons that oldtime fiddling is thriving in our time, and why Weiser, Idaho, is the western mecca for this traditional art form.

Vintage Welcome to Las Vegas sign

Vintage Welcome to Las Vegas sign

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

Image from Folk Economy series

Image from Folk Economy series

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

Elko County ranch photo

Elko County ranch photo

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

The Open Road

The Open Road

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

What’s in a Song: Martha Scanlan episode

What’s in a Song: Martha Scanlan episode

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.