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Searching For The 'Other Bob' Behind Dylan

April 25, 2022

Dylan playing at the Civil Rights March in Washington DC, summer 1963
In 1968, writer Toby Thompson set out for Hibbing, Minnesota on a quest to find out how Robert Zimmerman became Bob Dylan. He met the legend's high school sweetheart who inspired a Dylan song
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'Gunfight' Is One Of The Most Important Books You May Ever Read About Guns In America

December 22, 2021

What Ryan Busse loves to do when he's not writing
Ryan Busse, a Montana hunter, was once a gun industry executive who helped create the uncivil war over firearms in America. Now he's trying to change the discourse before it's too late
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Learning, To Care Deeply For Mother Nature

August 14, 2018 // Centennial Valley, Environmental Education

The Centennial Mountains of Montana
In Montana's Centennial Valley, the Taft-Nicholson Center opens minds for life by immersing students in the wild unknown


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If We Want Civility, We Must Loosen Our Strangleholds Of Self-Certainty

January 15, 2018

A Wyoming rancher's daughter who became a Jackson Hole mayor says we need more neighborly empathy
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America Desperately Needs More Bill Ruckelshauses

August 31, 2017 // EPA

William Ruckelshaus being sworn in as the first chief administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Sara Flitner remembers the EPA's first chief administrator and how his approach to problem solving is badly-need today
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In Divided West, Sara Flitner Guides All Sides Toward The Radical Middle

August 14, 2017 // Civil Society, Collaboration, Community, Community Change, Culture, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Sara Flitner
Sara Flitner grew up a rancher's daughter in a conservative part of Wyoming and then went on to become mayor of the state's most progressive small town. Along the way, she became a professional conflict resolution specialist. In her column, she shares her ideas on problem solving and bringing people together.

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