Mar 10, 2017

03/10/2017: Coal and politics in Gillette, Wyoming

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Almost 40 percent of U.S. coal is mined in Gillette, Wyoming. We're reporting from Gillette this week, talking to the people who live there and what the economy feels like post-election. Plus, we go long and short on topics from the week's news, talk health care and explore the market for California raisins. 

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Students in Gillette, Wyoming, discuss a hopeful future

Mar 10, 2017
They cover the night Trump won the election...to the importance of the extraction industry for Wyoming.
The main building on Gillette College's campus.
Gillette College

Gillette, Wyoming: Industry and politics in coal country

Mar 10, 2017
Under a new administration, this extraction-industry town feels revitalized.
Eagle Butte Mine is one of the many open-pit mines that characterize Wyoming and the western mining industry.
Hayley Hershman/Marketplace

Almost 40 percent of U.S. coal is mined in Gillette, Wyoming. We’re reporting from Gillette this week, talking to the people who live there and what the economy feels like post-election. Plus, we go long and short on topics from the week’s news, talk health care and explore the market for California raisins.