Welcome back! It’s that time again — more highlights from rewinding our “Archives on the Air” series.
Let’s get Volume 5 on rewind…
Episode 163 – Wyoming Defends Woman’s Suffrage – Morton E. Post Famly Papers
Women’s Suffrage has been a hot topic as of late, particularly in Wyoming. You see, we’re celebrating 150 years of women voting here — 50 years before the 19th Amendment.
Also relevant — check out this recent article in the Smithsonian Magazine about how Wyoming is celebrating this anniversary.
Episode 72 – The Early Byrd – First African American in Wyoming State Senate
Speaking of women and politics — Harriett Elizabeth Byrd was the first African American legislator in Wyoming. She served in the Wyoming House for 8 years, and Wyoming Senate for 4 years. She was the primary sponsor for legislation that created Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Wyoming.
Episode 153 – Escape from Bolivia – Gale McGee Papers
And yet another politician from Wyoming — Gale McGee, who served as a U.S. Senator from 1959-77 — found himself in the middle of a coup in Bolivia in 1979.
Episode 64 – Communists In Your Neighborhood: Sesame Street’s Mr. Hooper & The Red Scare
Before staring as grocer Mr. Hooper in Sesame Street, Will Lee was blacklisted from acted because he was suspected of being a communist during the McCarthyism era.
The purpose of the Archives Rewind series is to highlight episodes from our “Archives on the Air” segment that airs on Wyoming Public Media.
“Archives on the Air” can be heard on Wyoming Public Radio Monday through Friday at 8:50 am, 11:50 am, and 6:50 pm or online on Wyoming Public Media’s website.