Laws of Notion
Laws of Notion
Dec 20, 2021
Coal at Sunset: The Center of the Universe (S1 Ep7)
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The Yampa River is the lifeblood of northwestern Colorado. It's one of the last wild, undammed rivers in the American West.

Nobody appreciates the Yampa's transformative power more than Tom Kleinschnitz. Now the director of Moffat County Tourism, he's spent a lifetime on the river. He knows that outdoor recreation and tourism can be an important part of Craig's post-coal future by creating jobs and driving economic activity.

But the river is also under threat. Climate change has contributed to severe drought in recent years, and the Yampa's flow has dropped significantly. What will it take to protect the region's critical lifeline and ensure that it's still thriving when Craig needs it most?

Host: Kristan Uhlenbrock Guests: Tom Kleinschnitz, director, Moffat County Tourism; Josh Veenstra, owner, Good Vibes River Gear Coal at Sunset was created by the Institute for Science & Policy at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and produced in partnership with House of Pod. To hear bonus clips and find additional resources, visit

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