Elaine Thatcher

Program Producer, Contemporary Western Women

Elaine Thatcher is an independent folklorist working in the West. She produces stories for the Contemporary Western Women series.

Louise Degn

Mar 12, 2012

Louise Degn is a respected broadcast journalist in Salt Lake City and who now teaches journalism at the University of Utah. She is best known for a documentary on Mormon women and depression that she produced in the late 1970s.

Amy Velasquez

Feb 10, 2012

Amy Velasquez is a middle school teacher in Evanston, Wyoming. Her family was one of the First hispanic families in Evanston, coming there in the 1950s. It is important to her to preserve and share her Mexican heritage, so she created a Cinco de Mayo celebration in her class which grew into a town celebration.

Claudia and Don Proffit are lifelong ranchers. The tell the story of the 1983 - 1984 floods that prevented them from getting to their cattle on Antelope Island and the lengths they went through to take care of their animals in these extreme circumstances.