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How Stargazing In The Mountain West Set One Man On A New Path

Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park
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Juan Martinez grew up in South Central L.A. in the early 1990s. He was struggling to find his way, until he traded school detention for a pack of jalapeño seeds. That new course led him to the stars of the wide open skies in the Mountain West.

Let’s listen to his story — as told by HumaNature — a podcast from Wyoming Public Media.


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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!