Nancy Flagg's blog

Cowboy Poetry Week

“Cowboy Poetry Week.”  This episode will be a celebration of Cowboy Poetry Week. We’ll hear top cowboy poems, traditional and new, recited by the leading cowboy poets. The Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry ( is the prime resource for all-things cowboy poetry-related and I drew upon their resources in preparing the show. (Image by Shawn Cameron, “Making Plans”, 2005)

“Transcontinental Railroad-150th Anniversary.” April 26, 2019

This special episode of “Cowboy Tracks” will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first Transcontinental Railroad.  On May 10, 1869 the Golden Spike was driven into the rail track at Promontory Summit, Utah signaling the completion of the first American transcontinental railroad. This is considered the single most significant engineering achievement of the entire 19th century and it forever altered the development of the West. Hear about the railway’s history through words and music on the April 26 “Cowboy Tracks.”

“Cow Mooo-sings.” March 29, 2019

"Cow Mooo-sings." Today's show is  a light, fun episode. When you think about cowboys, what is it that they have in common?  Well, lots of things, but how about the source of their name: "Cows". Cows or Cattle are the underpinning of cowboy culture but they don't get enough individual attention. So, today's show is called "Cow Mooo-sings" and is an ode to called our bovine partners. All the songs and cowboy poetry will be about these critters and I hope that you'll find it "A-mooo-sing!"