by CPR | Dec 6, 2018 | Uncategorized | Story LinkSen. Cory Gardner addresses the idea of another summit with North Korea, the Mueller investigation and helping pay student loan debt. Then, Susana Cordova is the only remaining candidate to become the next Denver Public Schools superintendent. Next, the Denver Zoo's effort to help its grizzly bears. Also, what's up with that lot full of Volkswagens? Finally, growing up in "Trailer Trash."
by CPR | Dec 5, 2018 | Uncategorized | Story LinkDemocratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis remembers his rival, the late George H.W. Bush. Then, how Denver is trying to clear an immigration backlog. Next, your RTD A Line questions, answered. Also, why we debate "Baby, It's Cold Outside" this time of year. Then, we revisit a child inventor. Finally, a veteran concert photographer shares her favorite memories.
by CPR | Dec 4, 2018 | Uncategorized | Story LinkPublic defenders are filing requests to judges to immediately release mentally ill people in jail. Then, Walker Stapleton remembers his 'Uncle George.' Next, how schools engage refugee parents. Also, how one kid reversed a snowball ban. Then, can you throw dog poop in a neighbor's trash? Next, Denver street questions, answered. Finally, some Hanukkah music.
by CPR | Nov 30, 2018 | Uncategorized | Story LinkDeputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt is a Colorado native. Like his boss, Ryan Zinke, he faces controversy. Then, a study found that Latino college students internalize the racism they hear from politicians and media. Next, the debate surrounding advance trigger warnings at theaters. Also, how Anthony Ruptak made his debut LP after a robbery.
by CPR | Nov 28, 2018 | Uncategorized | Story LinkPaul Bodnar helped negotiate the Paris Climate Agreement under President Obama. Bodnar will return to the annual U.N. climate talks next month. Then, how archaeologists are studying the founder of Colorado Springs through his trash. Next, first responders share their stories. Also, student loans' long-reaching effects. Finally, marking a 40-year milestone at Wax Trax.
by CPR | Nov 27, 2018 | Uncategorized | Story LinkCities are already behind on infrastructure upgrades, and the situation will get worse as climate change brings new challenges. Then, how NPR reported on the risks of people with dementia owning guns. Next, InSight successfully landed on Mars. Also, an outdoorswoman reckons with Edward Abbey's more outdated views. Finally, the best holiday gift books.
by CPR | Nov 26, 2018 | Environment, Politics | Story LinkIn the waning days of his administration, Governor John Hickenlooper has leveraged a challenge against the TABOR and Gallagher amendments, potentially impacting millions. Then, climate change is transforming Yellowstone in our lifetimes. Next, remembering a trailblazing black woman, Lucile Jones. Finally, what safe injection sites could mean for Denver.
by CPR | Nov 21, 2018 | Politics | Story LinkStephen Szutenbach says he was abused by his priest and mentor when he was 18. He still wants the Denver’s Archdiocese to "do the right thing." Then, as Denver turns 160 this week, we learn how it got its name. Next, an annual refugee Thanksgiving in Aurora marked by the Trump administration. Also, an encore of our interview with Madeleine Albright and she returns to Denver to talk about the state of international relations.
by CPR | Nov 20, 2018 | Politics | Story LinkRep. Joe Neguse made history amidst Colorado's blue wave. Here's what he plans to do in Congress. Next, climate change is causing warmer winters and higher crime rates. Then, an update on Rocky Flats two months after it opened. Also, Carrie Baird of Top Chef and Bar Dough answers your Thanksgiving questions. Finally, a snow-capped Rockies poem.
by CPR | Nov 19, 2018 | Science & Technology | Story LinkColorado engineers are hoping to beat the odds and land another spacecraft on Mars. Next, as Blue Mesa Reservoir dries up from drought, an underwater town reemerges. Then, a national expert on eating disorders writes "Sick Enough." Also, Dior through the decades at the Denver Art Museum. Finally, that wire in Aurora isn't a telephone line, it's an eruv.
by CPR | Nov 16, 2018 | Politics | Story LinkOutgoing Gov. John Hickenlooper was joined by a special guest for his regular Colorado Matters interview: Governor-elect Jared Polis. Next, Colorado's dark history of lynching includes the death of a 16-year-old boy. Then, what it takes to be a Ralphie Runner at CU. Also, as the Broncos flounder, the Nuggets rise. Finally, our Holiday Extravaganza winner.
by CPR | Nov 15, 2018 | Politics | Story Link"The Front Runner" tackles the rise and fall of Gary Hart's presidential campaign which may shed light on the state of American politics today. Then, after a seven-year wait, DeVotchKa returns with "This Night Falls Forever." Next, response to the Richard Kirk podcast. Also, teens can now call the nicotine quit line in Colorado. Finally, another Extravaganza runner-up.
by CPR | Nov 14, 2018 | Crime & Courts | Story LinkRocky Mountain PBS has a new podcast out about Richard Kirk, the man who claimed he murdered his wife because he ate a marijuana edible in 2014. Next, in a very Boulder move, a reusable coffee cup company launches citywide. Then, we hear from you about our recent Latino history story. Finally, another Holiday Extravaganza runner-up.
by CPR | Nov 13, 2018 | Health | Story LinkThese parents decided to talk about their son's suicide openly in his obituary. Next, Marlin Briscoe reflects on his legacy. Then, a song from 1968. Also, 30 years ago voters invested in the arts with the SCFD tax. Next, what's next for fracking foes after Prop. 112. Next, a school based on neuroscience. Finally, another Holiday Extravaganza finalist.
by CPR | Nov 12, 2018 | Politics | Story LinkIn winning her state House race, Brianna Titone has become Colorado's first trans lawmaker. Then, what happens to hemp now that Amendment X has passed. Next, in the final episode of Purplish, the blue wave was more of a blue avalanche in Colorado. Also, an update on a Denver roller derby team. Finally, we feature the contest entry from band King Cardinal.
by CPR | Nov 8, 2018 | Politics | Story LinkDemocratic Rep. Diana DeGette aims for party leadership and more investigations into President Trump. Next, the organizer behind Amendment A breaks it down. Then, what's next for Unite Colorado after independent candidates lose races. Also, a local roller derby team is the 5th best in the world. Next, behind the beer price wars. Finally, a veteran's story.
by CPR | Nov 7, 2018 | Politics | Story LinkJared Polis emerged victorious last night. Then, outgoing governor John Hickenlooper reflects on the Democratic dominance statewide. Next, unaffiliated voters turn out big while the women vote stays stagnant. Also, Jason Crow and Phil Weiser pull off big wins. Then, the money behind the races. Next, what's next for oil and gas after 112 and 74 fail.
by CPR | Nov 6, 2018 | Politics | Story LinkIt's Election Day. Coloradans have already turned in hundreds of thousands of ballots. But what about the hundreds of thousands who don't vote? "When you tell me that there is somebody that you want to vote for, and not the lesser of two evils, I'll be standing right behind you too. I might even vote," one Coloradan told us. In the latest episode of Purplish we look at how to get more people to cast their ballot. Then, there's a lot of anger in politics these days. One solution is to bring people with different beliefs together to get to know each other. But is that the right approach? And if it isn't, what is? DU Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Thought Sarah Pessin joins us to talk about her Hate and Protect project, and a forum she's holding Tuesday on campus.
by CPR | Nov 5, 2018 | Uncategorized | Story LinkA new survey profiles the typical young voter ahead of the midterms. Next, how the governor candidates would likely handle the Nathan Dunlap case. Then, technology is changing how we trust. Also, how Colorado became the safest state to cast a vote. Next, a scientist who dresses up as a polar bear. Finally, behind that "french fry statue" by Herbert Bayer.
by CPR | Nov 2, 2018 | Uncategorized | Story LinkIt's not the end of the world if you forgot to put enough postage on your ballot. That voter question and others, answered. Next, a Denver rabbi explains the Mourner's Kaddish. Then, a Columbine survivor made a documentary that follows her former classmates as they return to the school. Also, the Smithsonian is preserving black history in Five Points. Finally, Pulitzer Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
by CPR | Nov 1, 2018 | Uncategorized | Story LinkMore and more Colorado candidates seem to be putting a lot of their own money into campaigns these days. Amendment 75 is one proposal to even the odds. Then, reporter Grace Hood answers more of your questions about Prop. 112. Next, a new online archive hopes to preserve Colorado music history. Also, Project Runway favorite Mondo Guerra returns to his native Denver.
by CPR | Oct 31, 2018 | Uncategorized | Story LinkWe answer why county coroners can run under a party. Then, from our Road Trip to November project, some Coloradans see good times with unsettling changes. Next, Colorado's Latino landmarks are poorly preserved. Also, tracking antisemitism is tricky. Then, more on Colorado ghost towns. Next, the Reinke Bros. Haunted House turns 50. Finally, a Halloween poem.
by CPR | Oct 29, 2018 | Uncategorized | Story LinkGatherings to honor the 11 people killed in a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue drew thousands around Colorado. But, for interfaith leaders, the work is just beginning. Next, doctors and ethicists are worried about the 7-day opioid limit as it goes into effect. Also, in the latest episode of Purplish, how Colorado became one of the safest states to vote in.
by CPR | Oct 25, 2018 | Uncategorized | Story LinkSeveral competitive and well-funded state Senate races are churning beneath the spotlight of the governor's race and ballot measures. Next, Amendment 74 has a precedent in Oregon. Then, David Rothman reads an election poem, "Enough." Also, remembering the 1918 influenza. Next, how this ice shelf sings. Finally, too many (illegally stocked) fish.
by CPR | Oct 24, 2018 | Uncategorized | Story LinkGov. John Hickenlooper answered questions about the Amazon bid, climate change, black market marijuana and his ethics complaint in his monthly interview. Then, a breakdown of the platforms for attorney general candidates Phil Weiser and George Brauchler. Also, inside the pros and cons of Amendment 73. Next, Julie Davis returns to her band project, Bluebook.
by CPR | Oct 23, 2018 | Uncategorized | Story LinkCPR News energy and environment reporter Grace Hood answers questions about Prop. 112, which would increase oil well setbacks. Then, a tongue-in-cheek ad for those exhausted by election season. Next, the polar bears at the Denver Zoo are happier apart, trust us. Also, a new company helps employers offer tuition discounts. Finally, a Deadhead Denver poet.
by CPR | Oct 22, 2018 | Uncategorized | Story LinkColorado's lax homeschool laws create opportunities for some parents to abuse their children, The Colorado Sun reports. Then, in the latest episode of Purplish, why so many Coloradans with a felony record don't know that they can vote. Next, where the marijuana tax money goes. Also, hiring women could solve construction's labor shortage.
by CPR | Oct 19, 2018 | Uncategorized | Story LinkExperts debate the pros and cons of Propositions 109 and 110 on this year's ballot, which voters will choose between for transit funding. Next, a CU professor studies voles to learn about how humans grieve partners. Then, how Todd Boll, how died this week, created Free Little Libraries. Also, a nurse puts on an immersive dance performance at her hospital.
by CPR | Oct 18, 2018 | Uncategorized | Story LinkThe ins and outs of Proposition 111, which could wipe out payday loan businesses in Colorado by capping interest rates. Then, the politics of Jefferson County. Next, how climate change will lead to more floods and more droughts. Also, a poet gives a voice to an enslaved woman. Finally, the Boulder comedian who was the first woman to win this comedy fest.
by CPR | Oct 17, 2018 | Uncategorized | Story LinkIt depends on the victim how a person heals after a crime. Restorative justice is one approach, where a facilitator guides a conversation between the victim or their family and the perpetrator of a crime. Next, how a Western Slope brewery doubles as a water conservation organization. Brewing beer takes a significant amount of water.
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