by CPR | Feb 22, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkMany Denverites want to bike more but find main streets scary. A new map shows safer routes. Then, Democrats John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet are both stumping in Iowa. Next, the hidden scars of patrol officers. Also, will the Rockies deliver this season? And, a Nuggets update. Plus, an old stone barn is all that's left of the Goodnight Cattle Company.
by CPR | Feb 21, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkScientist Warren Washington, who advised six presidents on climate change, just won the Tyler Prize, a Nobel for the environment. Then, the Ice Climbing World Cup is in Denver this weekend, and in North America for the first time. Next, state Rep. Brianna Titone's balancing act. Also, the real-life Green Book. Finally, Georgia O'Keeffe comes to MCA Denver.
by CPR | Feb 20, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkThe Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests responds to AG Phil Weiser's independent review of the Colorado Catholic Church. Then, a look at the "Alcatraz of the Rockies" awaiting El Chapo. Next, the failed safe-injection site effort. And, veterans in Montrose could soon heal with music. Finally, revisit our interview with Matthew Shepard’s family.
by CPR | Feb 19, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkAG Phil Weiser announced an independent review of clerical abuse in the Colorado Catholic Church, along with victim support programs. Then, an effort to open a supervised injection facility in Denver won’t happen this year. Next, the little-known history of "atomic tattoos" during the Cold War. Finally, we revisit comedian Ben Roy's story of clerical abuse.
by CPR | Feb 18, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkAG Phil Weiser will challenge Trump's wall declaration, and a law professor reacts to the emergency. Next, while other crime stats are flat, felony charges are rising. Also, the EPA has a plan for El Paso County's PFA problem. Then, women are rarely on company boards. Next, behind the proposed statewide straw ban. Finally, meet Denver artist Suchitra Mattai.
by CPR | Feb 15, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkTed Scambos studies the risk climate change poses to the Thwaites glacier. Then, the Su Teatro theater company remembers the flower protests 50 years ago. Next, there's a James Brown bridge in Steamboat Springs. Also, Clarence Moses-EL feels like a fuller person now. Then, a new play reflects on the Flight 232 crash. Finally, meet a tarot-obsessed artist.
by CPR | Feb 14, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkColorado Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet belong to different parties, but try to find a middle ground on some issues. Then, Denver teachers respond to the all-nighter deal. Next, where marijuana tax money goes. Also, disrupting the real estate industry. Then, corporations go in big on renewable energy. Finally, some Peruvian psychedelic rock.
by CPR | Feb 13, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkThe Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods in north Denver are in a moment of dramatic change, but they don't want to be another footnote in the gentrification story. Then, a CU Denver researcher is studying how to predict and track gentrification. Next, these are Colorado's most endangered historic places. Also, an update on Prodigy Coffee.
by CPR | Feb 12, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkA labor economist explains why teachers have always struggled to get higher pay. Then, a student journalist shares the scene from Thomas Jefferson High School on Day One of the strike. Next, this chef started a support group for restaurant workers struggling with mental illness. Also, Ted Bundy's Colorado connection. Finally, the history of Navy aquanauts.
by CPR | Feb 11, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkHost Ryan Warner talked to Denver Public Schools Superintendent Susana Cordova and teacher Rachel Sandoval about the strike. Then, we explore the history of labor music. Next, after years of back-and-forth, state Democrats want to pass oil and gas legislation. Finally, what is the riskier sport: Hiking or skiing?
by CPR | Feb 8, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkA watchdog calls Colorado's plan to deal with mentally ill people awaiting trial "scattershot." Then, Kate Greenberg is Colorado's first female Commissioner of Agriculture. Also, a rescued horse has a big backstory. Finally, saxophonist Tia Fuller talks about her Grammy nomination and touring with Beyonce.
by CPR | Feb 7, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkGov. Jared Polis talks about commuting death row sentences, oil and gas policy, and his first month in office. Then, how Fort Carson is getting creative with recruiting new cadets. Next, a CU student's perspective on Title IX changes. Also, meet a world-renowned horsehair hitcher. Finally, a Steve Jobs opera is nominated for a Grammy.
by CPR | Feb 6, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkAnalysts explain what Coloradans need to know from President Donald Trump's 2019 State of the Union last night. Then, there have only been 16 mountain lion attacks in Colorado in 30 years, including this guest. Next, a new program battles teen suicide through texting. Finally, ahead of his birthday bash, we revisit our interview about Neal Cassady.
by CPR | Feb 5, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkPresident Donald Trump has officially nominated acting secretary David Bernhardt to lead the Interior. Then, what research into youth suicide in Colorado revealed. Next, payday lenders face major changes. Also, the French Legion of Honor medal is given to WWII nurse Leila Morrison. Finally, we explore the book "The Frame-Up."
by CPR | Feb 4, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkAs Cory Gardner faces his rivals and endorses Trump for reelection, Colorado's U.S. senate race draws national attention. Then, what does "Hickenlooper" mean anyway? Next, a new study wants to find out if daily pot users drive drugged differently than habitual users. Finally, the first episode from the new season of Purplish explores the GAVEL amendment.
by CPR | Feb 1, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkCPR politics reporter Bente Birkeland explains why the majority Democrats' biggest policy proposals at the state Capitol are yet to come. Next, studies show that full-day kindergarten helps more kids achieve, even if it's not a "silver bullet." Then, does your employer help you save for college? Also, the advanced civilization behind Chaco Canyon. Finally, artist Jordan Casteel comes home.
by CPR | Jan 31, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkA Colorado Sun story looks into why more than half of the state's kids are still falling behind in reading. Then, why traveling to the Arctic and Antarctica is one the rise. Next, how tourists can leave no trace in Colorado. Also, the state of kill committees at the Capitol. Finally, Denver Audubon turns 50 and celebrates bird watching.
by CPR | Jan 30, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkFewer refugees are coming to the United States and to Colorado, and they represent different countries. Then, Mikah Meyer is opening the door for LGBT representation in the outdoors industry. Next, this Colorado "30 Under 30" lister is 13. Also, the science behind moon rocks. Finally, meet the Denver Art Museum expansion architect.
by CPR | Jan 29, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkColorado is a leader in businesses connected to blockchain. But what is it? One entrepreneur offers a straightforward explanation. Then, why some wild coffee varieties are endangered. Next, an update on the Denver construction boom. Also, veterans lend their unique worldview to photography. Finally, a local singer gets a chance at the Met Opera.
by CPR | Jan 28, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkThe Shannann Watts and Kelsey Berreth cases captivated many outside Colorado, but there are many other domestic violence cases in the state. Then, a Colorado Springs nun travels to the border to volunteer with migrants. Next, John Hickenlooper rubs elbows in Iowa. Also, finding a long-lost Glenwood Canyon monument. Finally, "The Wizard of Oz" is a ballet.
by CPR | Jan 25, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkFormer Gov. John Hickenlooper is making appearances in D.C., New York and Iowa ahead of a potential 2020 run. Then, a master gardener answers your winter gardening questions. Next, Manitou is a Marijuana Oasis in El Paso County, and Colorado Springs isn't happy. Finally, defining Denver musician Slim Cessna returns with new band, DBUK.
by CPR | Jan 24, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkJeff Johnson is a juvenile lifer who was just released from prison after 25 years. This is his life outside. Then, real-life Black Klansman Ron Stallworth reacts to the film's nominations. Next, retiring NPR reporter Howard Berkes reflects on his stories. Finally, a Tony Award-winning playwright debuts his new play in Denver.
by CPR | Jan 24, 2019 | Education | Story LinkDenver Public Schools teachers have voted to strike, but the state may delay the start time. Then, why North Face is sponsoring a rare mountaineering course set to open in Boulder. Next, Roy Halladay's high school coach remembers the all-star pitcher. Then, exploring John Muir's spiritualism in nature. Finally, Boulder poet Andrea Gibson has a new book.
by CPR | Jan 22, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkA Denver filmmaker who was adopted from South Korea explores the stories of his fellow Korean transracial adoptees. Then, NASA considers two Colorado companies to design lunar landers. Next, this CU professor is researching how to boost immune systems with bacteria from rural soil. Finally, a new documentary explores how humans became the fifth natural element.
by CPR | Jan 21, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkThe partial government shutdown, now the longest ever, has federal employees and agencies scrambling to help with housing and other needs. Then, why many people don't have deep saving accounts. Next, an I-70 corridor train is still a possibility. Also, jazz musician Ron Miles remembers Martin Luther King Jr.
by CPR | Jan 18, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkWhen bull rider Mason Lowe died at the stock show this week, it was a rare tragedy. Then, child golf prodigy Becca Huffer makes her LPGA debut. Next, the play "Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies" opens. Also, responses to our reparations story. Then, an update on expunging pot convictions. Next, see the Super Blood Wolf Moon. And, how to clean a cowboy hat.
by CPR | Jan 17, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkClimate change may cause more harm to women, a CU physician finds. Then, bark beetles are still menacing forests. Next, how many Colorado natives are there? Also, a preview of the Pueblo mayoral election.Then, this RTD crossing could be a hazmat disaster. Next, sheep shearing at the stock show. Finally, an ex-Lumineer's first solo album, 'Rattlesnake.'
by CPR | Jan 16, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkWith Democrats in control at the state Capitol, criminal justice advocates are pushing a series of reform proposals. Then, Marwan Nassr is one of the refugee students profiled in "The Newcomers." Next, zebu cattle at the National Western Stock Show. Also, the story of a "red diaper baby," the child of blacklisted actors in the McCarthy era.
by CPR | Jan 15, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkMatthew Shepard has been dead for as long as he was alive — 21 years. His parents have built their lives around LGBT activism, but also their grief. Then, a CSU professor studies the stormiest place on Earth: the Andean foothills. Next, the second part to our story about reparations in Colorado today. Finally, meet CU's first female Rhodes scholar.
by CPR | Jan 14, 2019 | Uncategorized | Story LinkAfter unearthing their ancestors' history of slave-owning, these two white Colorado women turn to reparations. Then, this astronaut survived an emergency landing but will fly again. Next, keep those holiday lights up until the stock show ends. Also, behind the book "If I Live Until Morning." Then, how King Soopers got its name. Finally, meet the host of 1A.
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