The Obama administration has tapped the head of Colorado’s Department of Natural Resources to be the new Agriculture Undersecretary in charge of the U.S. Forest Service. Harris Sherman says he got the news on Thursday. Bente Birkeland reports from the state capitol.

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August 19, 2017 | NPR · A week after violent clashes during a white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Va., today’s “Free Speech” rally in Boston was met with massive counter-protests.
 

August 19, 2017 | NPR · After a week of turmoil and shake ups in the Trump administration, presidential historian Michael Beschloss discusses with NPR’s Dwane Brown where this president stands compared to past leaders.
 

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August 19, 2017 | NPR · In her new book Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music, Ann Powers explores how popular music became America’s primary erotic art form.
 

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August 19, 2017 | NPR · In 2011, the band put its career on hold at the height of its success. Singer and songwriter Robin Pecknold says he needed to turn his attention back to other parts of his life to grow as an artist.
 

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