A draft reports estimates $15 billion dollars for passenger rail along I-70 from Denver to ski country, and an additional $5 billion for a route from Ft. Collins to Pueblo…Freedom Communications, Inc., owner of the Gazette, files for bankruptcy…and, Republican Tom Wiens considers running for Senate.

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News

October 25, 2014 | NPR · Ballot measures cover a lot of ground this year — from minimum wage to school calendars to one involving doughnuts and bear hunting. NPR’s Charlie Mahtesian takes NPR’s Scott Simon through the list.
 

October 25, 2014 | NPR · Among more extreme Islamists, sympathies for the so-called Islamic State are growing — especially in Egypt, where some Islamists are being arrested and accused of terrorism by the police.
 

October 25, 2014 | NPR · New York and New Jersey will require a 21-day quarantine for those who had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa. Some worry the rules could discourage health workers from volunteering.
 

Arts & Life

October 25, 2014 | NPR · Shakespeare’s Hamlet has been turned into a Bollywood film, but this time, the story is set in Indian-controlled Kashmir. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to screenwriter Basharat Peer.
 

October 25, 2014 | NPR · Composer John Mauceri’s latest album is filled with renditions of the most-chilling music from Alfred Hitchcock’s films. He talks with NPR’s Scott Simon.
 

Museum of Modern Art
October 25, 2014 | NPR · A 1913 silent film starring a black ensemble cast will debut more than a century after it was made. The Museum of Modern Art has built an exhibit around the film called 100 Years in Post-Production.
 

Music

October 25, 2014 | NPR · Composer John Mauceri’s latest album is filled with renditions of the most-chilling music from Alfred Hitchcock’s films. He talks with NPR’s Scott Simon.
 

October 25, 2014 | NPR · The oratorio is a time-honored way for classical composers to tell a big story. Composer Ted Hearne thinks so too. His new oratorio, The Source, takes on the story of Chelsea Manning and WikiLeaks.
 

Courtesy of the artist
October 25, 2014 | NPR · NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with Pat Benatar and her husband Neil Giraldo about their 35 years as a music-business power couple.
 

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