Demand for emergency assistance programs is at historic highs. Colorado, for instance, has the fifth fastest growing caseload for food stamps in the country. That’s putting a strain on scores of human services agencies. And even as the economy begins to turn around, many worry things will get much worse, before they get better. As part of a series on the economy from Rocky Mountain Community Radio, KUNC‘s Kirk Siegler reports.

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January 19, 2018 | NPR · NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Michèle Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, about the impact a government shutdown can have on the military.
 

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Arts & Life

January 19, 2018 | NPR · The Sundance Film Festival is underway in Park City, Utah, the first since the Harvey Weinstein story broke. This year’s slate of films reflect vast cultural shifts across the country and the world.
 

January 19, 2018 | FA · Greg Barker’s new film follows Obama’s foreign policy team as they set about negotiating an arms deal in Iran, a climate accord in Paris and a response to refugee crises in Syria and parts of Africa.
 

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Jazz At Lincoln Center
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