In Colorado Springs, KOAA has reaction from an area retiree’s group on the state’s plan for the Public Employee’s Retirement Association. The Colorado Springs Business Journal takes a look at gender bias in the cost of health insurance.

The Pueblo Chieftain looks at water exchanges on the Arkansas River.

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EPA/Landov
August 29, 2014 | NPR · Israel’s recurring wars with its Arab neighbors have resulted in a weapons industry that keeps coming up with new technologies, which can then be sold abroad.
 

Public Health Agency of Canada/Nature
August 29, 2014 | NPR · Even when monkeys were near death, an Ebola treatment called ZMapp was able to save them. The drug has been used in a few people, but the limited supply has been exhausted.
 

AP
August 29, 2014 | NPR · At issue are serious allegations of corruption, but the trial has also unveiled some scandalous details of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s personal life.
 

Arts & Life

August 29, 2014 | NPR · Novelist and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen writes with passion about the state he loves. His book, Bad Monkey, is an offbeat murder mystery set in Key West. Originally broadcast June 13, 2013.
 

August 29, 2014 | NPR · The 68-year-old film director hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco for his book Carsick. He says hitchhiking is “the worst beauty regimen ever.” Originally broadcast June 10.
 

August 29, 2014 | NPR · Pierce Brosnan has left James Bond behind, but he struggles for his footing in an action thriller he himself fought hard to bring to the screen.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
August 29, 2014 | NPR · Take a deep breath, in black & white. Alice Boman’s fragile singing, mixed with ethereal images from the Swedish countryside, make for a small, laptop vacation.
 

Courtesy of the artist
August 29, 2014 | KCRW · This week’s episode of Metropolis, curated by KCRW’s Jason Bentley, features a variety of Basement Jaxx-related material, plus new music from Kelela, SBTRKT and more.
 

Courtesy of the artist
August 29, 2014 | NPR · This week’s puzzler for careful listeners is from guest Quizmaster Mark Reznicek, drummer for the Fort Worth rock band Toadies. Hear the fills (or intro) and match it to the song.
 

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