State workers take the last of eight furlough days tomorrow…Two of Colorado’s mountain highways are reopening…and, the high-altitude cousin of the black-tailed prairie dog has been denied federal protection.

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April 27, 2017 | NPR · A handful of new Indian beverage companies are offering traditional Indian tastes in neat, hygienic packs and bottles. The industry is growing fast and already competing with big soda companies.
 

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
April 27, 2017 | NPR · The spacecraft is “showing us new wonders and demonstrating where our curiosity can take us if we dare,” NASA’s planetary science director says.
 

AP
April 27, 2017 | NPR · United Airlines promises to cut down on overbooking and raise the maximum incentive for passengers to skip a flight to $10,000.
 

Arts & Life

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April 27, 2017 | NPR · Kate Moore’s account of the sufferings and struggles of the Radium Girls — factory workers who were poisoned by the glowing radium paint they worked with — reads like a true crime narrative.
 

April 27, 2017 | NPR · Cory Doctorow’s latest novel is set in a ripped-from-the-headlines near future dystopia, where the creative and the capable — and the lost — are walking into the wilderness to build a new world.
 

Hulu
April 26, 2017 | NPR · Elisabeth Moss and Samira Wiley star in Hulu’s TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel — in which fertile women become reproductive surrogates for powerful men and their barren wives.
 

Music

Jazz At Lincoln Center
April 27, 2017 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · In words as well as music, hear how seriously Bridgewater takes her role as a music mentor and how it connects to her own experience in the jazz lineage.
 

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April 27, 2017 | NPR · The artist is lambasting the majors during his live show in a series of tongue-in-cheek puns.
 

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April 27, 2017 | NPR · The latest album from the dystopian cartoon band — whose lone consistent musical member is the British musician Damon Albarn — emphasizes real suffering and salvation in a contemporary setting.
 

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