In Colorado Springs, council members are expected to vote on water rates (KOAAKRDO, KXRM). Iraqi Generals visit Ft. Carson (KXRM). The Colorado Springs Business Journal reports that 20% of property in the city is in negative equity.

In Pueblo, council members look to extend a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries (KRDO), and consider asking for bonds to help pay for renovations to Memorial Hall (Chieftain). A workshop attracted 60 contractors looking to work on the Southern Delivery System (Chieftain). 42 teachers are being transferred to other schools (Chieftain).

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NPR
February 28, 2015 | NPR · Initially dismissed as a hoax a century ago, scientists have found evidence in Florida of humans living 14,000 years ago. If the findings hold up, they will help rewrite the history of early man.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · Inside his dentist’s office, Sadiqu al-Mousllie is treated like any other German. It’s different when the Syrian-born man steps outside. He’s trying to fight Islamophobia, one question at a time.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · The Star Trek actor died Friday in Los Angeles, and NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Nimoy’s signature role taught fans the power of accepting their differences rather than fighting them.
 

Arts & Life

ABC
February 28, 2015 | NPR · On TV and in the movies, it can sometimes seem like black people only existed during slavery or the civil rights era. K. Tempest Bradford recommends some books that bring hidden history to light.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in a decade follows an old couple on what might be their last journey: Hunting for memories of a son they think they had, in a land covered with memory-shrouding mists.
 

CBS Photo Archive via Getty Images
February 28, 2015 | NPR · The Star Trek actor died Friday in Los Angeles, and NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Nimoy’s signature role taught fans the power of accepting their differences rather than fighting them.
 

Music

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February 27, 2015 | NPR · In honor of Black History Month we went down to NPR’s Washington, D.C., headquarters to show Sam Greenlee’s 1973 film and host a conversation about its resonance.
 

WXPN
February 27, 2015 | WXPN · Hear the folk singer’s acoustic version of the title track of her latest album, The Voyager.
 

WXPN
February 27, 2015 | WXPN · The man who chooses music for shows like Weeds and True Blood discusses making his own album.
 

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