The Medano Fire in the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve has been burning for over a month…Republican Party Chair Michael Steele is heading to Colorado afterall. The announcement comes one day after pulling out of the Aspen Ideas Festival, where he was supposed to appear today…and, US Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is in Denver to discuss how women are influencing the economy during a forum with other world figures. Tomorrow, Solis is expected to visit Pueblo Community College.

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November 18, 2017 | NPR · Despite being one of the first places in Asia to recognize same-sex unions and require schools to teach sex education, Taiwanese society is having a hard time catching up.
 

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November 17, 2017 | NPR · A continuing controversy over a $300 million contract with a small Montana electrical firm to restore power in Puerto Rico was one of many “distractions,” says the island’s governor.
 

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November 17, 2017 | NPR · One of the most coveted dinner experiences in America is a 40-seat restaurant in rural Maine where the chef prides herself in serving local food that diners recognize on the plate.
 

November 17, 2017 | NPR · NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks with actresses Tippi Hedren, Melanie Griffith and Dakota Johnson about how the opportunities for women in Hollywood have changed over the generations.
 

November 17, 2017 | NPR · Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based stand-up comedian, the child of Indian immigrants, and a big fan of The Simpsons. NPR’s Elise Hu talks Kondabolu, whose new film The Problem With Apu delves into issues of South Asian representation.
 

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November 17, 2017 | WXPN-FM · On the occasion of his new album, Sky Trails, the legendary singer-songwriter pops in to tell funny stories from across his long career.
 

November 17, 2017 | NPR · On Wednesday, founder Kevin Lyman announced the tour is ending after 23 years. After helping launch bands like No Doubt, Sublime and countless others, next summer will be the last cross-country tour.
 

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