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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July 1, 2016 | NPR · Late Thursday night, shortly before the controversial law was set to take effect, a federal judge ruled it unconstitutional. He called it an “attempt to put LGBT citizens back in their place.”
 

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July 1, 2016 | NPR · President Obama answers critics among people of color who say that, despite their overwhelming support at the ballot box, he hasn’t done enough to deliver results for their communities.
 

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July 1, 2016 | NPR · Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama on NPR’s radio special, the “Obama Years,” about how Americans have fared since 2008. He also discusses the Brexit vote and parallels in the U.S. election.
 

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July 1, 2016 | NPR · Suki Kim wrote Without You, There Is No Us after working undercover as a teacher in North Korea. She says the response to her book is also a response to her identity as Korean and a woman.
 

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June 30, 2016 | NPR · Steven Spielberg directs an adaptation of the Roald Dahl book that goes long on sentiment and on … well, length, but finds charm in its deployment of Mark Rylance as the CGI giant’s voice.
 

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June 30, 2016 | NPR · Inspired by real events, The Innocents visits a convent in 1945 where a doctor finds herself unexpectedly treating pregnant nuns.
 

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June 30, 2016 | NPR · The band’s new video captures the feel of Sea Cliff, N.Y., in all of its comforts and kindness.
 

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June 30, 2016 | WXPN · Reporter Catalina Maria Johnson recently traveled to the far end of Cuba in search of a new sound.
 

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June 30, 2016 | NPR · Performing at the NPR Music offices, Adia Victoria’s voice is powerful and direct, with no artifice. Here, she performs “Heathen,” plus two songs from her debut album, Beyond The Bloodhounds.
 

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