Because many people choose to vote by mail in Colorado rather than on Election Day in a traditional polling place, we’re talking elections and politics this month. Early voting begins October 18th, and voters will decide on a host of regional and statewide positions and issues. This month we have conversations about politics and elections, and take a look at a Libertarian school.

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NPR
February 27, 2017 | NPR · The court heard two cases today: One on whether the government can deport a resident for a statutory rape conviction, and another on whether a state can criminalize social media use for sex offenders.
 

AP
February 27, 2017 | NPR · The aftermath of the controversial shooting went viral as it was streamed live on Facebook by the Castile’s girlfriend.
 

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February 27, 2017 | NPR · From the death that sparked a hashtag that became a national movement, Black Lives Matter takes on a new urgency under President Trump. Co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors discusses what lies ahead.
 

Arts & Life

February 27, 2017 | NPR · NPR’s Kelly McEvers spoke to Ali in October about his experience working on the film, which won the Oscar for best picture.
 

February 27, 2017 | NPR · A major blunder at the Academy Awards left La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz literally handing over his award to its rightful owner, the producers of Moonlight. NPR’s Audie Cornish talks to Horowitz about the mistake.
 

February 27, 2017 | FA · Paxton, who died Saturday due to complications with surgery, appeared in the TV series Big Love, as well as in blockbuster films like Titanic, Aliens and Apollo 13. Originally broadcast in 2002.
 

Music

NPR
February 27, 2017 | NPR · NSO conductor Steven Reineke led some 70 musicians in performing the interludes you hear between All Things Considered stories.
 

Courtesy of the artist
February 27, 2017 | WXPN · The Detroit band makes hazy pop gems with sharp lyrics. Hear two songs.
 

WXPN
February 27, 2017 | WXPN · The singer-songwriter’s music evokes a nighttime Nick Drake drenched in blue. Hear the interview and performance.
 

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