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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August 28, 2016 | NPR · Students will be entering a brand-new school for the first time when classes start Monday. It’s located at the same site as the scene of the tragedy and the architects were inspired by nature.
 

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August 28, 2016 | NPR · Italy’s state museums are donating their proceeds today to reconstruction efforts, following a massive earthquake that killed at least 291 people and nearly leveled three medieval towns.
 

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August 28, 2016 | NPR · More than a million asylum seekers arrived in Germany last year. After three months, they are allowed to work. The CEO of Daimler predicted a new “economic miracle.” But it hasn’t happened.
 

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August 28, 2016 | NPR · Cuba Gooding Jr., Rami Malek and Constance Zimmer all have one thing in common: this year is the first time each has been nominated for an Emmy. Their nominations hint at deeper changes in television.
 

August 28, 2016 | NPR · Linda Wertheimer talks to the Dutch writer about his novel: A teacher has an affair with his student. She breaks it off. He disappears. And then a writer comes along, and turns the story into a novel.
 

August 28, 2016 | NPR · Sanders wrote the definitive book on the Manson Family (“The Family.”) He’s currently working on a book about Robert Kennedy. He’s decided to sell the assembled work on which he’s based his research.
 

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August 28, 2016 | NPR · The movement continues to push the boundaries on music and fashion as art, setting the standard for what many would define as cool. Editors note: At 2:04 into this piece there is a bleeped expletive.
 

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August 27, 2016 | NPR · Sir the Baptist grew up on the South Side of Chicago. NPR’s Scott Simon talks with the singer and rapper about how music became his way of picking up where his father left off.
 

August 27, 2016 | WXPN · Not every partnership is built to last. From The White Stripes to Sonny & Cher, here are 10 talented, if temporary, musical duos.
 

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