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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April 26, 2018 | NPR · Track and field’s world governing body announced new restrictions on female athletes who naturally produce higher-than-normal levels of testosterone.
 

April 26, 2018 | NPR · For years even the most predatory student loans have been impossible to default on, but one lawyer has discovered a loophole that makes it possible.
 

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April 26, 2018 | NPR · Since retiring last year, the former spymaster has been a relentless critic of the president. He says pulling back from existing international agreements is particularly risky.
 

Arts & Life

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April 26, 2018 | NPR · In this disjointed and bewildering French film, Isabelle Huppert plays a mousy schoolteacher who gains a more assertive — and occasionally lethal — persona after being struck by lighting.
 

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April 26, 2018 | NPR · In this delightful French tale, Juilette Binoche plays an amorous, tart-tongued artist. Filmmaker Claire Denis seems to have created “a fresh sub-genre: the looking-for-love comedy procedural.”
 

The Orchard
April 26, 2018 | NPR · Two young women (Alia Shawkat and Laia Costa) launch into a relationship, resolving to be completely truthful with each other. The film’s insistent nature lacks subtlety or modulation.
 

Music

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April 26, 2018 | NPR · The singer and chef details a “toxic” marriage defined by mental and physical abuse, the second accusation of violence to be made by a former partner of the rapper.
 

Mountain Stage
April 26, 2018 | NPR · Hear the Gullah-inspired sounds of Ranky Tanky’s self-titled release, performed live by the powerful jazz quintet based out of South Carolina.
 

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April 26, 2018 | NPR · In a statement today, Tim Bergling’s family lamented the machinery of the music industry and cited the producer’s aversion to the spotlight.
 

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