Tomorrow’s election has a number of races and initiatives that will likely have profound effects for the city, state and nation. We hope you plan to vote tomorrow if you haven’t already. Here are a number of interviews and links to KRCC’s recent coverage of the election and its many issues. We hope this coverage will enlighten you about the past, present and future of local politics as you make your decisions.

—The political climate in Colorado in some ways mirrors what’s going on nationally. To help make some kind of sense of what’s going on, KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin sat down with Colorado College political science professor Bob Loevy, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs political science professor Josh Dunn, and Colorado State University Pueblo political science David Mallet. Click HERE to listen.

—Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland takes a closer look at the Governor’s race for KRCC News. Click HERE to listen.

—Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland examines Amendment 62, aka “the personhood amendment.” Click HERE to listen to her Capitol Conversation on the topic. Click HERE to listen to her overview on 60, HERE for 61, and HERE for 101.

—KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney takes a look at the many statewide medical marijuana initiatives. Click HERE to listen.

—Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland examines the U.S. Senate race between Michael Bennett and Ken Buck. Click HERE to listen.

—Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland examines how money from outside, independent groups is impacting Colorado’s U.S. Senate race. Click HERE to listen.

—Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland talks about some of the swing seats in the Colorado State legislature, and describes why a legislative majority is important now more than ever. Click HERE to listen.

—KCFR Reporter Eric Whitney reports on the state race for Attorney General. Click HERE to listen.

—Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland reports on the race for State Treasurer. Click HERE to listen.

Stay tuned to KRCC and KRCC.org for more election coverage in the coming days!

 

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