Regulations for medical marijuana in Colorado could be the most detailed in the country as a rules committee wrapped up work today on hundreds of pages of policies regarding how shops operate…The U.S. Department of Agriculture is boosting funding to help protect sage grouse and sage grouse habitat in 11 Western states, including Colorado…and, Colorado Springs was named one of the top 15 safest cities in the country, coming in at number 14.

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December 1, 2015 | NPR · Arne Duncan catches up with one of the young students he mentored more than 25 years ago — a young woman who, he says, “inspires him.”

December 1, 2015 | NPR · Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been under criticism for his handling of police misconduct, especially in the wake of the shooting death of a black teenager.

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December 1, 2015 | NPR · Iowa provided a strong base of support for Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential race. But several factors have driven voters to candidates other than his son Rand.

Arts & Life

December 1, 2015 | NPR · Zombie stories are everywhere, but David Towsey’s new book takes an unexpected turn — to a gritty, far-future world with echoes of the American West, full of undead who still have hearts and souls.

December 1, 2015 | NPR · Janice Min, president of The Hollywood Reporter, tells Steve Inskeep why the magazine will stop publishing its “Women in Entertainment Power 100″ list as a ranking.

December 1, 2015 | NPR · Shankar speaks with Noah Charney, author of The Art of Forgery, about what motivates art forgers. Also this week on Hidden Brain: why we love studies that prove wine connoisseurs wrong.


December 1, 2015 | NPR · Trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and pianist Jason Moran recently spoke with NPR Music about their experiences as black men dealing with police — and those of jazz giants before them.

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November 30, 2015 | KCRW · KCRW’s Jason Bentley spins music by ATTLAS, Stardust, Roisin Murphy and more in a two-hour EDM mix.

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November 30, 2015 | WXPN · Hear two of the L.A. band’s new singles, both of which boast major-league hooks.

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