Governor John Hickenlooper released a budget plan for next year that met with Republican praise and Democratic concern. Hickenlooper is proposing the deepest cuts in state history for K-12 schools. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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February 27, 2020 | NPR · Brain scans show that when people listen to songs, an area in the left hemisphere decodes speech-like sounds while one on the right processes musical information.
 

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February 27, 2020 | NPR · During Pence’s governorship, an HIV outbreak occurred that some health experts say could have been prevented or lessened with a better response.
 

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February 27, 2020 | NPR · Ken Liu is an acclaimed author, translator and poet who’s won multiple awards for his short fiction. But his new collection doesn’t come together — some stories are gorgeous, while others fall flat.
 

February 27, 2020 | NPR · NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Danny Cho, a stand-up comic born and raised in LA who has achieved moderate success in American comedy. He’s moving to Seoul to try to make it as a Korean-language comic.
 

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February 27, 2020 | NPR · In the decades before World War I, French artists began painting scenes of ordinary life — on the street, at work, at home, in clubs and cafes. Their work elevated common acts into fine art.
 

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February 27, 2020 | NPR · NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks to the pop superstar and former One Direction member about the creative and commercial pressure behind making his sophomore album.
 

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