Western Skies returns with a look at arts. Listen to a conversation on the state of arts in Colorado Springs, the history of the Broadmoor Arts Academy, and take a gander through a rural community that looks to film production as a piece of their economic future. These are only a few of the topics we discuss in this month’s Western Skies.

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