Governor John Hickenlooper signed a tax amnesty measure into law today. It’s expected to bring in about 12 and a half million dollars to the state…and, crews digging out a site in western Colorado have unearthed the fossilized skeletons of over a dozen mastodons, including the skull of an infant.

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December 8, 2019 | KUER-FM · In Montana, a former Silicon Valley entrepreneur wants to create a massive, privately funded public park. Some ranchers oppose the American Prairie Reserve and say they can better conserve the land.
 

December 7, 2019 | NPR · The Navy has named the three sailors killed in an attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday. The brother of one of the victims said that “he died a hero.”
 

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December 7, 2019 | NPR · Ryan LaSala’s new novel imagines a world where people get swept up in dangerous, all-encompassing dreams — and only a damaged, anmesiac kid and his friends have the power to fight them.
 

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December 7, 2019 | NPR · A banana taped to a wall was sold for $120,000 as a piece of art. NPR’s Scott Simon wonders how it makes people think about the passage of time.
 

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December 7, 2019 | NPR · NPR’s Scott Simon asks Hugo Leclercq, also known as Madeon, about his latest album Good Faith. His YouTube mashup of 39 tunes called “Pop Culture” went viral in 2011.
 

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December 7, 2019 | NPR · For nearly 200 years, Beethoven’s epic Ninth Symphony, with its powerful “Ode to Joy,” has inspired millions. Now conductor Marin Alsop takes it on a world tour.
 

December 6, 2019 | NPR · Alan Tripp always wanted to make an album. It only took 102 years to make it happen. Tripp speaks with NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly about his debut album Senior Song Book.
 

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