The Colorado health department says an advisory for southern Colorado because of smoke from fires in Arizona has expired…and, some ranchers in eastern Colorado might have issues with grasshoppers this year.

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October 27, 2016 | NPR · These birds fly from Europe to sub-Saharan Africa, but they don’t touch down on the continent. The researchers say new findings raise questions about “when and to what extent swifts need to sleep.”

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October 27, 2016 | NPR · Protecting decades-old systems from hackers is like “trying to put air bags into an old car,” the government’s chief information officer says. The administration proposes $3.1 billion in upgrades.

October 27, 2016 | NPR · Police officers, some of them in riot gear, confronted people protesting a pipeline in North Dakota after protesters refused to leave private land where the pipeline is supposed to be built.

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October 27, 2016 | NPR · NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter Alyssa Rosenberg, who has written a series for the paper about how Hollywood and pop culture has influenced the way the public perceives police.

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October 27, 2016 | NPR · In Jim Jarmusch’s jagged documentary, Iggy Pop reflects on the necessary recklessness that made The Stooges punk legends.

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October 27, 2016 | NPR · After three adaptations, including The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, the lively heresies of Dan Brown’s bestselling thrillers have sunk into timid incoherence.


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October 27, 2016 | WXPN · Dawes, Lydia Loveless and more also joined NPR’s Ann Powers and Jewly Hight for intimate rounds of storytelling and music at Nashville’s Union Station Hotel during AmericanaFest 2016.

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October 27, 2016 | NPR · On this week’s +1 podcast, NPR Music contributor Timmhotep Aku talks with singer and rapper Anderson .Paak and producer Knxwledge about their new collaboration under the name NxWorries.

October 27, 2016 | KCRW · The beloved alt-rock band plays a special session for KCRW at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.

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