Colorado education officials are calling the latest results of statewide standardized tests disappointing…Senator Michael Bennet said in a public forum today that lawmakers had to pass a compromise debt-ceiling bill to protect the nation’s credit rating…and, a Colorado commission tasked with redrawing state legislative districts plans to be in Salida tomorrow to hear what the public has to say about initial proposals.

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February 21, 2018 | NPR · Attacks on rebel-held eastern Ghouta, outside Damascus, have killed over 250 civilians and show no signs of slowing. Aid groups say pro-regime forces are targeting residential buildings and hospitals.
 

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February 21, 2018 | NPR · The recently concluded third season of The CW’s darkly hilarious musical comedy series featured 25 original songs; once again, Glen Weldon ranks them all with cool, scientific precision.
 

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February 21, 2018 | NPR · Your parents’ favorite travel expert has made his name as a low-key, approachable, optimistic guy. But in his new book, he doesn’t shy away from trouble and the ways travel makes you an outsider.
 

February 20, 2018 | NPR · Michael Stuhlbarg is having a breakout year in Hollywood. NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks to the actor about his year, which includes being in three of this year’s Best Picture nominated films.
 

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February 21, 2018 | WXPN-FM · The Irishman joins us at Reservoir Studios in New York City to perform songs from his new album, Between Two Shores.
 

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