Citizens groups that had sued to block drilling on the Baca National Wildlife Refuge in southern Colorado say they are now focusing on efforts to buy out a company’s rights to the minerals there…Postal workers plan to rally across the country tomorrow, including here in Colorado…and, a plan by Colorado Republicans to move up their 2012 presidential caucuses to the day after the Iowa caucus has won final approval.

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October 8, 2015 | ProPublica · Drugmakers disclose their payments to doctors, dentists, even chiropractors. But spending on nurse practitioners and physician assistants is excluded. Legislation in the Senate would change that.

October 8, 2015 | NPR · The former Florida governor has a household name, but the candidate knows he needs to introduce himself. “I’ve gotta tell the Jeb story,” he said, “I’ve got to say who I am. I’ve gotta show my heart.”

October 8, 2015 | NPR · This is the second botched execution in a row for the state. Clayton Lockett died of a heart attack last year after a phlebotomist misplaced an IV line.

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October 8, 2015 | NPR · West Egg on a Seabiscuit with Lady Marmalade―yum! For our final round, every correct answer is a word, phrase, or proper noun that contains the name of a breakfast food or beverage.

October 8, 2015 | NPR · In this game we put our VIPs, The Milk Carton Kids, on the same team. Kenneth describes famous Seinfeld catchphrases to Joey, who must guess the line.

October 8, 2015 | NPR · The word “sanction” can mean both “to approve or permit” and “to punish.” Weird, huh? It’s an example of a contronym: a word that can be its own opposite, or have two contradictory meanings.


October 8, 2015 | · The artistic director for jazz at the Kennedy Center presents In My Mind, his personal re-imagining of a famous 1959 concert led by his piano hero. Watch highlights from the show.

October 8, 2015 | NPR · Indie folk duo The Milk Carton Kids wishes you knew just how dark their band name is.

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October 8, 2015 | NPR · Listen to the outlaw ballad written from the perspective of a Middle East combat veteran, then read the versatile singer-songwriter open up about his craft.

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