It’s news that no one wants to hear, but have come to expect. Governor John Hickenlooper says more budget cuts to education are needed to balance next year’s budget. As Bente Birkeland reports, the Governor is already expecting serious resistance to some of the proposals he outlined this week.

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January 26, 2015 | NPR · Dish Network soon debuts its Sling TV streaming service, with a small group of cable channels for $20 a month. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans tried it and says Sling TV is a welcome challenge to cable.
 

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January 26, 2015 | NPR · Moderate Syrian rebels took up arms to topple President Bashar Assad. But the U.S. is planning to train them to fight against a different foe, the self-declared Islamic State instead.
 

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January 26, 2015 | NPR · In her new book, journalist Jill Leovy studies the epidemic of unsolved murders in African-American neighborhoods and the relationships between police and victims’ relatives, witnesses and suspects.
 

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January 26, 2015 | NPR · Megan Mayhew Bergman’s stories about historical women are littered with bad-girl paraphernalia, like smashed-up motorcycles and morphine needles. In this collection, their lives are richly imagined.
 

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January 25, 2015 | NPR · Tom Toro was a directionless 20-something film school dropout. Then, after an inspired moment at a used book sale, he started submitting drawings to The New Yorker and collecting rejection slips.
 

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January 26, 2015 | WQXR · Hear the CSO and its charismatic conductor Riccardo Muti in a program showing the muscle and subtlety of the of orchestra in music by Scriabin, Debussy and Mendelssohn.
 

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January 26, 2015 | NPR · Greek songman Demis Roussos lived an enormously colorful life, from his start as a prog-rock pioneer to being held captive by Hezbollah terrorists. He died Sunday at age 68 in Athens.
 

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January 26, 2015 | KCRW · KCRW’s Jason Bentley spins music by Panda Bear, A-Trak, Gorgon City and more in a two-hour EDM mix.
 

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