A new website offers state rankings of public schools as letter grades (Denver Post).

In Colorado Springs, three area school district earn the state’s top accreditation honors (Gazette). The Business Journal starts a three-part series on downtown rejuvenation*. Postal workers plan a rally today to show the effects of possible cuts (KKTV, KXRM). A homeless program is in danger of losing funding (KOAA). Police confirm the city’s 30th homicide (KOAA). And, in case you missed it, the task force for branding the city plans to scrap the “Live it Up!” slogan (CSBJ).

Officials say a new snow fence on Hwy. 160 between LaVeta and Walsenburg is effective (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat).

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April 30, 2016 | NPR · What do you do when a 43-foot dead whale washes up on your beach? The National Marine Fisheries Service’s Justin Viezbicke explains the options: tow it to sea, bury it, or cut it up.
 

April 30, 2016 | NPR · Karlyn Bowman of the American Enterprise Institute, Tracy Sturdivant of the Make It Work campaign, former Maryland delegate Jolene Ivey, and Lisa Bonos of The Washington Post discuss Trump’s comments.
 

April 30, 2016 | KXJZ · The remaining Republican presidential candidates have been making their case at the party’s state convention. Capital Public Radio’s Ben Adler explains the divisions on display among Republicans.
 

Arts & Life

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April 30, 2016 | NPR · Words Unlocked, a poetry contest for juveniles in corrections, has drawn more than 1,000 entries. Its judge, Jimmy Santiago Baca, says it was a poetry book that helped him survive his own prison term.
 

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April 30, 2016 | NPR · This year is the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek. To mark the occasion, we’ve invited Stahl to answer three questions about the show.
 

April 30, 2016 | NPR · Sunjeev Sahota’s new novel follows three men who journey from India to England, looking for a better life. But NPR’s Nishant Dahiya says that life turns out to be a complex, and often dangerous one.
 

Music

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April 30, 2016 | NPR · In a newly unearthed studio recording, a short-lived version of Bill Evans’ trio, with Eddie Gomez and Jack DeJohnette, shows just how fervent their musical conversations could be.
 

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April 30, 2016 | NPR · This month, the Canadian trio’s breakthrough album celebrated its 40th anniversary. Guitarist Alex Lifeson recalls its unlikely creation and fans of the band testify to its powers.
 

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April 30, 2016 | FolkAlley · The San Francisco duo performs a song about real and metaphorical storms live for Folk Alley.
 

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