The Colorado Department of Agriculture, or CDA, is managing funds set aside by the United States Department of Agriculture for partially reimbursing farmers for organic certifications…The owners of a leaking uranium mine west of Denver are rerouting Ralston Creek to avoid toxic waste…and, a new zipline is being built at the scenic Royal Gorge in Southern Colorado that will be one of the highest in the world.

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · Ebola survivors in Nigeria credit the nasty-tasting oral rehydration solution for their recovery. One doctor wants more attention paid to that kind of low-tech treatment.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · In Canada, the front door to Parliament is often left unlocked, but after Wednesday’s attack, that’s likely to change.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · Working as a porter in the mountains is a way out of poverty. But it’s a job with great risk. After this month’s killer storm, the government is calling for regulations to protect visitors and locals.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · Rock ‘n’ roll rebellion is mainstream today, but Peter Bebergal’s new book summons a more shadowed past, when artists like Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin brought an occult mystique to the music.
 

October 23, 2014 | NPR · What do Beyoncé, André the Giant, and a soufflé have in common? Why, the accents in their names, bien sûr! The answers in this final round will be words, names, or phrases containing an accent.
 

October 23, 2014 | NPR · Have you ever been perplexed by the on-screen guide descriptions of your favorite TV shows? Us too. We serve up descriptions of shows, whose titles have been taken perhaps a bit too literally.
 

Music

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · Robin Bacior’s honeyed but vibrant voice hits gently, bestowing the listener with comfort and calm.
 

The Art Arc
October 23, 2014 | NPR · From tiny Denmark comes a big symphonic sound. Three recent albums offer a glimpse of the Nordic sound, from the undervalued Carl Nielsen, the experimental Per Nørgård and the accessible Poul Ruders.
 

XPN
October 23, 2014 | WXPN · Hear songs from the dubby North Carolina folk-rock duo’s new album, The Lateness Of Dancers.
 

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