This month in our Q &A with Governor John Hickenlooper, he discusses what he hopes to change about the state budget currently moving through the legislature. He also explains his support for a controversial bill that would let illegal immigrants who graduate from Colorado high schools pay less than out of state tuition, but more than in-state rates. Capitol reporter Bente Birkeland recently sat down with him.

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November 30, 2015 | NPR · The IMF’s decision to add the renminbi, also called the yuan, to its basket of reserve currencies is a new mark of prestige for the world’s second-largest economy.

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November 30, 2015 | NPR · Experts trace the first completely anonymous jury to 1977. That’s when a judge worried about possible jury tampering by a drug kingpin named Leroy “Nicky” Barnes, a man also known as Mr. Untouchable.

November 30, 2015 | NPR · How can climate scientists be so sure about what will happen decades and centuries from now? About 30 teams using supercomputers to churn through mountains of data see patterns aligning.

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November 30, 2015 | NPR · ABC will air “It’s Your 50th Christmas Charlie Brown” Monday night. On the classic Christmas cartoon’s golden anniversary, NPR explores what makes this ageless special endure.

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November 30, 2015 | NPR · Imported from Europe, the custom of leaving gratuities began spreading in the U.S. post-Civil War. It was loathed as a master-serf custom that degraded America’s democratic, anti-aristocratic ethic.

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November 30, 2015 | FA · Five Turkish teens are censured by a culture threatened by their burgeoning sexuality in Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s debut film. Critic John Powers says Mustang brims with “the zing and energy of life.”


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November 30, 2015 | KCRW · KCRW’s Jason Bentley spins music by ATTLAS, Stardust, Roisin Murphy and more in a two-hour EDM mix.

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November 30, 2015 | WXPN · Hear two of the L.A. band’s new singles, both of which boast major-league hooks.

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November 30, 2015 | NPR · Watch the frontman from NYC’s progressive rap crew Ratking go on a rescue mission to save his mother from some bumbling bad guys in this humorous new video.

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