The goal of this year’s Colorado Health Symposium was to address issues related to equity in access to health care. The conference was held last week in Keystone, and brought together hundreds of health care professionals and policy makers from Colorado and beyond. Colorado Public News was there, and this week we’re bringing you a series of conversations from the Symposium. We’ll start today with a discussion about the intersection of business and obesity between Carol McKinley of Colorado Public News and Hank Cardello, author of Stuffed: An Insider’s Look at What’s Making America Fat.

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February 9, 2016 | NPR · Though Zika was discovered in 1947, few scientists since had studied the virus. Now, while some check its genes, others turn to placental cells for clues to any link between Zika and birth defects.
 

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February 9, 2016 | NPR · Deep in the woods of New Hampshire, 20 inmates are engaged in a fierce chess tournament in a secluded prison. The prize may be just a paper certificate, but even then, winning means a lot.
 

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February 9, 2016 | WBHM · Pop-up dining experiences are cropping up across the country. While diners savor an exclusive meal, chefs get to try out recipes and gauge the local market for their food before opening a restaurant.
 

February 9, 2016 | NPR · In 1936, the surrealist Meret Oppenheim wrapped a teacup, saucer and spoon in fur. In the age of Freud, a gastro-sexual interpretation was inescapable. Even today, the work triggers intense reactions.
 

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February 9, 2016 | NPR · Baaba Maal is one of the most well-known Senegalese singers today. For over three decades, his music has won him fans all over the world. Music reviewer Banning Eyre says his first album in seven years, The Traveller, is different and surprising.
 

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February 9, 2016 | WXPN · Hear the experimental singer, songwriter and composer perform songs from Have You In My Wilderness.
 

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February 9, 2016 | NPR · The frontman of The Hold Steady makes his first solo appearance in front of a Mountain Stage crowd.
 

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