President Obama recently issued a directive to extend federal health insurance to all seasonal wildland firefighters. Pushed to the max in stressful situations, firefighters face a risk of sudden cardiac death that is three times higher than the rest of the population…

The Gill Foundation this morning announced a $1.3 million gift to Rocky Mountain PBS by donating its Colorado Springs building to the media outlet.

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February 27, 2017 | NPR · NPR’s Kelly McEvers spoke to Ali in October about his experience working on the film, which won the Oscar for best picture.
 

February 27, 2017 | NPR · A major blunder at the Academy Awards left La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz literally handing over his award to its rightful owner, the producers of Moonlight. NPR’s Audie Cornish talks to Horowitz about the mistake.
 

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