Two separate interest groups plan to air advertisements before Wednesday’s presidential debate held at the University of Denver. KRCC’s Kate Dunn has more:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

The two groups say they will use the 30-second slots to raise awareness for their causes, but aren’t endorsing any candidates.

The Colorado Education Association is a teacher’s union made up of nearly 40,000 members. The group says it will use the pre-debate ad space to highlight the importance of good teachers and quality public education.

The other ad comes from the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns.  It features a survivor of the Aurora Theatre Shooting and seeks to include gun policy in the election discourse.

The Colorado Education Association ad will reach viewers in Denver, Grand Junction, and Colorado Springs.  The Mayors Against Illegal Guns ad will reach viewers nationwide. 

 

Comments are closed.

News

AP
August 17, 2017 | NPR · Joshua Wong was the 17-year-old face of massive pro-democracy protests in the semiautonomous city. Now, he and two others have been given stricter sentences that bar them from office for five years.
 

ACLU
August 17, 2017 | NPR · Psychologists Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell devised a list of brutal methods that included waterboarding; the methods were meant to condition detainees into a state of helplessness.
 

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images
August 17, 2017 | KBIA-FM · During the day on Aug. 21, large swaths of farmland will be plunged into darkness and temperatures will drop about 10 degrees. And scientists are waiting to see what will happen on the ground.
 

Arts & Life

AP
August 17, 2017 | NPR · Over the years, Hollywood filmmakers have used solar eclipses as devices to mark moments of irrevocable transformation for their characters.
 

Getty Images for Paramount Pictures
August 17, 2017 | FA · Cho, who moved to the U.S. from South Korea as a child, says the cultural distance his Columbus character feels towards his immigrant father was “an unwelcome reflection of my own life.”
 

Getty Images
August 17, 2017 | NPR · Judith Light has done soaps, sitcoms, theater, drama — and now, she sits down with Pop Culture Happy Hour to talk about her long career.
 

Music

KCRW
August 17, 2017 | KCRW-FM · Watch the Mexico City singer-songwriter perform an original composition from her latest album, Musas, live in the studio for KCRW.
 

Courtesy of the artist
August 17, 2017 | WXPN-FM · The duo’s music rests on two voices so perfectly in sync you’d swear they were coming from the same person. Hear songs from Overcoats’ debut album, Young.
 

Courtesy of the artist
August 17, 2017 | NPR · Play The Songs You Like is the latest Radiator Hospital record, 16 power-pop songs that no doubt run at fast clip, but giddily stick like those stretchy hands you buy for a quarter.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab