The standoff between City Hall and community acitivists heated up yesterday with a protest and a delayed vote on the extremely divisive issue of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” within the Colorado Springs city limits. Here’s an audio collage and photo essay from the event.

 

2 Responses to Not So Frack: Postcard from the Protest

  1. Georgia Moen says:

    Thanks to everyone who came out to oppose Fracking in the city limits of Colorado Springs–especially the Colorado College students who walked all the way from campus to shore up the troops–you all rock!

  2. Randee Webb says:

    Way to go, Colorado Springs and Colorado College students!
    Non-industry, factual science and gathered data tells us that every step of oil & gas industry’s newer hydraulic fracturing and related activities are NOT SAFE. We must keep fracking out to protect our/your future. Please connect with “What the Frack?! Arapahoe,” your neighbors to the north at http://www.frackingcolorado.wordpress.com and on facebook look for Fracking Colorado with logo water on fire in glass. Randee at frackingcolorado@gmail.com or rwebb153@hotmail.com

    Thank you, Noel Black, for your article!

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August 29, 2014 | NPR · The 10-year-old watching cartoons, reportedly became annoyed at the construction racket outside his window. So, he took a knife and sliced through the worker’s rappelling apparatus.
 

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August 29, 2014 | NPR · Many of the 2 million men serving time in the U.S. have formed their sense of manhood while incarcerated. And becoming a different kind of man isn’t easy — either behind bars, or beyond them.
 

August 29, 2014 | NPR · Robert Siegel talks with ESPN sportswriter Jane McManus about the NFL’s new domestic violence initiative under its personal conduct policy. The plan comes the league leveled what some called a lenient penalty for running back Ray Rice’s alleged domestic abuse.
 

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August 29, 2014 | NPR · An earthquake in Napa Valley this week brought back old fears for author Gustavo Arellano. In his anxiety he’s revisiting the book A Crack in the Edge of the World.
 

August 29, 2014 | NPR · The beloved Mexican actor known as Cantinflas is often referred to as the Latin Charlie Chaplin. His humor tweaked the rich and powerful. His speech was goofy and intelligent at the same time, and he made some 50 movies between 1936 and 1981. And now, a new film addresses the actor’s life.
 

August 29, 2014 | NPR · Novelist and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen writes with passion about the state he loves. His book, Bad Monkey, is an offbeat murder mystery set in Key West. Originally broadcast June 13, 2013.
 

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August 29, 2014 | NPR · Take a deep breath, in black & white. Alice Boman’s fragile singing, mixed with ethereal images from the Swedish countryside, make for a small, laptop vacation.
 

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August 29, 2014 | KCRW · This week’s episode of Metropolis, curated by KCRW’s Jason Bentley, features a variety of Basement Jaxx-related material, plus new music from Kelela, SBTRKT and more.
 

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August 29, 2014 | NPR · This week’s puzzler for careful listeners is from guest Quizmaster Mark Reznicek, drummer for the Fort Worth rock band Toadies. Hear the fills (or intro) and match it to the song.
 

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