We’re big fans of collections and the collecting impulse here at The Big Something. Collectors are the front line curators of the future, and yet their personal obsessions far too often remain private. Local photographer Carol Dass, a Big Something collaborator, shared one of her collecting obsessions with us: a selection of her postcards [...]

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Good-day, mate! I’m Sydney, a 3-year-old neutered brown tiger. At 17 lb., I’m a big boy, but that just means there is more of me to love! My speckled coat is oh-so soft to stroke, and you will love brushing me. I’m a Secret Admirer in HSPPR’s Feline-ality program, which means [...]

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More than 250 volunteers joined the search for a missing area teenager this weekend. In Southwest Colorado, people wearing orange vests walked for miles along a busy county road outside Durango. They were looking for Dylan Redwine’s clothes or other evidence to help find him. KRCC’s Elise Thatcher was there and filed this report.

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The Salvation Army says two of its red donation kettles have been stolen in Colorado Springs this season. And, as KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports, the campaign’s money troubles run deeper than that.

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Governor John Hickenlooper certified the election results of Amendment 64 today, which allows people 21 and over to grow and smoke small amounts of pot. As Bente Birkeland reports, the Governor also signed an executive order creating a marijuana task force to help state lawmakers craft new regulations.

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On November 27th, the Colorado Springs City Council voted to ban all forms solicitation from the downtown blocks between Nevada and Cascade from Boulder to Cucharras. While there’s no telling at this point whether the ban will actually go into effect, as the ACLU is currently challenging its constitutionality, it seems an opportune moment to [...]

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Dear Friends,

Thank you for a wonderful Winter Membership Campaign! You truly honor us with your support. We’re nearing the half-way point in our goal of $200,000, thanks to your generosity. And, as promised, we will end the membership drive on Sunday at 6pm. However, that doesn’t mean it’s too late to give to KRCC. [...]

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From wildfires to ranching and farming to next year’s water supplies, everyone is wondering what kind of winter Colorado is going to have. Over the next few weeks Rocky Mountain Community Radio partner stations are going to take a look at how snow, or the lack of it, will impact the state going into 2013. [...]

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The Middle Distance 12.7.12: The Image Becomes a Phantom

In her treatise on photography, Susan Sontag said, “Today everything exists to end in a photograph.” Witness any public event in the 21st century, crowd members’ arms extended outward with smartphones pointed in every direction and understand how prophetic that statement was way back in [...]

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Good morning! I’m Jinxie, a 2-year-old spayed black and white shorthair kitty. I have a very soft, beautiful coat, and just look at my stunning eyes! I’m a bit of an adventurer; I like exploring new places and seeing new things. But I especially like head scratches and time in the [...]

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The top state elections official was in Colorado Springs today to hear citizen feedback on last month’s election. As KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports, an obvious partisan divide emerged.

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Lottery Influx

On December 6, 2012 By

The Colorado Lottery recorded its highest week of sales ever, thanks to the recent $550 million Power Ball jackpot.

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Hello! Yoda am I, a 4-year-old neutered fawn Chihuahua. I have crossed the galaxy in search of one special person who will train me and be my master. A sweet dog am I, and I love sitting on laps. I am a friend to all small dogs I meet. I love [...]

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In our semi-regular sit down with Governor John Hickenlooper, he gives his take on statewide marijuana regulations, and explains why he doesn’t think the industry will be booming in the coming months. He also tells statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland why he’s not sold on a major overhaul to the state’s child welfare system in [...]

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Grant Sabin and drummer Alex Koshak dropped by KRCC on the 4th of December to debut a few tracks from Grant’s upcoming release Anthromusicology on Blank Tape Records. The Grant Sabin Band will have a CD release show on the 14th of December, 2012, at Stargazers Theatre. Doors open at 7pm and show starts [...]

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During last month’s general election, Americans voted into office more gay and lesbian lawmakers than ever before. And in states like Wisconsin, Oregon and Colorado, gay and lesbian officials will hold some of the highest positions of power. Bente Birkeland takes a closer look at what’s driving the change.

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Winter means many things to many people: holidays, roasted chestnuts, snow men/forts/balls/angels, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), etc. For me, one particular association has always trumped the rest… ice skating. In my home state of Minnesota, free outdoor skating opportunities abound during the winter, and I took full advantage of them growing up. So, [...]

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Hi! I’m Newbie, a very sweet 1 1/2-year-old neutered gray kitty. I just love being in laps. In fact, I love all kinds of affection, and I will make sure I give as much as I receive. I was rated a Private Investigator in HSPPR’s Feline-ality program when I first got [...]

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The Salvation Army stationed a bellringer in downtown Colorado Springs today as part of its holiday fundraising campaign. As KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports, this year, the city’s new panhandling ban nearly kept them away.

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Six community meetings will address a series of recommendations including, redrawing school boundaries and repurposing buildings.

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If you follow local music in Colorado Springs, then it’s likely that you’ve already encountered Grant Sabin in some capacity. As a founding member of the “Kings of Space” collective (previously featured on The Big Something), guitarist and vocalist in several local bands, and distinctively mustachioed/bearded fellow, his presence is unmistakably felt in the [...]

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Howdy, howdy! I’m Max, a 4-year-old tricolor border collie! I’m a very sweet boy, and BOY, do I love attention! In fact, I love to sit in laps even though I’m a tiny bit bigger than your normal lap dog, and I will brake for hugs anytime. I’m in HSPPR’s Twice [...]

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Colorado’s Secretary of State is planning to hold public meetings along the Front Range this week. As KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports, he’s seeking feedback on last month’s general election.

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News

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Simon Ostrovsky, a reporter for VICE News, was seized at gunpoint by masked men in the city of Slovyansk earlier this week. He is reportedly safe and in good health.
 

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Vermont is the first state to pass a law requiring GMO labeling, and other states are close behind. But a federal lawmaker recently introduced a bill that would outlaw state rules like Vermont’s.
 

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · The City of Chester, which sank in 1888 after colliding with the liner Oceanic, has been found. At the time, false reports that the other ship’s Chinese crew failed to assist stoked racial hatred.
 

Arts & Life

April 24, 2014 | NPR · Debbie Allen won Fame for playing an iconic dance teacher in film and television. Now, she’s getting new fans for roles on shows like Grey’s Anatomy. She talks about the highs and lows of her career.
 

Twentieth Century Fox
April 24, 2014 | NPR · A film that seems designed to demonstrate the dire circumstances in which funny women can still find themselves, The Other Woman is a grotesque pantomime of female empowerment.
 

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Kids don’t want to look different, especially if the reason they look different is because they’ve lost their hair to chemotherapy. If Hello Kitty’s gone bald, too, maybe it won’t feel so bad.
 

Music

Q2 Music
April 24, 2014 | Q2 · Take a tour of the MacArthur genius’s home in Harlem, including a look at his Steinway, favorite books and percussion instruments from India.
 

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Even today’s musicians know jazz has a rapidly-changing, living, breathing history. In a new video, young gun Kris Bowers takes a YouTube tour from ragtime and stride through the present day.
 

Courtesy of the artist
April 24, 2014 | NPR · The video for The Darcys’ powerful song “Hunting” shows the dark side of life in an apartment building that echoes the Hitchcock film Rear Window, using subtly beautiful CGI and matte paintings.
 

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