We’re kicking off the 2013 season of Western Skies with an episode on oil & gas and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

But as we gear up for this year’s new shows, we want to know: what topics do you want us to explore? What locations do you want us to visit? Who do you want us to talk to?

From the serious to the satirical, we’re asking you to send us out and about to see what your neighbors are thinking, doing, and saying.

Let us know by commenting here, or at our Facebook wall (while you’re there, like us!).

Don’t forget to tune into the 2013 inaugural show, which airs Sunday, February 3rd at 11:00.

The award-winning Western Skies is a one-hour news magazine focusing on issues facing Colorado and the west. It’s a collaboration between KRCC News and the Big Something.

 

2 Responses to Western Skies: What’s on Your Mind? You Decide

  1. Stephen says:

    For a long time I have wanted western skys to do some investigation into the air quality of our skys. More precisely I want to hear if there is any truth behind the contrails/chemtrails controversy. I’ve seen documentarys that claim jet planes overhead are at times leaving chemical cocktails of aluminum and barrium streaked across our sky for different possible nafarious reasons. In all these documentarys they simply tested mountain snow and water run off as proof, and I want to know if air/water testing has been done locally. Thank you for your show keep up the good work.

  2. Louise says:

    Some suggestions: Local farming and ranching; wildlife rehabilitation; local watershed development; what’s happening in local “urban” renewal areas; commercial and residential recycling programs; Concrete Couch projects around the area; various impacts of Ft. Carson and the defense industry locally. What’s happening locally with economic development (or lack of).
    Thanks! I like listening to Western Skies.

News

AP
September 17, 2019 | NPR · In the second election in just five months, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister is hoping to eke out a governing coalition. Once again, he faces a tough battle with a centrist rival.
 

AP
September 17, 2019 | KUT-FM · The Austin City Council is defying Texas state legislators, setting aside $150,000 in city funds to help local women who seek abortions pay for attendant costs, such as transportation or child care.
 

Johns Hopkins APL
September 17, 2019 | NPR · Almost everyone who learns about the project thinks it sounds “crazy,” admits one scientist. But the technology should work.
 

Arts & Life

September 16, 2019 | NPR · Tony Award winner Phyllis Newman died Sunday at age 86. She won the award for her role in 1962’s Subways Are For Sleeping. She also appeared on TV, as an actress and quiz show panelist.
 

Farrar Straus & Giroux
September 16, 2019 | NPR · Ghosh’s latest book, Gun Island, is a modern retelling of a Bengali myth. He believes old legends have a lot to teach us about how to think about the catastrophic effects of climate change.
 

Getty Images
September 16, 2019 | FA · A new book by The New York Times Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly extends the investigation into the SCOTUS justice’s history, chases down sexual misconduct allegations and considers his years since.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
September 17, 2019 | NPR · In this Guest DJ session, the off-the-wall singer talks about living out of his car and working at a warehouse before his Tiny Desk Contest entry went viral. He’s since signed with Warner Records.
 

Courtesy of YouTube
September 16, 2019 | NPR · Tyler, The Creator’s alter ego spirals into a clothes-throwing, lawn-sprinting, bubble-bath-soaking mess — you know, as you do during a breakup.
 

Courtesy of the artist
September 16, 2019 | NPR · Like most things in our century, nostalgia has caught up with us at a bewildering rate. This week’s additions to the Heat Check playlist take you back while they push you forward.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab