Governor John Hickenlooper is getting pushback for recently telling members of Congress that he once drank frack fluid while touting Colorado as a national model for balanced energy rules. The state’s oil and gas commission has increased the statewide buffer zone between drilling sites and homes and buildings, but many Democratic state lawmakers say the rules are still too lenient. Bente Birkeland takes a look at the issue and the Governor’s comments as part of our capitol conversation series.

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February 19, 2019 | NPR · A runway model who objected to the impression made by the drawstring says she was initially told to “keep it to yourself.”
 

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February 19, 2019 | NPR · Saxophonist and composer Greg Ward’s Stomping Off From Greenwood is a love letter to the city where he came of age as a musician.
 

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February 19, 2019 | WXPN-FM · Dream Syndicate’s Steve Wynn, The Three O’Clock’s Danny Benair and The Bangles’ Vicki Peterson share stories and songs from their new collab album, 3 x 4.
 

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February 19, 2019 | NPR · The New Zealand singer says her strangely alluring video for the song “The Barrel” has been described as “Amish Sci-fi.” But its ultimate meaning depends on what you think you see.
 

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