There’s broad agreement at the state capitol that more needs to be done to help Colorado’s homeless and mentally ill. There’s also agreement that southeastern Colorado could use some economic development. But a proposal by Governor John Hickenlooper to do both in one project isn’t getting much traction. CPR Health Reporter Eric Whitney looks at the effort to turn scores of empty buildings at Fort Lyon into a rehabilitation center for the homeless.

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January 30, 2015 | NPR · Scientists studying HIV and Ebola have noticed another virus hitching along for the ride in some blood samples. Now they’re trying to figure out whether the lurker helps the body fend off disease.
 

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January 30, 2015 | NPR · For the past decade, wealthy Russians have flocked to the fabled slopes in the French Alps. But the drop in the ruble is now keeping them away, and the region’s economy is starting to feel the effect.
 

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January 30, 2015 | NPR · In his first six years in office, President Obama issued just three vetoes, the fewest of any president going all the way back to James Garfield. But that’s about to change.
 

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January 30, 2015 | NPR · In God’s Bankers Gerald Posner explores the history of money, power and the church. During World War II, he says, the Vatican made money off of the life insurance policies of Jews sent to death camps.
 

January 29, 2015 | NPR · In Natalie Babbitt’s celebrated classic, a young girl stumbles upon a secret spring and the family the spring has given eternal life to. Babbitt says she wrote the book to help kids understand death.
 

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January 29, 2015 | NPR · The Icehotel in Sweden, built in winter and vanishing in spring, is the original hotel carved from snow and ice bricks. It’s also an art project; sculptors compete for the chance to carve out rooms.
 

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January 29, 2015 | NPR · Count on 2015 as the year many will fall in love with Courtney Barnett, the best lyricist in rock. Barnett’s debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, comes out in March.
 

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January 29, 2015 | NPR · The band draws on the rich traditions of American folk music while still sounding modern.
 

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January 29, 2015 | NPR · January’s roundup features music from Panda Bear, Father John Misty, Waxahatchee and more.
 

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