Know Your Flood Map!

On March 27, 2013 By

If you live anywhere near the Waldo Canyon Burn areas or any of our many creeks and drainages west of downtown Colorado Springs, you will definitely want to read J. Adrian Stanley’s article “Why Flooding Off the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar Will Be Fierce” in last week’s issue of The Colorado Springs [...]

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Hi there! We are Pepe and Renae, a bonded pair of sweet, shy rat terriers. We have been together for many years, and now we are looking for a new home that will keep us together for the rest of our lives. As our French names imply, we are much better [...]

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Colorado Springs city council has voted to restrict outdoor watering to two days a week, starting April 1. As KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports, they also adopted new drought water rates intended to persuade customers to reduce usage.

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The justices on Tuesday hear a case that stems from a constitutional challenge to the California ban on same-sex marriage that was enacted by voter initiative in 2008. And on Wednesday, the court hears a challenge to the federal law that bars the U.S. government from recognizing gay marriages.

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State lawmakers are expected to debate the budget this week. It begins in the senate, and as Bente Birkeland reports, this is the first time in years the legislature will be able to significantly restore some cuts.

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How the Supreme Court decides the Defense of Marriage Act could mean changes for how same-sex couples file taxes. But experts say checking off the “married” box on tax forms will be a mixed bag for some gay couples.

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Our panel of public-radio music obsessives has five more favorites to share. Download new music from CHVRCHES, Joey Bada$$, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper and Frightened Rabbit, plus a sick remix of Tame Impala by Australian producer Light Year.

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Diedre Melson, John Cox and Pam Thatcher are college-educated parents who once considered themselves part of the middle class. Then, the Great Recession hit. A new HBO documentary shows their families desperately trying to make ends meet.

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More than 100 private aid groups have emerged since the uprising began, and many activists say the experience they’ve gained will be valuable in rebuilding the country.

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HSPPR Pet of the Day: Casper

On March 26, 2013 By

Hi there. I’m Casper, a 2-year-old lilac point neutered kitty. I am aptly named! I am very shy at first, and you might not get more than a hint of my presence. But if you are patient with me and show me I am loved, my confidence will increase and I [...]

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We were fascinated to learn yesterday from The Gazette that the Spencer Penrose’s rustic-posh Cheyenne Mountain Lodge may rise from the ruins:

The Broadmoor hotel in Colorado Springs is adding a second rustic retreat — planning to build an 8,000-square-foot lodge and up to 20 cabins on top of Cheyenne Mountain where hotel [...]

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Governor John Hickenlooper and corrections officials from around the country mourned slain DOC director Tom Clements at a memorial service in Colorado Springs this morning. KRCC’s Liz Ruskin has this report.

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Pentagon officials say they’re opening ground combat jobs to women as a matter of equality. But the military also needs them because the number of military-age men who qualify for service is declining.

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The story of wildfire doesn’t end after the flames are gone. Wide ranging effects are ongoing such as the the possibility of flooding, victims’ recovery efforts, changes to building codes and more.

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The latest polls indicate 58 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage. In 1977, that number was 13 percent. One researcher says that jump in support isn’t the result of a generational gap — it’s that many who once opposed gay marriage have changed their minds or softened their opposition.

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A major re-write of how Colorado funds K through 12 schools is now making its way through the state legislature. As part of our Capitol Conversation series, Bente Birkeland analyzes how it would change school funding and its prospects for passage.

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When abiding fear takes over some kids’ lives, they respond with anger and aggression that’s not premeditated. One psychiatrist says he’s finding profound relief for a particular subgroup of these children in experimental research with the anesthesia drug ketamine.

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The $13 billion bailout has some tough conditions. It is aimed at shoring up the island nation’s banking sector and making sure its problems don’t spread to other nations. But many Cypriots think their creditors have other intentions.

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The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on Monday in a case worth billions of dollars to pharmaceutical companies and American consumers. The issue is whether brand name drug manufacturers may pay generic drug manufacturers to keep their cheaper products off the market.

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In this episode of Off Topic:

Professor Stillman confronts the ambiguities inherent in the snake’s side of the story.
Canadian novelist Peter Behrens discusses how the Irish established the template for what it means to be an immigrant in North America.
Duke [...]

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If you’re a member of KRCC and you enjoy stargazing, consider yourself invited to a star party we’re throwing for our members here at the station on Friday, April 12th. From about 7:30 to 10:30PM that evening members of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society will have their telescopes set up in our backyard here at [...]

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At a heavy metal concert five years ago, physicist Jesse Silverberg had a “eureka” moment: The jumping, raucous fans at the show seemed to be moving about like molecules in the air we breathe. So he and friend Matt Bierbaum set out to understand the patterns within mosh pit motion.

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There are some 19,000 sexual assaults in the military each year, the Pentagon estimates. But many victims say they have nowhere to turn and risk ruining their careers by reporting attacks.

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