As the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, last month, in many ways, the gay rights movement seems to be pushing forward faster than many had anticipated. Some are already turning toward other complex issues, like gender. This month’s Western Skies brings a variety of community perspectives on an […]

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Food access is getting a closer look with the help of a new survey from the Pueblo City-County Health Department. KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.

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This Saturday marks the first statewide Wildfire Preparedness Day of Service. As KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports, one of the more regional projects involves fuel mitigation in Black Forest.

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The Ludlow Massacre’s 100th anniversary is next year. As KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports, a new panel will look at how to commemorate it.

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Colorado College students are back in two buildings today after a chemical incident in a science lab yesterday afternoon caused evacuations and sent 13 people to the hospital. It also shut down Nevada Avenue. KRCC’s Hannah Sohl reports.

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Nevada Avenue between Cache la Poudre and Uintah in downtown Colorado Springs is closed due to a hazardous material incident at Colorado College. KRCC’s Hannah Sohl reports.

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Update 8:30 p.m. …

The evacuation of Olin Hall and Barnes Science Center has been lifted. The buildings are deemed safe and will be open as usual for class tomorrow. If you left belongings in either building you may return for them. Campus Safety officers will be available tonight to assist you.

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The Pikes Peak Region is focusing on flood preparations for residents of El Paso County and Colorado Springs near the Waldo Canyon burn area. KRCC’s Martha Perez-Sanz has more.

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Colorado is launching a statewide branding initiative to help boost tourism. KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.

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Current drought conditions in southeastern Colorado are not likely to improve without significant, consistent precipitation. KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.

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The nearly 500-mile Colorado Trail is adding a new section expected to be ready for hiking this summer. The section takes part of the Canada-Mexico Continental Divide Trail and incorporates it into the Colorado Trail.

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A bill to allow civil unions in Colorado could be headed to the Governor’s desk by the end of the week…Colorado Springs police and firefighters would get a raise, but the whole workforce would have to shoulder more healthcare costs. Those are among the proposals Mayor Steve Bach’s administration presented to City Council…The nearly 500-mile Colorado Trail is adding a new section expected to be ready for hiking this summer.

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A new report says emergency notification systems failed to reach all residents during the Waldo Canyon Fire. KRCC’s Martha Perez-Sanz has more.

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The New York-based Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, or TLDEF is filing a complaint with the Colorado Division of Civil Rights against Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8. KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.

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Colorado student participation in Advanced Placement exams is increasing.
KRCC’s Martha Perez-Sanz reports that scores are also on the rise.

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Cyclists in downtown Colorado Springs have two new designated spots to lock their bikes.

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A former correctional facility in southeastern Colorado is among five historic sites chosen as the state’s Most Endangered Places this year.

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As the days get warmer, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding citizens to keep pets and farm animals up-to-date on rabies vaccinations. As KRCC’s Martha Perez-Sanz reports, now is the time skunks start to emerge.

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Chile roasters in Pueblo are invited to participate in an educational forum regarding new statewide food regulations.

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Lesser prairie-chickens have been threatened in Colorado for the past 40 years. As KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports, management of the bird is the subject of a meeting tonight in Lamar.

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Jonathan Goldstein from the program WireTap is on campus for Cornerstone Arts Week, speaking on a panel called God, That’s Funny!: Religion, Humor, Politics and Identity. The panel includes Jonathan Goldstein, Firoozeh Dumas and Steven Hayward, all writers from diverse religious and cultural background who use humor to address potentially divisive subjects. […]

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Here’s a fun video directed by Colorado College students Kenyon McFarlane, Elise Burchard, Katelyn Zieff and McKenzie Ross about legalizing access to the Manitou Incline. The short piece comes from work in Dylan Nelson’s Intro to Filmmaking class at Colorado College.

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Monday, February 4, 4:30 – 6:30pm Cross-Currents Film Series presents: The Infidel Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Art Center Film Screening Room Free and open to the public Mahmud is a loving husband, doting father and an admittedly “relaxed” Muslim: a normal guy living an everyday life.  That is until a chance discovery turns his […]

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August 18, 2017 | NPR · A 20-year old South African model accusing Zimbabwe’s First Lady of beating her with an extension cord has rejected a proposed cash settlement, according to her legal team.
 

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August 17, 2017 | NPR · Upward of 100 people showed up at a courthouse in Durham, N.C., to support the people arrested for tearing down a Confederate monument. Then, they tried to turn themselves in, saying, “Arrest me too!”
 

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August 17, 2017 | NPR · The young Pakistani-born woman shot by the Taliban because she advocated for girls’ education is now headed to Oxford. Malala Yousafzai is also the youngest-ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
 

Arts & Life

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August 17, 2017 | NPR · A Jersey girl dreams of rap stardom in this “conventional dramedy” that highlights star Danielle Macdonald’s charisma but reduces other characters to types.
 

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August 17, 2017 | NPR · Doug Nichol’s documentary profiles the stubborn holdouts — collectors, repairmen, and a few celebrities — who treasure the tactile pleasures of the humble typewriter.
 

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August 17, 2017 | NPR · In this gorgeously designed movie, the walls of an elaborate cardboard maze are more substantial than the characters inside it.
 

Music

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August 17, 2017 | NPR · Streaming services, blogs and musicians have been busy this week distancing themselves from white supremacy.
 

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August 17, 2017 | KCRW-FM · Watch the Mexico City singer-songwriter perform an original composition from her latest album, Musas, live in the studio for KCRW.
 

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August 17, 2017 | WXPN-FM · The duo’s music rests on two voices so perfectly in sync you’d swear they were coming from the same person. Hear songs from Overcoats’ debut album, Young.
 

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