This weekend brings a Founder’s Day Celebration like none other. Old Colorado City turns 150 this year, and resident and historian Dave Hughes has this preview of a very special event taking place during the celebration.

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Here’s the full recorded version of the Colorado Midland Band […]

Continue Reading

Old Colorado City resident Dave Hughes is an Army veteran, great-grandfather, and an internet pioneer. For today’s “Citizen Report,” Hughes shares his thoughts on this particular experiment in media convergence.

(The “Citizen Report” is a collaboration between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC. More information is available at the YourHub link at Continue Reading

News

AP
June 18, 2018 | NPR · The U.S. lags behind other countries in workforce participation because more opioids are prescribed in this country, says a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
 

Getty Images
June 18, 2018 | NPR · South Korea’s men’s soccer team tried to confuse scouts from Sweden’s team by swapping jerseys so their opponent couldn’t tell the players apart. But could a strategy like that actually work?
 

June 18, 2018 | NPR · The president wants a “separate but equal branch” of the military to watch over the final frontier, but only Congress can make it happen.
 

Arts & Life

NPR
June 18, 2018 | FA · Critic Maureen Corrigan says Tommy Orange’s novel, which centers on a cast of native and mixed-race characters whose lives intersect at a powwow, features “a literary authority rare in a debut.”
 

Getty Images
June 18, 2018 | NPR · Mary Shelley’s timeless novel gave us not only an enduring trope — the misunderstood monster — but an equally enduring way to talk about what happens when human knowledge outpaces responsibility.
 

Getty Images
June 18, 2018 | NPR · In his new book Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture, Ken Jennings takes humor seriously, tracing how comedy infiltrated every aspect of our lives — and what it’s doing to us.
 

Music

Getty Images
June 18, 2018 | NPR · The Floridian first gained attention in 2016, when his SoundCloud single “Look At Me” went viral. He released two popular albums after, but was awaiting trial on charges brought by an ex-girlfriend.
 

Getty Images
June 18, 2018 | NPR · A season full of high-profile hip-hop releases just got hotter. NPR Music’s Ann Powers and Rodney Carmichael break down the surprise release of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s collaborative album.
 

Getty Images
June 18, 2018 | NPR · With work spanning much of the Soviet era, the conductor served as an important and prominent conduit between Russia and the West. He died Saturday at age 87.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab