When people think about earthquakes, Colorado may not exactly be the first place that comes to mind. But in the past couple decades, the Trinidad region has experienced a surprising number of seismic events. Scientists and locals alike are wondering just what is causing them. KRCC’s Michelle Mercer reports.

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Mother Nature affects us all, and no matter how much we want the weather to remain consistent, it’s always changing. This month, we take a look at weather, climate, and natural disasters in the region, and at least one way in which we’ve changed that which Mother Nature intended.

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News

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February 9, 2016 | NPR · In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, National Intelligence Director James Clapper says “unpredictable instability has become the new normal.”
 

National Geographic
February 9, 2016 | NPR · It was the world’s biggest Zika outbreak before Brazil, with estimated 20,000 cases. Researchers are only now looking into links to birth defects and Guillain-Barre syndrome.
 

February 9, 2016 | NPR · In 1936, the surrealist Meret Oppenheim wrapped a teacup, saucer and spoon in fur. In the age of Freud, a gastro-sexual interpretation was inescapable. Even today, the work triggers intense reactions.
 

Arts & Life

February 9, 2016 | NPR · In 1936, the surrealist Meret Oppenheim wrapped a teacup, saucer and spoon in fur. In the age of Freud, a gastro-sexual interpretation was inescapable. Even today, the work triggers intense reactions.
 

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February 9, 2016 | NPR · So you’ve watched the music video, and the halftime show, eleventy million times. Now, let these smart takes help you parse all the feels.
 

February 9, 2016 | FA · Grey explains how he brought his decadent Cabaret character to life on both the stage and screen, and reflects on coming out as gay after years of living closeted. His memoir is Master Of Ceremonies.
 

Music

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February 9, 2016 | NPR · Cobalt is a pillar of American extreme metal. Seven years after Gin, the duo returns with a double album, a new vocalist and the colossal “Beast Whip.”
 

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February 9, 2016 | NPR · So you’ve watched the music video, and the halftime show, eleventy million times. Now, let these smart takes help you parse all the feels.
 

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February 9, 2016 | NPR · On this week’s show: songs of power, protest and passion, including a cut from Shearwater’s “angriest” record, and singer Kevin Morby’s fervent if exasperated attempt to make sense of police violence.
 

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