Senator Mark Udall says he’s pleased to see Congress one step closer to repealing the so called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in the military…A military-style boot camp at Colorado’s Buena Vista prison is shutting down after disappointing recidivism rates and because of rising costs…Area firefighters are preparing for the coming summer months, and the […]

Continue Reading

The Colorado Senate has unanimously approved a bill to help auto dealers who are dropped by carmakers…The archbishop of Denver is defending a decision by a Catholic school in Colorado not to allow two children to continue as students because their parents are a lesbian couple…and, workers hiked up the side a canyon today to […]

Continue Reading

A Senate panel in Washington today held a hearing which addressed the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Senator Mark Udall (D) serves on that committee…and, state lawmakers rejected a proposal today to invest in a gold reserve.

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Continue Reading

Today we hear from Blake Williams about his struggle to fit in. It’s a struggle that led him to step up when others like him were threatened.

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

(The “Citizen Report” is a collaboration between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC. More information is available at the […]

Continue Reading

Governor Bill Ritter quietly signed a bill into law last Monday that will allow gay and lesbian state employees to share health benefits with their partners in the same way married couples already can. It’s one of a long list of state measures in recent years that grant additional protections and benefits to domestic partners. […]

Continue Reading

A bill that would make it easier for gay, lesbian and other unmarried couples to plan their estates cleared the state senate on Monday with bi-partisan support. The measure is expected to head to the Governor’s desk shortly. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Continue Reading

A bill that would extend insurance benefits to same sex partners of state employees initially cleared the senate on Monday and is awaiting a final vote. It also touched off a values debate at the state capital about the morality of homosexuality. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Continue Reading

Today’s contribution comes from Chris Robertson. The southern Louisiana native moved to Colorado Springs in 1997, and currently works for the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado. In today’s “Citizen Report,” Robertson discusses the power of language.

(The “Citizen Report” is a collaboration between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC. More information is available at […]

Continue Reading

Amanda Udis-Kessler, Colorado College’s Director of Institutional Research and Planning, just published a new book titled Queer Inclusion in the United Methodist Church. Noel Black spoke with her about her about her approach to the subject and why she chose to write about it.
[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Continue Reading

A measure that aims to protect gay, bisexual and transgendered people from business and housing discrimination cleared both chambers of Colorado’s state house on Friday. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.
[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Continue Reading

News

Getty Images
February 25, 2017 | NPR · The annular solar eclipse, which will leave just a sliver of sun shining behind the moon, will be visible from the southern hemisphere Sunday. Here’s how to watch, even if you’re outside its path.
 

AP
February 25, 2017 | NPR · At a time when incubators were rejected by most doctors, Martin Couney treated Horn with one at a sideshow of premature infants. She died earlier this month, 96 years after most experts expected.
 

Cincinnati Zoo/Screenshot by NPR
February 25, 2017 | NPR · Born six weeks early, the tiny one-month-old hippo has had a rather tough time. But in a video released by the Cincinnati Zoo, Fiona shows off her resilience — and her moves in the pool.
 

Arts & Life

Getty Images
February 25, 2017 | NPR · The Godfather was released 45 years ago this spring. NPR’s Scott Simon takes the anniversary as an opportunity to revisit some of his favorite lines from the classic film.
 

NPR
February 25, 2017 | NPR · Yiyun Li’s first book of nonfiction is an unusual memoir — one that examines her depression and suicidal thoughts by drifting through her memories and thoughts on literature.
 

Penguin Random House
February 25, 2017 | NPR · Sold in supermarkets for just 25 cents, these inexpensive picture books — with cheerful illustrations and golden spines — were designed to democratize the children’s book market.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
February 25, 2017 | NPR · Filmmaker Bruce Spiegel speaks with Weekend Edition about the eight-year process behind Bill Evans: Time Remembered.
 

February 25, 2017 | NPR · His grandfather is author Larry McMurtry, his father is songwriter James McMurtry. So it’s no surprise Curtis McMurtry’s songs are full of vivid characters. His new album is The Hornet’s Nest.
 

A24
February 25, 2017 | NPR · The Academy has a history of baffling picks for Best Score — but this year’s nominees are so daring and startling that it’s hard to go wrong.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab