A federal agency known as the Mineral Management Service, or MMS, has faced scrutiny as of late after the BP oil disaster in the Gulf. The agency falls under the Department of Interior, headed by former Colorado Senator, Democrat Ken Salazar. But, this isn’t the first time MMS has come under fire. High […]

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With the reintroduction of the wolf into Rocky Mountain regions, some are advocating for hunting the animals. Long time High Country News contributor and contributing Field & Stream editor Hal Herring recently wrote an article entitled “One Way to Save the Wolf: Hunt It.” He speaks to High Country […]

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The deck is looking increasingly stacked against coal in many Western states. With broad bipartisan support and endorsements, Colorado lawmakers recently passed a bill that makes the conversion of three Front Range power plants from coal to natural gas almost a sure bet. High Country News producer Cally Carswell recently sat down […]

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September 20, 2017 | NPR · The Sanchezes, who are undocumented immigrants, were apprehended while taking their son to emergency surgery. Immigrant advocates fear this is the new normal under the Trump administration.
 

September 20, 2017 | NPR · NPR’s Ailsa Chang gets a view of what’s happening on the ground in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria from Carlos Mercader, the Washington, D.C.-based representative for the island’s governor.
 

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September 20, 2017 | NPR · Director David Gordon Green’s film stands out from others like it because it prizes “understanding Bauman’s perspective and the private burdens of being a hero” over simple uplift.
 

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September 20, 2017 | NPR · The one-woman show centers on a Syrian-American who tells harrowing stories of Syria’s civil war as she prepares a traditional dish. It’s an intimate experience for both the audience and the actress.
 

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September 20, 2017 | FA · Critic Maureen Corrigan reviews two books that use experimental forms to tackle weighty topics. “Both of these odd new books offer something special,” she says.
 

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September 20, 2017 | WXPN-FM · In this special episode, we highlight Alanis Morissette and TLC’s contributions to the rock and R&B of the decade and beyond.
 

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September 20, 2017 | NPR · Hear the eclectic pop maestro blend rock, pop and classic musical during his front-and-center debut on Mountain Stage.
 

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September 20, 2017 | NPR · We hit “play” on the Los Angeles-based singer’s entire new album while he shares the stories and inspiration behind each track. He says Aromanticism is about lovelessness as a sonic dreamscape.
 

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