Two of four middle schools in Pueblo will have previously revoked funding reinstated…

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It was Thomas Edison who said, “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.” Edison, of course, is one of the great American inventors. This month, we’re delving into that equation with a look at innovation.

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Business and state leaders are hosting a two-day summit in Denver to talk about ways to make Colorado a center for innovation. The goal is to bring commerce and academia together to create jobs and new ventures. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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May 30, 2015 | NPR · Sometimes Greg O’Brien gets a tingling in the back of his brain that tells him a hallucination is coming. Lions. Spiders. Birds. Sometimes the creatures are friendly. Too often, they’re not.
 

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May 30, 2015 | NPR · The semi-annual phenomenon in late May and mid-July each year occurs when the Sun aligns with the street grid in Manhattan, casting a shaft of light between the skyscrapers.
 

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May 30, 2015 | NPR · Gordon Brown of the U.N. said it’s the worst year for refugees since 1945, and cited a litany of other miseries for youth. We asked experts what can be done to make 2015 a little less horrible.
 

Arts & Life

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May 30, 2015 | NPR · “He had an underground kind of appeal that built on itself,” says author Mark Ribowsky, whose book Dreams to Remember traces Redding’s unlikely pivot into national stardom.
 

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May 30, 2015 | NPR · Seismologist Lucile Jones discusses how accurate — or not — the plot of this new California earthquake thriller really is. Bonus: Her advice on what to include in an earthquake kit.
 

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May 30, 2015 | NPR · In his new memoir, Joseph Kim tells the harrowing tale of his journey from being homeless on the streets of North Korea to a college student in America.
 

Music

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May 30, 2015 | NPR · “He had an underground kind of appeal that built on itself,” says author Mark Ribowsky, whose book Dreams to Remember traces Redding’s unlikely pivot into national stardom.
 

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May 30, 2015 | NPR · The former English teacher may never have become a singer-songwriter if her identity hadn’t been taken. “I was just ready for a brand new start,” she says. And soon she was on the road to Nashville.
 

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May 30, 2015 | NPR · Everything changes — except theme-park playlists, where REO Speedwagon, Journey and Supertramp have never gone out of style. Why is that, exactly?
 

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