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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December 11, 2017 | NPR · Lyft is offering education benefits, a move aimed at recruiting and retaining drivers in its competition with Uber. But it raises a question about what these companies owe their workforces.
 

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December 11, 2017 | NPR · “It was an effectively low-tech device,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during a news conference near the site of the blast. The male suspect was among those injured, police say.
 

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December 11, 2017 | NPR · The announcement is part of social and economic reforms undertaken by the kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
 

Arts & Life

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December 10, 2017 | NPR · In Miami Beach, visitors were lying down in freshly-dug graves 10 at a time. It was part of Tania El Khoury’s interactive artwork, which tells the tales of people killed in Syria’s civil war.
 

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December 10, 2017 | NPR · The FDA infamously sanctioned a bakery for listing “love” as an ingredient, but our writer wanted that recipe. She found a treasure of another sort, one of value for those with eating disorders.
 

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December 10, 2017 | NPR · Chef Kaiser Lashkari’s Pakistani restaurant has become a Houston institution. It’s also emblematic of the multi-ethnic city itself, with flavors that borrow happily from other culinary traditions.
 

Music

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December 11, 2017 | NPR · Tyler, The Creator performs three songs from his latest album Flower Boy — and pulls off (at least) two Tiny Desk firsts in the process, while maturing beyond his class-clown image (mostly).
 

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December 11, 2017 | NPR · Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson join hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to look back at the highlights of 2017 in music, from the women’s march on Washington to Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. and more.
 

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December 10, 2017 | NPR · Genesis Blu is both a psychotherapist who works with teenagers and a rapper. “I love them equally,” she says.
 

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