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On July 7, 2013 By Andrea Chalfin News Dir.
As the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, last month, in many ways, the gay rights movement seems to be pushing forward faster than many had anticipated. Some are already turning toward other complex issues, like gender. This month’s Western Skies brings a variety of community perspectives on an […]Continue Reading →
Colorado is no stranger to the military. From active bases to a large veteran population, many residents of the state have some kind of association with the armed services. This month for Western Skies, we’re exploring some of those relationships.
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One of the biggest topics right now across the state is oil and gas development, specifically, hydraulic fracturing. Communities, industry, and the state are all working to ensure their interests are protected. But it’s a complicated issue, and often contentious. This month for Western Skies, we’re holding a magnifying glass up to fracking, the rules, regulations, and community concerns. (This month’s image by artist and rig-worker, Streeter Wright.)Continue Reading →
On October 7, 2012 By Andrea Chalfin News Dir.
This month we’re talking about politics and elections. The El Paso County ballot this year is quite large, with national, state, and county races and issues to consider, and even some special district measures. By comparison, the Pueblo County ballot is smaller, but still with national, state and local measures to consider.Continue Reading →
This month we’re taking a look at mining, the history of it in Colorado, and how towns have evolved as the ebb and flow of the industry cycles through.Continue Reading →
As George Benson and the late Whitney Houston each sang, the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way. But it may seem like our children these days are faced with more challenges than ever before. This month, we’re taking a look at the issues kids […]Continue Reading →
As winter releases its hold on the region and gives way to warmer temperatures and the green leaves of spring, we thought it an appropriate time to visit the topic of Parks and Open Space.
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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.Continue Reading →
As the economy continues to sputter, more people are finding they need assistance making ends meet. This month, we’re taking a look at some of the programs, organizations, and issues facing the Pikes Peak region with a look at social services.
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This month we’re going to spend the hour looking back at some of the topics we covered this year. There was a lot of overlap, stories that could have appeared in multiple episodes, and themes that kept popping up from topic to topic. Here are some of the conversations that took place this year […]Continue Reading →
This month we’re doing things a little differently. KRCC belongs to a network of stations called Rocky Mountain Community Radio, so this month, we’re going to sample some work from a few of these stations, including our own.
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It’s no secret that the economy is in pretty bad shape. This month, we’re talking with people across the spectrum to see how they’re faring, what kind of ideas are making an impact, and how even art can grow in uncertain financial times.
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Known as Colorado’s own Steel City, Pueblo has an industrial base that continues to evolve today. The city has a rich cultural history and strong community ties. For this edition of Western Skies, we’re going to be exploring the history, industry, and culture of Pueblo.
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On August 7, 2011 By Andrea Chalfin News Dir.
This month we’re taking you on a trip through Colorado, visiting places and talking to people that help make the Centennial State what it is.
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On July 3, 2011 By Andrea Chalfin News Dir.
One of the most pervasive notions of American cultural identity is that of the Old West and the myth of the cowboy. This month we stick a magnifying glass up to those notions to see where they originate, and where they continue to resonate.
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For many, flipping a light switch is a common occurrence. Flip a switch, and a light turns on almost instantaneously. This month we’re taking a look at some of the issues that enable that lightbulb to power on, or enable cars and buses to take you from point A to point B. Today, we’re […]Continue Reading →
Religion, faith, and spirituality are a part of daily life for many people, but in Southern Colorado, it seems to be a part of the very culture of the region. This month we’re taking a closer look at many of the faith traditions here, and examining how they inform our lives. (Encore presentation from […]Continue Reading →
Had the pleasure of attending the New Mexorado show at the Harwood Museum in Taos this weekend. (Full disclosure: my wife, Marina Eckler, has work in the exhibition, which isn’t included here.) Envisioned by Art Curatorial Manager Jina Brenneman, former curator at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo, and juried by […]Continue Reading →
Southern Colorado is no stranger to the armed forces. With a collection of military installations, it’s not uncommon to see uniformed men and women around Colorado Springs and beyond. This month, we take a look at some of the issues concerning the military, from the very worst, to perhaps, some of the very best.
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We bring back Western Skies with a look at arts in the region. We take the time to look at the Colorado Springs scene, film production as an economic driver, the Broadmoor Art Academy, and more.
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This month we’re going to spend the hour looking back at some of the topics we covered since kicking off the revival of Western Skies in June. There was a lot of overlap, stories that could have appeared in multiple episodes, and themes that kept popping up from topic to topic. Here are some […]Continue Reading →