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.)

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We covered a lot of ground this past year with Western Skies, and this month we’re spending some time revisiting those stories and conversations.

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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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This month we’re bringing a special fall arts show to the airwaves, highlighting all kinds of creativity in the region.

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December 9, 2016 | NPR · Eleanor brought scrambled eggs and culinary austerity. Mamie favored boxes, cans and leftovers. Jackie embraced French food and Michelle redefined the national plate. And Melania? Who knows?
 

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December 9, 2016 | NPR · Two-thirds of Americans think Trump must avoid a conflict of interest, according to a Bloomberg poll. But only a slight majority are confident he’ll put the country’s interests ahead of his own.
 

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December 9, 2016 | NPR · Mongolian goats produce the world’s highest quality cashmere wool, and international demand has soared. There’s a problem, though: these goats are turning the country into an ecological wasteland.
 

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December 9, 2016 | NPR · Eleanor brought scrambled eggs and culinary austerity. Mamie favored boxes, cans and leftovers. Jackie embraced French food and Michelle redefined the national plate. And Melania? Who knows?
 

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December 9, 2016 | NPR · A makeshift artist studio and living space in Baltimore was shut down Monday, a few days after a deadly California warehouse fire. The tenants are now left wondering where to go from here.
 

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December 9, 2016 | NCPR · Residents of Seneca Falls, N.Y., are celebrating 70 years of Frank Capra’s classic Christmas film. The town claims architectural and geographic similarities, and a scouting trip by the director.
 

Music

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December 9, 2016 | WXPN · After 35 years, the three women who make up this Japanese band have cemented their status as cult heroes and pop-punk icons.
 

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December 8, 2016 | NPR · White originally co-wrote and sang the song for a 2011 album by Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi. Here, he plays a live acoustic version and discusses his role in its creation.
 

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December 8, 2016 | NPR · What better way to soundtrack the fraying of nerves of America than with a new At The Drive-In song?
 

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