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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News

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October 17, 2018 | NPR · Pot sales begin today in Canada, which is only the second country after Uruguay to legalize the drug for recreational use.
 

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October 17, 2018 | NPR · Roberts says history shows the court has made great decisions when it doesn’t yield to political pressures or passions.
 

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October 16, 2018 | NPR · One cellphone company says it already had begun crediting customers for the lack of service due to outages in Florida counties hit by Hurricane Michael.
 

Arts & Life

October 16, 2018 | FA · Jarrett J. Krosoczka was raised by his grandparents. The author and illustrator says he got a lot of practice telling stories as a kid — “making up excuses for where my biological parents were.”
 

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October 16, 2018 | NPR · French artist Sophie Calle’s cat died in 2014. To mourn him, Calle asked dozens of musicians — including Michael Stipe, The National and Jarvis Cocker — to memorialize him.
 

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October 16, 2018 | NPR · The author of Man Booker Prize finalist Washington Black began her new book on a plantation in 1830s Barbados. “I really have no idea where my story is going at the outset of it,” she says.
 

Music

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October 16, 2018 | NPR · The Augusta-born soul singer’s ballads, floor-burners and soaring motivational anthems took the might of Motown’s peak and sharpened it to fight the impossible.
 

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October 16, 2018 | NPR · French artist Sophie Calle’s cat died in 2014. To mourn him, Calle asked dozens of musicians — including Michael Stipe, The National and Jarvis Cocker — to memorialize him.
 

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October 16, 2018 | NPR · The first single from Twain’s New Miami Sound EP shines in the face of heartache, and thanks life for the lesson.
 

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