Every member of Congress files an annual disclosure form each year, detailing personal finances. The information is meant to shine a light on any potential conflicts of interest, but also provides a peek into the wealth of lawmakers. KRCC’s Jennifer Yachnin reports that Colorado’s delegation, like most members of Congress, tends to be much [...]

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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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At first glance, the list of organizations reads like an activities roster for over-achieving high school students – groups for those with interests in French, the Air Force and youth sports. But these aren’t after-school clubs, they’re some of the more than 300 congressional caucuses, lawmaker-only organizations dedicated to promoting to niche issues, from [...]

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · Scotland’s referendum on independence has implications beyond the borders of the United Kingdom. We take a look at several other regions with breakaway movements.
 

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · Mom always liked you best. But is that enough of an excuse to start smoking dope? It depends on how teenagers perceive parental preference, a study finds. And also how warm the family is overall.
 

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · A proposal about how to maintain unfettered access to Internet content drew a bigger public response than any single issue in the Federal Communication Commission’s history. What’s next?
 

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · How one woman’s quest to bring you the scientific method has resulted in a blog project chock full of chocolate chip cookie experiments. Wear your oven mitt and bring a glass of milk.
 

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · John Darnielle’s novel, Wolf in White Van, is about a man who survives a trauma. The songwriter tells Fresh Air about his difficult childhood and finding shelter in music and the Incredible Hulk.
 

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · Do you want to be a lab rat? That’s what teenagers are doing when they smoke marijuana, the state of Colorado says. But since hard evidence of marijuana’s harms is scanty, it may be a tough sell.
 

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · The Portland singer counts indie-rock, folk and Celtic musicians among his many collaborators, but here he performs both solo and accompanied by the Mountain Stage band.
 

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · On a steamy morning upstairs in a record lover’s paradise KING laid down a gorgeous version of one of the songs that lit up Twitter three years ago and put the trio on Prince’s radar.
 

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · A restless formal inventor who draws from science, spirituality and extensive personal travels, Coleman has also mentored many major jazz musicians to develop their own languages and systems.
 

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