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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News

Blair Dorosh-Walther
June 30, 2015 | NPR · They’re called the New Jersey 4, a group of young women who were catcalled and allegedly attacked in New York. Why did they — and not their harasser — end up in jail? A new documentary digs in.
 

AP
June 30, 2015 | NPR · Former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., will release decades of tax returns Tuesday on the same day Hillary Clinton emails are set to be released and when Chris Christie announces his bid for president.
 

AP
June 30, 2015 | NPR · A crowd-funding effort to raise the $1.8 billion Greece needs to repay the International Monetary Fund has so far raised $124,569. Donors get gifts ranging from postcards to gift baskets.
 

Arts & Life

June 30, 2015 | NPR · Naomi Jackson’s first novel follows a pair of Brooklyn sisters sent to live in their mother’s small Barbados hometown. Critic Michael Schaub says “it’s not a perfect book, but it’s a lovely one.”
 

June 30, 2015 | NPR · The second volume of Jo Walton’s trilogy about the creation of a real-world Republic picks up 30 years after events of the first book. Reviewer Amal El-Mohtar says it’s an expectation-shattering read.
 

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June 29, 2015 | NPR · A hot bread basket is a tasty way to start off dinner. But all those carbs before the main fare can amp up appetite and spike blood sugar. Saving the carbs for the end of the meal can help avert that.
 

Music

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June 30, 2015 | NPR · Hear the first song (and watch a video) from the Frames and Swell Season veteran’s new album, Didn’t He Ramble, out Sept. 18.
 

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June 30, 2015 | bandwidth · Grass Widow’s bassist has a new indie-pop band, which mixes rich harmonies with dark subject matter.
 

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June 30, 2015 | NPR · Hear a summery selection of tracks that some of our favorite public-radio hosts loved this month, including music from BØRNS, Django Django and Somi.
 

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