Avalanche warnings are out for portions of Colorado’s central and northern mountains. Based in Boulder, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center is responsible for avalanche and related-weather forecasting for the backcountry. As part of Rocky Mountain Community Radio’s series on snow, KGNU’s Jim Pullen recently went along with one of the agency’s snow […]

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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.

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November 25, 2015 | NPR · The fava bean is a key staple in much of the world. Researchers say they’ve found fava beans in the Galilee region of Israel dating over 10,000 years ago — before grains had been domesticated there.

November 25, 2015 | NPR · Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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November 25, 2015 | NPR · Nobody wants a side of politics on his or her Thanksgiving table, but it’s probably going to happen. Here’s some advice to get you through — you may need to buy a duck quacker, though.

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November 25, 2015 | FA · Todd Haynes’ new film chronicles a lesbian affair between a middle-aged married woman and a young store clerk. Critic David Edelstein says Carol captures the thrill of a once-forbidden subculture.

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November 25, 2015 | NPR · Illustrator Simon Stålenhag has put together a compilation of short stories to accompany his haunting, gorgeous paintings of an alternate Sweden full of aliens and strange technology. And dinosaurs.

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November 25, 2015 | NPR · Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving tradition. But if you’re ready for a fresh take on this staple, why not try cranberries in chutney or cake? America’s Test Kitchen founder Chris Kimball offers ideas.


November 25, 2015 | FA · Kander and his partner, Fred Ebb, wrote the songs for a number of musicals, including Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Cabaret. His new double album is John Kander: Hidden Treasures.

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November 25, 2015 | WXPN · The Australian folk-rock band is making strides in the U.S. with its new album, Limit of Love.

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November 25, 2015 | NPR · Hear how artists from both sides of the Atlantic commemorate their homes through music.

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