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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News

August 29, 2016 | NPR · Investigators say the perpetrators rammed a car through a gate at Belgium’s national crime institute and then set a fire in the lab.
 

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August 29, 2016 | NPR · The bombing struck the southern city of Aden, the temporary home of Yemen’s government. An ISIS-affiliated news outlet says the attack targeted a military recruitment center.
 

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August 29, 2016 | CPI · Federal audits of 37 Medicare Advantage health plans cited 35 for overbilling the government. Many plans, for example, claimed patients with depression or diabetes were sicker than they actually were.
 

Arts & Life

August 29, 2016 | NPR · A new translation of the 14th century Egyptian scholar Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri’s magnum opus, The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition, is a priceless glimpse at the medieval Muslim world.
 

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August 29, 2016 | NPR · Don’t be fooled by his mild PBS persona; the beloved painter was actually an exacting artist and businessman with — brace yourself — naturally straight hair.
 

August 28, 2016 | NPR · This year’s AfroPunk Festival in Brooklyn features artists who are expanding the universe of punk and ideas about who belongs there.
 

Music

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August 28, 2016 | NPR · Juan Gabriel was a singular pop star who transcended borders and the trappings of gender.
 

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August 28, 2016 | NPR · This year’s VMAs featured Rihanna, Beyonce, Britney Spears, and several minutes of Kanye West doing whatever he wants — all vying for social-media dominance in the hours, days and weeks ahead.
 

August 28, 2016 | NPR · Complex magazine writer Alex Gale talks about the more than 30-year history and previews what to expect for Sunday night’s Video Music Awards on MTV.
 

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