Reporter Julia Kumari Drapkin has spent the past year documenting stories of climate change in Colorado as part of iSeeChange, a project based at sister station KVNF in Paonia. This week’s This American Life features one of her stories.

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As awareness about the critical role bees play in agriculture grows, so has interest in backyard bee keeping. For KVNF in Paonia and the iSeeChange project, Julia Kumari Drapkin looks into questions that North Fork Valley beekeepers have about bee swarms this year.

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The National Interagency Fire Center recently reported that unusually high temperatures and dry conditions, combined with light winter snowpack, are heightening the risk for extreme wildfires in Western Colorado, particularly as temperatures increase through June. Traditionally, mid-May marks the start of wildfire season on the Western Slope, but this year there was an earlier […]

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Springtime seemed to arrive quickly this year. A new project from Rocky Mountain Community Radio member station KVNF called iSeeChange takes a look at the phenomenon. Julia Kumari Drapkin spoke with both citizens and scientists about the early spring, and has this story.

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January 23, 2020 | NPR · Impeachment trial rules say senators are not to talk. They can’t have their phones. And coffee is banned from the chamber. And so, some senators are grappling with something basic: staying awake.
 

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January 23, 2020 | NPR · Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., laid out what he called the legal theory that supports the House’s case against Trump. Democrats later argued Trump put himself before the nation.
 

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January 23, 2020 | NPR · She is the first of six women expected to testify at his trial that Weinstein raped or sexually assaulted them. “I said, ‘No, no,’ but there was not much I could do at that point,” Sciorra said.
 

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January 23, 2020 | NPR · Guy Ritchie returns to the genre he made his bones on, and the film’s “rigorous and largely circular” plot is fun; more fun than McConaughey’s undercooked performance, anyway.
 

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January 23, 2020 | NPR · Writer-director Bertrand Bonello uses the tale of a Haitian zombie to explore intergenerational racial trauma in this quiet, moody film.
 

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January 23, 2020 | WXPN-FM · Nothing about the music Samantha Fish makes suggests that she’s ever been shy. Hear a live performance in this session.
 

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