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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August 23, 2017 | KUT-FM · U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos issued the injunction, writing that changes did not “fully ameliorate” the law’s “discriminatory intent.” She had struck down the original law in 2014.
 

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August 23, 2017 | NPR · An Amnesty International report depicts the terrors faced by the Syrian civilians trapped by ISIS fighters. Among those terrors: errant airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition pushing to liberate them.
 

August 23, 2017 | NPR · State wildlife officials have asked the public to catch as many of the non-native Atlantic salmon as they can after an estimated 5,000 escaped from an aquaculture farm.
 

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August 23, 2017 | NPR · The gritty pulp thriller follows a small-time criminal trying to get his brother out of jail after a bank robbery gone wrong. It’s directed by brothers Josh and Benny Safdie.
 

August 23, 2017 | NPR · Karl Ove Knausgaard — famed for his epic memoir My Struggle — goes for short and sweet in Autumn, a meditative seasonal reflection. But while there are lovely moments, the book strays into banality.
 

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August 23, 2017 | NPR · Carter High School is really an afterthought in Friday Night Lights — the thug-like football team that stole the state title. A new film follows Carter’s rise to the top, and its fall from grace.
 

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August 23, 2017 | NPR · The CEO of the company that runs Chuck E. Cheese pizza parlors says its animatronic house band simply can’t live up to the expectations that kids today have for entertainment.
 

August 23, 2017 | NPR · John Abercrombie helped define the sound of jazz guitar: from jazz-rock fusion to funky organ combos to the distinctive less-is-more sound he created on dozens of albums for the ECM label.
 

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August 23, 2017 | WBGO · Abercrombie began forming his style in Boston while attending Berklee in the mid-’60s, eventually helping to redefine the lines between jazz, fusion and rock.
 

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