Education cuts are on the table once again in this year’s budgeting process. This month, we’re spending time taking a look at those cuts, and at education in general in Colorado.

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Because many people choose to vote by mail in Colorado rather than on Election Day in a traditional polling place, we’re talking elections and politics this month. Early voting begins October 18th, and voters will decide on a host of regional and statewide positions and issues.

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July 1, 2016 | NPR · Every week seems to bring unwelcome news in the run-up to the Olympics. This week, dismembered body parts washed up on a Rio beach. But how bad are things, really?
 

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July 1, 2016 | NPR · The state this week became the 31st in the nation to expand Medicaid to the working poor. It’s also the first state in the Deep South to embrace the Obamacare program.
 

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July 1, 2016 | NPR · On July 1, 1916, nearly 20,000 British soldiers died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in northern France. The battle went on for months, and more than a million men were killed or injured.
 

Arts & Life

July 1, 2016 | NPR · NPR’s Robert Siegel uses a new documentary about film director Brian De Palma to talk to him about his career highs and lows, techniques, and how deeply he has been influenced by Alfred Hitchcock.
 

July 1, 2016 | NPR · NPR’s Kelly McEvers speaks with Paul Farhi of the Washington Post about Gay Talese’s new book, The Voyeur’s Hotel. The credibility of the book, which follows a self-proclaimed sex researcher who bought a hotel to spy on his guests through ventilator windows, has been called into question after Farhi uncovered problems with Talese’s story.
 

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July 1, 2016 | NPR · An appreciation of Olivia de Havilland,–Gone With the Wind’s last surviving cast member — on her 100th birthday.
 

Music

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July 1, 2016 | NPR · The pianist and educator shows off her classical chops in a solo during “It Could Happen To You.”
 

July 1, 2016 | FA · John Doe, Exene Cervenka and Dave Alvin of the band X discuss punk’s early days. “Anybody could belong to punk that wanted to be there,” Cervenka says. Originally broadcast May 2, 2016.
 

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July 1, 2016 | NPR · The new video from Jamie xx, for the song “Gosh,” is a small wonder to behold.
 

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