Even though Colorado led the nation on how to help people with disabilities live independently, the state still struggles with the issue. Today brings the second part of our series on long term care, with a look at the obstacles to independent living. For KRCC News, Laura Frank with the Rocky Mountain [...]

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In El Paso County, one of every five nursing home residents wants to return to living in their own communities. In Pueblo County, it’s nearly one in every four. They’re among the 3500 Coloradans with disabilities who live in nursing homes but don’t want to be there. Many of them are young, and they could [...]

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September 16, 2014 | NPR · Heating pads and other passive treatments don’t do any good if the goal is gaining strength and mobility, according to the Choosing Wisely campaign. Instead, it’s all about the exercise.
 

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September 16, 2014 | NPR · The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told a Senate panel he supports the president’s plan to combat Islamic State militants but that if it proved necessary, he would recommend U.S. ground forces.
 

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September 16, 2014 | KHN · Parts of the Affordable Care Act seek to curb states from setting their own mandates requiring insurers to cover specific care. But many state legislators are trying to work around the restrictions.
 

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September 16, 2014 | NPR · Also: recently discovered letters by Jack Kerouac; Will Self doesn’t like hipsters.
 

September 16, 2014 | NPR · Musician John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats tries his hand at fiction in Wolf in White Van, the story of a disfigured genius who creates an immersive roleplaying game set in an imagined world.
 

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September 15, 2014 | NPR · The musicians and artists of Baghdad work under a government that prefers religious festivals to classical concerts. But with a little cunning, they’re finding ways to keep the arts alive.
 

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September 16, 2014 | NPR · From Pre-Colombian sounds to hip-hop, Mexico’s musical heritage is eclectic. To celebrate Mexican Independence Day and National Hispanic Heritage Month, test your knowledge of Mexican music.
 

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September 16, 2014 | NPR · The roots-folk band, led by Dashboard Confessional singer Chris Carrabba, performs live in concert.
 

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September 16, 2014 | Q2 · My Brightest Diamond’s busy and enigmatic singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist is a dizzying blur of creativity. Watch Q2 visit with Shara Worden in her Detroit home.
 

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