A listeria outbreak in cantaloupes last fall that was traced to a southeastern Colorado farm killed thirty people and sickened dozens more in 28 states. The economic fallout from the tragedy has also been far reaching; consumer demand for melons dropped in half. Now with the spring planting season underway, farmers are looking to […]

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A bill to eliminate state background checks for firearm purchases cleared the Colorado house today.

Colorado Senator Mark Udall is backing an effort to postpone the closure of rural post offices for at least two years.

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A new study highlights a lack of access to mental health care in many parts of Colorado…and, Colorado has applied to the Federal Aviation Administration for a federal spaceport designation.

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Who could resist the intrigue of a novel about a young idealistic lefty learning the messy lessons of life during the 1960s against the backdrop of the civil rights movement and the San Luis Valley, especially when the book is illustrated by none other than Colorado Springs’ own ultra-conservative political cartoonist […]

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If you’ve never been to the county fair, you’re missing out on a living tradition rich in the history and knowledge to which all of us are still tied in some form by the food we eat and the agrarian traditions that make all of our lives possible. Of course it’s far more […]

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One of the most beautiful towns in Southern Colorado is undoutedly San Luis. Though it’s situated at 8,000 feet in high desert, the acequias (traditional water canals, which we’ll feature in our August episode of Western Skies) keep it a lush green in summer, which provides stark contrast to the arid hills above. Those […]

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The Hanna Ranch south of Colorado Springs along Fountain Creek has been an important crossroads for the environmental movement and traditional ranching culture. Kirk Hanna, who grew up on the ranch and also went to college, was one of the first ranchers in Colorado to see the overlap between ranching and sustainability as […]

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If you’ve never been to the county fair, you’re missing out on a living tradition rich in the history and knowledge to which all of us are still tied in some form by the food we eat and the agrarian traditions that make all of our lives possible. Of course it’s far more than just a celebration of the animal husbandry and the skills of country living; the county fair is rides and funnel cakes and shows and … fun!

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August 19, 2017 | NPR · Gregory, known for his sharp satire in the 1960s, was recently hospitalized. He was 84.
 

August 19, 2017 | NPR · A week after violent clashes during a white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Va., today’s “Free Speech” rally in Boston was met with massive counter-protests.
 

August 19, 2017 | NPR · After a week of turmoil and shake ups in the Trump administration, presidential historian Michael Beschloss discusses with NPR’s Dwane Brown where this president stands compared to past leaders.
 

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August 19, 2017 | NPR · Gregory, known for his sharp satire in the 1960s, was recently hospitalized. He was 84.
 

August 19, 2017 | NPR · NPR’s Dwane Brown speaks with director Geremy Jasper and lead actress Danielle Macdonald about the film’s message of finding yourself.
 

August 19, 2017 | NPR · This week gave late night television shows a lot of material to work with — a recap and review of how they did.
 

Music

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August 19, 2017 | NPR · In her new book Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music, Ann Powers explores how popular music became America’s primary erotic art form.
 

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August 19, 2017 | NPR · In 2011, the band put its career on hold at the height of its success. Singer and songwriter Robin Pecknold says he needed to turn his attention back to other parts of his life to grow as an artist.
 

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August 19, 2017 | NPR · Three of the five honorees had already spoken out against the president and said they either planned to boycott a White House event or were considering it.
 

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