The country’s craft beer industry is growing at a tremendous rate. Last year, more than 400 breweries opened nationwide. In some states, like Colorado, there are so many craft breweries they’re beginning to blend together. As Harvest Public Media’s Luke Runyon reports, in such a crowded field, startups are trying a more unique approach.

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Two years ago, a cantaloupe farm in southeastern Colorado was responsible for the deadliest foodborne illness outbreak in decades. A packing facility there sent cantaloupe infected with listeria, a pathogen known for its high mortality rate, across the country. Since then, melon growers in the renowned Rocky Ford region have been trying to repair […]

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Federal food inspectors will start checking cantaloupe farms and other processing facilities throughout the country and here in Colorado for deadly food borne bacteria. As KUNC and Harvest Public Media’s Luke Runyon reports, the increased scrutiny is in direct response to two large-scale outbreaks.

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Farmers throughout the Great Plains are preparing for what could be a tough growing season. They’re scrambling to find irrigation water, made scarce by the region’s persistent drought. In eastern Colorado, thirsty cities have gobbled up water rights for decades, selling what they don’t need back to farmers. As KUNC and Harvest Public Media’s Luke […]

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February 12, 2016 | NPR · He had the resume — swing-state governor, veteran, ex-party leader — but there’s a good chance you had no idea he was running. Judging by vote totals, Iowa and New Hampshire may have missed it too.
 

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February 12, 2016 | NPR · The reliever is the first player to be banned permanently from Major League Baseball for failing three tests for performance-enhancing drugs.
 

February 12, 2016 | NPR · The U.S. and Cuba will sign a civil aviation agreement in Havana on Tuesday. The signing formalizes the arrangement reached in December, allowing for a limited number of U.S. flights to Cuba.
 

Arts & Life

February 12, 2016 | NPR · NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks to author Sayed Kashua, an Israeli-Palestinian whose satirical weekly columns in Haaretz newspaper are collected in his new book called Native.
 

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February 12, 2016 | NPR · A War is a contender for the best foreign film Oscar. It’s about a soldier in Afghanistan placed in an impossible situation, and NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it brings the big questions home.
 

February 12, 2016 | NPR · Bordertown is about two families on both sides of the immigration debate. One is a white border patrol agent and his family and the other is a Mexican-American immigrant family.
 

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February 13, 2016 | NPR · In spite of civil war, Mali has produced extraordinary artists and music. NPR’s Linda Wertheimer speaks with one of the country’s stars about her new album Né So — meaning “home.”
 

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February 12, 2016 | NPR · Grappling with the event, the album and the artist, under different circumstances — none ideal.
 

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February 12, 2016 | WXPN · The L.A. band lays down songs from its new album, Give It Back To You, live in the studio.
 

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