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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October 27, 2016 | NPR · These birds fly from Europe to sub-Saharan Africa, but they don’t touch down on the continent. The researchers say new findings raise questions about “when and to what extent swifts need to sleep.”

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October 27, 2016 | NPR · Protecting decades-old systems from hackers is like “trying to put air bags into an old car,” the government’s chief information officer says. The administration proposes $3.1 billion in upgrades.

October 27, 2016 | NPR · Police officers, some of them in riot gear, confronted people protesting a pipeline in North Dakota after protesters refused to leave private land where the pipeline is supposed to be built.

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October 27, 2016 | NPR · NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter Alyssa Rosenberg, who has written a series for the paper about how Hollywood and pop culture has influenced the way the public perceives police.

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October 27, 2016 | NPR · In Jim Jarmusch’s jagged documentary, Iggy Pop reflects on the necessary recklessness that made The Stooges punk legends.

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October 27, 2016 | NPR · After three adaptations, including The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, the lively heresies of Dan Brown’s bestselling thrillers have sunk into timid incoherence.


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October 27, 2016 | WXPN · Dawes, Lydia Loveless and more also joined NPR’s Ann Powers and Jewly Hight for intimate rounds of storytelling and music at Nashville’s Union Station Hotel during AmericanaFest 2016.

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October 27, 2016 | NPR · On this week’s +1 podcast, NPR Music contributor Timmhotep Aku talks with singer and rapper Anderson .Paak and producer Knxwledge about their new collaboration under the name NxWorries.

October 27, 2016 | KCRW · The beloved alt-rock band plays a special session for KCRW at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.

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