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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News

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.
 

August 19, 2017 | NPR · The White House has had a tumultuous week. President Trump’s comments about Charlottesville, Va., have been widely condemned, and the week ended with the ouster of White House strategist Steve Bannon.
 

Arts & Life

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.
 

HarperCollins
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.
 

Music

HarperCollins
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.
 

Courtesy of the artist
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.
 

AP
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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