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 20, 2017 | NPR · An early goal was to eradicate the disease by the year 2000. Watch a livestream of experts discussing where we now stand — and what obstacles remain.
 

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October 20, 2017 | NPR · A new study shows students’ self-image suffers in middle school and junior high. And it’s not just hard on low-income kids. Having a teacher who understands the teenage brain can help.
 

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October 20, 2017 | NPR · If Democrat Danica Roem succeeds in unseating Republican Delegate Bob Marshall, she’d become the nation’s first openly transgender state lawmaker.
 

Arts & Life

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October 20, 2017 | NPR · NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith joins the panel to talk about the oddly successful and often bizarre ABC series that brings entrepreneurs to beg for money from rich people.
 

Michael Lavine
October 20, 2017 | NPR · Union has graced screens big and small since the ’90s. Now she’s written a frank, funny essay collection that’s not just a celebrity tell-all (though she does dish on Heath Ledger’s dreaminess).
 

October 19, 2017 | NPR · Weinstein has been dogged by a litany of allegations of sexual misconduct ever since the New York Times reported earlier this month that he has paid off accusers for decades.
 

Music

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October 20, 2017 | WXPN-FM · His self-released, self-titled debut EP captures his exuberance and musical openness, setting the stage for what promises to be a brilliant career.
 

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October 20, 2017 | NPR · Watch hip-hop veterans Mr. Lif and Akrobatik team up behind the Tiny Desk.
 

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October 20, 2017 | NPR · Taylor Swift’s third single from Reputation is a slightly understated, minor-leaning slice of radio pop that sees her being honest about leaning on her cats after going unrequited.
 

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