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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May 26, 2018 | NPR · Two weeks after parliamentary elections delivered a surprise win for allies of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, Iraq’s divided political leaders are scrambling to put together a coalition government.
 

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May 26, 2018 | NPR · The original reports were about the FBI sending a confidential human source to interview Trump campaign aides about their foreign contacts — which President Trump turned into “SPYGATE.”
 

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May 26, 2018 | NPR · A report from the front lines. Obstacles range from violence aimed at vaccinators to social media campaigns against vaccines. Not to mention classism.
 

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May 26, 2018 | NPR · Retta is best known for her role as Donna on the hit comedy Parks and Recreation. She has just published a book of essays called So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know.
 

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May 26, 2018 | NPR · We’ve rounded up just five of the things you can use to break up a hot and summery holiday weekend, from comedy to an indie film to classic banter.
 

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May 25, 2018 | NPR · The writer/director has turned a Neil Gaiman short story into a film starring Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning. It follows an alien exploring the 1970s punk music scene of Croydon, England.
 

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May 26, 2018 | NPR · This month’s playlist includes the eclectic meditations of Shannon Shaw and the nostalgic melodies of Coach Phillips.
 

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May 25, 2018 | NPR · The Scottish-born musician, still busy writing music, celebrates her 90th birthday on May 27.
 

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