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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June 27, 2017 | NPR · The monument’s key backer, state Sen. Jason Rapert, says it honors the “historical moral foundation of law.” But the ACLU says it violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
 

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June 27, 2017 | NPR · On Tuesday the Labor Department formally requested information from the Office of Management and Budget, setting the stage for scaling back a rule that would make more workers eligible for OT.
 

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June 27, 2017 | NPR · It’s expensive being royal. The queen is expected to get an annual payout of around $105 million by 2019 and palace repairs are a priority.
 

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June 27, 2017 | NPR · “This is a squealing-tires symphony that owes more to Jacques Tati … than to Justin Lin or Michael Bay,” says critic Chris Klimek.
 

June 27, 2017 | NPR · For the first time, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will see his Lego portraits of political prisoners and fellow activists on display at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. Ai Weiwei was under house arrest in China when the work was installed at Alcatraz.
 

June 27, 2017 | NPR · NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to Douglas Murray about his new book, The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam. He argues that European civilization is dying as a result of immigration.
 

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June 27, 2017 | WBGO · The jazz pianist defied classification while steadfastly affirming her roots in the hard-bop tradition of her native Detroit. She died Tuesday in Philadelphia.
 

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June 27, 2017 | NPR · The visual world around Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. continues to grow, his videos tunneling inward as they progress stunningly outward.
 

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June 27, 2017 | WXPN-FM · DiFranco’s 20th studio album is textured and ambitious. In this session, she performs two songs and shares some personal stories about her childhood and the relationships she’s sought out.
 

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