Reporter Julia Kumari Drapkin has spent the past year documenting stories of climate change in Colorado as part of iSeeChange, a project based at sister station KVNF in Paonia. This week’s This American Life features one of her stories.

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As awareness about the critical role bees play in agriculture grows, so has interest in backyard bee keeping. For KVNF in Paonia and the iSeeChange project, Julia Kumari Drapkin looks into questions that North Fork Valley beekeepers have about bee swarms this year.

KVNF and KRCC are both Rocky Mountain Community Radio […]

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The National Interagency Fire Center recently reported that unusually high temperatures and dry conditions, combined with light winter snowpack, are heightening the risk for extreme wildfires in Western Colorado, particularly as temperatures increase through June. Traditionally, mid-May marks the start of wildfire season on the Western Slope, but this year there was an earlier […]

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Springtime seemed to arrive quickly this year. A new project from Rocky Mountain Community Radio member station KVNF called iSeeChange takes a look at the phenomenon. Julia Kumari Drapkin spoke with both citizens and scientists about the early spring, and has this story.

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August 31, 2015 | WCPN · Ohio has put many restrictions on abortion. Since 2010, about half the clinics performing the procedure in the state have closed. But Dr. David Burkons sees offering abortion as part of patient care.
 

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August 31, 2015 | WNYC · Plenty of buildings still boast Donald Trump’s name in Manhattan, where he became famous as a real estate developer. But he doesn’t actually own most of them and never has.
 

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August 31, 2015 | NPR · A man who helped flood Washington, D.C., with drugs in the 1980s wants to reduce his sentence using guidelines that help drug offenders secure early release. A federal judge doesn’t seem convinced.
 

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August 31, 2015 | NPR · The neurologist, who died Sunday, saw “infinitely moving, dramatic, romantic situations” during his decades studying the human brain. Fresh Air remembers Sacks with two interviews from 1985 and 2012.
 

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August 31, 2015 | NPR · Go ahead, use this article to justify binge-watching Orange Is the New Black all weekend.
 

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August 30, 2015 | NPR · The teen heroine of Nicola Yoon’s debut novel, Everything, Everything, has a disorder that bars her from leaving her house. Still, her world is vast, filled with writings, drawings — and new love.
 

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August 31, 2015 | NPR · Downwards and Sandwell District-associated songwriter returns with a chilling, exquisite examination of how lovers can tear each other apart.
 

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August 31, 2015 | WXPN · Buoyant and breezy with a beachy twang, the band serves up a reminder that summer isn’t over yet.
 

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August 31, 2015 | NPR · Music by New Orleans native Louis Moreau Gottschalk, America’s first musical superstar, is a gumbo of styles including pop and classical.
 

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