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.

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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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January 21, 2020 | NPR · In refusing to take up two cases involving the 2014 water crisis, the higher court has upheld earlier rulings saying neither city nor state officials are protected from being sued.
 

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January 21, 2020 | NPR · The Senate majority leader’s own members didn’t want to go along with his first vision for the procedure in the impeachment trial. But the GOP did reject calls for more witnesses and evidence.
 

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January 21, 2020 | NPR · Boeing suggests it could fly about mid-2020. Industry sources note that the FAA and other regulators around the world could take months longer to find the planes safe to fly passengers.
 

Arts & Life

January 21, 2020 | FA · The British actor has over 100 acting credits, including the new film The Song of Names and the streaming TV series Tin Star. Roth also appeared in Reservoir Dogs, The Hateful Eight and Pulp Fiction.
 

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January 21, 2020 | NPR · Emma Copley Eisenberg’s book offers a deep-dive into rural Appalachia — and digs into questions of how misogyny and bias can take root inside a community — as she tracks a double murder.
 

Paper Monday
January 20, 2020 | FA · Bryan Stevenson built a museum and monument in Alabama dedicated to slavery and its legacy. “We need to create institutions in this country that motivate more people to say ‘Never again,’ ” he says.
 

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January 21, 2020 | NPR · In an EEOC complaint filed Tuesday, Deborah Dugan made several bombshell allegations against the Recording Academy — including that her predecessor, Neil Portnow, raped a female artist.
 

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January 21, 2020 | NPR · This expands on the CMT’s previous policy, which played a ratio of 60-40, male and female, videos per hour.
 

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January 21, 2020 | NPR · This Oklahoma City venue is showcasing the role of protest music in the Trump era, and how songwriting can also bridge the political divide.
 

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