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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April 25, 2015 | NPR · The powerful temblor hit north of the capital Kathmandu and also killed people in neighboring India, China and Bangladesh. Authorities fear the death toll could go much higher.
 

April 25, 2015 | NPR · The first rounds of NBA and NHL playoffs are in full swing. NPR’s Scott Simon gets an update from ESPN.com’s Howard Bryant.
 

April 25, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Scott Simon takes a walk through the neighborhoods of West Baltimore to talk with residents in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death in police custody.
 

Arts & Life

April 25, 2015 | NPR · We asked poet Craig Morgan Teicher to find a poem to illuminate a recent news event. He says the capsized boat in the Mediterranean Sea made him think of Derek Mahon’s “A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford.”
 

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April 25, 2015 | NPR · Don’t be put off by the size of Devotion: A Rat Story by Maile Meloy. It’s a small book, hardly larger than a pack of cigarettes, but the horror it delivers is real (and rat shaped).
 

April 25, 2015 | NPR · When the Mona Cheesa goes missing in Paris, “international cat of mystery” William is called in on the case. Helen Hancocks joins NPR’s Scott Simon to talk about William & the Missing Masterpiece.
 

Music

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April 25, 2015 | NPR · Hatred of bands is often about association — about the story of ourselves that we’re comfortable telling the world.
 

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April 25, 2015 | NPR · The French musician Colleen has added lyrics to her music after more than 10 years of being strictly instrumental.
 

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April 25, 2015 | NPR · On the eclectic group’s new album, Render, eight distinct voices assemble in a way that’s hardly choral, according to artistic director Brad Wells and founding member Caroline Shaw.
 

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