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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News

Reuters
June 22, 2018 | NPR · More than $3 billion worth of U.S. goods — from bourbon and peanut butter to Harley Davidson motorcycles — are now under a 25 percent tariff in Europe.
 

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June 22, 2018 | NPR · “First, I want to take a bath. A really hot bath,” she tells her cousin over the phone.
 

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June 22, 2018 | NPR · The tragedy in Parkland, Fla., this year kicked off a national debate over how to reduce school violence: through tighter security and tougher discipline … or more help for troubled students?
 

Arts & Life

Universal Pictures
June 21, 2018 | NPR · In this derivative but fitfully inventive fifth installment of the Jurassic franchise, our heroes try to rescue Isla Nublar’s dinosaurs from extinction-by-lava, only to get their ash handed to them.
 

IFC Films
June 21, 2018 | NPR · Despite a fascinating subject and an impressive cast, this tale of MLB catcher Moe Berg’s stint as an OSS agent simply presents the facts without generating any insights.
 

Oscillloscope
June 21, 2018 | NPR · Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki masterfully explores Presley’s life as a metaphor for America as he drives the late singer’s 1963 Rolls-Royce across the country, interviewing those he meets along the way.
 

Music

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June 22, 2018 | NPR · We break down the controversy surrounding rapper XXXTentacion in life and in death.
 

June 22, 2018 | NPR · The jazz torchbearer’s new record Heaven and Earth represents the relationship between his inner world and outward reality.
 

NPR
June 22, 2018 | NPR · A handful of teenagers, and a 12-year-old violinist, from the radio show From the Top, give sparkling performances, proving there’s a bright future for classical music.
 

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