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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April 23, 2018 | NPR · A new exhibit at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum contextualizes American action — and inaction — during the Nazi rise to power. A 96-year-old Holocaust survivor says it’s about time.
 

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April 23, 2018 | NPR · “I did that completely out of a selfish act,” says the man who disarmed the gunman. “I was completely doing it just to save myself. Now, me doing that, I did save other people.”
 

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April 23, 2018 | NPR · The former Soviet nation of Georgia now consumes more power in mining cryptocurrencies than the United States. What’s going on?
 

Arts & Life

April 23, 2018 | NPR · An exhibit at the National Building Museum has been adapted from Matthew Desmond’s 2017 Pulitzer-Prize-winning book Eviction: Poverty and Profit in the American City into an “immersive” experience.
 

April 22, 2018 | NPR · Kathleen Belew’s new book explores the impact of the Vietnam War on America’s white power movement; Belew says that movement was behind a lot of domestic terror attacks attributed to “lone wolves.”
 

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April 22, 2018 | NPR · Zoologist Lucy Cooke says humans aren’t doing animals any favors when we moralize their behavior. Her book The Truth About Animals is organized around “fact and not sentimentality.”
 

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April 23, 2018 | NPR · The grueling, noise-punctured punk band amplifies the “marginalized majority” on its new EP.
 

April 23, 2018 | NPR · The songstress who sang “That Don’t Impress Me Much” now says she’s sorry for saying she would have voted for Donald Trump if she were an eligible American voter.
 

April 23, 2018 | NPR · The country music legend is still writing and recording original material at age 84. His latest stresses good cheer in the face of hard times.
 

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