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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October 26, 2016 | NPR · The Fox host and the former speaker of the House get in a testy discussion over sexual obsession and Donald Trump.

October 26, 2016 | NPR · The Auvi-Q epinephrine injector was pulled from the market in 2015 because of quality concerns. Now, the drug’s maker says the problems have been solved and Auvi-Q will be available again in 2017.

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October 26, 2016 | NPR · U.S. troops are in place at several Philippine military camps under an agreement made before Duterte became president. “We will survive without the assistance of America,” he said Wednesday in Japan.

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October 26, 2016 | NPR · Nope. It’s not eye of Newt and toe of frog. But food – and its connection to dead loved ones – does play a starring role in the major Pagan holiday Samhain, which coincides with Halloween.

October 26, 2016 | NPR · Therese Oneill’s new Unmentionable is a snarkily informal history of the difficulty of being a woman in the Victorian Era, hemmed in from head to toe with countless rules about dress and manners.

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October 26, 2016 | NPR · The ice hockey legend marks the 99th anniversary of the NHL with his new book 99: Stories of the Game. Never mind the sport’s tough guy reputation; “the game of hockey is an art,” Gretzky says.


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October 26, 2016 | NPR · The quirky new pop cut channels the band’s vintage mix of wistful meditations and infectious melodies.

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October 26, 2016 | NPR · She’s a stunning singer — but when Adia Victoria isn’t singing, her thoughts might look a little like this cartoon.

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October 26, 2016 | NPR · It began as a minimal folk duo playing on the streets of Boston, but Tall Heights experiments with the sonic potential of a cello and guitar in “Infrared.” Watch the new lyric video.

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