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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March 30, 2015 | NPR · In a strongly worded essay in The New England Journal of Medicine, the philanthropist calls for a global system to respond to future medical emergencies. We ask experienced Ebola hands to weigh in.
 

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March 30, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we introduce our non-Jewish colleagues to the wonders of the Passover lunch. Manischewitz rules this meal.
 

March 30, 2015 | NPR · A car that was intercepted near the security gate of the National Security Agency’s headquarters at Fort Meade, Md., was fired upon Monday morning, killing one suspect and injuring another.
 

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March 30, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we introduce our non-Jewish colleagues to the wonders of the Passover lunch. Manischewitz rules this meal.
 

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March 30, 2015 | NPR · South African comedian Trevor Noah was announced Monday as the next host of The Daily Show. It might not be the most obvious pick, but why make the most obvious pick?
 

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March 30, 2015 | NPR · Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless says that Trevor Noah “has a huge international following and is poised to explode here in America.”
 

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March 30, 2015 | bandwidth · This Underground Resistance cover delivers a message of empowerment to women in four languages.
 

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March 30, 2015 | KEXP · After bonding over their shared love of Elliott Smith, the two began covering some of his songs.
 

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March 30, 2015 | NPR · Jean Grae is a rapper, a singer, a writer, a comedian and an actress. She doesn’t run out of ideas. Her most recent album is called That’s Not How You Do That: An Instructional Album For Adults.
 

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