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 4, 2015 | NPR · The report concludes “that Darren Wilson’s actions do not constitute prosecutable violations under the applicable federal criminal civil rights statute.”
 

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March 4, 2015 | NPR · The move is part of an effort by the British government to sell off national assets to raise $20 billion by the year 2020.
 

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March 4, 2015 | NPR · Just a rash? Not if you have eczema. People with eczema often have a hard time finding appropriate health care and are apt to miss work dealing with the chronic skin problem, a study finds.
 

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March 4, 2015 | NPR · There are certain stories that very few shows can tell without falling on their faces. The Mindy Project may be able to beat those lousy odds.
 

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March 4, 2015 | NPR · Writer and photographer Syreeta McFadden says that when she’s challenged to prove the existence of everyday racism, she directs friends, allies and enemies to Claudia Rankine’s powerful Citizen.
 

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March 4, 2015 | NPR · The sixth volume of C.J. Sansom’s Shardlake mysteries is set during the last days of England’s King Henry VIII, as a potentially explosive religious manuscript written by his queen has gone missing.
 

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March 4, 2015 | NPR · Discover a world of Welsh contemporary folk and new roots sounds in the land of St. David.
 

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March 4, 2015 | WXPN · The charming Wisconsin indie-folk band performs a short set live on stage in Philadelphia.
 

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March 4, 2015 | NPR · This riveting stop-motion animation, reminiscent of the video for Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer,” may be your gateway to the fascinating work of the composer and producer Eskmo.
 

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