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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November 26, 2014 | NPR · The charges against the former radio host carry sentences ranging from 10 years to life in prison. Ghomeshi was publicly accused of violently assaulting women during sexual encounters.
 

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November 26, 2014 | NPR · The first Thanksgiving was something of a joint venture between pilgrims and Native Americans. Chef Richard Hetzler shares a menu that celebrates the first settlers and the country’s first tribes.
 

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November 26, 2014 | NPR · The Sitpack is a compact seat shaped like a monopod that fits in your pocket when folded up. Creator Jonas Lind-Bendixen says the product could be used during travel or while waiting at a concert.
 

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November 26, 2014 | NPR · Even as public schools in the area closed amid protests, the Ferguson Public Library stayed open for local students and readers. Onlookers have responded with an outpouring of donations.
 

November 26, 2014 | NPR · Cold dark winter nights are the perfect time to dip into Gemma Files’ chilling new story collection, We Will All Go Down Together. Critic Jason Heller praises Files’ “ghostly, magical storytelling.”
 

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November 26, 2014 | NPR · Thanksgiving menus traditionally celebrate the bounty of late fall. In rural Alaska, that means walrus, moose, fermented fish heads and Eskimo ice cream — salmonberries mixed with Crisco.
 

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November 26, 2014 | NPR · Chilean hip-hop, Puerto Rican soul and Brazilian melancholy: It’s our new music mix.
 

The Sixteen
November 26, 2014 | NPR · British choral group The Sixteen sings new settings of the Stabat Mater. Director Harry Christophers says the ensemble was looking for “something that was very spiritual, very mystical.”
 

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November 26, 2014 | WXPN · The Austin-based musician brings his lived-in Americana to today’s episode.
 

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