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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September 28, 2016 | NPR · Suspended Fox News host Andrea Tantaros has accused former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes of sexually harassing her. She says Ailes’ former chief deputy, Bill Shine, acted to shut down her complaints.
 

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September 28, 2016 | NPR · For the first time in its 126-year history, the Arizona Republic has endorsed a Democrat for president. The paper acknowledged Hillary Clinton’s missteps, but said Donald Trump poses a serious threat.
 

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September 28, 2016 | KHN · About 27 percent of Food and Drug Administration reviewers who approved hematology-oncology drugs from 2001 through 2010 left to work for the industry they previously regulated, an analysis found.
 

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September 28, 2016 | NPR · The movie titles of the late splatter-film director are evocative … and wonderfully terrible. Can you tell them apart from the titles of some less-than-classic kids’ books?
 

September 28, 2016 | NPR · Fran Wilde built a glorious world of living bone towers and wing-gliding people in last year’s Updraft. Her new Cloudbound has stunning skyscapes but lacks some of the first book’s emotional heft.
 

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September 27, 2016 | NPR · For the first time in a decade, someone other than Jerry Seinfeld tops Forbes’ ranking of the highest-paid comedians.
 

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September 28, 2016 | NPR · Named for a Drive Like Jehu song, Super Unison proves that melody can still leave a nasty bruise.
 

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September 28, 2016 | NPR · The teacher-turned-rapper knows that nerds are having a moment. In “Weirdo,” she rejects anti-geek social stigma in favor of a celebration of self.
 

September 27, 2016 | NPR · Music critic Will Hermes reviews a new autobiography from Bruce Springsteen called Born To Run.
 

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