There’s broad agreement at the state capitol that more needs to be done to help Colorado’s homeless and mentally ill. There’s also agreement that southeastern Colorado could use some economic development. But a proposal by Governor John Hickenlooper to do both in one project isn’t getting much traction. CPR Health Reporter Eric Whitney looks […]

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The El Paso County Department of Human Services is changing its practice to try and reduce the number of young people in care outside the home, or congregate care. KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.

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The Colorado Department of Human Services is asking state lawmakers to help the agency become more transparent and accountable to the public. The head of the department testified before lawmakers yesterday about the number of children who die after having contact with the child welfare system. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


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As the economy continues to sputter, more people are finding they need assistance making ends meet. This month, we’re taking a look at some of the programs, organizations, and issues facing the Pikes Peak region with a look at social services.

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October 25, 2016 | NPR · The 112th edition of the Series pits two of Major League Baseball’s franchises with the longest World Series droughts. By the time of the first pitch fans in Cleveland already were ecstatic.

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October 25, 2016 | NPR · That’s despite far fewer people making the treacherous passage. The U.N. says smugglers set people off on mass embarkations on “flimsy inflatable rafts that often do not make the journey.”

October 25, 2016 | NPR · Beatty won for The Sellout, a satire hailed as hilarious about the fraught subject of race in the U.S. The competition was opened recently to any author writing in English and published in the U.K.

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October 25, 2016 | NPR · It’s life imitating art — election edition. A look at movies that have covered ground that’s been well trod this campaign season, like A Face in the Crowd and The Lion in Winter and Ace in the Hole.

October 25, 2016 | NPR · Our poetry reviewer, Tess Taylor, praises the most recent collection by W.S. Merwin called, Garden Time.

October 25, 2016 | NPR · T.C. Boyle’s new novel is ripped from the headlines … of 1993. It follows the misadventures of a group of scientists conducting experiments in a hermetically sealed, Biosphere 2-like environment.


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October 25, 2016 | WXPN · The band revisits the psychedelic spirituality of its debut album on its latest release, K 2.0. Hear the performance and conversation.

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October 25, 2016 | NPR · The Seattle rapper’s newest single is an emotional, sometimes unsettling takedown of what he sees as a pandemic of drug addictions driven by doctors who overprescribe medicine.

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October 25, 2016 | NPR · The intimate, completely unadorned performance was recorded live in Andrew Bird’s living room as part of his ongoing “Live From The Great Room” home recording series.

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