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 9, 2015 | NPR · The Catholic sisters known for their blue and white habits say they have asked the government to de-register 13 orphanages over religious objections to the country’s new adoption guidelines.

October 9, 2015 | NPR · Pluto’s atmosphere has a blue haze, in a new photo from the New Horizons probe. But the particles causing that color are probably gray or red — and the planet’s surface has red ice.

October 9, 2015 | NPR · The bill was signed into law on Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law requires a warrant before any business turns over any metadata or digital communications to the government.

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October 9, 2015 | NPR · On this week’s show, we chat about The Martian, consider other stories that enlighten us about the work people do, and — as always — offer up what’s making us happy this week.

October 9, 2015 | NPR · Geraldine Brooks’ retelling of the biblical epic of King David casts him as larger than life — jester, predator, conqueror and poet. Critic Jean Zimmerman says Brooks “gives the whole king his due.”

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October 9, 2015 | NPR · The Saturday Night Live executive producer says criticism of the show’s perceived lack of diversity frustrated him, but that the perception needed to be addressed.


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October 9, 2015 | NPR · In a 1986 session, the session pianist and Lester Young collaborator demonstrated his boogie-woogie style.

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October 9, 2015 | NPR · “I love working with him,” Cash says of Levanthal, her husband. “It’s the ultimate romance to me.”

October 9, 2015 | NPR · Artists don’t usually tell long, rambling stories for us. They don’t usually name their tunes “Ku Klux Police Department.” The trumpeter presents his jazz-hybridized “stretch music” in performance.

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