One of the most pervasive notions of American cultural identity is that of the Old West and the myth of the cowboy. This month we stick a magnifying glass up to those notions to see where they originate, and where they continue to resonate.

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Officials say one of the main landing gear collapsed on a small commercial plane after arriving at Denver International Airport, but none of the 11 passengers and crew was hurt…and, the runoff election for Colorado Springs’ new strong mayor is today. KRCC’s Tristan Dickison hit the streets to find out if people are voting, […]

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September 22, 2017 | NPR · The president is backing appointed Sen. Luther Strange, who’s been heavily funded by a superPAC aligned with Mitch McConnell. Many of Trump’s allies, however, are backing Judge Roy Moore.
 

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September 22, 2017 | NPR · The operation was prompted by an apparent war among drug lords. Residents were forced to dive for cover on the floors of their homes as several hundred well-armed gangsters roamed the streets.
 

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September 22, 2017 | NPR · Even before Maria, the island suffered from frequent power outages and crippling debt. Now organizations must figure out how to deliver relief to a place that may not have electricity for months.
 

Arts & Life

September 22, 2017 | NPR · Battle of the Sexes tells the story of the 1973 tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King. The event drew an enormous audience and NPR’s Bob Mondello says the movie could too.
 

September 22, 2017 | FA · Emma Stone stars as King in a breezy new film that carries us back to ’73, and the heyday of the women’s lib movement. Critic John Powers says the message of Battle of the Sexes still resonates today.
 

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September 22, 2017 | NPR · The new chapter in the spy franchise ramps up the first film’s caustic, violent cynicism but leans even harder into the artifice; a reliance on soundstages and CGI dampens the excitement and energy.
 

Music

September 22, 2017 | FA · Mabern has worked as a pianist for more than half a century. Now he brings brings his confident style and sense of musical history to his latest album, To Love And Be Loved.
 

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September 22, 2017 | NPR · Pimienta spoke with Alt.Latino about winning Canada’s biggest music prize, the importance of listening to our ancestors, and speaking up for indigenous people everywhere.
 

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September 22, 2017 | WXPN-FM · Amadou and Mariam are two blind musicians from Mali who met, fell in love with each other’s musicianship and became global Afropop sensations. The duo performs music from its new album, La Confusion.
 

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