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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October 9, 2015 | NPR · Cosby is set to be deposed Friday regarding allegations that he molested Judy Huth in 1974, when she was 15. A judge has ruled that the testimony is to be sealed until at least Dec. 22.

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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.

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October 9, 2015 | NPR · Jeanette Winterson’s retelling of The Winter’s Tale includes hedge fund managers and a New Orleans setting. But critic Annalisa Quinn says the book doesn’t quite stand on its own.

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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 · On this week’s +1 podcast, Peaches and Meg Remy of U.S. Girls talk about why they’re drawn to graphic music and how they navigate the issues that come with performing provocative material live.

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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.”

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