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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March 4, 2015 | NPR · There are certain stories that very few shows can tell without falling on their faces. The Mindy Project may be able to beat those lousy odds.
 

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March 4, 2015 | NPR · The sixth volume of C.J. Sansom’s Shardlake mysteries is set during the last days of England’s King Henry VIII, as a potentially explosive religious manuscript written by his queen has gone missing.
 

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March 4, 2015 | NPR · Discover a world of Welsh contemporary folk and new roots sounds in the land of St. David.
 

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March 4, 2015 | WXPN · The charming Wisconsin indie-folk band performs a short set live on stage in Philadelphia.
 

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March 4, 2015 | NPR · This riveting stop-motion animation, reminiscent of the video for Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer,” may be your gateway to the fascinating work of the composer and producer Eskmo.
 

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