60 episodes

Purplish is CPR News' weekly podcast about state politics, state government, Colorado policy, and political identity. This season the show is hosted by public affairs reporters Bente Birkeland and Andrew Kenney. Each week while the legislature is in session, they'll break down the latest developments, look ahead to what's next, and dive into the bigger picture of what it all means.

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Purplish is CPR News' weekly podcast about state politics, state government, Colorado policy, and political identity. This season the show is hosted by public affairs reporters Bente Birkeland and Andrew Kenney. Each week while the legislature is in session, they'll break down the latest developments, look ahead to what's next, and dive into the bigger picture of what it all means.

    Maps, Data And Drama, Drama, Drama

    Maps, Data And Drama, Drama, Drama

    Congressional redistricting is a one-in-a-decade political dogfight like no other, and this go-round in Colorado is starting off with some extra challenges.

    • 21 min
    Big Changes, Little Attention

    Big Changes, Little Attention

    You've heard a lot about health care, guns and transportation. But lawmakers are working on a ton of other ideas that will affect your life in ways you might not expect.

    • 23 min
    Gun Laws After Boulder

    Gun Laws After Boulder

    The mass shooting at a Boulder grocery store has Colorado Democrats rethinking how far they might be willing to push for more restrictive gun laws.

    • 22 min
    BONUS: Meet The Jared Polis And Anthony Fauci Of 1918

    BONUS: Meet The Jared Polis And Anthony Fauci Of 1918

    How did the Jared Polis of 1918 handle *his* deadly pandemic? After a year of living through COVID we decided it would be interesting to look back and tell the tale of Colorado politics during the Spanish flu. One big difference? A lot more moustaches.

    • 13 min
    Capitol Warming

    Capitol Warming

    Statehouse Democrats want to go big on climate change this year. Is Gov. Jared Polis ready to go along with them?

    • 20 min
    1.9 Trillion Is An Awfully Big Number

    1.9 Trillion Is An Awfully Big Number

    Congress signed off on spending an out-of-this-world number of Benjamins this week. The Purplish crew looks at what all that money means for Colorado.

    • 20 min

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