54 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.

    Polis’s Pandemic Year

    Polis’s Pandemic Year

    This episode of Purplish is brought to you by the letter P: For Polis, pandemic, policies, persuasion, piñata, and proposal.

    • 21 min
    Everything You Need To Know About Transportation Reform

    Everything You Need To Know About Transportation Reform

    It could be THE big issue at the state legislature this year, and we have all the details.

    • 19 min
    The State of the State is…

    The State of the State is…

    How would YOU finish that sentence, after the year we've all had?

    • 15 min
    On With The Show

    On With The Show

    This week, two Coloradans took center stage at the second impeachment trial of former president Trump, while back at the state capitol, state lawmakers are warming up for the restart of the legislative session, with plenty of big policies and political drama waiting in the wings.

    • 22 min
    Two Capitols, One Wild Week

    Two Capitols, One Wild Week

    Caitlyn Kim gives us the scene from DC, recording from the same room she had to hide from rioters in just over a week ago. Bente Birkeland has been back in the Colorado Capitol for the start of a legislative session unlike any other. And Andy Kenney, stuck at home with a baby, has a lot of questions for both of them.

    • 22 min
    BONUS BONUS EPISODE: An Extraordinary Session

    BONUS BONUS EPISODE: An Extraordinary Session

    Yes, that's actually what it's called.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
165 Ratings

165 Ratings

Luka Mundo ,

Must listen for all CO residents

Everyone in CO needs to listen

613JIR ,

Wonderful and important

Time flies by listening to this informative podcast. State legislation makes a much bigger impact on our lives than whatever is happening (or not happening) in DC. These podcasters take a topic that might be intimidating and not only make it accessible, but also fun. Not an easy feat.

itzoka ,

So Many Ballot Measures :(

I was excited to see you had an episode on all the Ballot Measures. I wish you would do a more thorough dive into the blue book. Your next episode should be a sit down with a non partisan rep from each side to break it down item by item in laymen’s terms. One problematic example, I read through the Gallagher Amendment and felt lost.
You could call it the blue book study group. It could benefit our state greatly. I hope to see it ASAP.

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