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
This episode of Purplish is brought to you by the letter P: For Polis, pandemic, policies, persuasion, piñata, and proposal.
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.
The State of the State is…
How would YOU finish that sentence, after the year we've all had?
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.
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.
BONUS BONUS EPISODE: An Extraordinary Session
Yes, that's actually what it's called.
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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.
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.