23 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.

    Family Matters

    Family Matters

    It's one of the most passionate fault-lines in state politics: how to balance the authority of parents with the need to protect children and advance society's interests. And people at the Capitol have a LOT to say about it.

    • 20 min
    Big Ideas Incoming

    Big Ideas Incoming

    We're a month into session, and Capitol newbie Andrew Kenney is starting to realize it's not all pithy quotes and snappy debates. Lawmakers are getting to wrestle with some of the session's most contested proposals.

    • 22 min
    The Matter Of Life And Death

    The Matter Of Life And Death

    Should Colorado keep the death penalty? As lawmakers once again debate abolition, it's a question that divides parties, and friends, at the state capitol.

    • 14 min
    The Political Is Personal

    The Political Is Personal

    This week we're talking about some of the ways things can get personal -- very personal -- at the state capitol.

    • 14 min
    Things Democrats Disagree About

    Things Democrats Disagree About

    Colorado’s capitol is current firmly in the hands of the Democrats, so that means smooth sailing for all their policies right? Yeah, not so much.

    • 13 min
    Trailer: Purplish Reborn

    Trailer: Purplish Reborn

    A lot has happened, dear podcast listener, since Sam, Bente, and Megan chatted in our final episode last year. Sam decided he needs a break from the grind of politics and moved to the eminently more cheery beat of climate change.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

nicoke e ,

Quick and informative

Easy and fun to listen to each week- thanks for the rundown of what’s happening in our state!

BruinPioneer ,

Good Job Public Radio

This is phenomenal.

I’ve been a public radio supporter for a few years and a podcast listener for the same amount of time. I really enjoyed my NPR podcasts, but to have local stations creating great content is one of the best things I’ve heard.

I would love to see more from CPR and more from other public radio stations so I can learn about different experiences.

Schmidt Chic ,

Thanks

This podcast was so interesting! Being new to Colorado, I appreciate the historical context and current information. Thank you!

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