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Sept. 23, 2021: Rep. Diana DeGette On Possible Government Shutdown; The Santa Fe Trail
Congress is divided over the federal budget and it could shut down the federal government by the end of next week. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, weighs in on that, and the pandemic’s impact on children. Then, an update on Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters. And, the history of the Santa Fe Trail. Plus, in-person entertainment is back, so what’s the risk?
Sept. 22, 2021: A COVID Loss Told (Partly) Through Tacos; Aspen Not The Only Fall Colors
Like a stretched-out panic attack. That's how Obed Manuel describes witnessing his father's months-long battle with COVID-19. Obed, an editor at CPR, reflects on loss and his mother's tacos, a symbol of his parents' love. Then, as summer turns to fall, what's the seasonal weather outlook? And the underappreciated Gambel oak as colors change.
Sept. 21, 2021: How BLM HQ Shuffle May Impact Grand Junction; ‘Sojourners Project: Busing’
Now that the Bureau of Land Management headquarters is moving back to Washington, D.C., what does that mean for Grand Junction? Then, a new play, "Sojourners Project: Busing," explores the legacy across generations of Denver’s policy to bus school children. Plus, the sheepdog trials take over Meeker. And the Branson football team's field of dreams.
Sept. 20, 2021: First Black Dean Of CU Law School; Meow Wolf’s Co-Founder
Lolita Buckner Innis is the first Black dean of the University of Colorado law school, and only the second woman in the role. Then, a co-founder of Meow Wolf, Caity Kennedy, discusses the creative vision behind the multi-story art playground in Denver. Plus, turning a power plant into a battery in Hayden. And navigating climate change behavior through faith.
Sept. 17, 2021: Colorado’s Path To Marriage Equality; Meow Wolf’s Nod To Denver Nostalgia
Governor Jared Polis married First Gentleman Marlon Reis this week. We look back on the fight for marriage equality in what used to be called "The Hate State" with Mark Ferrandino. Then, we update Fort Lewis College's reckoning. Meow Wolf includes a nod to once-iconic venues in metro-Denver. Also, an ozone garden and songs in the face of climate change.
Sept. 16, 2021: Colorado’s Youth Climate Corps; AG Weiser On Aurora’s Biased Policing
A new Climate Conservation Corps will work to prevent wildfires, help the state to adapt to climate change and protect public land. It could be a model for the nation. Then, Colorado's AG on excessive force and biased policing in Aurora. And, solutions for rural Colorado’s housing shortage. Plus, a film follows a military family’s struggles with PTSD.
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Veneer of neutrality over blatant political bias
I used to recommend this podcast to friends and family as a good source of local Colorado news that was more focused on real people and issues then playing politics. I am no longer able to do that honestly. This show marginalizes real issues for many Coloradans like the ACA and how it severely hurt rural Colorado communities as well as the businesses permanently destroyed by the BLM riots. At the same time it devotes massive segments to the other side of both those issues and many others pushing the leftist narrative. It as another disgusting example of the the biased leftist coverage that we are expected to swallow as a factual news source.