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Oct. 6, 2022: Working to find a ‘basic’ solution for housing instability
How does a city address its housing crisis at a time when more and more people are struggling to make ends meet? How about giving money directly to people experiencing homelessness? That's the idea behind the Denver Basic Income Project. Then, Hate Free Colorado talks with people about their experiences with hate crimes. And, Front Range Community College's new president.
Oct. 5, 2022: Individual reparations helping Black-owned businesses; ‘Purplish’ on the Latino vote
The U.S. has never settled on reparations to the descendants of enslaved people, but some people are making individual donations on their own. CPR race, diversity, and equity reporter Elaine Tassy tells us about a grant program in Colorado based on these private reparations. Then, Purplish examines the significance of the Latino vote in the November election.
Oct. 4, 2022: Jared Polis on inflation, crime & sprawl; Model with vitiligo inspires gaming character
Democratic incumbent Jared Polis plans to focus on inflation, crime, and sprawl if he's re-elected to a second term as Colorado's governor. Our interview with Republican gubernatorial candidate Heidi Ganahl was yesterday. Then, a Denver model with Vitiligo inspires a gaming character; Jasmine Colgan talks about how her diagnosis and journey.
Oct. 3, 2022: Heidi Ganahl’s vision for Colorado; Remembering extreme skier Hilaree Nelson
Republican gubernatorial candidate Heidi Ganahl wants to limit regulations and eliminate state income taxes. Our interview with incumbent Democrat Jared Polis is tomorrow. Then, we remember extreme skier and mountaineer Hilaree Nelson of Telluride, who died in a skiing accident in Nepal. In a 2018 interview she talks about the lure of the mountains and the risks that can pose.
Sept. 30, 2022: Michael Bennet and Joe O’Dea make their case for the U.S. Senate
Colorado's race for the U.S. Senate could help decide which party gains control in a split chamber. Incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet talks about his work on issues like the child tax credit and immigration. Then, Republican challenger Joe O'Dea talks about addressing inflation and crime.
Sept. 29, 2022: Hospital billing relief; Gerald Albright’s smooth saxophone
After a brief visit to an emergency room, a Loveland woman left with three ibuprofen -- and a $6,000 bill. A new law helps provide relief for others who may face a similar situation. Then, voters around the state talk about the issues that are important to them. And, saxophonist Gerald Albright has played all around the world -- but calls Colorado home.
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After finding this pod I thought it was going to be more of a balanced conversation. As Colorado has trended more & more blue I see more conflicting guests. Once a week there is one of the panel that feels it necessary to air their grievance that happens to be the Fox News talking point for that week
Woke politics and victim supremacy masquerading as news.