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Focusing on the state's people, issues and ideas, hear Colorado Matters on Colorado Public Radio and wherever you get your podcasts.

    May 26, 2020: Association Says 400 Restaurants Have Closed Forever After COVID-19 Shutdown

    May 26, 2020: Association Says 400 Restaurants Have Closed Forever After COVID-19 Shutdown

    A Colorado Restaurant Association survey showed 3 percent of restaurants will close permanently. Then, lawmakers return to face a fiscal crisis. And, a decision on library reopenings could come soon, restoring important connections for people experiencing homelessness.

    • 49 min
    May 22, 2020: Remembering A King Soopers Worker; Jeffco’s Return-To-School Plan

    May 22, 2020: Remembering A King Soopers Worker; Jeffco’s Return-To-School Plan

    A Denver-area King Soopers employee remembers her colleague who died from COVID-19. Then, the supermarket’s response to the pandemic. Later, the state’s second-largest school district reveals its plans to reopen this fall. Plus, CPR’s politics podcast, “Purplish'' talks virtual campaigning. Finally, a children’s book for the pandemic.

    • 49 min
    May 21, 2020: Why Child Abuse Calls Are Down; Should Summer Sleep-Away Camps Open?

    May 21, 2020: Why Child Abuse Calls Are Down; Should Summer Sleep-Away Camps Open?

    In tough times you might expect Colorado’s child abuse hotline to be busy. Experts say it’s not, because kids are now isolated from teachers and others trained to spot trouble. Then, owners of two summer sleep-away camps differ on whether to open. Plus, a Colorado farmer on life during the pandemic.

    • 49 min
    May 20, 2020: Parenting In The Pandemic

    May 20, 2020: Parenting In The Pandemic

    A Colorado Matters special that delves into the challenges parents face during the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts from the Colorado Department of Human Services and the YMCA discuss the uncertainty of child care. Plus, tips on managing family stress from a Denver therapist. And, how parents can slow the notorious “summer slide” in education.

    • 49 min
    May 19, 2020: How The Pandemic’s Reshaping Farming; ‘Divided We Fall’ Seeks To Find Unity

    May 19, 2020: How The Pandemic’s Reshaping Farming; ‘Divided We Fall’ Seeks To Find Unity

    The pandemic's changing the process to get issues on the ballot, but not everyone's happy about it. Then, how Colorado farmers are responding to the age of COVID-19. Plus, helping people who need a second chance through the dignity of work. And, “Divided We Fall" explores finding unity amid political diversity. Finally, new music from Claire Heywood.

    • 49 min
    May 18, 2020: Higher Education In The Pandemic; Handling Stress With ‘The Wedge’

    May 18, 2020: Higher Education In The Pandemic; Handling Stress With ‘The Wedge’

    How is the pandemic reshaping higher education, from in-person learning to the entire college experience? Plus, the outlook for college graduates facing an uncertain job market. Then, exposing ourselves to stress in order to better manage our anxiety, using a concept called "The Wedge." And new music from Boulder's Big Gigantic.

    • 49 min

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