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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.

    Dec. 3, 2021: Solutions after teen shootings; ‘Summer of Violence’ fueled by newspaper war

    Dec. 3, 2021: Solutions after teen shootings; ‘Summer of Violence’ fueled by newspaper war

    Fifteen teenagers were shot in almost as many days in Aurora. Officials are struggling to identify a pattern. Then, an analysis of 1993's "Summer of Violence" shows the importance of context in crime reporting. Plus, remembering justice and poet Gregory Hobbs. Also one woman's journey through Alzheimer's. And Dolly Parton helps Colorado kids read.

    • 50 min
    Dec. 2, 2021: Treating COVID with monoclonal antibodies; Coping with life’s ‘triggers’

    Dec. 2, 2021: Treating COVID with monoclonal antibodies; Coping with life’s ‘triggers’

    What are monoclonal antibodies and how effective are they if someone catches COVID-19? Then, the "Youth Gun Violence and Suicide Prevention Wellness Weekend" is designed to help people, especially young Black men, cope with life's "triggers." Plus, remembering Colorado Music Hall of Fame drummer Jim Gallagher of the Astronauts.

    • 47 min
    Dec. 1, 2021: What long COVID teaches about other conditions; From prison to small business

    Dec. 1, 2021: What long COVID teaches about other conditions; From prison to small business

    Long-haul COVID offers an opportunity to learn more about chronic fatigue, a condition that's often dismissed. We'll hear from a doctor about how he navigated the illness. Then, a former drug user and federal prisoner in Pueblo who grew his family's small business. And, the story of Grammy-winning musician Marc Cohn and his near-death experience in Denver.

    • 50 min
    Nov. 30, 2021: Tracking omicron variant in Colorado; Center for the Blind investigation

    Nov. 30, 2021: Tracking omicron variant in Colorado; Center for the Blind investigation

    We talk with pulmonologist Anuj Mehta about the state's work to track the omicron variant, and to get grounding about the concern. Then, Colorado Sun reporter David Gilbert investigated sexual misconduct and abuse allegations at the Colorado Center for the Blind. Also, restoring the Air Force Academy chapel.

    • 49 min
    Nov. 26, 2021: Transgender pastor shares revelations in ‘As a Woman’

    Nov. 26, 2021: Transgender pastor shares revelations in ‘As a Woman’

    Rev. Paula Stone Williams, of Left Hand Church in Longmont, transitioned at age 60. The evangelical circles she’d dedicated her life to as a man rejected her as a trans woman. Williams' new book is “As A Woman: What I Learned about Power, Sex, and the Patriarchy After I Transitioned.” She joined us in July for “Turn The Page,” our regular reading circle.

    • 49 min
    Nov. 24, 2021: Granted clemency, now rebuilding his life; The Women’s Bean Project

    Nov. 24, 2021: Granted clemency, now rebuilding his life; The Women’s Bean Project

    At age 15, Curtis Brooks was sentenced to life without parole. He was granted clemency and released in 2019. He’s adjusting to a new life, and recently was married. Then, the Women’s Bean Project thrives as it trains women. Also, emotional growth in the pandemic. And, using social media influencers to draw students to college. Plus, Mexican dance in Pueblo.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

jrzygrrrl ,

Ryan rocks!

Outstanding interviewer, outstanding production from an outstanding organization.

jomermcklanski ,

Woke

Woke politics and victim supremacy masquerading as news.

Helene Shannon ,

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.

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