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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.

    June 21, 2021: Celebrating Juneteenth With Spirituals

    June 21, 2021: Celebrating Juneteenth With Spirituals

    Juneteenth is now a federal holiday and to mark the occasion, we present an encore of music that grew out of tremendous pain, but led to hope. The Spirituals Project Choir is based at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music.

    • 50 min
    June 18, 2021: Addressing Children’s Mental Health Crisis; Returning To The Turnverein

    June 18, 2021: Addressing Children’s Mental Health Crisis; Returning To The Turnverein

    Colorado is in the midst of a mental health crisis among children, and advocates and health care providers are trying to address it head on. Then, the dancing returns to the century-old Turnverein in Denver. And, R.L.

    • 49 min
    June 17, 2021: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives; Western Conservative Summit Returns

    June 17, 2021: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives; Western Conservative Summit Returns

    The national spotlight on missing and murdered Indigenous Women is growing, via a grassroots effort to build community support and prevent violence. Then, the Western Conservative Summit returns to Denver this weekend. And, mixed messages for the new owners of the Gunnison Country Times. Plus, a Ride the Rockies bicyclist returns after a horrific accident.

    • 49 min
    June 16, 2021: Where Are The Pollinators?; The Lost History Of Leadville’s Irish Miners

    June 16, 2021: Where Are The Pollinators?; The Lost History Of Leadville’s Irish Miners

    We answer a Colorado Wonders question asking why there seem to be fewer pollinators like bees and butterflies this spring. Then, one community tries to go all electric to fight climate change. And, we explore the lost history of Irish miners in Leadville and the effort to make sure they're no longer forgotten.

    • 49 min
    June 15, 2021: Preserving Urban Wildlife; Addressing Colorado’s Behavioral Health Needs

    June 15, 2021: Preserving Urban Wildlife; Addressing Colorado’s Behavioral Health Needs

    A first-of-its-kind designation will help preserve the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and make conservation more inclusive. Then, what wolf pups mean for reintroduction plans in Colorado. Also, understanding new resources to address behavioral health issues in the state.

    • 50 min
    June 14, 2021: Colorado’s Wildfire Extremes; Efforts To Make Juneteenth A National Holiday

    June 14, 2021: Colorado’s Wildfire Extremes; Efforts To Make Juneteenth A National Holiday

    Colorado braces for what could be another summer of wildfires. Then, in Denver, organizers want to make Juneteenth a national holiday to teach people about slavery. Denver has one of the largest Juneteenth events in the country. And, "Systemic,” a new podcast from CPR, tells the story of one man's fight to reform policing after his cousin was killed.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 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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