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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 29, 2023: Honoring Colorado war heroes; Why are fallen service members buried abroad?

    May 29, 2023: Honoring Colorado war heroes; Why are fallen service members buried abroad?

    On this Memorial Day, we share stories of Coloradans who served in extraordinary conditions. Pueblo author Doug Sterner's new book is "Beyond Belief: True Stories of Colorado Heroes that Defy Comprehension." Then, why are American service members buried overseas instead of being brought back to the United States? And, singer Emily Scott Robinson honors her late cousin, Army Ranger James Twist.

    • 49 min
    May 26, 2023: Navigating summer air travel; The mystery of Colorado’s lost train car

    May 26, 2023: Navigating summer air travel; The mystery of Colorado’s lost train car

    Denver7 chief meteorologist Mike Nelson talks about why the recent rain could lead to more wet weather and how a weather pattern known as "El Niño" could increase the heat. Then, navigating summer air travel at DIA and what United's expansion might mean. Also, an update on a student's fight to wear a heritage sash at graduation. And, the mystery of Colorado's missing Merci train car.

    • 51 min
    May 25, 2023: What goes into settlements?; Denver’s mayoral candidates debate key issues

    May 25, 2023: What goes into settlements?; Denver’s mayoral candidates debate key issues

    The family of Christian Glass was awarded $19 million after their son was killed by a sheriff's deputy nearly a year ago in Clear Creek County. What goes into a settlement for police misconduct and why can they vary so much? Then, Denverite and CPR News partner with the Denver Post and Denver7 for a debate with Denver's two mayoral candidates, Kelly Brough and Mike Johnston. Later, a beloved woodshop teacher retires. And, remembering the queen of rock-n-roll, Tina Turner.

    • 49 min
    May 24, 2023: What does Colorado River water deal mean?; DU women’s lacrosse team makes history

    May 24, 2023: What does Colorado River water deal mean?; DU women’s lacrosse team makes history

    Will a deal tentatively reached by three of the states that use water from the Colorado River really make a difference, or is it just one step toward solving the water crisis? Then, what does the Colorado Springs mayoral election say about the overall political spectrum? Plus, the DU women's lacrosse team makes history and their stance as a national powerhouse. Plus, what to do about dandelions.

    • 51 min
    May 23, 2023: DPD sergeant on changing police culture, EEOC complaint; Nuggets make history!

    May 23, 2023: DPD sergeant on changing police culture, EEOC complaint; Nuggets make history!

    Denver police Sgt. Carla Havard shares her 25-year journey in law enforcement and why she's working to change the culture of policing. She also filed an EEOC complaint against the department, claiming harassment and racial discrimination. Then, keeping the nation's nuclear weapons away from artificial intelligence. And the Nuggets are heading to the NBA Finals for the first time!

    • 48 min
    May 22, 2023: Is solitary the answer for dangerous offenders?; How to start financial planning

    May 22, 2023: Is solitary the answer for dangerous offenders?; How to start financial planning

    A new book, “No Human Contact,” traces the back stories of two men who spent decades in solitary confinement for murder. Is it inhumane or the best way to control dangerous offenders? And what's the impact on guards? Then, financial planning can be emotionally fraught. How to get past the fear and plan ahead. And, a graduation speaker tells her unusual story.

    • 50 min

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