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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 28, 2020: Federal Aid Flows To Hospitals; Via Netflix, ‘Space Force’ Lands In Colorado

    May 28, 2020: Federal Aid Flows To Hospitals; Via Netflix, ‘Space Force’ Lands In Colorado

    The federal government is giving $72 billion to healthcare providers. A study shows the money’s being distributed unevenly. And, 20 years ago Colorado author James Van Pelt imagined a pandemic. His work feels prescient today. Then, high school athletes grapple with a season cut short.

    • 49 min
    May 27, 2020: Colorado’s Summer Tourism Outlook; Transformative Writing Behind Bars

    May 27, 2020: Colorado’s Summer Tourism Outlook; Transformative Writing Behind Bars

    As the summer tourism season begins, is Colorado putting out the welcome mat? Then, lawmakers start to narrow their focus at the state Capitol. Plus, how Colorado dairy farmers are adapting. Then, the power of writing for people in prison. And "At a Distance" asks about parties in the pandemic.

    • 48 min
    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

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