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In the Arena with Colorado Concern explores the intersection of business and politics in the Centennial state. On the podcast Mike Kopp will connect you with individuals who are rolling up their sleeves and working to make meaningful change in the state. He will also keep you apprised of issues impacting the business community and let you know when your voice can have an impact.

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In the Arena with Colorado Concern explores the intersection of business and politics in the Centennial state. On the podcast Mike Kopp will connect you with individuals who are rolling up their sleeves and working to make meaningful change in the state. He will also keep you apprised of issues impacting the business community and let you know when your voice can have an impact.

    Recommitting to Our Institutions

    Recommitting to Our Institutions

    Yuval Levin is the Director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where he also holds the Beth and Ravenel Curry Chair in Public Policy. He is also the Founder and Editor of National Affairs. He joins the podcast to discuss his new book, A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream. 

    • 39 min
    Exclusive Governor's Forum

    Exclusive Governor's Forum

    This is a recording from the Colorado Concern Governor's Forum held on Friday, September 30th, at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  We were joined by Governor Jared Polis and CU Regent Heidi Ganahl to deeply discuss issues facing business and the state. Our moderator was esteemed newspaper executive Dean Singleton. 

    • 59 min
    Criminal (In)Justice

    Criminal (In)Justice

    Rafael Mangual is the head of research for the Policing and Public Safety Initiative at the Manhattan Institute. He recently released the book Criminal (In)Justice: What the Push for Decarceration and Depolicing Gets Wrong and Who it Hurts Most. He joins the podcast to discuss criminal justice reform from a national perspective.

    • 45 min
    Understanding the Grid

    Understanding the Grid

    Alice Jackson is the Senior Vice President of System Strategy and Chief Planning Officer at Xcel Energy, she is also a member of Colorado Concern’s board of directors. Alice oversees electric integration in eight states and joins the podcast to discuss Colorado’s electric grid. 

    • 41 min
    Crime in the City

    Crime in the City

    Paul Pazen has been the Chief of Police for the City of Denver since 2018 and will retire in October.  Regular listeners will remember Chief Pazen on the podcast discussing the alarming role of personal recognizance bonds on the state of crime in the city. Today we zoom out and look at the city and statewide trends as well as hiring the next generation of officers. 

    • 46 min
    REBROADCAST: Delegation of Powers and Climate Change

    REBROADCAST: Delegation of Powers and Climate Change

    We are looking back on an important discussion from 2020 where we were joined by Paul Seby, a Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig with 25 years of experience in environmental issues, where we discussed the legal realities of HB 19-1261, the Climate Action Plan to Reduce Pollution. This bill was signed into law in 2019, giving broad authority to regulate emissions to the Air Quality Control Commission and creating constitutional concerns. Join us as we unpack this important issue that will have a substantial impact on business for decades to come. 

    https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb19-1261

    • 37 min

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