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TRENDS Podcast: Fewer College Admission Requirements Opens Doors To Students
Today’s edition examines changes in college admission requirements, available funding mechanisms and strategic support for students eligible for financial aid. Since the pandemic made it difficult for students to attend college classes in person and get the complete experience, it forced universities to make some changes. Some universities chose to [...]
TRENDS Podcast: How Can Solar Energy Improve Agriculture In A Changing Climate?
Today we will take a tour of Jack’s Solar Garden and learn more about how community solar can increase access to clean energy technologies. Byron Kominek is the owner of Jack’s Solar Garden. He describes the layout of the farm and the history of what has become what he calls [...]
TRENDS Podcast: How Do We Prepare For A Changing Climate?
Severe weather effects like drought, heat waves, unseasonal fires, and high wind make climate change hard to ignore across the Front Range. To talk about what actions Boulder County is taking to prepare for changing climate change and protect the most vulnerable populations, KGNU’s Rossana Longo Better speaks with Marina [...]
TRENDS Podcast: BVSD Explores Best Practices For Adding More Bilingual Education
About one dozen public school districts in Colorado offer bilingual instruction as part of a dual language immersion program, according to the state’s department of education. Among them are two schools in the Boulder Valley School District: Pioneer Bilingual and University Hill Elementary. The goal of dual immersion is to [...]
TRENDS Podcast: Voces Vivas An Exhibit In Honor of The Latino History of Resilience In Boulder County (Call in Show)
Voces Vivas, a new exhibit at the Museum of Boulder, opens Feb. 26 and explores the history of Latino families in Boulder County. Through an interactive display, the exhibit uses artifacts to document Latino lineage and the communities’ resilience in Boulder County. KGNU’s Rossana Longo-Better spoke with Justine Vigil-Tapia, whose [...]
TRENDS Podcast: Marshall Fire Victims Find Themselves Uninsured or Underinsured
More than 900 homes were destroyed and more than 1000 more were damaged in the Marshall Fire that ravaged Boulder County on the second to last day of 2021. While this is a tragic event for everyone who lost their homes, even a fire such as this can lay bare [...]
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