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Jan. 22, 2021: Remembering Selena And Her Colorado Performances
Selena, “The Queen of Tejano Music,” enchanted Colorado audiences with her incandescent performances. The Tejana singer is the subject of a new Netflix series and a new podcast from WBUR. We hear from creators behind both projects and meet a Coloradan who says the late singer made him proud of his Mexican-American heritage. Plus, plenty of her music!
Jan. 21, 2021: Rep. Jason Crow On Priorities & Moving Forward; The Love Of Skydiving
Democratic Rep. Jason Crow joins us to talk about what's next for Congress, the country, and Colorado. Then, how the state has avoided a post-holiday surge in cases of COVID-19. Plus, we'll get historical context about the impeachment and transition of power. Finally, a world record skydiver from Montrose is on a mission to inspire and educate.
Jan. 20, 2021: Presidential History On Inauguration Day; Avalanche Survivor’s Story
As Joe Biden becomes the country’s 46th president, we look at some of the 45 who came before him. What can history tell us about the present? Then, how a backcountry snowboarder survived an avalanche. Plus, apprenticeships may help address the early childhood educator crisis in Colorado. And The Lumineers' Jeremiah Fraites on his debut solo project.
Jan. 19, 2021: Social Media, Free Speech & Extremism; Climate Change In Colorado
When social media platforms like Twitter cracked down on misinformation, was it a violation of free speech? And what does it mean for viewpoints considered extreme? Then, where Colorado fits into the global picture of climate change. Plus, Purplish looks ahead for state lawmakers. And the fascination with UFOs.
Jan. 15, 2021: Bennet On Impeachment, Biden Priorities; Polis On What’s Next For Vaccines
Colorado's U.S. Senator Michael Bennet answers questions about the pending impeachment trial of President Trump and what he sees as priorities for the Biden administration. Plus, an excerpt from Purplish as Rep. Lauren Boebert gains national attention. And, Governor Jared Polis talks about improving the vaccine rollout and what's ahead for state lawmakers.
Jan. 13, 2021: Feds Prep For Possible Armed Protests; Tensions Grow Between U.S. & Iran
CPR’s justice reporter Allison Sherry spoke to a top federal official about how law enforcement is preparing for possible armed protests in Colorado and elsewhere ahead of the inauguration. Then, the U.S.-Iran relationship grows increasingly volatile. Later, the effect of the siege in Washington on some people of color.