Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Staffing shortages are so severe at the Colorado Mental Institute at Pueblo that the federal government has threatened to pull money because of worries about patient safety. Then, 9News Anchor Adele Arakawa is retiring after 24 years in Denver. She's head..
Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: An infectious disease expert from Colorado has resigned in protest from the President's HIV/AIDS advisory panel. She's disturbed about the new health care bill being debated in Congress. Then, we speak with CPR's government reporter Allison Sherry about t..
Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: The news media are under the microscope. It felt like a good time to lift the veil on how CPR's and NPR's newsrooms operate -- in terms of ethics. On a stage at the University of Denver's Newman Center, we confronted the dilemmas that reporters and editor..
Published: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: The fallout from a Title IX controversy at the University of Colorado Boulder, where university officials were recently punished for mishandling allegations of domestic violence against a former assistant football coach. Then, coal rolling is when people ..
Published: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb talks about his work on a national committee trying to unite the Democratic party and avoid the mistakes of the 2016 election. Then, bands can face up to a five-year wait to book a concert at Red Rocks. We asked listene..
Published: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Colorado congressman Mike Coffman says this morning's shooting in the Washington D.C. area should force Congress to reevaluate how it deals with off-site security. Then, people and bears are often at odds and with more people moving to Colorado, understan..
Published: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: A big question mark hangs over tens of thousands of people in more than a dozen Colorado counties: Will the only health insurer in town leave the state's insurance marketplace? And why are insurers pulling out of Obamacare markets? Next, President Trump's..
Published: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: A Colorado woman started a new training program where veterans learn how to prevent suicide among their peers. Then, James Leprino rarely talks to the press. He's the Colorado "cheese baron," who supplies Pizza Hut, Dominos and Papa Johns. A conversation ..
Published: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Gov. John Hickenlooper says withdrawing from the Paris climate accord is a “serious mistake,” but he’s short on detail when it comes to reducing Colorado’s own carbon footprint. Then, a job fair for shopping center workers laid off after the mall ..
Published: Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: The United States is backing out of the Paris climate accord but at least nine Colorado mayors have pledged to uphold the deal. We discuss what the withdrawal will mean statewide. Then, Cory Gardner is one of a small group of Republican senators hoping to..
Published: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Make a mud pie. Find a four-leaf clover. They're two things you should do before you're 12, according to a new ad campaign in Colorado that's designed to get kids outside. On average, kids spend only about four to seven minutes of unstructured time outdoo..
Published: Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: In this politically charged environment, what's it like to be a political cartoonist? We talked with two: Ed Stein, in Denver, had given up the art, but came back to weigh in on President Trump. And on the Western Slope, Paul Snover's billboard of Trump s..
Published: Fri, 02 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Want to know how many explosions and fires there have been at oil and gas operations in Colorado? How many people have died or been injured? It's not easy to find this information because the state doesn't require detailed reporting. But researchers at th..
Published: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: If you don’t think of surfing as a Colorado thing -- think again. There’s a new park on the South Platte River in suburban Denver where you can catch a wave. Backers hope the sport will spawn a renaissance in the neighborhood. And, two deadly explosio..
Published: Wed, 31 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Denver Public Schools is one of only a handful of districts in the country, off of a reservation, that teaches Lakota, an indigenous language. One of Denver’s two Lakota teachers is from the Standing Rock Reservation, where she took her students this ye..
Published: Tue, 30 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Some of the fastest-changing neighborhoods in Denver are along I-70 north of downtown, in part because of a major overhaul planned for the National Western Stock Show complex. The former agriculture secretary under President Obama, Tom Vilsack, is helping..
Published: Mon, 29 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Very few ace fighter pilots are still alive, so a Denver photographer rushed to take their pictures. We hear some of their stories, including one from a graduate from the Air Force Academy who still wonders why he survived as a pilot in Vietnam while his ..
Published: Thu, 25 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Denver Mayor Michael Hancock speaks to CPR News about the city’s homeless problems, including issues at the Denver Public Library, along with a possible $900 million bond issue, and local immigration policies. Plus, new poet laureates for Denver and Aur..
Published: Wed, 24 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: A civic experiment: Six Coloradans, three who voted for Trump and three who didn't, break bread together. They agreed to step out of their political bubbles, sat at our table over soup and sourdough and talked, with no shouting. Then, as the New Horizons ..
Published: Tue, 23 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Mobile homes parks are a form of affordable housing, but these parks often sit on valuable land. A CU Denver sociologist discusses the issues that may arise if that land is sold. Then, the Argentine immigrant and restaurateur who opened "Maria Empanada" i..
Published: Mon, 22 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: As Denver's population has boomed, its housing stock hasn't. Now some families that were already displaced from the city are being displaced again in the suburbs as they get more expensive. A new study suggests potential solutions for low- and middle-inco..
Published: Fri, 19 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: A Colorado pediatrician made some surprising discoveries when he and his team interviewed hundreds of young people and their parents about access to firearms. Then, her many YouTube followers know her as "Tazzy Phe." She's Muslim, of Pakistani descent, li..
Published: Thu, 18 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: A Grand Junction teen has deep community ties and big plans for the future, but only a temporary reprieve from deportation that's subject to presidential approval. He was brought to the U.S. illegally at age 5. His story is the first in a CPR series about..
Published: Wed, 17 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Each May, a Denver man celebrates what he calls his second birthday. It was this month -- more than half a century ago -- that US troops liberated Jack Adler during a Nazi death march. Adler survived the Holocaust, but the rest of his immediate family did..
Published: Tue, 16 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Some of our favorite culinary conversations are the focus of our show today. First, did you know about BEANGATE? That's when White House staff scrambled to find out what beans president Lyndon Johnson ate. It's one of many stories that comes out in a new..
Published: Mon, 15 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Schools and mental health care got a lot of attention from state lawmakers in the annual session that ended last week. There are important changes ahead for students and for Coloradans who struggle with mental illness. Then, it's easy to lose count of the..
Published: Fri, 12 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: They thought their work was done, but state lawmakers may be called back to the Capitol to deal with issues Gov. John Hickenlooper thinks are unresolved, like transportation funding. They found some new money for roads, but couldn't reach an agreement for..
Published: Thu, 11 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: A drug called carfentanil, used as an elephant tranquilizer in China, has killed at least two people in Colorado and deepened the state’s opioid crisis. Then, the prospect of Trump- administration tax cuts has softened the market for tax credits that he..
Published: Wed, 10 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: On the last day of action this year at the state Capitol, we speak with Governor John Hickenlooper about the key issues under the dome -- and about the debate over health care in Washington. Also, a new play in Aurora -- if you can call it that -- takes i..
Published: Tue, 09 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Homeowners in Colorado got something in the mail recently that may have made their eyes widen. It's what local assessors think their properties are worth. In some parts of the state, the jump in value was as much as 35 percent. What that means for your co..
Published: Mon, 08 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: The recent explosion of a home in Northwest Colorado -- which killed two people -- intensifies the debate over how close homes and oil and gas operations should be to each other. We'll talk about what the event means for the industry, public safety, and g..
Published: Fri, 05 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Denver's hometown airline, Frontier, is considering going public. Profits are up but its customer service rating is way down. Could that scare off investors? Then, the lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan moved a Boulder woman to write a new choral wo..
Published: Thu, 04 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: After a man died in a bathroom, the Denver Public Library became one of the first libraries in the country to dispense a medication that reverses opioid overdoses. And, it's a year of transition for Molson Coors after an acquisition that made it the world..
Published: Wed, 03 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Colorado State University in Fort Collins has broken ground on a $20 million center for its burgeoning meat science program. Sixty thousand people have signed a petition to block it, but supporters say it offers hands-on experience for future agriculture ..
Published: Tue, 02 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Is the United Methodist Church headed towards a schism? A church court ruled that the recent consecration of an openly gay bishop, whose territory includes Colorado, violates church law, but she may keep her appointment. Then, western mystery writer Craig..
Published: Mon, 01 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: There are so many opioid-hooked babies born at one Pueblo hospital that nurses asked the community for help. The call went out for volunteer cuddlers. Then Lt. Governor Donna Lynne, in her first year on the job, has traveled to every Colorado county to he..
Published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Fifty years ago, former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm was a freshman legislator when he sponsored what became the nation's first law to ease restrictions on abortion. This week, the group American Right to Life, based in Wheat Ridge, sent state legislators a..
Published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: A mobile laundry serves the homeless in Denver. The people who use the laundry truck can also connect with social services in hopes of getting off the street. Then, it was harder to reach the North Pole in the 1800s than to reach the moon in the 1960s, bu..
Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Scientists at CU Boulder say there's a climate change collision course underway in Colorado: More wildfires are expected and more people are moving into the forest. The scientists released a report showing how fast-growing communities can adapt. Then, a C..
Published: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Last year, four million cantaloupes came from Rocky Ford, Colorado. Right now, farmers are working their fields and, at least one, prays his crop isn't ravaged by hail again. A look at how this year's crop is shaping up and the workforce that harvests it...
Published: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Protestors on college campuses may see signs pointing them to "free speech zones." Those types of cordoned off areas, meant to contain students' political speech, will soon be illegal on Colorado campuses. Then, new evidence that ancestral Puebloans used ..
Published: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: “Drain The Swamp" was a rallying cry during the 2016 election. It's also the title of a new book from U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, a Republican who represents northern and eastern Colorado. Buck joins us to talk Washington political culture, President Trump’s ..
Published: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: There's a lot of uncertainty now for young people in AmeriCorps. The national service program could lose its federal funding under President Trump's proposed budget. Eric Gorski, bureau chief for Chalkbeat Colorado, says this isn't the first time AmeriCor..
Published: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: It's the longest congressional break since the inauguration of President Trump and we check in with CPR's new government reporter Alison Sherry to find out what lawmakers have been saying about issues like immigration, health care and marijuana. Then, eve..
Published: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: A Colorado doctor is on a mission: to develop antidotes for people attacked with chemical weapons. He says his team is close. We'll talk in light of the gas attack in Syria. Then, Romeo and Juliet with a twist -- families separated by religion. It's the c..
Published: Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: "Take your seats ... fasten your safety belts." We learn today that climate change could make air turbulence worse. It's just one of the stories we talked through with two Colorado climate scientists, one of whom went to conference at Arapahoe Basin recen..
Published: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Autonomous vehicles appear to be the wave of the future and state lawmakers have grappled this session with how to regulate them. Sen. Owen Hill, Republican from El Paso County, has helped lead the effort and has high hopes for the technology. But some wo..
Published: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: Governor John Hickenlooper has had recent calls with President Trump's budget director and his infrastructure guru. We'll hear about those and about the governor's letter imploring the federal government to butt out when it comes to state marijuana laws. ..
Published: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: He's been called "the most dangerous man in football" for his decision to stop playing in the NFL. He thought the risks of brain injury were too high. Chris Borland may have opened the door for other players to do the same. Then, cadets at the Air Force A..
Published: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600Summary: A Denver woman says the Assad government killed eleven members of her family last week. She hopes the U.S. missile attacks, ordered by President Trump, scare Asad. Then, Grand Canyon National Park has its first female leader, and the University of Colorad..