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Focusing on the state's people, issues and ideas, hear Colorado Matters on Colorado Public Radio's in-depth news station at www.cpr.org.

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Crisis At State Mental Hospital; Retiring TV Anchor On Industry's Future; A Recycling Robot


Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Presidential HIV/AIDS Advisor From Colorado Resigns; Governor's Race; Denver Poet's New...


Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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When To Call Something A Lie; Anonymous Sources; Conflicts Of Interests: CPR And NPR Decision-Mak...


Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Coal Rolling Crackdown; CU Football Punishments; Death Penalty History; 'America's Got...


Published: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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 ..


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Democratic Divisions; Red Rocks Hard To Book; Coaching A Son With Autism; Juneteenth


Published: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Rep. Coffman Raises Security Concerns After Shooting; Avoiding Legislative Gridlock; Humans And B...


Published: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Why Colorado's Health Exchange Struggles For Insurers; Teen Bluegrass Sister Act


Published: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Veterans Helping Prevent Peer Suicide; Colorado's 'Cheese Baron'; Inside The Sover...


Published: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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 ..


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Gov. Hickenlooper On 'Paris' Withdrawal; What Retailers' Troubles Mean For Colorad...


Published: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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 ..


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Colorado And The Paris Climate Accord; Sen. Cory Gardner Helps Negotiate Healthcare Revamp; Bould...


Published: Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Couch Potatoes: A Colorado Campaign To Get Kids Out...


Published: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Political Commentary Through Cartoons In The Trump Age; Grateful Dead At Red Rocks


Published: Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Prevalence Of Oil And Gas Explosions In Colorado; Springs Sculptor On International Stage


Published: Fri, 02 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Yep, It's True: You Can Surf In Suburban Denver


Published: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Raised On Standing Rock Reservation, A Teacher Keeps Lakota Alive In Denver Schools


Published: Wed, 31 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Can The National Western Overhaul Help End World Hunger? Questioning Teacher Evals; Dressing For...


Published: Tue, 30 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Memorial Day Special: America's Best Wartime Pilots; Bell Tolls For Colorado Veterans


Published: Mon, 29 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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 ..


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Denver Mayor On Housing And Immigration; New Poet Laureates; Summer Books Of The West


Published: Thu, 25 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Breaking Bread: Six Coloradans Get Together To Understand Politics And Each Other; New Horizons S...


Published: Wed, 24 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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 ..


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Mobile Home Park Quandry; Maria Empanada Is A Prize-Winning Hit; Teen Moms Take Center Stage


Published: Tue, 23 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Denver's Housing Woes; Denver Health's Medicaid Worries; Grand Junction's Mayor


Published: Mon, 22 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Kids And Guns; Denver YouTuber Recognized For Blending Humor, Social Justice; Charles Lindbergh B...


Published: Fri, 19 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Immigrant Teen Has Big Plans In US; Pet Care For Veterans; Scientists Pursue The Fountain Of Yout...


Published: Thu, 18 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Denver Holocaust Survivor's Liberation; Colorado Author's Novel On Missing Woman's...


Published: Wed, 17 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Today's Focus Is Food: Feeding Presidents; Changing Chain Restaurants; Leftovers At Coors Fi...


Published: Tue, 16 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Mental Health And Education Changes From Lawmakers; A Trip Up A Denver Tower Crane


Published: Mon, 15 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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It's A Wrap On This Legislative Session, Or Is It?; Inmates Explore Their Entrepreneurial Sp...


Published: Fri, 12 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Colorado Opioid Crisis Grows With Deadly Drug; Affordable Housing Investments Slow; Architect Ed...


Published: Thu, 11 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Hickenlooper's Thoughts As Legislature Wraps Up; Travelers Of The 'Lost Dimension'


Published: Wed, 10 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Impact Of Rising Property Values; A Little Known Valley In Rocky Mountain National Park


Published: Tue, 09 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Pipeline Explosion Fallout; Skyscrapers Generating Solar Power; Child Reader Guest Host


Published: Mon, 08 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Hemp In Colorado; Frontier Airlines; Music Inspired By Flint Water Crisis; Social Awkwardness


Published: Fri, 05 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Opioid Overdoses At Local Library; Beermaker Molson Coors' CEO; Yosemite Climber's Memo...


Published: Thu, 04 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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A Meatpacking Plant On CSU's Campus; Eating Insects; Colorado Writer Seeks First People In N...


Published: Wed, 03 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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 ..


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Uncertainty Over Fate Of Gay Bishop; Craig Johnson; 'Dark Matter'; Transgender Opera


Published: Tue, 02 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Cuddling Opioid Babies In Pueblo, CO Lt. Gov's First Year On The Job, A Denver Poet On What...


Published: Mon, 01 May 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Fiftieth Anniversary Of Colorado Abortion Law; Water 'Banking' On The Western Slope; CS...


Published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Homeless Laundry; Lessons Of Polar Exploration Apply To Outer Space; A Girl And Her Pet Bear


Published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Climate Change And Wildfires; Anti-Doping Cyclist; I.M. Pei's Mark On Colorado; Pioneering B...


Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Farming Cantaloupes In Rocky Ford, Colorado Medical Students Learn From Nuremberg Trials


Published: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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...


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Campus Free Speech; Denver Commercial History; Ancient Geometry; Jazz History; New Poetry


Published: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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 ..


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A Colorado Congressman On 'The Swamp,' Sexting Bill, Airport Worker Shortage, Drinkable...


Published: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: “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 ..


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AmeriCorps In Colorado Schools; Rock Climbing Emoji; Inspiration From 'America The Beautiful...


Published: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Colorado's Congressional Delegation On Trump Agenda; State's Tourism Director; Denver B...


Published: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Chemical Weapon Antidote; Religious Romeo And Juliet; Little Free Libraries; Mountain Rum


Published: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Climate Change Turbulence, Curious Theater Protest Play, Colorado Garden Questions Answered


Published: Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: "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..


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Colorado Lawmakers Back Self-Driving Cars; Where Does The Water Go?; Google's Food Guru


Published: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Hickenlooper On Marijuana, Budget; Future Of Defunct Airport's Iconic Tower; Longmont Banjo...


Published: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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. ..


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Football Brain Injuries; Air Force Sexual Assault Book; Secret Lives Of Owls


Published: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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Syrian War Resonates In Denver; Autism On Film; Grand Canyon's First Female Ranger; DU Hocke...


Published: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Summary: 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..


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