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Hosted by Ryan Warner and Avery Lill, CPR News' daily interview show focuses on the state's people, issues and ideas.

Hosted by Ryan Warner and Avery Lill, CPR News' daily interview show focuses on the state's people, issues and ideas.

Location:

Denver, CO

Genres:

Local News

Description:

Hosted by Ryan Warner and Avery Lill, CPR News' daily interview show focuses on the state's people, issues and ideas.

Language:

English

Contact:

Colorado Public Radio Bridges Broadcast Center 7409 South Alton Court Centennial, CO 80112 800-722-4449


Episodes

Oct. 27, 2021: Colorado actor reflects on ‘Rust’ shooting; A Hebraic Halloween

10/27/2021
Marty Lindsey, an actor from Colorado who's in the movie "Rust," reflects on the death of the film's cinematographer and on filming scenes with firearms. Then, the baker's dozen measures on Denver's ballot. Plus, Jewish horror stories just in time for Halloween. And marking 20 years of Colorado Matters with founding host Dan Drayer.

Duration:00:51:46

Oct. 26, 2021: Jumpstarting tourism in Colorado; Searching for world’s southernmost tree

10/26/2021
Colorado's considering key strategies as it works to overcome the pandemic and welcome back tourists, especially those from overseas. Then, the "Golden Girls" are helping with housing instability on the Western Slope. Plus, a Colorado researcher searches for, and finds, the world's southernmost tree. And memories of Amache as Colorado Matters marks 20 years.

Duration:00:50:27

Oct. 25, 2021: Black climbers from Colorado plan Everest expedition

10/25/2021
Three Coloradans plan the first all-Black expedition to Mount Everest. Then, faced with soaring housing prices some Coloradans live out of their cars. Plus, Colorado Matters celebrates its 20th anniversary with a look back at favorite discussions. And, a check-in with Nathan Heffel, who’ll help host our show from the Western Slope in the coming weeks.

Duration:00:51:11

Oct. 22, 2021: Living organ donation; Chef Jen Jasinski & ‘The Ponti’

10/22/2021
Matt Cavanaugh, of Manitou Springs, gave his kidney to a stranger and set off a chain reaction. Then, chef Jennifer Jasinski on her new restaurant, "The Ponti," opening with the Denver Art Museum's new renovation. And a documentary showcases the work of four students to incorporate Black history into their school curriculum.

Duration:00:49:04

Oct. 21, 2021: The evolution of ECT to treat depression; a Rocky Mountain murder mystery

10/21/2021
Many people already struggling with anxiety and depression say their problems intensified during the pandemic. Today, we talk about the evolution of ECT or electroconvulsive therapy. Then, school board races get more political. And, a new docuseries explores a murder in the Colorado Rockies. We listen back to an interview with an author who documented the case.

Duration:00:49:30

Oct. 20, 2021: Updating COVID in Colorado; Answering your seasonal gardening questions

10/20/2021
COVID-19 hospitalizations in Colorado are as high as they've been in almost a year, although nowhere near their peak last winter. We get perspective from two intensive care physicians. Plus, how vaccines are creating islands of safety in the state. Then, our seasonal questions for a gardening expert as fall and winter take hold. And, music from The Mananas.

Duration:00:49:09

Oct. 19, 2021: Mental health’s increasing importance in sports; Gen. Powell on leadership

10/19/2021
Coaches increasingly are considering players' mental health on and off the field, from elite to youth athletes. Then, spotlighting workers’ rights issues as HelloFresh employees consider a union. Plus, the Aspen Institute's conversation with the now-late General Colin Powell about leadership. And the bitter rivalry between the Broncos and the Raiders.

Duration:00:51:24

Oct. 18, 2021: No need to be baffled by your ballot; A guide to the Colorado Plateau

10/18/2021
Public affairs editor Megan Verlee explains Amendment 78 and Proposition 120, two finance-related statewide ballot measures. Bente Birkeland and Jenny Brundin walk through Proposition 119, which raises taxes on recreational cannabis for after-school programs. Then, life a year after the East Troublesome fire. And, “Discovering the Colorado Plateau.”

Duration:00:49:56

Oct. 15, 2021: Lucy’s mission to Jupiter; The rock ’n’ roll legacy of ‘The Family Dog’

10/15/2021
Hundreds of Coloradans are behind NASA's Lucy Mission to explore the asteroids near Jupiter. Then, a judge will now rule if a defamation lawsuit filed by a former Dominion employee can move forward against the Trump campaign and others. Plus, soccer standout Kellyn Acosta. And the rock 'n' roll legacy of "The Family Dog."

Duration:00:48:27

Oct. 14, 2021: As jobs evolve with robots and tech there are challenges and opportunities

10/14/2021
Robots, technology, jobs and the economy. Add in a global pandemic. It means big changes in the workforce. But just because a job can be automated, doesn't mean it should be. And what are the most robot-proof jobs? David Brancaccio, host of the Marketplace Morning Report, sat down with Colorado Matters host Avery Lill recently at Denver Startup Week.

Duration:00:49:35

Oct. 13, 2021: What ‘The Mike File’ reveals about mental health treatment over time

10/13/2021
Stephen Trimble's book, "The Mike File," explores the realities of mental illness and inadequate care through the real-life story of two brothers. Then, a new exhibit highlights the history of Indigenous slavery in Southern Colorado. And using virtual fences to herd cattle and save grassland.

Duration:00:48:59

Oct. 12, 2021: Abrams on Colorado’s voting innovations; Yes, pelicans live here

10/12/2021
Stacey Abrams, the voting rights activist and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate, comes to Colorado this week. She'd like to see the election system here replicated in her own state and nationwide. Then, the complexities of repatriating art and antiquities. Plus, Colorado wonders about land-locked pelicans. And the music of Denver-based singer Katiria.

Duration:00:49:10

Oct. 8, 2021: ‘Turn the Page’ with Peter Heller and ‘The Guide’

10/8/2021
"Turn the Page with Colorado Matters" features a conversation with bestselling novelist Peter Heller about his new book, "The Guide." Heller answers questions from Ryan Warner and from readers. How does he begin to write his novels? How did "The Guide" become a thriller? Plus, how he processes grief, and does he ever say 'goodbye' to his characters?

Duration:00:48:36

Oct. 7, 2021: Rethinking day care for employees; Raising the bar for renewable energy

10/7/2021
Businesses are finding unique ways to recruit and keep employees, like offering next-door day care to working parents. Then, in the face of climate change, can renewable energy handle the demand? Plus, what's happening with the wolves found in Colorado? And a Denver woman reflects on the 1950s relocation program designed to assimilate Native Americans.

Duration:00:49:32

Oct. 6, 2021: A Colorado county shows vaccines are just one weapon in COVID fight

10/6/2021
One of the most vaccinated places in the U.S. is San Juan County in southwest Colorado, but the virus still circulates there for a host of reasons. Then, students may not be meeting the one statewide requirement to graduate high school. Also, we revisit the oldest newspaper on the Western Slope. And the history of apple cider as fall festivals begin.

Duration:00:30:01

Oct. 5, 2021: Afghan refugees arriving in Colorado; Journey through a ‘Grieving Mall’

10/5/2021
Afghan refugees are arriving in Colorado. We get perspective on the challenges and opportunities ahead. Then, register for Avery's talk with David Brancaccio about robots and the economy at Denver Startup Week. Plus, the trade-off between SUVs and the environment. And tracing a daughter's grief through an abandoned shopping mall and a supernatural world.

Duration:00:29:54

Oct. 4, 2021: ACLU at the Capitol; Redistricting goes to the Colorado Supreme Court

10/4/2021
A CPR/Colorado Sun investigation of the ACLU. It has a reputation for success at the statehouse but some critics say its power brokers may have gone too far. Now the group’s entire public policy team is gone. Then, our Purplish podcast team on the new Congressional map. And, Denver music legend Charlie Burrell turns 101.

Duration:00:30:07

Oct. 1, 2021: As the pandemic exhausts nurses, what can be done to provide relief?

10/1/2021
Outside of a pandemic, nursing is a tough job. In a pandemic, it's become a pathway to burnout. And that's not just in hospitals, but in long-term care facilities and schools. Then, a listener reflects on the legacy of medical pioneer Dr. Charles Blackwood. And Denver muralist Charlo gets a national nod for spreading joy in his community.

Duration:00:28:17

Sept. 30, 2021: Finding Support For Indigenous College Students

9/30/2021
The last school year was tough on students everywhere. Among collegians, that was particularly true for Indigenous students, who already faced an uphill battle compared with peers. Journalists Charlotte West and Monica Braine kept up with three Indigenous students, including Nina Polk who attends Fort Lewis College in Durango.

Duration:00:28:22

Sept. 29, 2021: Colorado’s New Congressional Map; Remembering Jim Sheeler

9/29/2021
We now know where Colorado's new 8th Congressional district will be and how the 7 other districts will change. Then, remembering Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jim Sheeler who made it his goal to remember others. Plus, a four-legged strategy to reduce wildfire risk. And Colorado's connection to the song "My Grandfather's Clock."

Duration:00:30:14