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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

Feb. 24, 2021: What Masks Will Say About Identity In 100 Years; Remembering Lucile

2/24/2021
The state archeologist believes masks will become artifacts about this moment in time for future generations. Then, a Colorado Springs boutique owner on what opening a business during the pandemic has taught her. And, it took a century for CU Boulder to recognize the graduation of Lucile Berkeley Buchanan; now the school's naming a building after her.

Duration:00:29:34

Feb. 23, 2021: The Elijah McClain Investigation; Checking In With Cobbler Tommy Rhine

2/23/2021
The Aurora City Council reacts to the Elijah McClain investigation that found officers mishandled the encounter. Then, how’s the shoe repair business one year into the pandemic? We check in with cobbler Tommy Rhine of Denver. Later, Rep. Joe Neguse on his new role in the House Subcommittee on National Parks. Finally, world-record skydiver Melissa Lowe.

Duration:00:27:48

Feb. 19, 2021: US Attorney Talks Crime, Guns, Insurrectionists, Street Drugs & Marijuana

2/19/2021
Colorado's top federal prosecutor, U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn, answers questions about suspected insurrectionists, crime in the pandemic, guns, street drugs, and the chances marijuana will be legalized on a federal level. Dunn recently announced his resignation. Plus, a successful touchdown for Perseverance on Mars, a mission with connections to Colorado.

Duration:00:29:07

Feb. 18, 2021: COVID’s Health Toll Goes Beyond Virus; Real Life Inspires ‘To The Mountain’

2/18/2021
More people died in Colorado in 2020 than in an average year, but COVID-19 isn’t the only reason. Also, schools find ways to reconnect students and sports. Plus, the father/son relationship and their experiences with autism that inspire the new novel based in Colorado, "To the Mountain." And a big honor for Colorado Springs-based artist Idris Goodwin.

Duration:00:49:36

Feb. 17, 2021: Equitable Vaccine Clinics; The Environmental Film Festival’s 15th Year

2/17/2021
Churches and community centers have become vaccine clinics to reach underserved populations. State Sen. Julie Gonzales shares what it took to do this in her district. Then, side-effects of the vaccine. Later, the Colorado Environmental Film Festival celebrates its 15th year. Finally, “The Kitchen Shelf” tackles pinto bean desserts from Cortez.

Duration:00:49:12

Feb. 16, 2021: Garnett & Holbert On Legislative Priorities; Exploring A Toxic Cave

2/16/2021
State House majority leader, Democrat Alec Garnett, and state Senate minority leader, Chris Holbert, talk about legislative priorities including health care and transportation funding. Then, Denver Post reporter David Migoya on his investigation of the state judicial department. Plus, exploring Colorado's Sulphur Cave. And Denver's Nathaniel Rateliff on SNL.

Duration:00:50:04

Feb. 15, 2021; Presidents Day Perspectives Through History

2/15/2021
On this Presidents Day, perspectives from the Founding Fathers to the First Ladies. The current pandemic isn't the first time past leaders have had to overcome sickness. Then, history's take on the transition of power. Also, presidential confidantes and advisors on the White House kitchen staff. And, notable First Ladies who helped their husbands succeed.

Duration:00:50:25

Feb. 12, 2021: A Chef Loses Smell, Taste To COVID-19; The American Dream Of ‘Minari’

2/12/2021
A Denver chef shares what it's like to lose his senses of smell and taste to COVID-19, and what researchers theorize is happening to the body. Then, CPR's Washington, D.C. reporter Caitlyn Kim's observations on the Senate impeachment trial in Purplish.

Duration:00:48:35

Feb. 11, 2021: Saving Colorado’s Endangered Places; Science Moms On Climate Change Mission

2/11/2021
Three new places have been added to the list of the most endangered in Colorado. We’ll talk about the evolving goals of preservation. Then, calls to Colorado's child abuse and neglect hotline are down, but what does that mean? Also, the "Science Moms" are on a mission about climate change. Plus a "Journey to Freedom" with the spirituals radio project.

Duration:00:49:17

Feb. 10, 2020: Looking For Life On Mars; Cleo Parker Robinson Talks Dance & Racial Justice

2/10/2021
There are three missions to Mars underway and all hope to find signs of life. Then, more from the education series, “The Workforce Behind The Workforce.” Later, choreographer Cleo Parker Robinson talks dance in the pandemic and racial justice. Plus, why making your own outdoor gear used to be a thing. And, new music from climate activist Xiuhtezcatl.

Duration:00:49:40

Feb. 9, 2021: Creating Police Accountability; Tia Fuller Brings The ‘Soul’ Of Jazz Alive

2/9/2021
We talk with the chairperson of a Colorado Springs citizen commission that’s examining policing: from racial bias to crisis response to use of force. Then, assessing Colorado’s special needs parole law. Also, we remember anti-war and civil rights champion Rennie Davis.

Duration:00:49:49

Feb. 8, 2021: Fraud Compounds Unemployment Benefits Frustration; Wildfire Horse Rescue

2/8/2021
Mounting frustration with the unemployment system as people are denied benefits because of the state's efforts to crack down on fraud. Then, a critical moment for the state GOP as the party tries to unify. Plus, an all-out effort to rescue horses from a wildfire. And new reflections on Selena from a stagehand who worked one of her concerts in Pueblo.

Duration:00:50:10

Feb. 5, 2021: How The Pandemic’s Caused Chipped Teeth & More; Koko Bayer’s Hope Hearts

2/5/2021
Denver's former independent law enforcement monitor talks about the challenges ahead for his replacement. Plus, two dentists on safety protocols against COVID-19 and how pandemic anxiety is showing up in people's teeth. Then, meet Koko Bayer, the Denver artist who created hearts with a message of hope. And, the "future funk" sound of Denver band, The Grand Alliance.

Duration:00:50:26

Feb. 4, 2021: Tracking Growth In Colorado; Remembering Civil Rights Champion Ruth Steele

2/4/2021
State demographer Elizabeth Garner shares stories behind the statistics of Colorado's population growth. Also, RTD's new CEO Debra Johnson on the challenges ahead for public transit. Then, we remember civil rights champion Ruth Steele from Pueblo. And "Turn the Page" is reading a book about animals.

Duration:00:49:39

Feb. 3, 2021: Inside The GameStop Stock Debacle; Colorado Springs Turns 150

2/3/2021
Two finance professors break down what happened with GameStop’s sudden rise in the stock market. Then, an update on the CORE Act, which would add more federal protections to Colorado land. Later, a new exhibit celebrates Colorado Springs’ 150th birthday with artifacts from the city’s history. Finally, a conversation about an unexpectedly taboo topic: aging.

Duration:00:50:08

Feb. 2, 2021: Life’s Not On Hold: Teens Navigate Missed Milestones PART 2

2/2/2021
The pandemic has disrupted the lives of young people in many ways, resulting in missed milestones and opportunities. Life’s not “on hold” for teens this year. They share personal stories and we focus on solutions as they find ways to cope and move forward.

Duration:00:49:11

Feb. 1, 2021: Life’s Not On Hold: Teens Navigate Missed Milestones PART 1

2/1/2021
The pandemic has disrupted the lives of young people in many ways, resulting in missed milestones and opportunities. Life’s not “on hold” for teens this year. They share personal stories and we focus on solutions as they find ways to cope and move forward.

Duration:00:49:28

Jan. 29, 2021: Reflecting On The World Through Poetry

1/30/2021
Today, a special reflection on the world through poetry. From racial inequities to gentrification, Indigenous voices to moments of wonder, we revisit conversations with Colorado poets as they frame this moment in time.

Duration:00:50:05

Jan. 28, 2021: Suthers On Future Of Colorado Springs; Translating Wildfire Emergencies

1/28/2021
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers joins us live to talk about police accountability, Space Command, and the city’s future as it turns 150. Then, Colorado-based Dominion fights claims of voter fraud. Plus, working to make sure language isn't a barrier during wildfire emergencies. And we revisit "Hidden Valley Road" to overcome the stigma of schizophrenia.

Duration:00:49:28

Jan. 27, 2021: Rev. Paula Williams At National Prayer Service; Teens & Missed Milestones

1/27/2021
Rev. Paula S. Williams from Longmont’s Left Hand Church delivered a message of healing at last week’s National Prayer Service. Then, health leaders across the state grapple with threats as COVID-19 restrictions continue. Later, how teens cope with the missed milestones during the pandemic. Finally, Colorado ‘70s band, Firefall has some new music out.

Duration:00:50:08