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Check out our new politics show, Purplish. It's about politics in Colorado. We're not a blue state, or a red state or even truly a purple state. We're purplish. We explain the "ish" and hope to make learning about state government fun, or at least fun-ish.

Check out our new politics show, Purplish. It's about politics in Colorado. We're not a blue state, or a red state or even truly a purple state. We're purplish. We explain the "ish" and hope to make learning about state government fun, or at least fun-ish.
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Check out our new politics show, Purplish. It's about politics in Colorado. We're not a blue state, or a red state or even truly a purple state. We're purplish. We explain the "ish" and hope to make learning about state government fun, or at least fun-ish.

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@newscpr

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English

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303-871-9191 ext 250


Episodes

Walker Stapleton's Family

9/20/2018
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A name can be a tricky thing for a politician. For Walker Stapleton, the Republican nominee for governor, his name does double duty, tying him to both a controversial Denver mayor and the Bush dynasty. Stapleton trumpeted both those ties at the beginning of his political career. Today, he’s running more as his own man. CPR’s Ann Marie Awad dives into both the legacies embodied in Walker Stapleton’s name--and examines whether either might matter on Election Day.

Duration:00:26:52

Jared Polis's Money

9/13/2018
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Congressman Jared Polis has spent an unprecedented amount money on his campaign for governor. By the latest count, he’s donated $18.3 million of his own money. That’s more than the total candidate spending in the 2014 gubernatorial race. The Democratic nominee says self-financing buys him political independence. Unlike his opponent, he refuses donations from corporations and special interests, which he argues frees him to push bold proposals. Meanwhile, Republican nominee Walker Stapleton...

Duration:00:27:09

The Signature Wars

9/6/2018
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In Colorado, voters have incredible power to pass laws at the ballot. The initiative process was born out of the Progressive Era. Reformers hoped that by giving people a say in state government, they could check special interests and their influence over lawmakers. Things haven't gone exactly as planned. Today, the initiative process is often Colorado's highest-stakes political poker game, attracting a wide range of corporations and wealthy donors. So has direct democracy made Colorado...

Duration:00:25:16

Introducing 'Purplish': A Podcast About Colorado Politics And The Forces That Shape It

8/29/2018
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“Purplish” is a show about Colorado's democracy ahead of the 2018 election. The podcast, hosted by Colorado Public Radio reporter Sam Brasch, goes behind the headlines to ask big questions about state government. Each episode hones in on a puzzling piece of news around the election. Explanations come from CPR reporters, experts and voters. The goal is to provide the context that’s often left out of election coverage. Rather than cover the horse race, it tells stories about how democracy...

Duration:00:02:38