Colorado MattersAuthor: Colorado Public Radio
20 Aug 2018

Colorado Matters

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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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    Staying Safe As Humans Move Into Mountain Lion Territory; What Is Denver-Bound VF Corp?

    Encounters with mountain lions are only going to increase as humans move out into their habitat. Here's how to act smart and stay safe. Then, how VF Corp operates and what's behind the name. Next, this startup pairs empty-nesters up with other baby boomers looking to rent. Also, how Rube Goldberg machines are teaching communities about government budgeting.

  • Posted on 17 Aug 2018

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    Gov. Hickenlooper And Masterpiece Cakeshop Baker Jack Phillips Weigh In On New Lawsuit

    Gov. John Hickenlooper discusses the new Cakeshop lawsuit and two potential oil and gas ballot measures. Then, Jack Phillips and his lawyer discuss the new lawsuit. Next, why historic communities are losing their sidewalks. Also, how yoga helps inmates. Then, a brewery that's donates to conservation causes. Finally, why mosquitoes prefer some over others.

  • Posted on 16 Aug 2018

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    Retiring Public Defender Wants Mental Health and Drug Reform; How Colorado Saves Water

    Doug Wilson has served with the Office of State Public Defender for 30 years, heading up the department during cases including the Aurora theater and Planned Parenthood shootings. Next, how Colorado can store more water as drought worsens statewide. Then, why teens are trying out e-cigarettes far more than traditional tobacco.

  • Posted on 15 Aug 2018

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    The Real Black Klansman Ron Stallworth Shares His Story; The Price Tag After A Hailstorm

    Ron Stallworth became the first black detective at the Colorado Springs Police Department in the late 1970s. His stranger-than-fiction tale of infiltrating the local Ku Klux Klan chapter is now the latest Spike Lee film, "BlacKkKlanman." Also, hailstorms leave behind hefty bills after the clouds clear. The most expensive is Colorado history cost $2 billion.

  • Posted on 14 Aug 2018

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    Vanessa Bennett Was The Sole Survivor Of 1984 Murders; Pueblo Fire Has A Diversity Problem

    Vanessa Bennett was the sole survivor of her family's 1984 murders. Now she's 38 and living on the streets in Arizona. Then, Pueblo Fire Department's employees doesn't reflect the community. The Fire Chief enlisted a retired African-American firefighter to help diversify their staff. Also, School of Mines debuts a space mining degree program.

  • Posted on 13 Aug 2018

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