Colorado MattersAuthor: Colorado Public Radio
23 Feb 2019

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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    Want To Bike More, But Too Scared? Try This New Map; Hickenlooper And Bennet Head To Iowa

    Many Denverites want to bike more but find main streets scary. A new map shows safer routes. Then, Democrats John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet are both stumping in Iowa. Next, the hidden scars of patrol officers. Also, will the Rockies deliver this season? And, a Nuggets update. Plus, an old stone barn is all that's left of the Goodnight Cattle Company.

  • Posted on 22 Feb 2019

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    Warren Washington Knew About Climate Change For Decades; Ice Climbing In Downtown Denver

    Scientist Warren Washington, who advised six presidents on climate change, just won the Tyler Prize, a Nobel for the environment. Then, the Ice Climbing World Cup is in Denver this weekend, and in North America for the first time. Next, state Rep. Brianna Titone's balancing act. Also, the real-life Green Book. Finally, Georgia O'Keeffe comes to MCA Denver.

  • Posted on 21 Feb 2019

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    Church Abuse Survivors React To AG's Review; Florence Supermax Is Ready For El Chapo

    The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests responds to AG Phil Weiser's independent review of the Colorado Catholic Church. Then, a look at the "Alcatraz of the Rockies" awaiting El Chapo. Next, the failed safe-injection site effort. And, veterans in Montrose could soon heal with music. Finally, revisit our interview with Matthew Shepard’s family.

  • Posted on 20 Feb 2019

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    Weiser Launches Review Of Catholic Church Abuse; Denver Safe Injection Site Effort Stalls

    AG Phil Weiser announced an independent review of clerical abuse in the Colorado Catholic Church, along with victim support programs. Then, an effort to open a supervised injection facility in Denver won’t happen this year. Next, the little-known history of "atomic tattoos" during the Cold War. Finally, we revisit comedian Ben Roy's story of clerical abuse.

  • Posted on 19 Feb 2019

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    Weiser Will Challenge National Emergency; Why Are Prosecutors Filing So Many Felonies?

    AG Phil Weiser will challenge Trump's wall declaration, and a law professor reacts to the emergency. Next, while other crime stats are flat, felony charges are rising. Also, the EPA has a plan for El Paso County's PFA problem. Then, women are rarely on company boards. Next, behind the proposed statewide straw ban. Finally, meet Denver artist Suchitra Mattai.

  • Posted on 18 Feb 2019

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