At a federal prison in southern Colorado, one mentally ill inmate spent almost 19 years in solitary confinement. A new federal report says prisoners with mental health problems are confined to solitary for longer than others in the prison population. And, the Western Slope town of Nucla started as a socialist utopia, then became a center of uranium mining. Now, residents worry about their town's economic survival. Then, Donald Trump came to last year’s Western Conservative Summit to make peace with Colorado Republicans who opposed his presidential candidacy. This year, he won’t attend, and those same conservatives are frustrated by his administration’s failed efforts at health care reform. Plus, the story of a Colorado man who created his own currency.
Mentally Ill Inmates And Solitary; Nucla's Colorful History; Trump Not At Conservative Summit; The Man Who Minted His Own Money
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Ryan Warner is the senior host and editor of Colorado Public Radio's daily interview program "Colorado Matters." He regularly reports on the most important issues facing Colorado - from the state capitol, which includes a monthly interview with the Governor of Colorado - to topics concerning health, education, business, energy and the environment and arts and culture.
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