Some of our favorite recent Colorado Matters interviews about state history include “Colorado Vanguards,” profiles of people who shaped the state. Then, an effort to revive Colorado’s original state song. And, the state historian on some little-known aspects of Colorado’s past.
Colorado history is full of pioneer legends like Pike, Long and Routt. But there are other, less well-known names like Sabin, Barela and Bent, too.
A Colorado historian and author profiles the Rough Riders and Roosevelt's legacy in a new book.
"The Garden Hose" explores how people seek connections to faith.
Fear And Loathing In Woody Creek: Growing Up With Hunter S. Thompson, Nederland-Based Elephant Revival's New Album, Kirkland Museum On The Move
Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s son, Juan Thompson of Denver, chronicles a difficult life with his father in the new memoir “Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up With Hunter S. Thompson.” Then, the Nederland band Elephant Revival has a new album, “Petals,” and an upcoming headline gig at Red Rocks. And, the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art prepares to close until 2017 when it moves to a new and bigger building.
In a new memoir, Juan Thompson grapples with his tumultuous childhood, his conflicted feelings toward his father, and their eventual reconciliation.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Talks Train and City, Flobots Bring Community Voices To Album, Debut Novel 'Fat Girl,' On Women's Weight, Sassy Highway Signs
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock realizes a dream with launch of the airport train but faces issues including community-police relations and homelessness. Plus, hip hop group the Flobots includes community voices in its new album "NOENEMIES." And, Mona Awad's debut novel "13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl," explores women's weight issues. Then, citizens write sassy signs to discourage distracted driving.
Mona Awad's debut novel "13 Ways of Looking At A Fat Girl" focuses on the delicate issue of women and weight.
Website Matches Teachers With Second Jobs, Denver Neighborhood Hopes Clean-Up Improves Health, 'Water Knife' Depicts Water-Starved West
Website ByaTeacher.com matches teachers seeking second jobs with employers who need help. Then, residents of Denver's Westwood neighborhood are part of a national movement to improve outdoor amenities such as parks and paths to encourage people to get outside. And, sci-fi thriller "Water Knife," by Colorado author Paolo Bacigalupi, takes readers to a water-starved West.