Decades in prison, then a shocking re-entry to the world
For the first time in decades, parolee Kevin Monteiro was a free man on June 10, 2014. As CPR News' Andrea Dukakis reported this week in a four-part series, Monteiro has faced steep odds in rebuilding his life -- but he's succeeding so far. Read the first part here, and find the rest of the series here.
Was it the 'City of Monkey Gods?' Doesn't matter
Dental problems plague Colorado's poor kids
Analiya Aguilar, a skinny five-year old with straight black hair, had four teeth pulled last week. And she's not alone. At Children's Hospital Colorado alone, more than 3,000 children visited the operating room for dental surgery last year. Many of the children are low-income. More here.
Denver novel filled with local nods
What's my TABOR refund?
You've probably heard you might get a TABOR refund. If you're like us, you're wondering how much that could be. We set out to answer that very question -- find out more here.
Colorado instrument drive helps kids stay in school
Last year, an instrument drive launched by CPR went on hiatus as the station transitioned management of the program. Bringing Music to Life founder and executive director Steve Blatt hopes that this year, under his direction, the program will collect 600 to 700 instruments to give to schools. More here.
Northern Colorado arts advocates hope voters will support them with a tax
Fort Collins arts advocate Bruce Freestone says that many non-profit arts organizations are struggling. A new tax modeled after one in the Denver-metro area could help. But Larimer County Commissioner Steve Johnson says that any new tax will have a tough time passing in the county. More here.
Stories not to miss from NPR
In the 1800s, the Thames River was thick with human sewage and the streets were covered with horse dung, the removal of which, according to Lee Jackson, presented an "impossible challenge."
More people are moving toward a plant-based diet, for a variety of reasons. Anthropologist Barbara J. King asks three animal activists what this might mean for animals — and the world.
For 50 years, this little-known archive of civil rights activities has gone pretty much untouched and untapped.
In the mid-1800s, Britain was a global superpower with a big weakness for tea, all of which came from China. But a botanist with a talent for espionage helped Britain swipe the secrets of tea.
When a car hits and kills a deer or other creature, Jeff Potter swoops in and recovers the meat, then feeds it to friends and family. No one has ever gotten sick, he says.
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