Throughout the year, CPR News strove to present an in-depth view of issues that are critical to the Colorado community through its partnerships with other organizations, both national and local.
This included joining American Homefront, a collaboration of public radio stations and NPR focusing on the experiences of active duty military and veterans. CPR strengthens the project with a substantial presence of military and VA services along the Front Range.
CPR News teamed up with local outlets the Grand Junction Sentinel and the Durango Herald to follow Governor John Hickenlooper on the campaign trail soon after he announced his bid for president.
CPR partnered with WNYC to develop and co-host a three-hour national call-in show - Ask a Legal State - that explored marijuana legalization in Colorado and across the country. CPR’s On Something host and producer, Ann Marie Awad, co-hosted the show, which aired on 4/20.
In collaboration with organizations across the state, CPR Classical and Indie 102.3 connected the Colorado community to the power of music through live broadcasts, local performances and instrument drives.
CPR Classical brought live performances to listeners in Denver and statewide through SummerFest, which features the best classical performances from around Colorado, including Bravo! Vail, Colorado Music Festival and the Aspen Music Festival.
Indie 102.3 was live at the Underground Music Showcase in Denver’s Baker Neighborhood where it broadcast three bands live from the main stage and shared stage performances and green room acoustics sessions through Facebook live.
CPR Classical continued its partnership with the nonprofit Bringing Music to Life to encourage Coloradans statewide to donate gently used instruments, which were refurbished and distributed to schools in need. This year more than 900 instruments were donated.