- Most organ donations come from deceased people, but the number of living donations — of kidneys or a portion of a liver — is increasing.
- This Sunday, March 12, you should forward your clocks ahead by one hour beginning at 2:00 a.m.
- A veteran-turned-counselor is in western Ukraine to help people cope with the psychological effects of war. Josh Kreimeyer, an associate professor of counseling at Colorado Christian University, has been to Ukraine twenty times over the years – both before and during the war. He’s trained counselors in the country and helped create a Masters program in counseling in Kyiv.
- The natural world and our place in it. That's what CPR's new podcast, Terra Firma, explores. Each episode pairs sounds collected by outdoor sound artist Jacob Job from Loveland, with stories by CMarie Fuhrman, a Colorado-born Indigenous poet and writer.
- Increasingly, members of Congress are worried TikTok may pose a national security risk, including Colorado's Ken Buck and Michael Bennet. Then, Denver7 Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson on the weather extremes this winter and how climate change factors in. Later, 'Terra Firma' explores our relationship with nature. And ice carving is back in Cripple Creek.
- Beyhan Maybach, a Turkish native who now lives in Lakewood, is working with the Turkish American Cultural Society of Colorado. Here's how you can help, too.
- A big question for people with symptoms of long COVID is “When will I get better?” That’s one of the questions we try to answer with three Coloradans suffering from symptoms of the condition. And, we give them an opportunity to ask Dr. Boris Bayerman, an expert on long COVID with Kaiser Permanente, some of their unanswered questions.
- Most people who get COVID feel better in a week or so. But, it's become clear that, for many, symptoms linger, or new ones crop up: extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, brain fog, and heart and lung issues. We check in with two Colorado doctors who are on the cutting edge of long COVID science.
- As fatalities from drug overdoses grow in Colorado, one researcher is experimenting with a surgical procedure called Deep Brain Stimulation, which involves stimulating the brain with electrical currents to see if it reduces the intensity of cravings. We speak with Dr. Joseph Sakai, a psychiatrist who specializes in addiction at the University of Colorado School of Medicine Anschutz Medical Campus.
- Deep brain stimulation is increasingly being used for people suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD, which affects about three percent of the population. Dr. Moshka Patel, who's a physician at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, suffered from debilitating symptoms of OCD, until he tried a therapy called Deep Brain Stimulation.
- We speak with two legal experts about what role the state's red flag law could have had in keeping guns out of the hands of the Club Q suspect. Colorado's ERPO law, which stands for Extreme Risk Protection Order, means a family member or law enforcement officer can ask a judge to keep someone from having guns. In the case of the alleged Club Q shooter, no such request was made.
- We speak with CPR’s Andrew Kenney, who's been reviewing all of Colorado’s red flag filings since the law took effect three years ago. He found the use of the law varies greatly depending on the jurisdiction where the request is made.
- Dr. Emmy Betz sees first-hand the effects of gun violence in the emergency room at the Anschutz Medical Campus where she works. She also researches gun violence as the head of CU Anschutz's Firearm Prevention Initiative. Betz says it's critical to find ways to keep guns out of the hands of people who are a danger to themselves or others.
- Before the world knew the wonders of Yellowstone., it seemed otherworldly when people tried to describe it. We'll talk about how Yellowstone, America's first national park, represents a contradiction in government policy after the Civil War. Then, heading into the New Year's weekend, we get a taste of the "spirit-free" or "mocktail" movement.
- Some are calling long COVID the next public health disaster; to treat it, doctors are turning to an unexpected condition for answers: concussions. The latest research and updating other seasonal viruses like the flu and RSV. Then, from a high-tech thriller about genetic manipulation, to efforts to maintain wild mustangs, plus stories for kids...we'll share gift-giving book ideas, all with Colorado or Western ties.
- Each year around this time, we go to the experts -- people who sell books -- and ask them for their recent favorites. We focus on books with Colorado or Western ties that capture the magic of reading.