- New research on eating disorders points to a new category of the disease, known as atypical anorexia, that often goes undetected. While people with traditional anorexia often present as extremely thin, this newer category applies to larger-bodied people who similarly restrict their eating, but suffer the same physical and emotional challenges of the disease.
- The suspect who opened fire at Club Q in Colorado Springs has been formally charged with 305 criminal counts. They include first-degree murder, attempted murder and bias-motivated crimes. Anderson Lee Aldrich is accused of entering the club around midnight on November 19, killing five people and injuring many more. We get perspective from DU law professor Ian Farrell.
- As the investigation into the Club Q shooting continues, we look at whether Colorado's red flag law could have kept the suspect from having access to guns, and why it's used inconsistently. And, an author shares the essay she wrote after the Pulse nightclub shooting, which still resonates today. Then, two sisters with different diagnoses face Alzheimer's together.
- Robin McIntyre, who's 39, lives every day with the knowledge that she's almost certain to get Alzheimer's. Her family carries a genetic mutation that leads to early onset of the disease. Ten years ago, McIntyre, who lives in Laramie, Wyoming, tested positive for the mutation. Her sister Jessica McIntyre, 42, who lives in Lakewood, didn't. We get an update from the pair who we first spoke to in 2016.
- People gathered in Orlando, Florida on Sunday for a vigil to show solidarity with the victims of Sunday's Colorado Springs shooting. In 2016, Pulse, a gay nighclub in Orlando, was the scene of another horrific mass shooting. Brandon Wolf survived that shooting and said he plans to offer support to the survivors of the Club Q shooting.
- Studies show the pandemic -- and the isolation and uncertainty that came with it -- increased the number of people reporting symptoms of anxiety and depression. We explore some of the emerging therapies for people with treatment-resistant depression, including transcranial magnetic stimulation or TMS, ketamine therapy and psilocybin with Dr. Chris Schneck, medical director of the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center.
- It was an unusual meeting of the minds: In April 2021, the head of Colorado's Department of Corrections read a monologue written by a previously incarcerated man. Daniel Guillory spent more than a decade locked up in the system Williams now leads.
- The film, "The Holly," screening tonight at the Denver Film Festival, is a journey into the underworld of gang violence in Denver and a critique of the city's anti-gang programs. Among its allegations is that the police use active gang members as confidential informants. Julian Rubinstein directed the film and is also the author of the 2021 book "The Holly."
- Joanne Tubbs Kelly and her husband, Alan, had talked hypothetically about their support for laws like Colorado’s End-of-Life Options Act, but they never knew it would be a choice they’d have to make. That changed when Alan Kelly was diagnosed with a terminal illness and decided he wanted to take advantage of the law. The book, "Walking Him Home: Helping My Husband Die with Dignity,” by Joanne Tubbs Kelly, is about that experience.
- Along with the candidates and measures on this year’s ballot is a list of Colorado judges. After each name, voters must decide whether or not a judge should be “retained” and are asked to answer “yes” or “no.” We speak to retired judge Russ Carparelli, who served on the Colorado Court of Appeals for nearly 11 years about the process, which involves comprehensive performance evaluations of each judge.
- Children's hospitals around the country, including those in Colorado, are filling up because of an early surge in respiratory viruses. A key culprit is RSV, which often presents as a common cold but can turn more severe, especially among children and older adults. The situation has alarmed physicians who concerned about a tripledemic if RSV, influenza and COVID-19 converge.
- Former University of Denver chancellor Rebecca Chopp talks about her Alzheimer’s diagnosis and what she’s doing to keep her mind and body healthy. Then, what researchers in Colorado are learning about Alzheimer’s and dementia. And, a spooky ghost town that was once a thriving mining town. Also, a new season for a resilient ballet company.
- In 2019, Rebecca Chopp stepped down as chancellor at the University of Denver after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. She's since spoken publicly about her journey with dementia, including in an interview last year on Colorado Matters. She joined us for an update on her journey and said, while she's still in the early stages of the disease, she has lost some of her short term memory.
- We look at some of the research into Alzheimer's and dementia in Colorado.
- In addition to key statewide races for governor, U.S. Senate, and House of Representatives, there are eleven statewide ballot measures to consider. We break them down with Purplish, CPR's podcast about politics and policy. Then, Indigenous people join in a spiritual walk to save their home for future generations. Later, a love of the Rocky Mountains and of history woven into a series of short stories.
- A Colorado Springs Starbucks store is closing, just before members of a union there planned to begin bargaining with the company. Then, U.S. senate candidates Joe O’Dea and Michael Bennet talked about the mental health crisis in a recent debate. Bennet is the democratic incumbent; O'Dea is his Republican challenger.