The State of the State is…

February 18, 2021
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Gov. Jared Polis delivers his State of the State address in front of the House of Representatives at the Colorado State Capitol Building on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

Governor Jared Polis delivered a somber look back at an unthinkable year during his State of the State address this week. His speech helped kick off the restarted legislative session, where his agenda will have to compete for attention with lawmaker's competing visions and pent up policy goals. Hosts Andrew Kenney and Bente Birkeland dive into the speech and discuss a few of the many, many bills that have already been introduced.

Plus, the team adopts one of the governor's traditions and tries to find their own movie or TV phrases to capture the present moment. And a Very Special Guest reveals a not-to-shocking secret from her past.

This episode of Purplish was produced by Shane Rumsey. The show is edited by Megan Verlee. Our executive producer is Rachel Estabrook. CPR’s head of audio innovations is Brad Turner, who also composed our theme music.