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Colorado Public Radio and NPR’s Here & Now join forces in national news collaboration

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – June 27, 2013 – Colorado Public Radio (CPR) News is one of 15 initial public radio organizations that will contribute to NPR’s Here & Now, beginning Monday, July 1.

A live production from NPR, WBUR in Boston, Mass. and public radio organizations across the nation, Here & Now reflects the fluid world of news as it’s happening, with timely, in-depth conversation and analysis. Here & Now will air Monday – Thursday from 12-2 p.m. MST on Colorado Public Radio News, replacing Talk of the Nation, which ceases production on June 27. Science Friday with Ira Flatow will continue on Fridays at noon.

As one of the program’s regular contributors, CPR will provide Here & Now with Colorado stories and sources for interviews, in addition to offering occasional reporter debriefs. CPR will also contribute to special segments, including business and technology.

Here & Now is truly a breakthrough in the way public radio organizations contribute to national broadcasting,” said Kelley Griffin, CPR’s vice president of news. “CPR News has worked extensively with NPR, covering breaking news and providing feature stories to air nationally on Morning Edition and All Things Considered. As a contributor to Here & Now, we will take a more formal role, working with the program’s staff to determine what Colorado stories and voices need to air each week.”

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Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides 24-hour, in-depth news and music to about 429,000 listeners each week (Source: Arbitron, Fall 2011/Spring 2012). More than 90 percent of CPR's funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations.

News: Denver 90.1 FM, Boulder 1490 AM, Pueblo 1230 AM, Vail 89.9 FM, Grand Junction 89.5 FM, Montrose / Craig / Parachute 88.3 FM, Gunnison 88.5 FM, Ouray 91.5 FM, Meeker / Rangely 91.1 FM, and online at www.cpr.org.

Classical: Denver 88.1 FM, Boulder 99.9 FM, Pueblo 91.9 FM, Colorado Springs 94.7 FM, Glenwood Springs 90.5 FM, Aspen 101.5 FM, Western Slope 103.3 FM, Dove Creek 88.7 FM, Gunnison 89.1 FM, Cortez 102.5 FM, Crystal River Valley / Old Snowmass 93.9 FM, Thomasville 93.7 FM, and online at www.cpr.org.

OpenAir: Denver 1340 AM. Online at www.openaircpr.org.