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Deadly Heroin Overdoses Rise; Colorado’s Shortage of Skilled Laborers; Biennial of the Americas Returns; A Musical Portrait of 9/11

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Deadly heroin overdoses are on the rise in Colorado. As far back as the 1980s, dealers from a small town in Mexico saw Denver as a land of opportunity. Also, amid a shortage of construction workers there's a rush to train recruits. Plus, Denver’s Biennial of the Americas returns this week with some big events during the five-day festival but with a significant cut to smaller arts events held in past years. Then, a witness to 9/11 and her musical portrait of the tragedy.