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July 27, 2021: Colorado’s New Historian; Sorting Through Space Debris

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Nicki Gonzales Colorado State Historian History
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Nicki Gonzales is the first Latina to be named state historian. She is a professor of history and Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion at Regis University and a member of History Colorado’s State Historian’s Council.

Colorado's new state historian, Nicki Gonzales, wants to engage children to understand the past and how it informs the present in a way that ensures inclusivity. Then, a vaccine clinic where a 13-year-old girl took matters into her own hands. Plus, sorting through the space debris in orbit and the threat it poses. And, the legacy of Chuck E. Weiss.