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June 14, 2021: Colorado’s Wildfire Extremes; Efforts To Make Juneteenth A National Holiday

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Hart Van Denburg/CPR News
The Calwoodnorth of Boulder on As extreme heat and drought continue in Colorado, the state hopes to avoid fires like the one on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. The Cal-Wood fire north of Boulder Monday, Oct. 19, 2020.

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Colorado braces for what could be another summer of wildfires. Then, in Denver, organizers want to make Juneteenth a national holiday to teach people about slavery. Denver has one of the largest Juneteenth events in the country. And, "Systemic,” a new podcast from CPR, tells the story of one man's fight to reform policing after his cousin was killed.