‹‹ Colorado Matters

March 14, 2024: Colorado needs more veterinarians and vet techs; How the history of Leadville’s Irish miners resonates today

Listen Now
50min 06sec
Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite
A new memorial to Leadville’s Irish mining community, many of whom are buried in unmarked graves in the mountain town. Sept. 16, 2023.

There is a critical shortage of veterinarians and vet techs in Colorado. We talk with veterinarian-turned-lawmaker, Rep. Karen McCormick, about solutions. Then, how a bug could help clean wastewater in some rural communities. Also, Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day, and a memorial in Leadville honoring Irish miners has a message that resonates today. And, the TRANSformative stories of marginalized people in their own words.