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Secret Lives Of Bugs; New Holiday Honors Rocky Mountain Oysters

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You may think twice about squishing bugs after hearing today's show. Denver science writer David MacNeal says insects help people solve murders, cure diseases and design better buildings. His appreciation runs deep: MacNeal fed his blood to bed bugs in the name of science. Then, the metro area's booming population leads to a fight over growth in a Denver suburb. And, The Denver Post’s food writer scoffs at the sheer number of food holidays, but she got a new one created in honor of an iconic Colorado dish.