The Late Gov. Richard “Dick” Lamm On Health Care, Immigration And The Olympics That Never Were

August 2, 2021
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Former Colorado governors from left, Bill Ritter, Bill Owens, Roy Romer, and Richard Lamm and his wife Dottie Lamm, at the inauguration ceremony for Jared Polis on Tuesday Jan. 8, 2019 on the west steps of the state Capitol.

Former Gov. Richard "Dick" Lamm was, as one friend called him, a “prophet and provocateur.” He died last week at 85, capping a career of more than 60 years in which he captured the spotlight by taking on thorny issues that resonate today. We hear excerpts from some of Lamm’s interviews with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner, and memories from longtime aide and friend Eric Sondermann.