Hosted by Ryan Warner and Chandra Thomas Whitfield, CPR News' daily interview show focuses on the state's people, issues and ideas.
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Latest Episodes

  • The number of people in Colorado -- without legal immigration status -- is about 200,000, according to the Pew Research Center. People who are in the country illegally came under great scrutiny during President-elect Donald Trump's campaign, and his message resonates with many of his supporters. Now that he's won, these immigrants' lives stand to change. Also, your brain has an autopilot function, that directs you even when you're not aware. NPR's social science correspondent, Shankar Vedantam tells how a man from Colorado, Derek Amato, convinced his mom that he'd become a piano savant.
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  • Colorado used to have a corner on the recreational marijuana market but more states have now followed suit, so where does the state's industry go from here? Then, Bernie Sanders supporters in Colorado say there needs to be change within the Democratic Party following Hillary Clinton’s loss. And a University of Colorado engineer was tasked with making a new sci-fi miniseries about Mars as real as possible. Plus, regular contributor Doug Duncan chats about Monday’s Supermoon.
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  • On this Veterans Day, story of veterans from World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan. We learn about those buried in foreign graves at American-run cemeteries in places like France and Italy. Also, a Marine from the San Luis Valley fought in one of the worst battles of the Korean War-- thousands of U.S. soldiers died. And, an essay from a Colorado Vietnam War veteran about the day he stopped believing in God. Plus, how cycling helps veterans of the "War on Terror" heal.
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  • The future of conservatism in the Trump era. Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, a longtime Clinton supporter and Democratic party activist, on what happened to the party Tuesday and his role as a leader of the party's internal reform effort. Then, Pat Schroeder was Colorado's first congresswoman and explored a run for president in 1987. How Colorado's third-party and unaffiliated voters factored into the election. And checking back on two-first time candidates we've followed through the season. Also, a look at how school finance measures did on Tuesday.
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  • Donald Trump supporters applaud his plans to end Obamacare, reform immigration and rework trade agreements. A Clinton supporter who’s spent 50 years in Democratic politics says no election has made her fear for the country -- until now. Republican and Democratic analysts agree Hillary Clinton’s strength in Denver’s suburbs led her to statewide victory. Republicans and Democrats will likely continue to split control of the legislature. An end-of-life measure and minimum wage hike win statewide approval. Boulder voters approve a tax on sugary drinks, while Denver’s marijuana measure is too close to call.
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  • Tyler Wilson, of Golden, was paralyzed in Afghanistan. He and and his wife, Crystal, later spent thousands of dollars on IVF to conceive a child. Now, along with other veterans, they've convinced Congress to allow the VA to pay for fertility treatment -- at least temporarily. Then, Doc Holliday, famed for his role in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, spent more time in Colorado than anywhere else in the Old West -- find out why. A movie explores a world of dog-powered sports that goes far beyond mushing huskies in the Iditarod. And, a look at how maggots could soon turn food waste from Boulder-area restaurants into animal feed.
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  • The train to Denver International Airport came close to being shut down this weekend by the federal government because of problems with rail crossings. Ahead of the holiday travel season, we'll get an update on that and other new train lines in metro Denver. Then, a new effort to stop a long-standing practice in Mesa County: residents burning yard waste and scraps. Also, the story of the giant steel plant in Pueblo that helped forge America. And, how to avoid drinking alcohol, particularly during the holidays.
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  • Colorado's outdoor recreation industry brings in more than $13B dollars a year, and includes a company, Voormi, that calls itself "the microbrew of apparel." Then, a new dance performance in Denver captures the darkest days of Todd Bilsborough's life, when he came back from the Iraq War. The veteran wrote the music for the show. And, the new Denver band "Lost Walks" thought their concept album would resemble a Disney musical, but they ended up with something more like Goth. Plus, long-time voters remember their first time filling out the ballot.
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