Hosted by Ryan Warner and Avery Lill, CPR News' daily interview show focuses on the state's people, issues and ideas.
Airs Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-10 a.m. & 7 p.m.-8 p.m.; Sundays: 10 a.m.-noon
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Latest Episodes

  • Colorado created drivers licenses for immigrants living in the country illegally several years ago. But the issue is hardly settled, with Republicans at the state Capitol calling it backdoor amnesty and limiting the program. We'll debate its future. Then, a report last spring showed that male full professors at Colorado State University made 16 percent more than their female counterparts. While investigating this issue, Nick Coltrain of the Coloradoan in Fort Collins also raised questions about above-average raises for administrators.
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  • After voters vented on the CPR News Facebook page about long lines and other frustrations Tuesday night, we spoke with the leader of the Democratic Party in Colorado, Rick Palacio about what happened. He says Colorado may have outgrown presidential caucuses, and he will continue to push for a primary. Then, immigrants in Colorado can expect to wait 933 days for a hearing at Denver's immigration court. Why? And, what does it mean for people whose cases may not be heard for years. Also, a new thrift store has opened in Denver, staffed by teens who used to be homeless. Finally, we hear about Colorado bands in NPR's Tiny Desk Competition, and an encore piece about a local boy's lemonade stand business.
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  • Bernie Sanders won the Democrats' Colorado caucus Tuesday night, and The Political Junkie, former NPR political editor Ken Rudin, puts the Colorado headlines in national context. Then, more police officers wear body cameras to help build trust with their communities, but the cameras are not used consistently from Denver to Durango. We'll hear about an effort to change that. Also, a Colorado Rockies shortstop is the first player to run afoul of Major League Baseball's new domestic violence policy. And, we'll hear why a busy restaurant is completely dark -- on purpose.
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  • Today, one woman's crusade to make Montrose, on the Western Slope, "the most veteran friendly community in America." Then, the state doesn't want wolves intentionally released into the wild here, but could they be wandering in on their own? Also, an unusually fertile snow leopard at the zoo in Colorado Springs has researchers wondering what that means for humans. And, a private school in Denver is taking a unique approach to teach students about dementia.
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  • President Obama gave Americans a mission in his final State of the Union address: Find a cure for cancer. It got us wondering about the scientists in Colorado already at work on exactly that, and their outlook. Then, the Denver Post's Ricardo Baca, editor of "The Cannibist," is the subject of a new documentary about the first year of legal recreational marijuana in Colorado. And, when owners of old homes needed to replace old fixtures, they turned to "Architectural Salvage" in Denver. After almost 30 years, it's going out of business. We talk to the owners.
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  • When it comes to self-driving cars, the future may be now: We take a spin in a Tesla to see it drive and switch lanes on its own, plus accelerate very quickly. Will these cars and new road designs be enough to get traffic flowing in the decades ahead? Then, humans and their pets are having more run-ins with coyotes across Colorado -- some of them violent. We'll look at why, and how to avoid them.
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  • The daughters of a Columbine shooting victim talk about the new book from Sue Klebold, mother of gunman Dylan Klebold. Then, as we near the caucuses, Democrat Bernie Sanders is beating Hillary Clinton in Colorado when it comes to TV ads. Also, when is a pay raise a bad thing? When it makes it harder to afford child care. And a Colorado photographer says a photo can change the world.
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  • The Koch brothers' political action committee, Americans for Prosperity, doesn't flex its conservative muscle in every state. But it came to Colorado early because it is seen as such a critical swing state. AFP strategists tell us what they're after, and how they intend to go about it. Then, the story of a musical wonder in the Western Slope town of Rangely: a giant, abandoned tank known for its heavenly acoustics. And, how Lee Mathis came to put cheesecake in a jar -- and use it as a springboard to a new business.
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Staff

  • Ryan WarnerRyan Warner
    Colorado Matters Senior Host, Colorado Matters
  • Colorado Matters Reporter / Producer / Host, Colorado Matters
  • Colorado Matters Executive Producer, Colorado Matters
  • Colorado Matters Radio & Digital Producer, Colorado Matters