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

  • The Broncos take the field this Sunday for Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers, and we take a look back at the team's good, bad and sometimes strange history with a perhaps unlikely source. Then, owner Pat Bowlen had a profound impact on many in the Broncos organization including John Elway. We'll look back at his impact with former player John Lynch.
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  • Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and others have plans to create a national cyber security hub in Colorado Springs. We speak with a security expert about what that means. And, in an encore presentation, we revisit the story of running legend Micah True, who inspired the book "Born To Run," and is now the subject of a new documentary.
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  • Thousands of soldiers have been kicked out of the U.S. Army for misconduct, despite many of them being mentally injured from their tours in Iraq or Afghanistan., and that means many are discharged without the health benefits they need to help heal. We have An update on a joint CPR News-NPR investigation. Then, the Colorado Department of Transportation is moving ahead with a massive project to transform and widen a section of I-70 in Denver, but not everyone is happy about it. And, as Denver's Kirkland Museum prepares to move into new digs, we'll hear the three pieces that embody the museum -- not one of them is from the artist Vance Kirkland. We'll learn why after the news.
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  • Today, the possibility of a second chance for 48 inmates in Colorado sentenced to life without parole as teenagers. The U.S. Supreme Court says their sentences must be reviewed. And, a Denver artist learns she had multiple sclerosis after waking up with distorted vision, and figures out a way to combine that new fact of life with her creativity.
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  • Coloradan David Klaus was a launch commander for NASA when the space shuttle Challenger exploded 30 years ago. He's now a professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, and he talks about his memories of that day. Then, a new exhibit that one artist hopes inspires the state's art community. Also, they're called "sharrows" and they're meant to prevent collisions between bicyclists and cars, but do they work? Then, a look back at Beat writer Neal Cassady's time in Denver.
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  • Today, an encore show featuring some of our favorite recent interviews with a history bent. Our founding fathers worried a lot about health. We hear from a Colorado author about her book "Revolutionary Medicine," and Jeffersoncare. Then, extreme skier Chris Anthony is in awe of the 10th Mt. Division soldiers on skis who helped win World War II. And a look at the movie about screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, a Grand Junction native. It stars Bryan Cranston, who was just nominated for an Oscar.
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  • The problems that led to the school shooting at Arapahoe High School two years ago aren't unique. That's according to several new independent investigations. We explore the steps some say Colorado schools need to take to make them safer. Then, another challenge schools and students face: bullying on social media. A new play shows the pain it causes a teenage girl and her mother. Also, scientists think they've found a 9th planet in our solar system, but one astronomer says, "show me." And, why researchers are worried about a 1,000-year-old glacier west of Boulder.
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  • Lafayette Democratic lawmaker Mike Foote says offshore tax havens are robbing the state of millions in tax dollars. He wants the legislature to take action. Then, a new collection of short fiction by an author who calls his style "Chicano Noir." Plus, a new Nova documentary highlights how CU Boulder scientists quickly began to study last year's massive earthquake in Nepal. And the Fat Bike Championships are coming to Crested Butte this week, but not everyone's happy about it. We'll learn why.
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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