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Hosted by Ryan Warner and Chandra Thomas Whitfield, CPR News' daily interview show focuses on the state's people, issues and ideas.
- A woman donated part of her liver -- to a stranger. Researchers study "altruistic donors." Then, a veteran-turned-counselor is in western Ukraine to help people cope with the psychological effects of war. Also, Denverite asks mayoral candidates the question: where's the balance between public safety and over-policing? And Colorado Wonders rides like the wind.
- In metro Denver, women own one in four businesses – among the highest rates in the country. We'll talk about the challenges facing female entrepreneurs as more decide to start businesses. Then, many Coloradans are grappling with the high cost of housing coupled with the lack of inventory. In our podcast Purplish, we’ll look at one possible solution: rent control.
- Housing, homelessness and crime are key issues for the 17 candidates in Denver’s mayoral race. The election is April 4 with a probable runoff in June. Then, should Colorado create a COVID-19 memorial? Plus, Chef Byron Gomez of Pollo Tico brings Costa Rican flavor to Boulder. And, the reason some of Colorado’s 178 school districts have really weird names.
- What might victory look like in Ukraine? Rep. Jason Crow outlines one possible strategy. Then, riding RTD for 20 hours, to meet the people who'd be affected by new ridership proposals. Plus, a Gen Z perspective on pressure to save the world. Later, how climate change could affect home buying. And the best sloppers!
- State lawmakers are considering their most sweeping package of gun legislation in years. The bills could mean major changes to who can buy certain types of guns... and more. Then, a year ago, Vadym Tonkoshkur was a university student in Ukraine -- now, he and his family call Colorado home. Also, how discussing gender is like thinking about clothes.
- Jobs are plentiful but some workers are struggling to get hired. A Colorado Springs economist explains the economy’s impact on our lives. Then, after war broke out in Ukraine last year a Colorado couple went to help. Their experiences were profound and they plan to return every year.
- For generations, the Denver Star chronicled the lives of African Americans in the Mountain West. But for years, there were gaps in efforts to preserve that history. Now, one woman’s donation has changed that. Then, a high school student’s mission to foster motivated learners. And, a Denver photographer turns the camera on his family’s migration story.
- A backcountry skier shares his harrowing story of surviving an avalanche and reflects on choices. Then, the Pikes Peak poet laureate uses poetry as a catalyst for connection and to foster change. Later, as Black History Month comes to an end, we share the story of Shirley Smith, whose book is "Mama Bear: One Black Mother's Fight for her Child's Life and her Own."
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