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

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

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Ryan rocks!

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Outstanding interviewer, outstanding production from an outstanding organization.

All about Colorado

By KaylaC6500 - Jan 28 2018
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This is a wonderful podcast all about Colorado. I am so happy that I found it.

iTunes Ratings

94 Ratings
Average Ratings
76
9
3
4
2

Ryan rocks!

By jrzygrrrl - Jun 27 2019
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Outstanding interviewer, outstanding production from an outstanding organization.

All about Colorado

By KaylaC6500 - Jan 28 2018
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This is a wonderful podcast all about Colorado. I am so happy that I found it.
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Colorado Matters

Latest release on Sep 18, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Hickenlooper: Authoritarianism A Major Threat; Departing CU Prez Bruce Benson’s Legacy

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The Democratic presidential candidate gave his first major foreign policy speech this week. Then, after a tumultuous search for his successor, CU system president Bruce Benson prepares to leave. Next, Oprah speaks at the Colorado College commencement. Also, the state of Colorado's real estate market. Finally, the hiker who set a record on the Arizona Trail.

May 22 2019

47mins

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Rank #2: May 29, 2020: A Volatile Scene At Denver Protests; Turn The Page With Colorado Matters

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“My face is on fire” — accounts from a volatile scene in Denver when demonstrators and police clashed, and the hope for what might happen next. Then, two doctors on what they consider when deciding to do everyday activities as COVID-19 restrictions lift. Finally, the inaugural edition of our new reading circle, Turn The Page With Colorado Matters.

May 29 2020

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Rank #3: July 8, 2019: We’re Learning A Lot More About Wildfire Smoke; Curbing Sagebrush Fires

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Boulder scientists are launching a landmark study into wildfire smoke's health effects. Then, what's the evidence behind the Trump administration's sagebrush fire break plan. Next, Colorado support a suffragette memorial. Also, recapping the World Cup. Then, Colorado's canals evolve. Next, what Colorado smells like. Finally, an artist's map obsession.

Jul 08 2019

49mins

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Rank #4: How Wildfire Fighters Decide What Homes To Save; The Achievement Gap In Denver Schools

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When lives are at risk, firefighters have to choose which homes to save and which to not. Then, while test scores overall at Denver Public Schools are average, the gap between poor and affluent students is not. Next, a baseball card worth millions makes an appearance at History Colorado. Finally, a bestselling YA author returns with her newest book.

Jul 10 2018

48mins

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Rank #5: The President’s State Of The Union, Explained; Mountain Lion Attacks Are Scary, But Rare

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Analysts explain what Coloradans need to know from President Donald Trump's 2019 State of the Union last night. Then, there have only been 16 mountain lion attacks in Colorado in 30 years, including this guest. Next, a new program battles teen suicide through texting. Finally, ahead of his birthday bash, we revisit our interview about Neal Cassady.

Feb 07 2019

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Rank #6: Climate Change Will Make Roads Even Worse; The Risks When Dementia And Guns Mix

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Cities are already behind on infrastructure upgrades, and the situation will get worse as climate change brings new challenges. Then, how NPR reported on the risks of people with dementia owning guns. Next, InSight successfully landed on Mars. Also, an outdoorswoman reckons with Edward Abbey's more outdated views. Finally, the best holiday gift books.

Nov 28 2018

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Rank #7: ‘Since Columbine’: When Survivors Become Parents; State Of The Colorado River Drought Plan

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"Since Columbine," how parents who survived the shooting handle their kids going to school. Then, Congress may soon approve a deal to manage the Colorado River. Next, meet a teen advocate for lowering the voting age.

Apr 02 2019

48mins

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Rank #8: The History Of The Teacher Pay Gap; A High School Journalist Reports From His School

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A labor economist explains why teachers have always struggled to get higher pay. Then, a student journalist shares the scene from Thomas Jefferson High School on Day One of the strike. Next, this chef started a support group for restaurant workers struggling with mental illness. Also, Ted Bundy's Colorado connection. Finally, the history of Navy aquanauts.

Feb 13 2019

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Rank #9: How To Get Voters To Vote, How To Find A Way Past Hate And Division

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It's Election Day. Coloradans have already turned in hundreds of thousands of ballots. But what about the hundreds of thousands who don't vote? "When you tell me that there is somebody that you want to vote for, and not the lesser of two evils, I'll be standing right behind you too. I might even vote," one Coloradan told us. In the latest episode of Purplish we look at how to get more people to cast their ballot. Then, there's a lot of anger in politics these days. One solution is to bring people with different beliefs together to get to know each other. But is that the right approach? And if it isn't, what is? DU Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Thought Sarah Pessin joins us to talk about her Hate and Protect project, and a forum she's holding Tuesday on campus.

Nov 07 2018

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Rank #10: Our Yuletide Gift To You: The 2018 Colorado Matters Holiday Extravaganza

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The third annual Colorado Matters Holiday Extravaganza features local music, comedy and storytelling. It was taped in front of a live audience. Our inspiration for this CPR tradition is “The Judy Garland Christmas Show” from 1963.

Dec 15 2018

56mins

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Rank #11: What Hickenlooper Challenging TABOR, Gallagher Means; Climate Change Threatens Yellowstone

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In the waning days of his administration, Governor John Hickenlooper has leveraged a challenge against the TABOR and Gallagher amendments, potentially impacting millions. Then, climate change is transforming Yellowstone in our lifetimes. Next, remembering a trailblazing black woman, Lucile Jones. Finally, what safe injection sites could mean for Denver.

Nov 27 2018

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Rank #12: April 3, 2020: Coronavirus Update From UCHealth; Your Spring Gardening Questions Answered

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Meet Pickin’ Peggy: She’s switched to remote performances from her bathroom for nursing home residents. Then, an update on COVID-19 from an ER physician at UCHealth. Later, how Coloradans show solidarity by clapping and howling at 8 p.m. Finally, CSU Extension Master Gardener Loni Gaudet is back to answer your questions this season.

Apr 03 2020

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Rank #13: July 18, 2019: Netflix Show Helps Innocence Project; Hong Kong Protests Touch Colorado Man

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A Netflix show focused on wrongful convictions has helped the Korey Wise Innocence Project in Colorado. Then, what the protests in Hong Kong mean to a Colorado professor. Plus, reflecting on the Storm King Mountain fire. Also, what life will be like for "El Chapo" in Colorado's "Alcatraz of the Rockies." Finally, the color of conversation.

Jul 18 2019

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Rank #14: Mental Health Crisis In Colorado Jails Escalates; Stapleton Remembers His ‘Uncle George’

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Public defenders are filing requests to judges to immediately release mentally ill people in jail. Then, Walker Stapleton remembers his 'Uncle George.' Next, how schools engage refugee parents. Also, how one kid reversed a snowball ban. Then, can you throw dog poop in a neighbor's trash? Next, Denver street questions, answered. Finally, some Hanukkah music.

Dec 05 2018

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Rank #15: CU Scientists Closing On Cure For A Leukemia; How Women Soccer Players Fight The Pay Gap

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People diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia are finding hope in a breakthrough treatment developed at CU. It's put 85 percent of trial patients into remission. Then, the U.S. Women's National Team is inspiring future soccer players. Next, the battle for affordable housing in Fairplay. Finally, new bluegrass from the Grammy-winning Infamous Stringdusters.

Apr 06 2019

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Rank #16: Aug. 29, 2019: Remembering United Flight 232’s Pilot; 5 Years Of Patents In Colorado

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What's happened in five years at the Rocky Mountain Patent and Trademark Office? Then, a local survivor remembers United pilot Al Haynes who saved 184 people in a 1989 plane crash. Plus, a look inside a unique nuclear power plant that was shut down 30 years ago. Finally, Dierks Bentley returns to Colorado for a new Labor Day tradition.

Aug 29 2019

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Rank #17: Brianna Titone’s Win Marks Another Political First; So Amendment X Passed, Now What?

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In winning her state House race, Brianna Titone has become Colorado's first trans lawmaker. Then, what happens to hemp now that Amendment X has passed. Next, in the final episode of Purplish, the blue wave was more of a blue avalanche in Colorado. Also, an update on a Denver roller derby team. Finally, we feature the contest entry from band King Cardinal.

Nov 13 2018

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Rank #18: July 30, 2019: What’s At Stake In Next Debate?; Author Explores What It Feels Like To Die

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What's at stake for former Colorado John Hickenlooper, who takes part in round two of the Democratic presidential debates Tuesday night? Then, a Colorado author and hospice volunteer explores what it feels like to die. Then, an unprecedented study to help dogs avoid cancer.

Jul 30 2019

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Rank #19: What We Learned From Night One Of The Debates; Tracing The Ancestry Of Slave Descendants

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The Colorado candidates weren't onstage at the first primary debate, but we still got a better idea of how they may perform tonight. Then, how this CU professor is pinpointing the origins of enslaved families. Next, Hispanic Coloradans who didn't know they are Jewish. Also, the status of CDOT's Bustang. Finally, the Denver Pop Festival predated Woodstock.

Jun 28 2019

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Rank #20: ‘The Climate Change Variety Hour’ Focuses On Hope And Solutions Over Doom And Gloom

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Colorado Matters recorded "The Climate Change Variety Hour" in front of a live audience at DU's Newman Center. The event showcased real-world solutions, including a conversation with a climate change therapist, perspective from Hunter Lovins on business' bottom lines, the hip hop band Flobots, a climate comedian, and the Dr. Frankenstein of coral reefs.

Apr 22 2019

47mins

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