Meet the Winner of NPR's Student Podcast Challenge

Meet Colorado College student Anya Steinberg, named a grand prize winner in NPR's Student Podcast Challenge for exploring the impact of learning her biological father, a sperm donor she'd been told was a doctor, was in fact a jazz musician. Plus, journalism professor Corey Hutchins on the Grand Junction Sentinel retiring its 40-year old printing press, and a racial reckoning at 9News and The Denver Post.

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  • Delta Health transitioning COVID vaccine clinics to primary care locations
  • Lauren Boebert & Marjorie Taylor Greene only no votes on bone marrow bill
  • Colorado House approves $34B state budget
  • Colorado has more realtors than homes for sale
  • Farm & Food Alliance launches incubator app, new website
  • Montrose Summer Music Series will return in July
  • COVID cases & hospitalizations are up as counties take over managing restrictions

  

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You’ve heard the warning; “Don’t play with fire unless you want to get burned.” This is good advice that has prevented many singed eyebrows and painful blisters. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has ignored this warning in the most extreme fashion.

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  • Colorado will shift to county-led COVID rules on Friday
  • Telluride Bluegrass approved for June 11-13 in addition to June 17-20
  • Sen. Hickenlooper answers questions at first virtual Town Hall 
  • State lawmakers release more details on stimulus plan
  • Colorado River forecasts show increasing likelihood of persistent worsening drought
  • Natural gas plant operator near Moab now mining cryptocurrency

  

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  • Gov. Polis expects Colorado will continue Johnson & Johnson vaccines soon
  • Montrose approves incentives, tax increment financing loan for new Colorado Yurt Company HQ
  • Sen. Hickenlooper hosts first town hall since being elected tonight at 6
  • New bill at statehouse seeks to give Colorado youth free access to mental health services
  • Moms and Students Demand Action for Gun Sense gathered at Boulder's municipal building Monday, urging legislation to implement more robust background checks on gun purchases

  

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Host Jill Spears and gardening guru Lance Swigart welcome special guest Wind Clearwater, for a discussion of spring gardening subjects and your calls.

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  • A Delta County Sheriff's Deputy shot and killed Paige Schmidt of Austin on Friday
  • Sunset Mesa defendants found liable by Montrose District Court Judge
  • Buyer poised to close on former Russell Stover plant, provide distro for small farms & ranches
  • Fire near Meeker grows to 1000 acres, 60% contained
  • Rep. Boebert tells Club 20 she is 'unwilling to compromise'
  • Coloradans respond to Boulder lawmakers calling for assault weapons ban, waiting periods for gun purchases

  

Colorado Media Project

  • KVNF's Kate Redmond recaps Colorado Media Project webinar The News About the News, highlighting new University of Denver research about journalism in Colorado
  • Ridgway Secondary School student Emma Berwanger and Tanya Ishikawa from Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce talk with KVNF's Gavin Dahl about the

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Part 3 of 3: Coming back home to the body. How to identify the true needs of the body. 

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  • Montrose broke ground on a new development at the Colorado Outdoors site & a new Public Safety Complex downtown
  • Montrose City Council members nominated Doug Glaspell as new mayor
  • Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission voted unanimously to remove chair
  • Firefighters warn this year's conditions will be just as bad if not worse than last year
  • Grand Junction blogger Anne Landman reflects on the city's changing politics, as voters this week repealed a ban on retail marijuana & rejected a slate of conservative candidates

The Ridgway Secondary School is hosting a Youth Volunteer & Career Fair on April 21st. KVNF spoke to Ridgway 12th grader Emma Berwanger and communications professional Tanya Ishikawa about opportunities available to students. Businesses or nonprofits interested in participating have until April 14th at noon to get registered on the Ridgway Chamber website. 

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REGIONAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

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Paonia Tree Board Releasing Report on Tree Health

A comprehensive report on the health of Paonia's trees is set to be made public. KVNF's Kate Redmond speaks to Paula Martin and John Valentine of Paonia's Tree Board to learn more.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning for owners of the popular Peloton Tread+ exercise machine after "multiple incidents of small children and a pet being injured beneath the machines."

Three people were killed in a shooting in the Great Hills neighborhood of Austin on Sunday, police said.

Austin police said that while the suspect remains at large, the shooting appears to be a "domestic situation" and poses no risk to the general public. However, the police did urge residents to shelter in place.

Interim Austin Police Chief Joe Chacon told reporters the three victims were two women and a man.

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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with poet Samuel Getachew, former National Youth Poet Laureate finalist, about his favorite listener-submitted poems.

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