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  • Today we hear from four Rocky Mountain Community Radio reporters. Governor Jared Polis visited with firefighters in Rico yesterday, as KSJD's Lucas Brady Woods reports. Demonstrators gathered at the state capitol on Sunday to call for action on rising rents, as KGNU's Luis Licon reports. A new study looks at spending in communities nearby national parks where visitation boomed last year, as KZMU's Justin Higginbottom reports. Plus, in the face of the Big Lie, pushed by disgraced former president Donald Trump and his devotees, a new documentary explores how Colorado has led the way in secure voting by mail, as RMCR's Maeve Conran reports.
  • When the University of Colorado’s Spring semester ended, many students left town and also left behind tons of trash. Sam Fuqua from our Rocky Mountain Community Radio partner station KGNU in Boulder looks at what happens to all the stuff.
  • This week we hear from our Rocky Mountain Community Radio partner station KGNU's news director Shannon Young. She speaks with Vince Waldron, co-author of Be My Baby, a memoir by the late Ronnie Spector. The singer originally published her memoir in 1990, but updated it for a release which is hitting bookstores last month. Ronnie Spector unfortunately did not live to see the release of this latest version of her book. She died in January after a private battle with cancer. But her story lives on for a younger audience.
  • Downtown Paonia is zoned as a commercial district. But two projects will add new apartments along Grand Avenue. At the Paonia Trustee meeting last week, board members discussed the issue. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, Coloradans view rising costs of living as a serious problem. A new Colorado Health Foundation poll shows around 1 in 3 have worked multiple jobs to pay for housing. Shannon Young at KGNU speaks with the Health Foundation’s public opinion insights officer Jace Woodrum.
  • DART, the City of Montrose Development and Revitalization Team, earned the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence for what the city calls Block 64, anchored by Chow Down Pet Supplies and San Juan Brews. KVNF attended a celebration Thursday. Plus, the federal government’s pandemic response program to fund free school meals for all students is set to expire at the end of June. KGNU's Shannon Young reports.
  • This week on the second-ever edition of our brand new program The Pen and The Sword: from our partner station in the Rocky Mountain Community Radio coalition, KGNU’s Dave Ashton interviews the sports editor at The Nation Magazine, Dave Zirin about his new book The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World.
  • Law enforcement has made an arrest of a man in Idaho connected with the double murder in Paonia from two weeks ago. Plus, Kate Redmond reports Colorado’s wolf reintroduction got a surprise assist from a family of wolves who wandered over state lines from Wyoming, giving Parks and Wildlife officers an opportunity to collar them and study their movements. Then, for Rocky Mountain Community Radio’s journalism collaboration, KGNU’s Hannah Leigh Myers reports 169 low-income essential workers in Colorado are using eBikes paid for by the state. The Can Do Colorado eBike pilot program appears to be a hit with participants and a positive step in the transition away from fossil fuels.
  • Law enforcement has made an arrest of a man in Idaho connected with the double murder in Paonia from two weeks ago. Plus, Kate Redmond reports Colorado’s wolf reintroduction got a surprise assist from a family of wolves who wandered over state lines from Wyoming, giving Parks and Wildlife officers an opportunity to collar them and study their movements. Then, for Rocky Mountain Community Radio’s journalism collaboration, KGNU’s Hannah Leigh Myers reports 169 low-income essential workers in Colorado are using eBikes paid for by the state. The Can Do Colorado eBike pilot program appears to be a hit with participants and a positive step in the transition away from fossil fuels.
  • On this weeks Talkin' Music we feature a special segment of KGNU's program Black Talk.
  • On this weeks Talkin' Music we feature a special segment of KGNU's program Black Talk.