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DNC Email Leak, A Longtime Convention Goer, Dream Delivery Service, Cadet's Olympic Hopes

Bernie Sanders speaks Monday night at the Democratic National Convention as Colorado delegates Joe Salazar, who backs Bernie Sanders, and Polly Baca, who backs Clinton, consider the fallout from the weekend WikiLeaks scandal. Then, this will be Clinton supporter Polly Baca's 14th convention. She grew up in Greeley and says adversity led her to politics. We also hear from the first Air Force cadet to qualify for the Olympics. And, a Denver poet delivers "dreams" at doorsteps in the wee hours of the morning. Plus, listener feedback in Loud and Clear.

DNC Email Leak, A Longtime Convention Goer, Dream Delivery Service, Cadet's Olympic Hopes

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper Veepstakes Plus Gun Laws And Race, Listeners Weigh In On Police S...

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is trying to diagnose voter anger this year, and it's a topic he'll speak about at the upcoming Democratic National Convention. Then, we asked listeners for their thoughts on the recent string of police-related shootings. And, a Denver author is "on deck" and we'll go to the mat to talk about a new book on sports metaphors.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper Veepstakes Plus Gun Laws And Race, Listeners Weigh In On Police S...

Tempering Gentrification Woes, First Responder Trauma Training, Public Art, Teen's Olympic H...

Denver studied which neighborhoods are about to take off in an effort to carve out a place for people without a lot of money. A visit to the Westwood neighborhood, where the city hopes diversity will not be forced out. First responders train to be resilient, but after events like the Aurora theater shooting in 2012, they still need help healing. Rising Colorado soccer phenom Mallory Pugh will head to the Olympic Games in Rio with big expectations. And arts reporter Corey Jones explains why CPR News is digging into public art and how the arts in Colorado are funded.

Tempering Gentrification Woes, First Responder Trauma Training, Public Art, Teen's Olympic H...

Comings And Goings Of Pot Taxes, Darryl Glenn's RNC Speech, Buying An Entire Town, Genesis O...

Some people think the state is "swimming" in pot revenue, but it's not, according to the Colorado Fiscal Institute. A look into what comes in and where it goes. An excerpt of Darryl Glenn's Monday night speech at the Republican National Convention. Glenn is running for U.S. Senate in Colorado. A man posted an ad on Craigslist to sell a ghost town east of Denver. But who would buy an entire town? The owner of Hillside, Colorado shares his motivation. A researcher at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science explains the surprising reason why turtles grew shells. And an "immersive theater experience" in Denver.

Comings And Goings Of Pot Taxes, Darryl Glenn's RNC Speech, Buying An Entire Town, Genesis O...

A First-Time Republican Delegate; Concealed Carry Rules; Collection Of Spiritual Recordings; Blin...

He just graduated high school, and now 18-year-old Joel Crank of Colorado Springs is a delegate to this week's Republican National Convention. He supported Ted Cruz, but he'll back the party's presidential nominee. Also, what to do when concealed carry permit holders get pulled over by police. Then, she started with a tape recorder 30 years ago, and now Tami Simon runs a multi-million dollar audio publishing house in Louisville. "Sounds True" brings spiritual thinkers to big audiences. Plus, an artist and veteran - who lost his eyesight - lives by the motto "A man with a vision is never truly blind."

A First-Time Republican Delegate; Concealed Carry Rules; Collection Of Spiritual Recordings; Blin...

JeffCo School's Larger Political Implications; New Plan For Sports Venue Food Waste

A new short film frames last year's Jefferson County School Board recall election as a harbinger of politics nationwide today. Leftover food from Colorado Rockies' home games isn't going into a landfill this year, as it did in the past. It will go to places it's needed, like a day shelter for homeless kids. Also, supersonic air travel may make a comeback if one Colorado Company has its way. And a special guest co-host helps interview the Denver author of a detective novel for young adults.

JeffCo School's Larger Political Implications; New Plan For Sports Venue Food Waste

Colorado Animal Scientist Says Slaughterhouses Are Becoming More Humane; Women Take Shakespeare F...

Livestock that are headed to slaughter have an ally in Colorado State University scientist Temple Grandin, who has spent her career trying to make their lives, and deaths, better. Grandin says her autism helps in that work. Then, women weren't on stage in Shakespeare's day. But they take the lead in a new production of "The Comedy of Errors" at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.

Colorado Animal Scientist Says Slaughterhouses Are Becoming More Humane; Women Take Shakespeare F...

Colorado Republican Delegates Are Divided; Remembering Former Sen. Bill Armstrong; Day Trips For...

On the eve of the Republican National Convention, Colorado delegate Kendal Unruh leads a move to dump Donald Trump, while state GOP chair Steve House backs the party's presumptive presidential nominee. Then, a former staffer remembers the late U.S. Sen Bill Armstrong, who died July 5. And, Denver author Ed Sealover's "Colorado Excursions With History, Hikes and Hops," offers trips that combine a historical site, natural site and drinking site in a single day.

Colorado Republican Delegates Are Divided; Remembering Former Sen. Bill Armstrong; Day Trips For...

Democratic Convention Preview, Air Tanker Slurry, Fort Collins Rapper, "Finding" Abbey

After a contentious primary, Democratic leaders hope their convention later this month in Philadelphia will unite the party. We speak with two Colorado DNC delegates from Colorado, one firmly "with" Hillary Clinton and the other who's sticking with Bernie Sanders. Then, as wildfires rage across the state, what's in the "slurry" being dumped in the Boulder foothills to help beat back the fires. Also, the search for Edward Abbey and his desert grave. And, Fort Collins hip-hop artist Qbala has found her voice on issues like race, sexuality and gender.

Democratic Convention Preview, Air Tanker Slurry, Fort Collins Rapper, "Finding" Abbey

Colorado Perspectives On Recent Shootings, Perspective From Colorado Springs Deputy Turned Rights...

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Colorado Perspectives On Recent Shootings, Perspective From Colorado Springs Deputy Turned Rights...

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