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'The Front Runner' Team Wonders How America Got Here; DeVotchKa Returns After 7 Years

"The Front Runner" tackles the rise and fall of Gary Hart's presidential campaign which may shed light on the state of American politics today. Then, after a seven-year wait, DeVotchKa returns with "This Night Falls Forever." Next, response to the Richard Kirk podcast. Also, teens can now call the nicotine quit line in Colorado. Finally, another Extravaganza runner-up.

'The Front Runner' Team Wonders How America Got Here; DeVotchKa Returns After 7 Years

Rocky Mountain PBS Investigates The Richard Kirk Case; A 'Bikeshare For Coffee Mugs' La...

Rocky Mountain PBS has a new podcast out about Richard Kirk, the man who claimed he murdered his wife because he ate a marijuana edible in 2014. Next, in a very Boulder move, a reusable coffee cup company launches citywide. Then, we hear from you about our recent Latino history story. Finally, another Holiday Extravaganza runner-up.

Rocky Mountain PBS Investigates The Richard Kirk Case; A 'Bikeshare For Coffee Mugs' La...

Why These Parents Are Open About Their Son's Suicide; Marlin Briscoe Reflects On Legacy

These parents decided to talk about their son's suicide openly in his obituary. Next, Marlin Briscoe reflects on his legacy. Then, a song from 1968. Also, 30 years ago voters invested in the arts with the SCFD tax. Next, what's next for fracking foes after Prop. 112. Next, a school based on neuroscience. Finally, another Holiday Extravaganza finalist.

Why These Parents Are Open About Their Son's Suicide; Marlin Briscoe Reflects On Legacy

Brianna Titone's Win Marks Another Political First; So Amendment X Passed, Now What?

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.

Brianna Titone's Win Marks Another Political First; So Amendment X Passed, Now What?

Diana DeGette Has Big Plans For Her Newest Term; Why Would Anyone Vote No On Amendment A?

Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette aims for party leadership and more investigations into President Trump. Next, the organizer behind Amendment A breaks it down. Then, what's next for Unite Colorado after independent candidates lose races. Also, a local roller derby team is the 5th best in the world. Next, behind the beer price wars. Finally, a veteran's story.

Diana DeGette Has Big Plans For Her Newest Term; Why Would Anyone Vote No On Amendment A?

Jared Polis Is Your New Governor; Hickenlooper Reflects On Democrats' Trifecta, His Future

Jared Polis emerged victorious last night. Then, outgoing governor John Hickenlooper reflects on the Democratic dominance statewide. Next, unaffiliated voters turn out big while the women vote stays stagnant. Also, Jason Crow and Phil Weiser pull off big wins. Then, the money behind the races. Next, what's next for oil and gas after 112 and 74 fail.

Jared Polis Is Your New Governor; Hickenlooper Reflects On Democrats' Trifecta, His Future

How To Get Voters To Vote, How To Find A Way Past Hate And Division

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.

Your Last-Minute Voting Questions, Answered; Why The Kaddish Prayer Now Carries Extra Meaning

It's not the end of the world if you forgot to put enough postage on your ballot. That voter question and others, answered. Next, a Denver rabbi explains the Mourner's Kaddish. Then, a Columbine survivor made a documentary that follows her former classmates as they return to the school. Also, the Smithsonian is preserving black history in Five Points. Finally, Pulitzer Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Your Last-Minute Voting Questions, Answered; Why The Kaddish Prayer Now Carries Extra Meaning

Would Amendment 75 Even Campaign Finance Odds? We Answer More Prop. 112 Q's

More and more Colorado candidates seem to be putting a lot of their own money into campaigns these days. Amendment 75 is one proposal to even the odds. Then, reporter Grace Hood answers more of your questions about Prop. 112. Next, a new online archive hopes to preserve Colorado music history. Also, Project Runway favorite Mondo Guerra returns to his native Denver.

Would Amendment 75 Even Campaign Finance Odds? We Answer More Prop. 112 Q's

Why Do Coroners Run Under A Party?; Signs Of Good Times With Unsettling Changes Across CO

We answer why county coroners can run under a party. Then, from our Road Trip to November project, some Coloradans see good times with unsettling changes. Next, Colorado's Latino landmarks are poorly preserved. Also, tracking antisemitism is tricky. Then, more on Colorado ghost towns. Next, the Reinke Bros. Haunted House turns 50. Finally, a Halloween poem.

Why Do Coroners Run Under A Party?; Signs Of Good Times With Unsettling Changes Across CO

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