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Focusing on the state's people, issues and ideas, hear Colorado Matters on Colorado Public Radio's in-depth news station at www.cpr.org.

Most Recent Episodes

Feb. 17, 2020: From The Founding Fathers To The First Ladies On Presidents Day

On this Presidents Day, we get insight into "The President's Kitchen Cabinet" where some African-American chefs also became confidantes and political advisers. Plus, the founding fathers and the harsh reality of health care. Also, defining the new role of First Lady. And, in search of Dr. Justina Ford's former patients for a tribute in Denver.

Feb. 17, 2020: From The Founding Fathers To The First Ladies On Presidents Day

Feb. 14, 2020: 'It Was Time To Stand Up For Myself.' Ben Roy Pursues Abuse Case

Denver comedian Ben Roy updates his ongoing journey to fight back against the sexual abuse he says he endured as a boy at a Catholic Church summer camp. Then, rising from poverty to creating sustainable communities, Abel Chavez now helps students succeed and innovate. Plus a University of Denver student's new film searches for a sense of belonging.

Feb. 14, 2020: 'It Was Time To Stand Up For Myself.' Ben Roy Pursues Abuse Case

Feb. 13, 2020: The Storytelling Project, 'Native Braids'; New Music From Denver's Tennis

Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute elders are sharing their stories with younger generations in the project, "Native Braids" from Ignacio public radio station, KSUT. And, Ebony Flowers, author of "Hot Comb," reflects on the idea that hair can be a referendum on race and societal norms. Finally, Denver band Tennis on the new album "Swimmer" out Friday.

Feb. 13, 2020: The Storytelling Project, 'Native Braids'; New Music From Denver's Tennis

Feb. 12, 2020: Colorado Senator Bows Out Of Presidential Race; Super Tuesday's Ballot

Colorado's primary vote is three weeks away and several presidential candidates will be visiting the state this month. We offer an analysis of what's to come and look at Senator Michael Bennet's decision to pull out of the race. Then, what you should know before you fill out your ballot. And, how to master winter bicycling. Plus, ballet meets country music.

Feb. 12, 2020: Colorado Senator Bows Out Of Presidential Race; Super Tuesday's Ballot

Feb. 11, 2020: Did Olympic Officials Ignore Abuse Warnings? A Vet's Mission: Fight Oar Die

A high-ranking doctor says Olympic officials fired him for warning that athletes were being mistreated. Then, the battle over Daylight Saving Time. And, songs from the Underground Railroad. Plus, a team of veterans rowed 50 days to raise awareness of mental health issues. Also, what's in a perfume called "Colorado"? Finally, a symphonic Valentine.

Feb. 11, 2020: Did Olympic Officials Ignore Abuse Warnings? A Vet's Mission: Fight Oar Die

Feb. 10, 2020: Colorado's Officer-Involved Shootings; Hollywood And The Environment

Colorado has the fifth-highest officer-involved shooting rate in the nation. A months-long CPR News investigation reveals some of the reasons and looks toward solutions. Then, as Hollywood basks in its post-Oscar glow, a new book examines the toll filmmaking takes on the environment. And, making art from plastic waste.

Feb. 10, 2020: Colorado's Officer-Involved Shootings; Hollywood And The Environment

Feb. 7, 2020: 'Dark Waters' And How 'Forever Chemicals' Affect Colorado

The new film "Dark Waters" is about the fight for justice after a community in West Virginia was poisoned by a cancer-causing "forever chemical." Attorney Robert Bilott, who inspired the film, joins Colorado PFAS experts on stage at Colorado School of Mines. Host Ryan Warner also speaks with activist Mark Favors, whose family has been hit by cancer.

Feb. 6, 2020: Jason Crow And Cory Gardner On Impeachment; Paying Student Athletes

Democratic Rep. Jason Crow and Republican Sen. Cory Gardner each share their views on the end of President Trump's impeachment trial. Then, Congress is turning up the heat on e-cigarette companies as teen vaping rates continue to rise. And, should student athletes get paid? Finally, in the brain, when does a child really become an adult?

Feb. 6, 2020: Jason Crow And Cory Gardner On Impeachment; Paying Student Athletes

Feb. 5, 2020: Colorado Works To Avoid Iowa Repeat; How Many Distracted Drivers Get Cited?

Colorado Republican voters react to President Trump's State of the Union. Then, the state chair of the Democratic Party on avoiding a repeat in Colorado of the Iowa caucus problems. Plus, why aren't more distracted drivers cited? Also, a former prisoner wants to ease the process for people when they're released. And historic context about women's suffrage.

Feb. 5, 2020: Colorado Works To Avoid Iowa Repeat; How Many Distracted Drivers Get Cited?

Feb. 4, 2020: Bloomberg On Health Care; Why Is It So Quiet When Snow Falls?

We get perspective on the delayed results in the Iowa Caucus from D.U. political scientist Seth Masket in Des Moines. Then, Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg thinks he has a way to reduce health care costs. Plus, why is there a hush when it snows? Also, working to preserve Dearfield, Colo. And seeking social justice through dance.

Feb. 4, 2020: Bloomberg On Health Care; Why Is It So Quiet When Snow Falls?

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