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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

March 3, 2021: Spotlighting Anosmia During COVID; Magical Realism In 'Other People's Pets'

Niwot comedian Dia Kline on how the pandemic is raising awareness about anosmia, or the inability to smell. Plus, we follow up with the residents of Wellington a year after the pandemic started. Then, Jeannie Davis remembers her parents, who died of COVID-19. Also, Niwot author R.L.

March 3, 2021: Spotlighting Anosmia During COVID; Magical Realism In 'Other People's Pets'

March 2, 2021: COVID-19, Then & Now; Pandemic Not The Only Uncertainty For Airlines

What do doctors know now, that they wish they knew when the first cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed? Then, fighting to keep Space Command in Colorado. And, recognition for the crew of the U.S.S. Pueblo. Also, how the pandemic may change air travel, and the leisure industry. Plus, new help for frustration with the state's unemployment system and fraud.

March 2, 2021: COVID-19, Then & Now; Pandemic Not The Only Uncertainty For Airlines

March 1, 2021: Ravi Turman On Life After COVID Recovery; The Peace Corps' New Challenges

Ravi Turman of Aurora was one of the first COVID-19 patients to be successfully removed from a ventilator. She reflects on life a year later. Then, the Purplish team takes on transportation. Plus, after 60 years, the challenges ahead for the Peace Corps include equity and climate change. And we begin our Pandemic Escape Playlist!

March 1, 2021: Ravi Turman On Life After COVID Recovery; The Peace Corps' New Challenges

Feb. 26, 2021: The Pandemic Impact On A Fort Morgan Restaurant; Tattered Cover & Hue-Man

The Fort Morgan restaurant, Elaine's Place, has struggled to stay afloat in the pandemic. Then, remembering Grand Junction's Olga Archuleta who died of COVID-19 in December. Later, Tattered Cover teams up with Hue-Man, the former Denver bookstore that brought diverse literature to the city. Plus, listen to wind from Mars! And, new music from South of France.

Feb. 26, 2021: The Pandemic Impact On A Fort Morgan Restaurant; Tattered Cover & Hue-Man

Feb. 25, 2021: What COVID-19 Variants Mean For The Future; Women In National Security

A more contagious mutation of the COVID-19 virus could mean a storm on the horizon. Then, an aerospace engineer and former ambassador advocate for more women in national security. Plus, Denverite investigates sexual assault allegations in Denver's street arts scene. And, Amanda Gorman's poem at the inauguration inspires a Colorado poet and his daughter.

Feb. 25, 2021: What COVID-19 Variants Mean For The Future; Women In National Security

Feb. 24, 2021: What Masks Will Say About Identity In 100 Years; Remembering Lucile

The state archeologist believes masks will become artifacts about this moment in time for future generations. Then, a Colorado Springs boutique owner on what opening a business during the pandemic has taught her. And, it took a century for CU Boulder to recognize the graduation of Lucile Berkeley Buchanan; now the school's naming a building after her.

Feb. 24, 2021: What Masks Will Say About Identity In 100 Years; Remembering Lucile

Feb. 23, 2021: The Elijah McClain Investigation; Checking In With Cobbler Tommy Rhine

The Aurora City Council reacts to the Elijah McClain investigation that found officers mishandled the encounter. Then, how's the shoe repair business one year into the pandemic? We check in with cobbler Tommy Rhine of Denver. Later, Rep. Joe Neguse on his new role in the House Subcommittee on National Parks. Finally, world-record skydiver Melissa Lowe.

Feb. 23, 2021: The Elijah McClain Investigation; Checking In With Cobbler Tommy Rhine

Feb. 19, 2021: US Attorney Talks Crime, Guns, Insurrectionists, Street Drugs & Marijuana

Colorado's top federal prosecutor, U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn, answers questions about suspected insurrectionists, crime in the pandemic, guns, street drugs, and the chances marijuana will be legalized on a federal level. Dunn recently announced his resignation. Plus, a successful touchdown for Perseverance on Mars, a mission with connections to Colorado.

Feb. 19, 2021: US Attorney Talks Crime, Guns, Insurrectionists, Street Drugs & Marijuana

Feb. 18, 2021: COVID's Health Toll Goes Beyond Virus; Real Life Inspires 'To The Mountain'

More people died in Colorado in 2020 than in an average year, but COVID-19 isn't the only reason. Also, schools find ways to reconnect students and sports. Plus, the father/son relationship and their experiences with autism that inspire the new novel based in Colorado, "To the Mountain." And a big honor for Colorado Springs-based artist Idris Goodwin.

Feb. 18, 2021: COVID's Health Toll Goes Beyond Virus; Real Life Inspires 'To The Mountain'

Feb. 17, 2021: Equitable Vaccine Clinics; The Environmental Film Festival's 15th Year

Churches and community centers have become vaccine clinics to reach underserved populations. State Sen. Julie Gonzales shares what it took to do this in her district. Then, side-effects of the vaccine. Later, the Colorado Environmental Film Festival celebrates its 15th year. Finally, "The Kitchen Shelf" tackles pinto bean desserts from Cortez.

Feb. 17, 2021: Equitable Vaccine Clinics; The Environmental Film Festival's 15th Year

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