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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

Aug. 19, 2022: Fertility doctors question what's next; Sharing stories through music

Fertility doctors and patients are in uncharted territory after the reversal of Roe v. Wade. The central question is how the law now treats embryos created in a lab. Then, why some moms are micro-dosing psilocybin. Also, CPR's Music Blocks shares stories through music. Plus, Shakespeare goes "wild" and Gregory Alan Isakov's symphonic moment.

Aug. 19, 2022: Fertility doctors question what's next; Sharing stories through music

Aug. 18, 2022: Colorado River crisis; Helping Black Coloradans buy homes

The federal government says livelihoods are at stake as the Colorado River drops to new lows. Jennifer Pitt with the National Audubon Society explains what it could mean in Colorado and surrounding states. Then, how a Loveland farmer is adapting to climate change. And, a new fund that's helping Black homebuyers in metro-Denver achieve the dream of home ownership.

Aug. 18, 2022: Colorado River crisis; Helping Black Coloradans buy homes

Aug. 16, 2022: Tracking COVID-19, the flu, & monkeypox; Recognizing Filipino WWII veterans

Dr. Michelle Barron, an infectious diseases expert at UCHealth, answers questions about COVID-19, the flu, monkeypox, and polio as students return to school. Then, how climate change is impacting road plans. Also, how one landscaper is adapting to a warming planet. Plus, "A Long March" recognizes Filipinos who served in World War II. Later, Aurora's new poet laureate.

Aug. 16, 2022: Tracking COVID-19, the flu, & monkeypox; Recognizing Filipino WWII veterans

Aug. 15, 2022: New state historian's focus is on public lands, equity and inclusion

Colorado's new state historian wants to make sure the stories of people who've lived and worked on public lands are not overlooked and forgotten. Then, there's one week left to nominate which endangered places in Colorado should be saved. Also, celebrating a Native artist in Littleton. And, a violin shop rises from the ashes in Louisville.

Aug. 15, 2022: New state historian's focus is on public lands, equity and inclusion

Aug. 12, 2022: Mental health in the Black community: one mom's story; Farai Chideya on the...

Shirley Smith, wife of NBA star and former Denver Nugget J.R. Smith, calls their daughter, Dakota, a miracle. Dakota was born nearly five months premature, weighing just one pound. Shirley Smith shares the mental health challenges she's overcome. Then, Farai Chideya, host of "Our Body Politic," talks about the political power of women of color.

Aug. 12, 2022: Mental health in the Black community: one mom's story; Farai Chideya on the...

Aug. 11, 2022: How climate change bill could impact home energy use; The new Broncos owners

From new windows to electric cars, we ask what the federal climate bill could mean for Coloradans and their pocketbooks. Plus, meet the new owners of the Denver Broncos. Then, ancient Cambodian artifacts sold to the Denver Art Museum using false documents were returned this week. We'll explore the illegal art trade. And we enter the "skyspace."

Aug. 11, 2022: How climate change bill could impact home energy use; The new Broncos owners

Aug. 10, 2022: A conversation with Republican Attorney General candidate John Kellner

Republican candidate for state attorney general John Kellner answers questions about abortion access, public safety, and other issues. Then, we get perspective as the NFL finalizes the sale of the Broncos to an ownership group led by Walmart heir Rob Walton. And voters may get to decide if wine should be sold in grocery stores.

Aug. 10, 2022: A conversation with Republican Attorney General candidate John Kellner

Aug. 9, 2022: Using non-lawyers in family law cases; Filmmaker's passion project of identity

It can be expensive to hire a lawyer. That's why most people filling for divorce in Colorado go it alone. A new approach to family law could change that. Then, how summer camps are changing in the face of climate change. And ¿Quién Are We? shares a Colorado filmmaker's journey from feeling lost between cultures, to finding her identity.

Aug. 9, 2022: Using non-lawyers in family law cases; Filmmaker's passion project of identity

Aug. 8, 2022: What's up with Colorado's economy; The joy of matchbooks; South Park' is 25

What does this weird economy mean for Coloradans? Then, Steamboat Springs voters consider a measure to build affordable housing. Also, why a plaque is coming down at the site of an anti-Chinese riot in Denver. Plus, cigarettes are out of favor, but a Colorado match business thrives. And, "South Park" celebrates 25 years on TV.

Aug. 8, 2022: What's up with Colorado's economy; The joy of matchbooks; South Park' is 25

Aug. 5, 2022: Psychedelic mushrooms on the ballot; Inside the walls of Frank Lloyd Wright

The state GOP has filed a campaign finance complaint against Gov. Jared Polis over letters included with TABOR refund checks. Then, mushrooms will be on the November ballot. Plus, we explore "Frank Lloyd Wright: Inside the Walls" at the Kirkland Museum. Also, we talk with B.A. Parker from "Code Switch" which now airs on CPR News, Sundays at 11 am. Finally, dork dancing for your mental health.

Aug. 5, 2022: Psychedelic mushrooms on the ballot; Inside the walls of Frank Lloyd Wright