KUNC's Colorado Edition KUNC's Colorado Edition is a daily look at the stories, news, people and issues important to you. It's a window to the communities along the Colorado Rocky Mountains. New episodes available Monday - Thursday, weekly.
KUNC's Colorado Edition

KUNC's Colorado Edition

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KUNC's Colorado Edition is a daily look at the stories, news, people and issues important to you. It's a window to the communities along the Colorado Rocky Mountains. New episodes available Monday - Thursday, weekly.

Most Recent Episodes

Weld County group provides mentorship, scholarships for Latinas in Northern Colorado colleges

Despite overall increases in Latino college enrollment over the years, large gaps in attainment still persist. One group in Weld County is organizing funds to help women pay for classes and earn their degrees.

Weld County group provides mentorship, scholarships for Latinas in Northern Colorado colleges

Experts reject justification for ketamine sedation; climate change impacts Western Slope f...

Today on Colorado Edition, we hear why a panel of medical experts concluded that a common justification used by paramedics to sedate people has racist implications. We also learn how climate change is impacting fruit-growing across the Western Slope. And, we get the latest on a lawsuit challenging a federal workplace vaccination mandate.

Experts reject justification for ketamine sedation; climate change impacts Western Slope f...

Historic homes of Fort Collins

Today on Colorado Edition, we listen back to our favorite stories about two Fort Collins homes with important historical legacies. One is the home of Virgil Thomas, the first known African American to graduate from a Fort Collins high school. The other is an adobe-style home that belongs to the Cordova family, who have lived in Fort Collins for 100 years.

Federal paid COVID sick leave ends; infrastructure law boosts firefighters; hiking group w...

Today on Colorado Edition, we learn about the expiration of federal pandemic-related paid time off, leaving employees feeling pressured to show up at work. We also hear how the federal infrastructure bill aims to stem the tide of firefighters leaving the field due to low pay and benefits. And we talk about a group that aims to make hiking inclusive for people with all body types.

Federal paid COVID sick leave ends; infrastructure law boosts firefighters; hiking group w...

Early childhood education; the end of wildfire season

Today on Colorado Edition, we talk to early childhood educators about how they've been impacted by the ongoing pandemic. And we learn how the end of wildfire season can impact the mental health of firefighters.

Drought metrics, saving a historic synagogue, green technology

Today on Colorado Edition, we learn about the four main numbers scientists are using to measure drought. We also hear how Coloradans rallied to save one of the oldest synagogues in the Mountain West, and we learn about the growing industry of green technology.

Sundown Towns Across The American West

Today on Colorado Edition, we explore the history of Sundown Towns across the Mountain West, and learn how racism and discrimination in the past still impacts residents of color who live there today.

Opioid addiction stigma; Native American school mascots

Today on Colorado Edition, we learn about efforts to combat the stigma of opioid addiction. And we hear about a lawsuit challenging Colorado's ban on Native American school mascots.

Police reform in Aurora; a new kind of nuclear plant; abandoned oil and gas wells

Today on Colorado Edition, we hear about upcoming changes to the police and fire departments in Aurora. We also learn about the first nuclear plant that will use Natrium technology, and hear what happens to oil and gas wells when their producers go bankrupt.

Police reform in Aurora; a new kind of nuclear plant; abandoned oil and gas wells

Indigenous artists explore representation and identity in new RiNo district murals

Every month, the RiNo Mural Program in Denver's River North Arts District pays local artists to create community installations. In celebration of Native American Heritage month, three Indigenous artists in Colorado have painted works exploring cultural representation and identity. Colorado Edition spoke with the artists about their murals, and the connection between artistic expression and social change.

Indigenous artists explore representation and identity in new RiNo district murals