Purplish Purplish is CPR News' podcast about state politics, state government, Colorado policy, and political identity. The show is hosted by public affairs reporters Bente Birkeland, Andrew Kenney and Caitlyn Kim.
Purplish

Purplish

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Purplish is CPR News' podcast about state politics, state government, Colorado policy, and political identity. The show is hosted by public affairs reporters Bente Birkeland, Andrew Kenney and Caitlyn Kim.

Most Recent Episodes

GOP rifts in the Congressional Districts 5 and 8 primaries

How a pair of two-man races in El Paso County and along the northern Front Range are illustrating the increasingly bitter divisions in Colorado's Republican Party.

The primary fight for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District

With Rep. Lauren Boebert out of the running, which of the half dozen Republicans trying for the seat is likely to win the primary and take on Democrat Adam Frisch?

In eastern Colorado, a primary and a vacancy election

What to make of the nine major party candidates — including Rep. Lauren Boebert — all running in Colorado's fourth congressional district? And how does the vacancy race to fill out Ken Buck's term factor into it all?

What are Colorado voters worried about?

From the future of our democracy to the state of their bank accounts, Colorado voters have been telling us about their top concerns for the upcoming election.

Ending on a high note

Lawmakers were in an usually good mood as they wrapped up their session this week, a marked change from recent years.

Drinking at the Colorado Capitol

Lawmakers say sharing an occasional drink can build camaraderie and release stress during long days under the golden dome, but the legislature's long tradition of social drinking comes with risks [...]

The new oil and gas war

Battles over air quality and the future of drilling are threatening to spill out of the state capitol and onto your ballot.

Is Colorado really about to commit to passenger rail?

The state has a "train guy" for governor, and the federal government is offering billions in funding.

Lawmakers' $1.5B tax credit battle royale

Spending limits make it hard for the legislature to put new priorities in the budget. But the tax code is another matter altogether.

Is Colorado's medical aid in dying law too hard to use?

Each year, hundreds of Coloradans with terminal illnesses use medication to aid their deaths. But guardrails put in to prevent abuse can turn into major roadblocks for patients. Now lawmakers are considering some changes to the policy.