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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.



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Colorado Gets An 'F' For Effort In National Education Report Card

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0400

When it comes to fairness in education funding, Colorado received a "C" grade in the Education Law Center's "Is School Funding Fair" Spring 2015 report card.


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https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/32/510072/413431961/CPR_413431961.mp3?orgId=32&d=673&p=510072&story=413431961&t=podcast&e=413431961&ft=pod&f=510072




Highlights Of Colorado's 2015 Summer Classical Music Festivals

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0400

Monika Vischer joins Colorado Matters' Ryan Warner to talk about the summer's High Country classical highlights.


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https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/32/510072/413431727/CPR_413431727.mp3?orgId=32&d=542&p=510072&story=413431727&t=podcast&e=413431727&ft=pod&f=510072




Staying Vital As Time Marches On: Art Can Hold The Key

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0400

At 82, 92, and 102, you might expect our three guests to be retired. Their love of their art is what keeps them going.


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https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/32/510072/413398804/CPR_413398804.mp3?orgId=32&d=713&p=510072&story=413398804&t=podcast&e=413398804&ft=pod&f=510072




How A Fur-Bearing Trout Made It Into A Denver Science Museum Display

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0400

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science explains what our myths, fueled by misinterpretations of evidence or even by outright fraud, can teach us.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/32/510072/413379613/CPR_413379613.mp3?orgId=32&d=488&p=510072&story=413379613&t=podcast&e=413379613&ft=pod&f=510072




Beta Test: The Mystery Of Nighttime Thunderstorms On The Plains

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0400

Nighttime storms have baffled scientists for years. Now, a very large group of scientists is pulling all-nighters to solve the mystery.


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https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/32/510072/413248768/CPR_413248768.mp3?orgId=32&d=525&p=510072&story=413248768&t=podcast&e=413248768&ft=pod&f=510072




Beta Test: Nighttime Thunderstorms A Mystery Colorado Scientist Hopes To Solve

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0400

Nighttime storms have baffled scientists for years. Now, a very large group of scientists pulling all-nighters to solve the mystery of how these storms form.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/32/510072/413187602/CPR_413187602.mp3?orgId=32&d=525&p=510072&story=413187602&t=podcast&e=413187602&ft=pod&f=510072




New Law Places More Scrutiny On Medical Marijuana

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0400

A new Colorado law will lead to more concrete guidelines about how, and why, physicians recommend medical marijuana to patients.


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https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/32/510072/413187589/CPR_413187589.mp3?orgId=32&d=799&p=510072&story=413187589&t=podcast&e=413187589&ft=pod&f=510072




How A Fur-Bearing Trout Made It Into A Denver Science Musuem Display

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0400

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science explains what our myths, fueled by misinterpretations of evidence or even by outright fraud, can teach us.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/32/510072/413167946/CPR_413167946.mp3?orgId=32&d=471&p=510072&story=413167946&t=podcast&e=413167946&ft=pod&f=510072




San Luis Valley Natives: Pushed Out For School, Pulled Home By Family

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0400

When some natives of the valley in south-central Colorado return, they're armed with a desire to improve their hometowns.


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https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/32/510072/413145242/CPR_413145242.mp3?orgId=32&d=341&p=510072&story=413145242&t=podcast&e=413145242&ft=pod&f=510072




In Paolo Bacigalupi's 'Water Knife,' Western Water Wars Get Ugly

Sun, 07 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0400

The new book from the award-winning novelist of Paonia envisions a bleak, desperate future where a gallon of water is precious.


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https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/32/510072/412687770/CPR_412687770.mp3?orgId=32&d=2336&p=510072&story=412687770&t=podcast&e=412687770&ft=pod&f=510072