Category Archives: Colorado Public Radio

Colorado Elected The Nation’s First Female Lawmakers, One Of Them Was The First Woman To Draft And Pass A Bill

In 1895, one of the hottest debates at the Colorado statehouse was over a very intimate subject: at what age should a woman, or girl, be legally able to consent to sex? Leading the charge to raise Colorado’s age of … Continue reading

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Lost Glory: The Story Of Pueblo’s Once-Great Mineral Palace

An ornate iron arch stretches across the brown sandstone entrance to Pueblo’s Mineral Palace Gardens. Inside the 57 acre park next to I-25, geese swim on the small lake while people stroll past big trees. Besides the name of the … Continue reading

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From The Tricolour To The Lone Star, Why Do So Many Flags Fly Over Pueblo, Colorado?

The narrow domed tower of Pueblo City Hall rises above the shops and eateries on historic Union Avenue and the nearby Arkansas Riverwalk. Inside the imposing century-old building, the official city seal presides above the council chambers, embedded in the … Continue reading

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‘I’m Good About Finding A Rhythm And Making All The Muscles Work Together’: Joey Chestnut Will Take On The Slopper Challenge At The Colorado State Fair

Listen to Chestnut’s strategy on Colorado Matters

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Poet Khadijah Queen Dives Into Life’s Crises And Moments Of Wonder In New Collection, ‘Anodyne’

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The Fresh Food Connect App Gets Extra Backyard Garden Bounty To Those Who Need It

It’s the time of year that you start hearing about “the zucchini problem – you know – you grew too many zucchinis and you can’t give any away because everyone else is in the same boat. Florist and backyard gardener … Continue reading

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Colorado Folk Musician Jayme Stone Plugs In For New Album, ‘AWake’

After years of exploring folk music’s roots, Longmont musician and composer Jayme Stone is plugging in. He puts down his banjo and plays a synthesizer on his new album – AWake – and he delves into the grief of losing … Continue reading

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“They Are Already Here” science writer Sarah Scoles talks about “why we see saucers.”

From Ufology To UAPs, Exploring The Phenomenon Of UFOs With Author Sarah Scoles. Listen to the conversation on Colorado Matters.

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“Billionaire Wilderness” – what’s going on in the mountain west at the “intersection of wealth, philanthropy, and conservation.”

Denver Author Justin Farrell, On His New Book ‘Billionaire Wilderness: The Ultra-Wealthy And The Remaking of the American West’ – listen on cpr.org

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Mountaineer Christine Boskoff Lived — And Died — At The “Edge Of The Map”

Colorado Mountaineer Christine Boskoff climbed more of the world’s tallest peaks than any other American woman – a record that still stands. A new book tells her story. Listen to Denver author Johanna Garton talk about her new book “The … Continue reading

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