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KUNC Gardener Report

KUNC garden report for the first weekend of fall 2011.

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Sep 23, 2011
Ringelmeal

Researchers have long known that what we eat as children has a direct impact on our health and welfare as adults. But can we change our bad eating habits once they've been formed? A new study suggests that we can. KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel has more

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Aug 19, 2011
XYZ

Here's a story. It's about government and how things work.

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Aug 16, 2011
Back to School: One Student's Bullying Story

It's back to school month and for many students it means returning to an environment of harassment and bullying. In the wake of a national epidemic of highly-publicized gay suicides, Colorado lawmakers passed an anti-bullying bill this year designed to forestall another tragedy. But while many view it as a good first step - full implementation of the bill is still months away. KUNC's Will Witwer has more

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Aug 16, 2011
From Mannequins to "SuperModelquins"

Store mannequins used to be seen and not heard. These days you can follow them on Facebook. Retail mannequins are changing to incorporate action, emotion, color and texture. Grace Hood from member station KUNC reports on how retailers like Disney and Old Navy are reinventing the form to attract more customers.

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Jul 26, 2011
Summer Youth Program

Even with fewer teenagers actively looking for work this summer, unemployment among young people remains at just over 24 percent nationally. And that figure is very similar in Colorado. But one program is working to reverse that trend by offering highly specialized training to help teens compete in the adult job market. KUNC's Will Witwer has more

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Jul 13, 2011
An Easy Source for Knowledge for Americans

Some of the most meaningful conversations take place around the dinner table. But sitting down together almost seems to be a lost art in our 24/7 society. KUNC commentator Pius Kamau says such gatherings could do a lot to help us learn more about the world in which we all live

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Jul 13, 2011
Congressional Challenges Begin in Colorado

For those keeping track - we're still 16 months way from the 2012 election. This means its prime time for challengers to begin their campaigns which is exactly what three Democrats have done recently for state congressional seats. KUNC's Brian Larson spoke with Colorado Statesman Publisher Jody Hope Strogoff for more

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Jul 11, 2011
Will There Be A New Venue For National Western Stock Show? CIO Debates

The Annual Denver Western Stock Show may be moving from its current venue in Denver. It's one of the topics our media partners at KBDI and "Colorado Inside Out" are taking about.

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Jul 10, 2011
Everything Has Been Pretty Good

Learning to speak doesn't always come easy for children. But new research seems to debunk the theory that toddlers who learn to talk later than sooner grow up with emotional or behavioral problems. KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel has more

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Jul 08, 2011
Harvesting Herbs

Nothing spices up summer foods like fresh herbs from the garden. KUNC gardener Tom Throgmorton has more on how to get the best out of your herb garden both now and later

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Jul 07, 2011
KUNC Entertainment Report

Great Music, Theatre, and Celebrations of the Fourth in Colorado this weekend-

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Jul 01, 2011
Summer Heat Stresses Plants

Our temperatures have rocketed from a cool, moist early June to July temperatures. Plants can't go to the basement or turn on the air conditioning. Many may start suffering from the heat. And different plants react differently to heat stress.

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Jul 01, 2011
Water Proposal Sparks Controversy

As a headwaters state, Colorado provides much of the water that allows cities and farms in the desert southwest to bloom.

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Jun 30, 2011
Conservationists Mobilize to Protect River

Colorado's Yampa River is one of the last-free flowing rivers in the West and its water has long been eyed by the oil shale industry and by water agencies looking for new sources to tap to feed communities and farms hundreds of miles away.

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Jun 30, 2011
KUNC Entertainment Report

Music, Warbirds, Hawaii, Tours and more for your enjoyment

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Jun 17, 2011
KUNC Entertainment Report

So much Music , Art and events happening along Colorado's Front Range

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Jun 10, 2011
KUNC Entertainment Report

Great Music, film and Theatre, and the Festival Season has certainly begun!

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Jun 03, 2011
Marc Ringel

Being accountable in the medical profession sounds simple enough - but often times it's not practiced as it should be. KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel has found one movement that's empowering its patients to hold doctors accountable in their treatment.

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May 31, 2011
Fracking

In Congress, the oil and gas debate is starting to move away from off-shore drilling rigs to hydraulic fracturing on land. It's a process commonly known as "fracking." Many opponents fear the practice contaminates drinking water in areas where it's used - including here right in Colorado. Patrick Terpstra has a look at the debate from Washington

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May 31, 2011
May is a Busy Time for Farmers

May is a busy time of year for Farmers. KUNC gardener Tom Throgmorton visits a farm and tells us about it.

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May 31, 2011
Governor Signs Bills

Governor John Hickenlooper has signed more than 240 bills into law since taking office in January. Many were done during the legislative session when the bills first reached his desk, but the deadline for the rest is ticking. The Governor has until June 10th to either sign, veto or let bills become law without his signature. KUNC's State Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland has more.

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May 31, 2011
KUNC Entertainment Report

It is certainly the Festival season- and lots of music, theatre and art as well all weekend long

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May 27, 2011
KUNC Entertainment Report

Musti- the Opera, Art and Theatre along Colorado's Front Range

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May 20, 2011
Colorado Officials Scramble to Contain Equine Virus

A deadly virus is spreading among horses in the western United States and parts of Canada. The highly contagious Equine Herpes Virus-1 isn't a threat to humans. But it spreads easily among horses and even llamas and alpacas. So far, it's caused scores of horse owners to quarantine their animals. And as KUNC's Kirk Siegler reports, it's also forced the cancellations of horse shows and competitions in Colorado and other states.

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May 19, 2011
KUNC Investigates Impact of the Agricultural Sales Tax

For much of our Government and You series, we've discussed the potential impact of budget cuts as state lawmakers worked to fill a projected half-billion dollar shortfall. Now that the legislative session is over, and a budget bill signed, we examine what happens when a tax is repealed. HB 1005 will be signed into law next week. It would eliminate a 2.9 percent sales tax on agricultural pesticides and other products.

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May 17, 2011
Colorado Roadless Hearings Begin

KUNC's Kirk Siegler talks with Rick Cables, regional forester with the US Forest Service's Rocky Mountain Region, about Colorado's proposed Roadless Rule.

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May 17, 2011
Snowmass Fossil Dig Resumes

Researchers with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science have resumed excavations at a major fossil find outside of Snowmass Village. And as Conrad Wilson explains, it's the first time scientists have been able to work on the site since the discovery last fall.

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May 17, 2011
Heath Introduces Education Ballot Measure

Democratic State Senator Rollie Heath is hoping his ballot proposal will help solve Colorado's dramatic decrease in funding to K-12 schools and higher education. The measure unveiled yesterday would ask voters this fall to raise state sales and income taxes to generate money. But the idea is being met with opposition from Republicans, and silence from Colorado's largest public universities.

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May 16, 2011
Governor Reflects on First Legislative Session

While legislative leaders in both parties spent the final days of the state's legislative session trading barbs back and forth, one person remained largely unscathed. Governor John Hickenlooper managed to stay above the fray and win high marks from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for his management style. Still the Governor acknowledges he didn't accomplish everything on his agenda. KUNC's state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland has more

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May 15, 2011