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Colorado Creative's 'Detour' Wants To Make The Road More Rewarding – For Bands And Cities

Colorado Creative Industries has announced a new pilot project, named Detour, aimed at expanding tours beyond just the one-and-done show. The program will kick off with a monthlong 15-community tour by Colorado hip-hop act Flobots. "Playing big festival shows is always a thrill, but there's something truly special about the intimacy of a small venue," Flobots lead vocalists Jonny 5 said in a news release. "It's even more special if you can find ways to meet people beforehand; to know the stories behind the faces and then watch those faces react to the show - that is the ultimate gift."
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Your home is filled with microbes. Fungi and bacteria cover your appliances, your door handles, and even your skin.

Yet researchers lack understanding as to which species live inside the home and how those species vary between homes. A new study shows that the region where you live shapes what kinds of fungi are in your house. The bacteria, however, are more affected by which pets you live with.

“We live with this broad diversity of different microorganisms in our homes,” says study author Noah Fierer, a researcher at CU Boulder’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Studies. “Some could be potential allergens, many could actually be beneficial, and most are probably innocuous.”

KUNC

Part of the Colorado music scene for over a decade, Nathaniel Rateliff has been a solo artist, and founded both Nathaniel Rateliff and the Wheel, plus Born In The Flood. Now he's out with yet another endeavor, his debut soul band, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats.

courtesty of Sony Pictures Classics

It's hard to make a film about sex, because the sight of sex on a movie screen turns human brains to mush. Once naked bodies and stuff like that appear on screen, you've got a sex film more than you've got a film about sex.

Marielle Heller's The Diary of a Teenage Girl shows a lot of sex, and most of it takes place between a girl character who's only 15, and a boy character who's 35. That situation also sets people off.

If you've ever visited the Fells Point neighborhood on the Baltimore waterfront, you may have noticed an older man standing on the street corner, telescope in hand. Herman Heyn, self-proclaimed "star hustler," has been setting up in the same place almost every night, offering passersby glimpses of the galaxy for close to three decades.

He knows, because he's been keeping count.

"I just finished my 27th year. I've been out on the street 2,637 times," he says. "It's like being on a Broadway show that has a long run."

Tony Webster / Flickr - Creative Commons

Colorado Creative Industries has announced a new pilot project, named Detour, aimed at expanding tours beyond just the one-and-done show. The program will kick off with a monthlong 15-community tour by Colorado hip-hop act Flobots.

"Playing big festival shows is always a thrill, but there's something truly special about the intimacy of a small venue," Flobots lead vocalists Jonny 5 said in a news release. "It's even more special if you can find ways to meet people beforehand; to know the stories behind the faces and then watch those faces react to the show - that is the ultimate gift."

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Carol and John Wagner’s ranch is surrounded by green pastures, with spectacular views of the northern San Juan mountains. The Wagners moved here from Pennsylvania in 1986, to raise cattle. When they first arrived, Carol said they wondered what was wrong with the creek that meandered through their property.

“Nothing could live in it,” she recalled. Grass didn’t grow along its banks, and there were no fish or bugs.

That creek, called Kerber Creek, is just a small piece of the legacy left by hard rock mining across the West. When Tang-colored water spilled from a mine into the Animas River, it caught the nation’s attention. Yet unknown to most, there are people who work day in and day out cleaning up the many hundreds of abandoned mine sites across Colorado. This sort of mine cleanup work is a seldom never-ending process, fraught with logistical challenges, financing problems, even the looming threat of lawsuits.

Town of Estes Park

If you visit Estes Park, you’re part of the problem.

The town is grappling with increasing tourist traffic and parking problems, which have only gotten worse as Estes Park’s popularity has grown. Throw in 3 million annual visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park and a roadway that wasn’t designed to handle the congestion and you’ve got a big headache.

But how to fix it?

Monsanto's Messy Syngenta Courtship Comes To An End

Aug 26, 2015
Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Breaking up is a hard thing to do. It’s even harder when you’re a publicly traded, multinational seed or chemical conglomerate.

Monsanto, the St. Louis-based seed company that produces the widely-used herbicide RoundUp, had to learn that lesson the hard way. The world’s largest seed company announced Wednesday that after months of wooing, it’s no longer pursuing Switzerland-based Syngenta, the world’s largest producer of farm chemicals.

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