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7:11am

Mon March 30, 2015

3:04am

Mon March 30, 2015
Sports

Uphill Skiing Gains Traction In Colorado

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 5:33 am

For a more invigorating workout, nonprofit worker Chris Lane uphill skis near Aspen four times a week.
Marci Krivonen Aspen Public Radio

It's spring break season and families and college students are heading to Colorado's ski resorts. You've heard of downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, but a growing trend in these areas involves people skiing uphill.

It's midday in Aspen, Colo., and uphill skier Chris Lane is on a break from work at a nonprofit. He clicks into his ski bindings and begins his 1,600 vertical foot journey uphill — on skis.

He's going against downhill traffic, so he stays on the side of the ski run.

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6:43am

Sun March 29, 2015
StoryCorps

Accepting His Daughter As Gay Was Like A Weight 'Lifted Off Me'

Originally published on Sun March 29, 2015 8:33 am

Deidra Robinson and her father, William Watford III, were extremely close — until she told him she was gay.
StoryCorps

StoryCorps' OutLoud initiative records stories from the LGBTQ community.

Deidra Robinson and her father, William Watford III, were extremely close — until she told him she was gay.

They came to StoryCorps in Homewood, a suburb of Birmingham, Ala., to talk about that moment.

Their story may sound familiar to many families.

"I looked at you and I said, 'Do you want to hear it?' " Robinson tells her father. "Do you remember what you told me?"

"No," Watford answers.

"You were like, 'No, I don't want to hear it,' " she recalls.

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3:46pm

Fri March 27, 2015
Parallels

After Abuse In A Peruvian Circus, A Bear Awaits A New Home

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 7:59 pm

Cholita, an Andean bespectacled bear, was rescued from a circus in Peru after suffering from abuse. An animal welfare group is now attempting to take Cholita to the U.S.
Courtesy of Animal Defenders International

In Peru, a beleaguered bear is looking for a new home.

And the former circus animal is getting high-profile help from Michael Bond, the British author of the well-loved children's books about Paddington bear.

The tale of Cholita, an Andean spectacled bear like the fictional Paddington, is less the stuff of children's books and more of horror films.

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6:40am

Fri March 27, 2015

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