1:35pm

Fri October 24, 2014
Environment

A Warm Colorado Fall Aids Vesicular Stomatitis' Southern Movement

Credit Drs. Brent Thompson and Fred Bourgeois / Colorado Department of Agriculture

Sixty properties along the Front Range are currently under quarantine because of a virus mainly affecting horses. An outbreak of vesicular stomatitis began in Colorado in July, but as warm temperatures persist into the fall, the flies that carry the virus keep breeding.

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8:51am

Fri October 24, 2014
Movies

'Listen Up Philip' Is Lean On Story, Long On Eccentricity

Jason Schwartzman as the title character in Listen Up Philip.
Tribeca Film

The new film Listen Up Philip is about a young writer who's thinking about success. I'm glad that the writers I know and love are nothing like the writers in this film. As this movie imagines them – and its director is also its writer – they are arrogant, self-serving, nasty, and blind to just about everything in life, especially themselves.

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8:30am

Fri October 24, 2014

5:00am

Fri October 24, 2014
Politics

In GOP Friendly Weld, Both Sides Working To Turn Out The Latino Vote

Cinthia Nevarez Ruiz (left) and Monica Martinez (right) canvas for Mi Familia Vota on the eastern edge of Greeley.
Grace Hood KUNC

In 2012, more than half of Colorado Latinos registered to vote, and 90 percent actually cast a ballot, according to data analyzed by Rocky Mountain PBS I-News. That makes this group highly sought after in several too-close-to-call 2014 political races.

Nowhere is this quest for turnout more evident than in Weld County, where an estimated 28 percent of the population identifies as Latino. While the county is solidly Republican, Latino voters sided heavily with the Democrats in 2012.

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2:53am

Fri October 24, 2014
StoryCorps

Honor Student Turned Bank Robber Returns For Forgiveness

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 10:12 am

Darius Clark Monroe, 33, and David Ned, 63, met while Monroe was working on a documentary about a robbery he committed in his teens. The film, Evolution of a Criminal, will air on PBS in January.
StoryCorps

In 1997, Darius Clark Monroe was a high school honor student in Houston, Texas. He had never been in serious trouble with the law.

But soon after he turned 16, he robbed a bank at gunpoint with two of his friends.

Now, 17 years later, he sat down at StoryCorps with David Ned, a customer who was in the bank during the robbery.

Ned asked him, "How did you get to that point where you said, 'I'm gonna rob a bank?' "

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