Thu January 12, 2012

Lawmakers Open 2012 Legislative Session

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State lawmakers filled the Colorado capitol on Wednesday for the first day of the annual 120 day legislative session. As in previous years, lawmakers from both political parties pledged to work together to tackle the state’s toughest challenges. But partisan battle lines are already being drawn. KUNC’s state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland has more.


Thu January 12, 2012

Years From Now, Front Range Hail Could Be Scarce

Small hail frequently seen at higher elevations along Colorado's Front Range
University of Colorado, Boulder NOAA

Summertime hail is a common occurrence along Colorado’s Front Range. But a new study suggests it could all but disappear from the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains by the year 2070.

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Wed January 11, 2012

Talking with Colorado's Wendy Woo

Robin Hoch, violist, singer & composer in The Wendy Woo Band

Singer-songwriter Wendy Woo has quite a busy upcoming concert schedule this month. KUNC's Peter Johnson asked her about several topics --her unusual name, the viola as an instrument, and a special new love song.

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Wed January 11, 2012

EdNews: Online Bill Still Being Crafted

Brandon Shaffer currently serves as the President of the Colorado Senate. He represents Senate District 17, which includes Longmont, Erie, Lafayette and Louisville.
Colorado State Senate

A bill proposing changes in funding and regulation of online schools could be ready for introduction in a couple of weeks, but the details are still being hammered out, Senate President Brandon Shaffer says.

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Wed January 11, 2012

How Ya Doin'?

Modern medicine has come a long way in treating diseases that at one time were considered fatal. But science may be lagging when it comes to measuring a person’s wellbeing especially when it comes to treating depression. KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel has more.

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