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5:00am

Fri November 11, 2011
Agriculture

USDA Grant to Benefit Denver Urban Gardens

Denver Urban Gardens

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $725,000 in grants to support 10 community garden programs across the country—including one in Colorado.

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5:00am

Fri November 11, 2011
Health

Colorado Springs Program Helps Veteran’s Adjust to Civilian Life

Veteran and LifeQuest Trainer intern Tyler Daly climbs the red rocks at a park on the outskirts of Colorado Springs.
Shanna Lewis

Wounded soldiers come home from Iraq and Afghanistan only to face a new battle – the battle to fit back into civilian life again. Many have crippling wounds you can't see. Programs aimed at helping these veterans are popping up around the country. In Colorado Springs, hundreds of Fort Carson soldiers are taking part in an intense physical training program offered by a group called LifeQuestTransitions. As the military continues the final drawdown of troops in Iraq – Shanna Lewis brings us this report.

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2:59pm

Thu November 10, 2011
Environment

Salazar Pushes Congress to Pass Western Wilderness Bills

View of a wilderness study area near Grand Junction.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is calling on Congress to pass wilderness legislation in nine states – including Colorado. 

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11:26am

Thu November 10, 2011
Veterans

Colorado Senator Wants Foundation for Veterans

Official Photo bennet.senate.gov

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet is calling on Congress to establish a national philanthropic foundation for US military veterans similar to a charity program already in place for national parks. 

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10:52am

Thu November 10, 2011
Listener Home Movies

Dan Braun @ The WC20 Concerts

Dan & Margaret in Philadelphia, taking in some sights in-between the three WC20 anniversary concerts.
Dan Braun

October was a month long celebration of 20 years of the World Cafe that cumulated with a weekend of amazing concerts. KUNC Member Dan Braun won an opportunity to see these shows up close and personal; so we tossed him a camera and sent him on his way. Check out his video from the shows and an incredible performance from Dawes with Mumford & Sons!

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