Colorado Public News

Colorado Public News is created in partnership with Colorado Public Television 12,  Denver’s independent PBS station. It is led by editor Ann Imse. Others on the Colorado Public News team include:

  • Cara DeGette, managing editor
  • Noelle Leavitt, recruiting and social media director
  • Sonya Doctorian, video journalist
  • Drew Jaynes, webmaster and photographer
  • Journalists Bill Scanlon, Dennis Huspeni, Jody Berger, Sara Burnett, Jerd Smith, Michele Conklin, Andy Piper, Lauren Rickel, Raj Sharan, Amanda Turner
  • Robert D. Tonsing, publication designer and entrepreneur



Fri March 23, 2012

Why Is The African-American Infant Mortality Rate So High?

Eight-year-old Erica and seven-year-old Alicia read their books with mom, Candice, and dad, Randy Reese. This Brighton family lost their firstborn, Nevaeh, who was born at just over a pound.
Robert D. Tonsing Colorado Public News

Rita Beam was a young nurse working in the mother-baby unit at Denver's Rose Medical Center three decades ago when she noticed a disturbing disparity, which would forever define her career.

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Thu March 22, 2012

Coloradans Getting Fat, Just Like Everyone Else

Colorado has lost its distinction as the only state with less than 20 percent of adults rated as obese.
Centers for Disease Control.


Mon March 19, 2012

Hospitals May Stop Charging Their Highest Prices To The Poor

Linda Conlin, 49, of Longmont, left, gets help from Ailsa Wonnacott, right, in dealing with hospital bills she can't pay because she is disabled. Wonnacott is head of the Association for Community Living in Boulder County.
Robert D. Tonsing Colorado Public News

Colorado hospitals charge their highest prices to the poorest, uninsured patients. That practice is now likely to end by late summer.

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Mon March 5, 2012

Most Colorado Hospitals Report Strong Profits In 2010

Children’s Hospital Colorado has strong income, especially when donations and grants are added.
Eckert and Eckert Design architect: H+L Architecture

Most Colorado hospitals reported strong profits to the federal government for 2010, as consolidation has given them clout to demand more money from insurance companies.

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Mon February 27, 2012

‘Cooking Cardiologist’ Is On A Mission To Save Hearts

Dr. Richard Collins, also known as "The Cooking Cardiologist" teaches patients how to prepare healthy meals.
Robert D. Tonsing Colorado Public News

One in three Americans die from heart disease or strokes. That amounts to 2,200 deaths every day. Colorado cardiologist Dr. Richard Collins believes a way to fight this trend is to tackle the illness before it starts, simply by teaching people how to eat better.

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