Colorado Public Radio

Colorado Public Radio is a two-channel public radio state network based in Denver, CO. 



Fri March 22, 2013
Shots - Health News

How A Patient's Suicide Changed A Doctor's Approach To Guns

Dr. Frank Dumont at his clinic in Estes Park, Colo.
Barry Gutierrez for NPR

Dr. Frank Dumont knew one of his favorite patients was getting depressed.

When Dumont first started seeing him in his family practice, the man was in his 70s. He was active and fit; he enjoyed hiking into his 80s. But then things started to change.

"He started complaining of his memory starting to slip," Dumont says. The man would forget where he had placed objects, and he'd struggle to remember simple words and phrases.

Dumont prescribed antidepressants and saw him every eight weeks or so.

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Thu March 21, 2013
Shots - Health News

Colorado Doctors Treating Gunshot Victims Differ On Gun Politics

Originally published on Fri March 22, 2013 1:29 pm

Chris Colwell, director of emergency medicine at Denver Health, has treated victims from two of the deadliest mass shootings in the U.S. He says he's deeply disturbed by how easy it is to get guns.
Barry Gutierrez for NPR

In Colorado, more people die from gunshots than car crashes. And that has a profound effect on the people on the front lines who treat gunshot victims.

Chris Colwell is an emergency room doctor in Denver, and says he sees gun violence victims on a weekly basis. When those cases are fatal, they are hard for him to forget.

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Mon November 5, 2012

In Battleground Colorado, The End Is Nigh For The Whirlwind Campaigning

The Mitt Romney rally at Fiddler's Green in Denver, Saturday Nov. 3rd
Megan Verlee KUNC

As we wait on Election Day Eve, Colorado has seen record levels of political advertising and marathon campaign appearances by both candidates. What is the impact of Colorado's status as a swing state?

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Fri September 28, 2012
A Word With The Candidates

Aurora Positioned As The Linchpin In The 6th Congressional District

Mike Coffman is pictured to the left, Joe Miklosi to the right.
Coffman - U.S. House, Miklosi - Colorado House Democrats

For the 6th Congressional district, the big game changer is Aurora. In redistricting, the new boundaries take out a big chunk of Republican Douglas county to the south and replaced it with the more working class and Democratic north Aurora.

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Thu September 27, 2012

It's Perlmutter vs. Coors in the 7th CD

Coors - Joe Coors for Congress Committee, Perlmutter – U.S. Congress

Colorado’s 7th Congressional District was originally designed to be competitive, but in the past three elections, Democrat Ed Perlmutter has fought off all competitors. This November, Republican Joe Coors hopes to change that, challenging Perlmutter in a redrawn district that’s redder than before.

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