All Things Considered

Weekday Evenings 2-3, 3:30 - 5:30, & 6-7
Robert Siegel, Melissa Block, Audie Cornish
Jackie Fortier

Breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special -- sometimes quirky -- features.

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3:15pm

Thu March 22, 2012
Business

Loveland Eyes New Initiative, Moves on From Failed ACE Effort

Officials are still hoping to attract businesses to fill this empty room, situated on the former Agilent campus
Grace Hood

After parting ways with the Colorado Association for Manufacturing and Technology, Loveland officials will kick start a new business initiative tomorrow aimed at developing more high-tech jobs at existing companies in the area.

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2:00pm

Thu March 22, 2012
Environment

Boulder Introduces Compost Bins on Pearl Street Mall

In keeping with the city council's 2008 zero waste initiative, Boulder officials have added an attention grabbing pilot program to three locations along the Pearl Street Mall.

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1:00pm

Thu March 22, 2012
Environment

Hickenlooper Oil and Gas Task Force up against Tight Deadline

State of Colorado

Some members of the Governor’s oil and gas task force studying whether local governments should have more authority to regulate drilling are worried they won’t finish their work by an April 18th deadline. 

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1:00pm

Thu March 22, 2012
Politics

After House, Senate Pushes JOBS Act Through

Originally published on Thu March 22, 2012 4:05 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

There was a bipartisan spirit on Capitol Hill today. The U.S. Senate voted to approve two major bills and a number of judges. One of those bills was the JOBS Act. The bill seeks to streamline regulations and make it easier for smaller companies to raise money and go public. The idea being that it will encourage job growth. The bill passed by an overwhelming majority.

But as NPR's Sonari Glinton reports, bipartisanship isn't always pretty.

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5:00am

Thu March 22, 2012
Business

Colorado Mining Companies Say Markets Unpredictable

The Climax mine near Leadville plans to reopen this year.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Mining company executives and industry leaders from around the West are in Denver for their annual meeting this week. Like many industries, mining has struggled during Colorado’s sluggish economic recovery; though some sectors are doing better than others due to volatile global energy prices.

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