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

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5:00am

Thu September 22, 2011
You Must Read This

In A Girls-Only World, A Land Of Brainy Beauty

Originally published on Fri October 14, 2011 5:28 pm

sultana

I first came across Sultana's Dream while doing research for a novel set in Bangladesh. I had traveled to Dhaka, the capital city, and stumbled on the Liberation War museum, where my visit coincided with an exhibition on the story.

I became fascinated by the life of its author, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, when I learned that, like me, she had been raised by a progressive Muslim family and actively encouraged to seek an education.

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12:53pm

Wed September 21, 2011
Music Interviews

Fountains Of Wayne: Transcending Time And Place

Fountains of Wayne's new album is Sky Full of Holes. Left to right: Adam Schlesinger, Jody Porter, Chris Collingwood, Brian Young.
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Often, you only need to hear a few lines to know you're listening to a Fountains of Wayne song. "Richie and Ruben," from the new album Sky Full of Holes, introduces its title characters as the kind of hapless losers the band loves to write about: "They opened up a bar called Living Hell / Right from the start, it didn't go too well / They didn't have the vibe or quite the right clientele."

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2:57pm

Tue September 20, 2011
Politics

Colorado Senator Praises Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Capitol News Connection

Colorado Senator Mark Udall called Tuesday’s repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy “a giant step” for national security and fundamental fairness.

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1:37pm

Tue September 20, 2011
Health Care

Possible Cuts to Medicaid Could Hurt Thousands of Coloradans

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The non-profit, non-partisan health consumer group Families USA says thousands of Colorado residents could be impacted if deficit reduction plans include cuts to Medicaid.

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1:35pm

Tue September 20, 2011
Economy

Colorado Economic Forecast Grim

State economists are warning that the risks of a double-dip recession are rising in Colorado.  A new revenue forecast out Tuesday from the non-partisan Legislative Council shows that the state’s economy is still growing, but at a very slow rate.

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