KUNC's Colorado Edition

Friday mornings

KUNC's Colorado Edition is a weekly look at the stories, news, people and issues important to you. It's a window to the communities along the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Each episode highlights the stories brought to you by journalists in the KUNC newsroom.

New episodes of are available every Friday morning, online and wherever you get your podcasts:

Matt Bloom / KUNC

This week on KUNC's Colorado Edition, native fish populations in many of Colorado’s rivers are declining -- and the city of Fort Collins has taken note. They’re intervening with what they call "fish ladders" that are meant to give life in the Poudre River a step up. 

Luke Runyon / KUNC

This week, amid the backdrop of student walkouts around Colorado and the nation to remember the 17 people killed at their school in Florida, we look beyond the debate over guns. Our reporters travel to schools where a less contentious, but related, conversation is taking place: improving mental health.

Infograph containing the following data regarding Colorado's creative economy: $13.6 billion contributed to Colorado's economy; 100,631 jobs created; and comparing Colorado with jobs created in neighboring states (Colorado is first).
Graphic: Ashley Jefcoat/KUNC / Data: The Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account

This week on KUNC's Colorado Edition:

In 2014, Colorado doctors noticed a strange cluster of medical cases -- children whose arms and legs suddenly went weak -- or even became paralyzed. Now, those doctors and researchers are getting closer to finding out what caused the problem so they can be ready next time.

Stephanie Daniel / KUNC

In this week's Colorado Edition, we follow hundreds of high school students dismayed by the Parkland shootings in Florida. There was a huge walkout in Fort Collins where the students -- and some parents -- called for gun control. 

Courtesy of the Amache Preservation Society

In this week's Colorado Edition, we take you back to World War II. No, not overseas, but to the former Amache internment camp. President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order in 1942 that ordered tens of thousands of Japanese-Americans to be held in internment camps around the Mountain West, including Colorado.