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10:01pm

Mon January 23, 2012
Books

How Dr. Seuss Got His Start 'On Mulberry Street'

Courtesy Random House Children's Books

Seventy five years ago, before Theodor Geisel rocked the culinary world with green eggs and ham or put a red-and-white striped top hat on a talking cat, Geisel (who you probably know better as Dr. Seuss) was stuck on a boat, returning from a trip to Europe.

For eight days, he listened to the ship's engine chug away. The sound got stuck in his head and he started writing to the rhythm. Eventually, those rhythmic lines in his head turned into his first children's book: It was called And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.

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6:07pm

Mon January 23, 2012
The Picture Show

One Man's Quest To Capture America's Endangered Zoo Animals (With A Camera)

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:06 am

A spectacled owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata)
Joel Sartore National Geographic

To spend a day in the life of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, there are a few things you have to get used to. Really long drives, for one. Tigers charging at you. And, of course ... well ... messes.

"I'm the only studio portrait photographer I know whose subjects routinely poop and pee on the background right in front of me," he says from behind the lens.

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6:00am

Mon January 23, 2012
Commentary

“¡Salud!”: Marc Ringel Hangs up Commentary Shingle

All good things eventually come to an end. Such is the case with KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel.

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5:39am

Mon January 23, 2012
Politics

TBD Colorado Seeks New Vision for State

Kirk Siegler

Governor John Hickenlooper is gearing up to launch a new initiative that aims to engage the public on creating a new vision for Colorado. The venture is called TBD, or to be determined. KUNC’s State capitol reporter Bente Birkeland has more.

5:00am

Mon January 23, 2012
Health

State Has Backlog Of Air Pollution Permits For Oil & Gas

The brown cloud covering highly populated parts of the Front Range is the visible part of air pollution, but unseen ozone is most dangerous to health.
Robert D. Tonsing Colorado Public News

Colorado’s oil and gas boom combined with a cash-strapped state government has caused a backlog of 1,800 pending air pollution control permits for oil and gas equipment.

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