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Tue August 2, 2011

CSU STEM Center Increases Statewide Science Outreach

Brian Jones works with students as part of Little Shop of Physics outreach. More such outreach efforts will be made through the STEM Center.
Colorado State University

A new center has been created at Colorado State University.  The aim is to strengthen science and mathematics outreach for teachers and the community.

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Tue August 2, 2011

High Plains Chautauqua Brings History to Life this Week

High Plains Chautauqua

High Plains Chautauqua is a unique blend of history, theatre and the humanities brought to life under a Chautauqua tent, giving audiences the opportunity to meet and engage with personalities from the past.  This year’s theme is ‘Visionaries at Home and Abroad. ’ 

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Tue August 2, 2011

Compromise In Congress: Does System Work After All?

Just a few days ago, the political system seemed completely stuck as the Aug. 2 debt-default deadline approached. Now the deadline has arrived, and it seems likely that President Obama will sign a debt limit extension. NPR's Ron Elving talks with Steve Inskeep about the path Congress took to get to the agreement.


Tue August 2, 2011

State Effort Looks to Boost Indian Grad Rates

Courtesy of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs

Colorado’s Commission of Indian Affairs is launching a new campaign today that aims to curb high drop-out rates among the state’s Native American students.  State officials know they face a challenge, as according to the most recent state figures, half of all native students in Colorado won’t finish high school.

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Tue August 2, 2011
Crime In The City

Taking On Crime In A Racially Divided D.C.

George Pelecanos' 17 crime novels take place in and around Washington, D.C. Pelecanos has also written for HBO's The Wire and Treme, which take place in Baltimore and New Orleans, but he says his novels will always be set in D.C.
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All 17 of George Pelecanos' crime novels have been set in his hometown of Washington, D.C. — but he isn't writing about politicians, lawyers or lobbyists. Instead, Pelecanos' stories look at the city's greasers and drug dealers; its working black families and its ethnic neighborhoods.

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