Fri August 15, 2014
Colorado Floods

Nearly A Year Post-Flood, Evans Is Rebuilding, Improving

Mobile Homes inundated with water in Evans on September 18th, 2013
The City of Evans Flickr - used with permission

When floodwaters inundated parts of the City of Evans Sept. 13, 2013, homes were damaged or destroyed, roads were made impassable and the city’s main wastewater treatment plant was heavily damaged. 11 months on, the city has greatly recovered, but there’s still work to do.

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Thu August 14, 2014
Planet Money

Should We Kill The $100 Bill?

Originally published on Thu August 14, 2014 4:35 pm

Noel Celis AFP/Getty Images

Of all the U.S. currency in the world, nearly 80 percent is in $100 bills. That's about a trillion dollars.

Some people want to get rid of the bill altogether. Ken Rogoff, an economist at Harvard University, says the $100 bill helps criminals:

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Thu August 14, 2014
Urban Renewal

Denver's Union Station At Heart Of Urban Renewal

Union Station in Denver, Colorado
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Denver’s recently reopened Union Station joins other stations across the country including Saint Paul and Kansas City that are changing the landscape of city centers. It’s not because you can catch a ride on the rails, but because people are moving back to the city.

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Thu August 14, 2014


Thu August 14, 2014
Oil and Gas

For Pipeline Health, Industry Believes In The Power Of The Pig

A "smart pig" used to inspect the Belle Fourche pipeline.
Stephanie Joyce Wyoming Public Media

The pipeline tool known as a pig is versatile. In the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, Bond used a pig to blow up a pipeline. In 1987’s The Living Daylights, defecting Soviet spy Georgi Koskov used a pig as an escape route. Again in 1999’s The World Is Not Enough, a pig was used to smuggle a nuclear weapon.

Pigs aren't just excellent James Bond plot devices, they also have practical applications.

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