Thu March 22, 2012

Eye Candy And Brain Food? The Auto Show Product Specialist

Brenda, a product specialist, stands next to the new Buick crossover.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

What does the Denver International Auto show have in common with the Ringling Brothers Circus? It’s not animals – or tiny little cars. 

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Tue March 13, 2012

Gasoline Prices Lowest in Denver

UniSouth WikiMedia Commons

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is at $3.81 according to the Lundberg survey. Denver has the cheapest prices at $3.36 a gallon. 

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Wed March 7, 2012
Around the Nation

In Denver Taxis, Extra Eyes On The Street For Police

Longtime Denver taxi driver Teddy Johnson participates in the "Taxis on Patrol" program, and has made two reports of potential safety issues so far.
Kirk Siegler for NPR

Some days, it would be easy to mistake the Metro Taxi dispatch center in Denver for a police station. Traffic and crime incidents are recorded in a special logbook, as drivers call in descriptions and locations to police.

It's part of a program called Taxis on Patrol. Just a day after the program began, a cab driver helped police make an arrest for a fatal hit-and-run. In the months since, eyewitness calls from cabbies using a bulletin system similar to an Amber Alert have led to hundreds of arrests.

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Fri March 2, 2012

This Saturday: The Lumineers on 'Live @ Swallow Hill'

Mark Sink

Tune in this Saturday at 7pm for another Live @ Swallow Hill broadcast on KUNC. This edition features Denver's The Lumineers, recorded at Swallow Hill on Dec. 9th, 2011.

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Tue February 21, 2012
Around the Nation

Nature Lovers Forced To Store 30,000 Books

Originally published on Tue February 21, 2012 5:57 am



Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. A couple who met working in a bookstore in Denver have spent their marriage amassing books about their passion - nature. Tales of birds and bees and literature like "The Mad Farmer" poem spill out of every corner of their home - 30,000 volumes. Now the house is up for sale and they're scrambling to find storage. One admirer joked to the Denver Post, it's a thin line between collecting and hoarding, but this collection is the best. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.