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  • Community
    We recently asked our listeners to tell us about what has brought them joy in 2020. For Sam Graf in Fort Collins, it's making dumplings. Tens of thousands of them, by hand, since March — which he serves out of his driveway once a week.
  • News
    Gov. Jared Polis has tested positive for the coronavirus. Polis and his partner, Marlon Reis, both have COVID-19 and are asymptomatic, the governor said in a statement Saturday night.
  • Arts & Life
    The new film Hillbilly Elegy is based on the best-selling 2016 memoir by J.D. Vance, who grew up in dreadful circumstances in Appalachia and southern Ohio. For KUNC film critic Howie Movshovitz, the picture tests the meaning of the word "elegy."
  • News
    Today on a special episode of Colorado Edition all about food: We’ll get the lowdown on high altitude baking and we’ll get tips for preparing a feast in the forest. We’ll also squeeze in some history and learn all about two different fruits, and we’ll hear about an uncommon, but still well-loved, hot beverage.
  • Arts & Life
    It's Thanksgiving, and that means the pandemic holiday season — a holiday season like no other — is officially underway. Those in need of some help coming to terms with this year’s scaled-back festivities can take a page from the Jewish community’s experience putting together virtual Passover seders last spring.
  • Health
    A COVID-19 vaccine could be distributed to Americans by mid-December, according to national health officials. But most Coloradans likely won't get a vaccine until next year. KUNC's Colorado Edition spoke with Jasjit Gill, a clinical pharmacist specialist and the co-chair of the vaccine subcommittee for UCHealth, to better understand what vaccine distribution could look like.
  • News
    Today on Colorado Edition: We’ll take a look at how vaccines are typically distributed to better understand how the COVID-19 vaccine could be administered. We’ll also learn about the challenges facing Colorado’s contact tracing app, and we’ll hear about a group of business owners in Loveland who are refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Arts & Life
    Amid America’s racial reckoning spurred by the killing of George Floyd, a number of controversial historical monuments were torn down by protesters or removed by authorities this year, including some in the Mountain West.
  • Health
    As coronavirus cases across Colorado rose dramatically in recent weeks, so did deaths in nursing homes. Of the 624 confirmed fatalities in nursing homes since the pandemic first hit the state in March, about a fifth were in facilities that have active outbreaks, according to state data analyzed by KUNC.
  • Education
    Gov. Jared Polis declared November Colorado Apprenticeship Month in recognition of the role these programs play in helping people gain in-demand skills while earning a paycheck. Apprenticeships are even more important now as the economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. This includes a new community college program and the industry it’s branching into.
  • News
    Today on Colorado Edition: we’ll learn about COVID-19 outbreaks at nursing homes around the state. Plus, we’ll hear about apprenticeship programs, and get ideas for how to safely celebrate Thanksgiving this year.
  • Health
    In some ways, Logan County has been Colorado’s canary in the COVID-19 coal mine. It was home to one of the earliest, large-scale outbreaks. Then, months later, it was the first to move back on the state’s public health restriction “dial.” Now, it's one of 15 counties that have moved to the state’s new stricter, but pre-lockdown level. Area residents say living in a hotspot can be scary, stressful and divisive.