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Colorado Edition: Millers And Monarchs

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Today on Colorado Edition: We get the latest on the state primary elections results and we check in on the state of Colorado's brewing industry. Plus, we hear about how farmers markets are operating through the pandemic. We’ll also learn about the upcoming monarch butterfly season and we check out a new cookbook that explores the history of the U.S. military.

State Primary Elections Results

Colorado’s primary election pitted a former governor, John Hickenlooper, against a former speaker of the state house, Andrew Romanoff, in a bid to compete against Sen. Cory Gardner for an open senate seat in Washington, D.C. We now know that Hickenlooper will be the candidate to take on Gardner in November. But that wasn’t the only race decided in Tuesday’s primary. Kyle Saunders, a political science professor at Colorado State University joined us to discuss takeaways and one rather surprising result.

Checking In On Colorado’s Brewing Industry

Colorado bars and nightclubs have been ordered by the state to re-close. But the hospitality industry is more than just bars. It also includes the places that make the beer they sell: breweries.

We spoke to Bart Watson, chief economist with the Brewer’s Association, about the state of Colorado’s brewing industry.


Farmers Markets

Farmers markets across the region are in full swing for summer, but the experience feels a little different this year. Denise Mickelsen, food editor for 5280 Magazine, joined us with more about why many people feel they’re more than important than ever and how some restaurants are participating. Here are the two websites Denise mentioned in that interview:



Military Cookbook

There’s something about food that brings people together — and not just out of habit or necessity, but as a cultural touchstone. KUNC reporter Stacy Nick looks at a unique cookbook that tells the story of our country’s military history.

A Changing Of The Seasons

If you’re tired of being bombarded by miller months every time you turn on a light or open a door, you’re in luck. We are close to the end of moth season and can look forward to a new insect that’s much prettier to look at: monarch butterflies. Our summer science fellow, Seré Williams, joined us to explain the changing of the season.

Colorado Edition is made possible with support from our KUNC members. Thank you!

Our theme music was composed by Colorado musicians Briana Harris and Johnny Burroughs. 

Colorado Edition is hosted by Erin O'Toole (@ErinOtoole1) and Henry Zimmerman (@HWZimmerman), and produced by Lily Tyson. The web was edited by digital editor Jackie Hai. Managing editor Brian Larson contributed to this episode. We get production help from Rae Solomon. 

KUNC's Colorado Edition is a news magazine taking an in-depth look at the issues and culture of Northern Colorado. It's available on our website, as well as on iTunesGoogle PlayStitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can hear the show on KUNC's air, Monday through Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

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