KUNC's Colorado Edition

Friday mornings

KUNC's Colorado Edition is a weekly look at the stories, news, people and issues important to you.

It's a window to the communities along the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Each episode highlights the stories brought to you by journalists in the KUNC newsroom.

New episodes of are available every Friday morning, online and wherever you get your podcasts:

Rae Ellen Bichell / Mountain West News Bureau

In this week's Colorado Edition, we're going to dive into some topics that are what Colorado is all about: animals and the outdoors. We hear about beaver engineers, historical trees in the Rocky Mountains and an ambulance company in Weld County that's helping our four-legged friends. Plus, a look at how vet schools are working to communicate better with immigrant farm workers.

Scott Franz

In this week's Colorado Edition, we look at the prospects for Colorado’s former governor as he enters the 2020 presidential race, talk civil discourse with 1A host Joshua Johnson and get a peek behind shed door of Nederland's most famous frozen resident.

Courtesy of Travis Rupp

On this week's Colorado Edition, we've got two stories about what's brewing in Colorado's beer scene (hint: there's something new and something very, very old). Plus, we take a closer look at the "skills gap" that could be holding the state economy back and meet a dance troupe that believes anyone and everyone can take part in the performing arts.

KUNC's Colorado Edition: Snow, Wind And Fire

Feb 22, 2019
Eric Hjermstad
Luke Runyon / KUNC

On this week's Colorado Edition, we take a look at the impact of wildfire risk on home insurance, dive into the science behind cloud seeding and hear a review of the film Arctic.

KUNC's Colorado Edition: It's A Jungle Out Here

Feb 15, 2019
Obie the cat
Luke Runyon / KUNC

On this week's Colorado Edition, we hear from the man who killed a mountain lion in self-defense, explore uncertainty over the U.S. military's transgender policy and recap the Denver teachers strike. Plus, did you know there's a matchmaker... for zoo animals?

Esther Honig / KUNC

This week's Colorado Edition is a special episode dedicated to stories and voices from KUNC's series, Resettled: The Lives of Refugees in Colorado. More than refugees, these individuals are our neighbors, teachers, local business owners and members of the community. We look at their impact on the places they live in and the state's economy — and what it’s like adjusting to a new culture.

Ken Lund / Flickr

On this week's Colorado Edition, we dive into a few of the bills state lawmakers are debating, including one that could change the way Colorado awards its nine electoral votes. We also talk with Rep. Jason Crow about the effort to rein in the role of money in politics, and check in on a year-old initiative to fund mental health services in Eagle County.

KUNC's Colorado Edition: What's Old Is New Again

Jan 25, 2019
Teller House
Stacy Nick / KUNC

On this week's Colorado Edition, state lawmakers may try to pass a bill to keep people in crisis from accessing guns, but do these laws really work? We also take a look at what the revival of a small town’s historic opera house means for its contemporary arts scene and how a Boulder businessman is trying to solve the age-old problem of traffic jams — in space.

Denver International Airport
Scott Franz / Capitol Coverage

On this week's Colorado Edition, we hear from people in Colorado impacted by the partial federal government shutdown. Other stories this week include a look at the role of so-called dark money in 2018's midterm elections and some tips on how to put down our phones and detach from social media.

KUNC's Colorado Edition: The Rise Of The Governor

Jan 11, 2019
Jared Polis
Scott Franz / Capitol Coverage

On this week's Colorado Edition, as Colorado's new governor takes the reins, we talk with former Gov. John Hickenlooper about his legacy — and his future plans. Other stories this week include a look at a unique program that aims to change the culture around addiction treatment and some helpful advice on how to make New Year's resolutions stick.