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Colorado Edition: Looking At The Stars

CSU's Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising
Orlando Dugi's exhibit at the CSU Avenir Museum.

Today on Colorado Edition: we'll discuss what we learned from a report about the effects of living near oil and gas drilling sites. Plus, how new program helps student teachers. And, a conversation with fashion designer Orlando Dugi. 

What Does The New Oil And Gas Study Really Tell Us? 

Drill rig
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In mid-October, the state of Colorado released a report that studied the health impacts of living near drilling operations. And there is a lot to digest from it. 

KUNC reporters Rae Ellen Bichell, Matt Bloom and Scott Franz joined us to explain what exactly the study tells us, and what it will mean for future policy. 

For even more on this research, read this reporting from Rae and Matt

New Program Helps Aspiring Teachers

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Student teacher Aliah Humphrey works on reading with a group of second grade students at Murphy Creek School in Aurora.

Studying to become a teacher comes with several requirements. One is a semester of full-time teaching. But these college students don't get paid to teach... and this financial burden keeps some from achieving their dream. As KUNC's Stephanie Daniel reports, a new program is removing this barrier. 

Fashion Designer Orlando Dugi's New Exhibit

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Fashion designer Orlando Dugi.

While fashion designer Orlando Dugi's formal wear designs can be seen on the runways, he got his start watching his Navajo grandmother. Dugi's work is showcased in a new solo exhibit at Colorado State University's Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising.

KUNC's arts reporter Stacy Nick spoke to Dugi to learn more about what inspires his work

Orlando Dugi will present a series of gallery talks on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Avenir Museum

Our theme music was composed by Colorado musicians Briana Harris and Johnny Burroughs. Other music this week by Blue Dot Sessions:

  • “Color Country” by The Balloonist 
  • "Lancashire" by Confectionery  
  • "Great, Great Lengths" by The Balloonist 
  • "Gaena" by Azalai

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.

KUNC's Colorado Edition is a daily 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.

Stories written by KUNC newsroom staff.