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Colorado Edition: Tastes And Sounds Like Home

Dina Klancir and Ecko Gardner-Huff
Stephanie Daniel
School counselor Dina Klancir talks with freshman Ecko Gardner-Huff about possible career options at Sobesky Academy in Wheatridge.

Today on Colorado Edition: we'll learn about a program that is using music to help people with Alzheimer's and dementia. Plus, a look at what an Equity Resolution means in Boulder. Plus, we'll get gift ideas for the foodie in your life, and we'll revisit a reporting project from earlier in the year with KUNC's Stephanie Daniel.

B Sharp

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Before the concert, Steve Jablonsky completes a memory test with CSU researchers. He was given a random list of letters and numbers and then asked to repeat them back, numbers first. After the concert, he repeated the test.

A lifetime of memories can disappear in an instant for those with Alzheimer's and dementia. One study, known as B Sharp, is seeing whether music can help patients and their caregivers. 

KUNC’s Stacy Nick reported on the program when it first launched a few years ago, and joined us with an update. 

Boulder Equity Resolution

Boulder Municipal Building
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Tuesday night, the Boulder City Council unanimously passed a resolution recommitting its members to promote racial equity. This comes after a member of the council, Mirabai Nagle, made a controversial comment regarding race at a council meeting last month.

Sam Lounsberry covers city council for The Boulder Daily Camera and joined us to explain what's going on. 

Colorado Food Gift Guide

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This week we're bringing you suggestions for gifts that have a Colorado connection. 

Today, we’ll talk about tasty treats that are made locally. Denise Mickelsen, food editor for 5280 Magazine joined us to walk us through some Colorado food gifts you can give this year.

Fnd more suggestions in 5280's food gift guide

You can find Colorado Edition's full Colorado gift guide here

Looking Back at 2019

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Adriana Guzman, a junior at Skyline High School, fills out a post-interview reflection during a P-Tech mentor event at the Innovation Center in Longmont.

We look back on the year in reporting with KUNC's Stephanie Daniel, who discusses what it was like to work on her reporting project, Hire Me: Educating Colorado's Changing Workforce.

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.

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.