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Colorado Edition: The New Normal, For Now

Rae Ellen Bichell
The CDPHE lab that was Colorado's original drive-through COVID-19 testing site, before testing moved to the Denver Coliseum.

Today on Colorado Edition: We bring you the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak in Colorado. We also learn what COVID-19 testing looks like and we discuss the state of the legislative session. Plus, we learn about recent changes made to Title X and how it affects a state like Colorado.

Latest On Coronavirus In Colordao

Stay up-to-date on coronavirus in Colorado by checking out our live blog.

We round up the latest virus-related news of the day. We talk with the Mountain West News Bureau's Rae Ellen Bichell about vaccine development and what testing for the virus looks like. Plus, we speak with Scott Franz about the legislative sesion and what happens now that they've called a recess.

Changes To Title X

You may have heard of Title X in the news lately. That’s because the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal court that has jurisdiction over most of the West Coast, recently ruled on the legality of the Title X Family Planning Program. Two dozen states including Colorado sued the federal government over changes the Trump administration made to the program in 2019, and in that ruling by the Ninth Circuit, the court upheld the changes the administration made.  

KUNC’s Stephanie Daniel joined us to discuss what a new study can tell us about the impact of all of this on Colorado.

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. Other music in the show by Blue Dot Sessions:

  • “San Diego Sunday” by Holyoke

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 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.
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