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Colorado Edition: Getting It Right This Time

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Today on Colorado Edition: we hear from a doctor working at a hospital in Gunnison County. Plus, we learn how the coronavirus has affected food banks in Northern Colorado. We also explore a handful of communities around our region focused on getting an accurate count in the U.S. Census.

Caring For COVID-19 In Gunnison County

Gunnison County was one of the mountain communities that was hit hard early on by the coronavirus. Nick Bowlin recently wrote about the experiences of a doctor working at a hospital in the county for High Country News and joined us to talk about it.

How COVID-19 Affects Food Banks

You’ve probably noticed that local grocery stores are low on toilet paper, and often running low on things like pasta or black beans. So what has COVID-19, and the demand for items like these, meant for food banks? Ali Watkins has been looking into that question for BizWest and joined us to explain.

Getting An Accurate Census Counts In Our Region

Amid a global pandemic and a presidential election, there’s another big issue that will affect Americans for years to come: the 2020 census. There are a handful of communities around our region that are seeking an accurate count. Reporters from the Mountain West News Bureau bring us the story.

US Census 2020: What's At Stake In Sterling, Colorado

One small Colorado community on the Eastern Plains is particularly invested in getting an accurate count this time around — because its leaders believe the previous numbers were wrong. So why does it matter so much? KUNC’s Adam Rayes explains.

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Our theme music was composed by Colorado musicians Briana Harris and Johnny Burroughs. Other music in the show by Blue Dot Sessions:

  • "Waterbourne" by Algea Fields

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., with a rebroadcast of the previous evening's show Tuesday through Friday at 9:30 a.m.

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