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Colorado Edition: See You On The Other Side

Matt Bloom

Today on Colorado Edition: What a global oil price crash has meant for Colorado workers. Plus, a new music business class is starting at Colorado State University. We will also learn about results from a new survey about how coronavirus is impacting people in our state, and talk with the state’s poet laureate.

Oil And Gas Workers And Falling Oil Prices

With the economy starting to reopen this week, some businesses are getting back to work. But amid an oil price crash fueled by low demand, thousands of workers in Colorado’s oilfields are being laid off. For some, the loss may be permanent. KUNC’s Matt Bloom brings us that story.

Survey Shows How Coronavirus Is Impacting Coloradans

Results from a new survey show how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting life for Coloradans. Questions ranged from mental health, support for stay at home measures, and how confident people are in local, state and federal leadership during the crisis. 

KUNC’s Rae Solomon joined us with the highlights.

Chuck Morris Launches Music Business Class

Starting a music business class in the most devastating time the music industry has ever seen might seem like strange timing. But Chuck Morris, former CEO of AEG Presents Rocky Mountains, says the business has always been a labor of love. KUNC’s Stacy Nick reports.

A Conversation With Colorado’s Poet Laureate

As Poetry Month comes to a close, we talk with Colorado’s poet laureate, Bobby LeFebre.

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 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.

Stories written by KUNC newsroom staff.