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Colorado Edition: Don't Hit The Lights

Henry Zimmerman
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Today on Colorado Edition, we explore how the real estate market is navigating the state’s safer-at-home order. We also hear about the Coloradans in the running for the prestigious James Beards Awards. Plus, we hear from a vaudeville group taking its socially-distant act to the streets, look ahead to hunting season here in Colorado, and examine the strength of the food chain in our region.

Home Showings Resume, With Strict Guidelines

Home sales around our state are down. But now, the state is loosening some restrictions on business and as of last week, home showings are back on the table, with strict guidelines. Ken Amundson from BizWest joined us to talk real estate.

Coloradans In Final Running For James Beard Awards

Six Colorado chefs are finalists for the prestigious James Beard Awards. The announcement comes as restaurants are still closed around our state. Denise Mickelsen, food editor at 5280, joined us to talk about the awards and the nominated chefs.

The Helpers: Project Joybomb

In a regular segment, called “The Helpers,” we’ve been hearing from people who are helping others, about what they’re doing and why. Today, we hear from Mike and Cole Huling. They run a vaudeville performance troupe called The Handsome Little Devils. Recently the group has taken its act out to the streets as part of something they’re calling “Project Joybomb.”

What’s In Store For Hunters

For some, hunting has been an important source of food security at this time. But for others, hunting means recreation. We spoke High Country News’ Nick Bowlin about what’s in store for hunting in Colorado this.

How Strong Is The Food Chain?

Some people across our region are turning to hunting, fishing, and growing food as grocery store shelves have been more empty than usual. In fact, some grocery stores have taken the step of limiting the amount of meat a customer can buy in a visit. As the Mountain West News Bureau’s Madelyn Beck reports, the federal government is trying to help, but it’s complicated.

Correction:  In this show we cited information claiming that wearing face masks can reduce the chance of transmitting coronavirus by very specific percentages. Unfortunately, there is no scientific consensus on exactly how effective masks are. What the studies do show is that wearing a mask can prevent the spread of respiratory droplets from infected individuals - but we don't yet know the numbers.

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:

  • “Vela Vela” by Flatlands
  • "Thannoid" by Bodytonic

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.