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Colorado Edition: On Ketamine And Law Enforcement

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An intravenous dose of ketamine, a sedative and anesthetic agent, pictured in a hospital setting.

Today on Colorado Edition: We get a follow up on KUNC’s investigation into the use of ketamine by medics working with law enforcement. Plus, we take a look at the student housing market in Northern Colorado.

Following Up With KUNC’s Ketamine Investigation

Last month, KUNC reporters Michael de Yoanna and Rae Solomon published their investigation into the use of ketamine by medics working with law enforcement. Today, the two reporters joined us give us an update on their reporting on the topic.

Turmoil In The Student Housing Market

As colleges and universities across Northern Colorado approach the start of the school year, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has created lots of uncertainty, including in the student housing market. The three major state universities have said they plan to start the fall semester with at least some level of in-person learning. But they’re also ready to shift back to remote learning, if the pandemic worsens and prompts another round of stay-at-home orders. And that possibility has some students wary of committing to full-term leases.

Dan Mika, a reporter for BizWest, joined us to discuss the impact this housing turmoil has on the economy of college towns. You can read Dan’s reporting on the topic here.

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 (@kombuchacowboy), and produced by Lily Tyson. The web was edited by digital editor Jackie Hai. Managing editor Brian Larson contributed to this episode. We get production help from Rae Solomon.

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 iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can hear the show on KUNC's air, Monday through Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

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