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Colorado Edition: It Happens Automatically

Jackie Hai

Today on Colorado Edition: We explore the economic impacts of a local wildfire. We also learn about Colorado’s new automatic voter registration, and why some plants aren’t fruiting very well this year. We’ll also hear from a local school teacher about what this year will look like for her and her family.

Impacts Of The Grizzly Creek Fire

There are several fires burning across Colorado, threatening not just the wildlife and landscape, but potentially local economies. Aspen Public Radio’s Alex Hager joined us to talk about the impacts of the Grizzly Creek Fire in Glenwood Canyon.

Automatic Voter Registration

Earlier this year, a new automatic voter registration law went into effect here in Colorado. The new system is designed to improve voter access, an issue that’s been top of mind around the country as the 2020 election fast approaches. Colorado’s Secretary of State, Jena Griswold, joined us to discuss the new system, and what’s ahead for Colorado’s November election.

What’s Up With The Fruits?

Many fruit-bearing plants, like tomatoes and cucumbers, seem to be growing well, and they might even be producing plenty of flowers this year. But that hasn’t necessarily translated into a robust harvest. KUNC’s Rae Solomon and Sere Williams noticed this in their own home gardens and decided to investigate.

Thoughts From A Schoolteacher

As the school year is starting up for districts around the state, we heard from Alison Coatman, a first grade teacher at Cruz Elementary in the Poudre School District about what this year will look like for her and her family.

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:

  • “Great Great Lengths” by The Balloonist

Colorado Edition is hosted by Erin O'Toole (@ErinOtoole1) and Henry Zimmerman, 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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