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An algae bloom sullies the Eden Reservoir in Sweetwater County, Wyoming.
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An algae bloom sullies the Eden Reservoir in Sweetwater County, Wyoming.

Today on Colorado Edition: we’ll learn about recent police resignations in Northern Colorado. Plus, how the Americans With Disabilities Act is impacting rural areas, and what work still needs to be done to make them accessible. We’ll also get a preview of this year’s state fair, and hear about toxic algae.

Police Resignations In Northern Colorado

After months of anti-racism protests and the passage of a sweeping police accountability law, some law enforcement agencies in Northern Colorado are losing officers. KUNC’s Leigh Paterson has been looking into why that is, and joined us to explain.

Rural Areas And The ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act is now 30 years old. Among its many provisions, the ADA prevents employment discrimination and provides support services like interpreters. But as KUNC’s Adam Rayes reports, advocates say more work needs to be done to fulfill the law’s promise of independent living, especially in rural areas.

Colorado’s State Fair

For this year’s state fair, organizers have tapped into the virtual world to offer a new sort of experience. Scott Stoller, general manager of the Colorado State Fair, joined us to explain how this year’s event will be different.

Toxic Algae

Toxic algae has been found in lakes around our region, including Prospect Lake in Colorado Springs, Barr Lake, Cherry Creek Reservoir and Steamboat Lake. And, the state health department has warned that it may be in others as well.

Melynda May, water quality specialist for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, joined us with some information about the toxic algae.

Son Of The White Mare

The 1981 Hungarian animated film Son of the White Mare has a hefty reputation among those who’ve seen it, but it has never been released in this country — until now. For KUNC film critic Howie Movshovitz, who teaches film and television at CU-Denver, the film is a revelation.

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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, and produced by Lily Tyson. The web was edited by digital editor Jackie Hai. KUNC news director Brian Larson is our executive producer. 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., with a rebroadcast of the previous evening's show Tuesday through Friday at 8:30 a.m.

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