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Colorado Edition: By The Skin Of Their Teeth

A Przewalski’s horse and foal from the reintroduction site in western Mongolia.
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A Przewalski’s horse and foal from the reintroduction site in western Mongolia.

Today on Colorado Edition: We hear about conservation efforts keeping species from extinction. We’ll also learn about a fish mystery on the South Platte River and how nude fine art models are making their way in a virtual world. Lastly, we’ll talk with the author of a new book about the pursuit of citizenship in the current political climate.

Avoiding Extinction

New research shows that at least 28 bird and mammal species have avoided global extinction due to conservation efforts since 1993. Thatstudy was co-authored by Dr. Sarah King, a research scientist at Colorado State University, who joined us to talk about the research and why it’s significant.

A Mystery On The South Platte River

Our next conversation has to do with dead fish, fish detectives and fishermen. Kevin Simpson recently reported on a bit of a mystery surrounding dead fish in the South Platte River, and he joined us to discuss his reporting, which you can read here.

Nude Models In The Zoom Boom

Back in February, KUNC arts reporter Stacy Nick began working on a story on nude fine art models. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. She’s since returned to the story to see how an industry that thrives on sketching from live models is handling going virtual.

In Pursuit Of Citizenship

Thursday is citizenship day, which marks the anniversary of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and recognizes those who have become U.S. citizens, either by coming of age or by naturalization. A new book by University of Colorado Boulder law professor Ming Hsu Chen explores that topic. The book, Pursuing Citizenship in the Enforcement Era, was released last month. Professor Chen joined us to discuss her book.

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.

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.

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