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Colorado Edition: Reasons To Cheer

Luke Runyon
Water agencies throughout the Western U.S. fund cloud seeding operations to boost snowpack, including in Wyoming's Medicine Bow range.

Today on Colorado Edition: ahead of a global youth climate strike, we’ll hear from a local activist. Plus, who gets to have crowds in the time of coronavirus? We’ll also learn about cloud seeding, and hear our film critic’s latest review.

Climate Strike

On Friday, people all across the planet will unite for a global youth climate strike. Here in Colorado, a climate strike is being organized by a handful of local organizations and our guest, Liliana Flanigan, a youth community organizer from Grand Junction.

Who Gets To Have A Crowd?

Football season is in full swing and while COVID-19 is making a lot of things different, Denver Broncos fans will still be able to go to the stadium to watch their team, just not as many as there usually are. But not everyone is cheering. KUNC arts reporter Stacy Nick has more.

What We Know About Cloud Seeding

Climate change is already reducing the amount of water available in the West’s sprawling Colorado River Basin. A study by federal scientists finds that even moderate warming will reduce river flows in the water shed. Millions of people in seven U.S. states, including Colorado, depend on the Colorado River for drinking and irrigation water. But what if we told you that scientists could manufacture snow? Not in the way that ski slopes do, but in the sky.

A recent study sheds light on the practice of cloud seeding. KUNC’s Luke Runyonjoined us to explain what we know.

Residue Review

The new movie Residue chronicles the return of a young Black film school student from Los Angeles to his old neighborhood in Washington, D.C. It won significant awards at last winter’s Slamdance Film Festival and the recent Venice Film Festival. For KUNC film critic Howie Movshovitz, who teaches film and television at CU Denver, the film powerful stuff from a young filmmaker.

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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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