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Colorado Edition: What To Expect When You're Expecting (Election Results)

Jackie Hai

Today on Colorado Edition: We’ll get a look at when we can expect Colorado’s election results. We’ll also learn more about why paramedics in Colorado sedate people during encounters with law enforcement, and we’ll explore teaching workloads during the pandemic.

When To Expect Colorado’s Election Results

For Coloradans who get their ballots in the mail and turn them in by mail, drop box or early in-person voting, the election lasts much longer than one day. But ballots must be received by county clerks by 7 p.m. on Tuesday to be counted, and then we’ll begin to get a sense of results. Colorado’s Secretary of State Jena Griswold joined us on Monday morning to walk us through what we can expect, and how voting is going so far this year.

Teaching Workloads During The Pandemic

We’ve heard a lot about in-person, remote and hybrid learning across Colorado. But what impact do these different methods have on teachers?

Reporting from Erica Breunlin at the Colorado Sun found that for teachers who are expected to teach both online and in-person, it can often mean they have to work twice or three times as hard. Erica joined us to discuss how the hybrid teaching model impacts teachers and their workload.

Why Paramedics In Colorado Sedate People During Confrontations With Law Enforcement

In Colorado, paramedics can sedate people during confrontations with police officers, using a sedative called ketamine. That happened to Elijah McClain, the 23-year old Black man who died after an encounter with Aurora police in August of 2019. And it has also happened to more than 900 other people across our state in the last two and a half years.

It’s a controversial practice, and one that KUNC’s Michael de Yoanna and Rae Solomon have been reporting on for months now. Their latest story is for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, and they joined us with updates on what they found.

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:

  • “The Shoes They Wear” by Delray
  • "Charcoal Lines" by Sketchbook

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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