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Colorado Edition: Breathe In, Breathe Out

Canyon Creek, a tributary of the Salt River, burned in the Rodeo-Chediski Fire, but it has recovered in almost two decades since the fire.
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Canyon Creek, a tributary of the Salt River, burned in the Rodeo-Chediski Fire, but it has recovered in almost two decades since the fire.

Today on Colorado Edition: We learn more about the Boulder Valley School District’s decision to end their school resource officer program. We’ll also take a look at what local public health measures mean for businesses. Plus, we’ll hear about trauma-informed yoga for military veterans, and we’ll dive into recent controversy surrounding metadata and public lands.

Boulder Valley School District Ends School Resource Officer Program

On Tuesday, the Boulder Valley Board of Education voted to approve a resolution that directs the superintendent to end the school resource officer program. This comes after protests this summer sparked a national debate about how law enforcement can — and should — operate, including in schools. Erica Breunlin, who follows education for the Colorado Sun, virtually attended that Boulder Valley Board of Education meeting, and she joined us to explain what’s next for the district.

What Local Public Health Measures Mean For Businesses

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in our state, it’s not only schools that are feeling the impact. Some counties have implemented stricter orders for how businesses can operate. To discuss what these restrictions mean for businesses, we spoke with BizWest’s Ken Amundson.

Trauma-Informed Yoga Helps Veterans Cope With Physical And Emotional Pains

Deep breathing, gentle stretches and mindfulness. Not necessarily the first things you might think about when it comes to war veterans. But this Veterans Day, we wanted to learn more about a practice called trauma-informed yoga. It’s a type of yoga developed specifically for people with PTSD and complex trauma — and it can help veterans cope with emotional, cognitive and physical injuries that are common in the veteran community. To learn more, we spoke with war veteran and trauma-informed yoga instructor Vlad Vasquez.

The Controversy In Your Metadata

Have you heard of geotagging? It’s when someone posts a photo on social media, and includes the geographical information of where that photo was taken. It’s a trend that’s resulted in crowds at some locations, and a backlash. But, as Maggie Mullen reports for the Mountain West News Bureau, the conversation around geotagging is changing.

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Our theme music was composed by Colorado musicians Briana Harris and Johnny Burroughs. Other music in the show by Blue Dot Sessions:

  • “Fifteen Street” by Little Rock
  • "Waterbourne" by Algea Fields

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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