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Colorado Edition: Reading, Writing And Remote Learning

Ben Efram
An East Troublesome Fire burn area photographed in November 2020. The wildfire, which became the second-largest in Colorado history, reached 100% containment on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Today on Colorado Edition: As coronavirus cases surge and counties ramp up health restrictions, we’ll explore the impact on schools, which are increasingly moving to fully remote learning. We also learn about an innovative way one community is helping holiday shoppers find local COVID-conscious businesses. We'll hear from a forestry expert about how this year’s record-breaking fire season could change the Colorado landscape, long-term. And, we talk with a Baltimore artist who created a touching tribute to Elijah McClain over the holiday weekend.

Today’s guests include: Chalkbeat Colorado’s bureau chief Erica Meltzer; Camille Stevens-Rumann, assistant professor of forest and rangeland stewardship at Colorado State University; and KUNC’s arts reporter Stacy Nick. This episode also features reporting from Maggie Mullen from the Mountain West News Bureau, of which KUNC is a member.

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.

Colorado Edition is hosted by Erin O'Toole (@ErinOtoole1) and Henry Zimmerman. 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 and Adam Rayes.

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, Monday through Thursday at 6:30 p.m., or Tuesday through Friday at 8:30 a.m.

KUNC's Colorado Edition is a daily look at the stories, news, people and issues important to you. It's a window to the communities along the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
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