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Colorado Edition: Managing The Surge

Jackie Hai

Today on Colorado Edition: We’ll look at some of the many challenges the pandemic is creating for hospitals - from preparing for a potential surge in people hospitalized with COVID-19, to finding enough staff to care for patients. We’ll recap this week’s special legislative session focused on coronavirus relief for Coloradans. Plus, we’ll learn about a plan from the state forest service to address wildfire risk, and hear about a public outreach program aimed at spreading kindness.

Today’s guests include: Julie Lonburg with the Colorado Hospital Association; Rae Ellen Bichell, reporter with Kaiser Health News; Mike Lester with the Colorado State Forest Service; and KUNC’s state capitol reporter Scott Franz. This episode also features reporting from Kirsten Dobroth of Aspen Public Radio.

Colorado Edition is made possible with support from our KUNC members. Thank you!

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. Our theme music was composed by Colorado musicians Briana Harris and Johnny Burroughs.

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.