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Colorado Edition: A Place In Line

A vial of the COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by BioNTech and Pfizer. Colorado has placed an order for 46,800 doses, ahead of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration considering emergency approval of the vaccine candidate on Thursday.

Today on Colorado Edition: As the state prepares to receive the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines, we’ll look at questions around who should be among the first to get them. We hear about how a decline in one of the Colorado River’s largest reservoirs is presenting rafters with a unique opportunity. We’ll also look at how thousands of unemployed Coloradans are navigating the market for health insurance, and we’ll hear about a program helping people experiencing homelessness in western Colorado.

Today’s guests include: John Ingold, reporter with the Colorado Sun; and Colorado insurance commissioner Michael Conway. This episode also features reporting from Laura Palmisano for KVNF and Molly Marcello of KZMU.

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.