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Colorado Edition: Light At The End Of The Tunnel

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David Zalubowski
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Gov. Jared Polis, right, trails the cart bearing the state’s first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to a freezer with Patrick Belou, logisitics specialist at the laboratory for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, early Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in east Denver. The state received 975 frozen vials of the vaccine, which will be distributed immediately.

The first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Colorado Monday morning. We look at the excitement surrounding their arrival, and the distribution challenges that lie ahead. We’ll hear how state officials are reconsidering plans to close the state’s three alternate care sites in January, and learn more about a new statewide effort to boost contact tracing capacity. We’ll also hear about Colorado’s nine electors casting their votes in the 2020 presidential election. And finally, we get some tips from a competitive snow sculptor about how to take your snowman to the next level.

Today’s guests include: Matt Bloom, reporter for KUNC; Jennifer Brown, reporter for the Colorado Sun; Sarah Hamma, deputy director for COVID Containment at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; Scott Franz, Capitol Coverage reporter for KUNC; and Steve Mercia, competitive snow sculptor and founder of the Berthoud Snowfest.

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. We get production help from Rae Solomon and Adam Rayes. KUNC news director Brian Larson is our executive producer. Web was edited by digital editor Jackie Hai.

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's air, Monday through Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

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