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Colorado Edition: Shifting Toward The Future

April Tinhorn and her daughter Zoey with New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland.
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April Tinhorn and her daughter Zoey with New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland.

Today on Colorado Edition: New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland is poised to become the nation’s first Indigenous cabinet secretary. We explore why her historic nomination may signal a shift in the relationship between tribes and the federal government. We look at the impact of recent deaths among young people in several Eastern Plains communities, and how they are responding with calls for action. We hear how farmers along the Colorado River are working to help downstream neighbors by modernizing their irrigation methods. And we discuss how ski areas in our state are adapting to climate change — and why it’s so important.

Today’s guests include: Jennifer Brown, reporter for the Colorado Sun, and Natalie Ooi, program coordinator for the Ski Area Management program at Colorado State University. Today’s episode also features reporting from Savannah Maher with the Mountain West News Bureau, and Jodi Peterson of KVNF in Paonia.

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 (@raedear1) and Adam Rayes (@arayes17). 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, Monday through Thursday at 6:30 p.m., or Tuesday through Friday at 8:30 a.m.

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