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Colorado Edition: Bridging The Gap

A woman opens a bulk package of food on a pallet in a parking lot.
Leigh Paterson / KUNC
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Cristina Diaz prepares boxes of food to be given out at a COVID-19 testing site in Fort Collins.

Today on Colorado Edition: As Colorado schools begin their spring semester, essential workers in education have been moved higher on the state’s vaccine priority list. We’ll have more on that, plus a conversation with the 2021 Colorado teacher of the year. We learn about the role of the Colorado Supreme Court, which welcomed its newest justice this week. And we examine the communication barriers that can keep Latino communities from getting vital information about COVID-19 – and those working to close that gap.

Today’s guests include: Erica Meltzer, bureau chief at Chalkbeat Colorado; Aya Gruber, professor at University of Colorado School of Law; and educator Gerardo Munoz with the Denver Center for International Studies. This episode features reporting from KUNC’s Leigh Paterson.

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 (@raedear1) and Adam Rayes (@arayes17).

Our theme music was composed by Colorado musicians Briana Harris and Johnny Burroughs. Other music in the show provided by Blue Dot Sessions.

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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