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Colorado Edition: On The Other Side

A recent study found that about a third of older adults don’t store their firearms in the safest way — locked up and unloaded.
At least 17 states have an Extreme Risk Order Protection (ERPO)-type law on the books.

On today’s Colorado Edition: We explore why our politics are so polarized, and what can be done to bridge the divide. We examine how the state’s Extreme Risk Protection Order law has been used in its first year. We look into what’s driving the recent surge in home prices across the state. And, we listen back to a conversation with a former state lawmaker about her work to make Martin Luther King, Jr. Day a recognized holiday in Colorado.

Today’s guests include: Leaf Van Boven, professor of psychology and neuroscience at University of Colorado Boulder; KUNC’s mental health reporter Leigh Paterson; and former Colorado State Rep. Wilma Webb.

This episode features reporting from KUNC's economy reporter Matt Bloom and KUNC's American Dream reporter Stephanie Daniel.

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.