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Colorado Edition: Delivering Change

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Today on Colorado Edition: We’ll get the latest on pandemic relief for unemployed Coloradans and small businesses, including how fraud has mired the process for some. We explore why the pandemic-induced recession has been particularly hard on women. We’ll hear about efforts in Lamar to rethink a racially insensitive school mascot. And we’ll learn about the life and legacy of Denver’s first Black woman physician, Dr. Justina Ford.

Today’s guests include: Tamara Chuang, tech and business reporter for the Colorado Sun; Stephanie Davis with Lamar Proud; and Terri Gentry with the Black American West Museum & Heritage Center. Today’s episode also features reporting from Maggie Mullen with the Mountain West News Bureau.

Note: If you’re concerned about unemployment fraud, there are several forms you can fill out and send. File this form with the Colorado Department of Labor if you suspect a claim was fraudulently filed in your name. File this one if you received an unemployment 1099 form and shouldn’t have.

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.