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Flowers left at a memorial outside the King Soopers in Boulder where 10 people died in a mass shooting on Monday, March 22.
Adam Rayes
Flowers left at a memorial outside the King Soopers in Boulder where 10 people died in a mass shooting on Monday, March 22.

On today’s episode of Colorado Edition, we learn about how Colorado media outlets have evolved their method of covering mass shootings in the state. Then, we talk to CU Boulder men's basketball player D’Shawn Schwartz about taking to the court just hours after learning of Monday's tragic event in his college town. Plus, we hear about a re-introduced healthcare bill at the state Capitol that aims to lower cost of individual market insurance.

Today’s guests include Corey Hutchins, journalism instructor at Colorado College; Kirk Siegler, NPR correspondent and former KUNC reporter; and D’Shawn Schwartz, CU Boulder senior basketball player. Today’s episode featured reporting from KUNC statehouse reporter Scott Franz.

Colorado Edition is made possible with support from our KUNC members. Thank you!

Colorado Edition is hosted by Henry Zimmerman and Tess Novotny (@tess_novotny). Our production team includes Alana Schreiber (@ayyschreib) and Rae Solomon (@raedear1). 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. Other music in the show 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's air, Monday through Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

KUNC's Colorado Edition is a daily look at the stories, news, people and issues important to you. It's a window to the communities along the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
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