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Colorado Edition: Loosening Up

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Last summer Red Rocks hosted a handful of concerts including one with the Colorado Symphony. Attendance at the 9,500-capacity venue was capped at 175 people.

Today on Colorado Edition we take a look at a new bill at the state house aiming to loosen abortion restrictions for survivors of sexual assault. Then, we learn about a new financial incentive encouraging staff to sign up for vaccines at the Colorado Department of Corrections. Next, we learn about upcoming live music events as some venues start to open up for the first time in a year. And finally, we hear about groundwater shortages in Moab, Utah.

Today’s guests include Jack Teter, regional director of government affairs for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains; Colorado Department of Corrections executive director, Dean Williams; and KUER's Southeast Utah Bureau reporter Kate Groetzinger. Additional reporting from KUNC’s Adam Rayes and Stacy Nick.

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

Today’s episode of Colorado Edition was hosted and 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.

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.

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.