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Colorado Edition: In Awe Of Life

View of foothills and snow on Pikes Peak Austin Bluffs in El Paso County, Colorado. Trees and an eroded wash are on a hillside. A house is in a meadow beside possibly a windmill.
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942
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View of foothills and snow on Pikes Peak Austin Bluffs in El Paso County, Colorado. Trees and an eroded wash are on a hillside. A house is in a meadow beside possibly a windmill.

Today on Colorado Edition: We look back on the history of Black cowboys in the American West and how they helped shape what our state would become. And, we travel back to a time before Colorado was a state to hear the story of a man who successfully lobbied to delay statehood until African Americans received the right to vote. We’ll also revisit our conversation with the artist behind the trail maps found at ski resorts across the state. And KUNC’s film critic reviews a movie that explores the intelligence and emotions of trees.

Today’s guests include: Eleise Clark, a historian with the Black American West Museum; Steve Shepard, a Barney L. Ford reenactor; and ski map artist James Niehues. We also hear a review from KUNC film critic Howie Movshovitz.

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. Our production team includes Tess Novotny (@tess_novotny), 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, 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.
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