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Colorado Edition: In The Winds Of Change

Smoke from the Cameron Peak fire from the Poudre River valley in Rocky Mountain National Park. The fire started while biologists were in the area working.
Chris Kennedy
Smoke from the Cameron Peak fire from the Poudre River valley in Rocky Mountain National Park. The fire started while biologists were in the area working.

Today on Colorado Edition: A report from the United Nations out this week catalogues the physical science behind human-driven changes to our climate and paints a grim picture of what could lie ahead if significant changes aren’t made. We’ll explore the report’s findings, and how our changing climate could shape the inhabitability of the Front Range. We’ll also hear from artists who have used time away from performing to examine the safety and equity of their art. And, we speak with teachers from different school districts about how their schools are approaching the return to in-person classes this month.

Today’s guests include: Linda Mearns; a senior scientist at the National Center For Atmospheric Research in Boulder; Cari Fox, a 7th-grade math teacher at Academy District 20 in Colorado Springs; and Christina Medina, a 2nd-grade teacher who teaches in Spanish at McGlone Academy in the Denver Public School District. Today’s show features reporting from KUNC arts and culture reporter Stacy Nick.

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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