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Colorado Edition: State GOP Remains In Primaries; Financial Aid For Undocumented Students; Stories Of A Former TB Treatment Facility

Front of the Union Printers Home in Colorado Springs through the archway
Darin Zaruba
Front of the Union Printers Home in Colorado Springs through the archway.

On Saturday, the Colorado Republican Party’s central committee met to vote on a proposal to pull out of the 2022 primary elections. They rejected the proposal, which would have prevented 1.7 million unaffiliated voters from participating in the GOP’s primaries. We hear from Colorado Sun reporter Jesse Paul, who attended the meeting in Pueblo.

And as students across the country are returning to college, KUNC’s Stephanie Daniel tells us how some states, including Colorado, are passing laws to make higher education more affordable for undocumented students.

We also travel down to Colorado Springs and back in time to the 1800s, when Colorado was known as the “World Sanatorium.” We hear from businessman and ad-hoc documentarian Darin Zaruba about renovating a former tuberculosis treatment facility, and the fascinating documents he found at the site.

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. 

KUNC's Colorado Edition is a news magazine taking an in-depth look at the issues and culture of Northern Colorado. It's available as a podcast on iTunesGoogle PlayStitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can hear the show on KUNC, Monday through Thursday at 2:30 and at 6:30 p.m. 

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

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