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Colorado Edition: COVID-19 Booster Shots; A History Of Racism In Loveland; Sundown Town Series Roundtable

A Black woman with neck-length wavy hair looks out a window.
Adam Rayes / KUNC
Tara Hunter looks at downtown Loveland through a window in her apartment building.

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for seniors, immunocompromised adults and adults who work in high-risk settings. KUNC’s Matt Bloom tells us what to expect from the booster shot rollout in our state.

While Loveland, Colorado might be known as the sweetheart city, the town has a history of discrimination against Black people. KUNC’s Adam Rayes tells us how Loveland is reckoning with its history of racism and fighting for a more diverse future.

And as we wrap up our series on sundown towns, communities that once banned or excluded people of color and minority groups, we talk with journalists Stephanie Daniel, Jackie Hai and Robyn Vincent about the project, “After the Sun Goes Down,” produced in collaboration with the Mountain West News Bureau.

Watch the video about the series here:

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. 

The mission of Colorado Edition is to deepen understanding of life in Northern Colorado through authentic conversation and storytelling. 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.