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Colorado Edition: COVID-19 in schools; November ballot preview; breakdowns in the school food supply chain

Virus Outbreak Colorado
David Zalubowski
File photo of a sign offering advice in dealing with the coronavirus, outside Littleton High School Sunday, April 26, 2020, in Littleton, Colorado.

While cases of COVID-19 are declining in many areas of the country after a September spike, Colorado is not following this trend. KUNC’s Michael de Yoanna tells us about recent COVID outbreaks in the state’s schools.

Election Day is a little less than two weeks away. Colorado voters will soon be faced with questions regarding housing, marijuana sales taxes and charter amendments. Kevin Bommer, executive director of the Colorado Municipal League, joins us to break down municipal ballot questions.

Disruptions in food supply chain systems are causing shortages in breakfast and lunch programs at schools across the country, including in Colorado. Beth Wallace, executive director for Food and Nutrition Services at Jefferson County Schools, tells us how schools are responding to a limited food supply.

Colorado Edition is hosted by Erin O'Toole (@ErinOtoole1) and edited by Henry Zimmerman (@kombuchacowboy). 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 iTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.

You can hear the show on KUNC, Monday through Friday 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.