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Colorado Edition: New cannabinoid research center; Colorado spooky storytelling; ski map painting

Halloween will have to wait.
James Niehues
Loveland ski area painting

Earlier this week, Colorado State University opened the Panacea Life Sciences Cannabinoid Research Center. KUNC’s Stephanie Daniel tells us how the new center plans to study the health benefits of cannabinoids on both humans and animals.

Throughout the month of October, there are plenty of spooky experiences to be had across northern Colorado – but LuneAseas, a multimedia collaborative in Fort Collins – is taking things to the next level. We speak to members of the organization about their upcoming Grim Mountain Legends event series, which will immerse guests into the state’s haunted history.

After painting more than 200 ski resort maps in multiple countries, legendary ski map artist James Niehues has decided to retire, but not before passing the torch forward to illustrator and cartographer Rad Smith. We speak to both artists about the past and present of ski map painting.

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 manager Ashley Jefcoat. 

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.