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 If found not guilty, Aurora shooter's new home will be state mental institution | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 471

Jury selection for the trial of James Holmes starts today. If found guilty, he could either get the death penalty, a long prison sentence,...

 Can medical marijuana reduce epilepsy in kids? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 669

Researchers will use state funds to try to settle a long-running debate about whether pot helps reduces epileptic seizures in children.

 Home to poets and musicians, Paris on the Platte closes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 97

"Au revoir," coffeehouse tells customers after 28 years in surprise closure.

 Bull riding increasingly dangerous, says world champ bull rider Kody Lostroh | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 605

Why today's bulls buck harder, jump higher, and twist and turn more than ever before.

 CDOT's new I-70 czar takes on weekend congestion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 661

As skiers head to the slopes for the Martin Luther King holiday, the state hopes a new management strategy will keep traffic moving.

 Denver booksellers offer suggestions for holiday gifts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:47

Two booksellers offer their recommendations for the best books to give as gifts this holiday season — or to keep for yourself.

 Colorado physician-assisted death bill supporters, opponents sound off | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:10

Some Colorado lawmakers want to give people like Charles Selsberg more options, but opponents say legalizing suicide is dangerous.

 Rape kits scarce on college campuses | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:05

At a time when colleges face allegations that they're not doing enough to respond to sexual assaults, one investigation finds many don't...

 Rock's icons, through the lens of a Denver photographer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:36

From Mick Jagger to Keith Moon, Denver's Dan Fong captured rock icons in their prime — even when he wasn't supposed to be shooting. A...

 Photos: Refugees who land in Colo. share their stories through pictures | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:39

Images from photographic storytelling program's latest project are currently on display at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center.

 Parents, kids need to talk about race, Colorado expert says | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:53

Research shows parents are more likely to pretend they are "colorblind," which can hurt them and their kids.

 On new album, Denver jazz cornetist Ron Miles draws inspiration from 'circuit riders' | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:42

"Circuit Rider," the new album from the Denver-based jazz musician features guitarist Bill Frisell and drummer Brian Blade.

 Colorado teen struggles to navigate her black and white identities | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:44

April Edwards says her parents didn't talk about race at home. Now she's taking it on at home and at school.

 Colorado center helps Native American war veterans heal 'wounded hearts' | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:52

Native American troops who faced combat get help from a CU public health center via teleconferences, and from their traditional ceremonies.

 Colorado Matters at The Tattered: The best of Colorado cuisine in your kitchen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:06

Chef Kelly Whitaker from Boulder's Basta, chef Dana Rodriguez of Denver's Work & Class, and 5280's food editor talk about the magazine'...


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