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 Boulder scientists return after unveiling new solar toilet in India | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:04

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder show off the waterless toilet that converts waste into biochar, a highly-porous...

 Famous birder treks to Colorado to see the only bird he's never seen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:49

David Sibley writes and illustrates some of the most famous bird guides in the world. He's in the state to see the Gunnison Sage Grouse,...

 Meet the man tasked with solving Colorado's looming water crisis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:28

The state is working on its first water plan to address the projected gap between how much water Colorado has and what the state needs.

 Got your trowel ready? It's time to start your Colorado summer vegetable garden | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:42

In a new guide, expert Larry Stebbins offers month-by-month how-tos for aspiring home gardeners.

 State lawmaker wants to fast track experimental drugs for terminally ill patients | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:16

A state representative and retired doctor thinks there should be an easier way for very sick patients to take medications that haven't yet...

 Bowed piano composer Stephen Scott prepares for retrospective concerts, retirement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:37

The Colorado College professor gears up for a pair of performances looking back at 37 years of the Bowed Piano Ensemble.

 Not sure if you're drinking a craft beer? There's an app for that | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:38

Big brewers are making more craft-style brews, and some beer enthusiasts aren't happy about it.

 Lead plaintiffs speak out about challenging Colorado's gay marriage ban | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:05

Kris and Nan McDaniel-Miccio are leading a group that is challenging the legality of the state's ban on gay marriage.

 Beta Test: Doctors seeing PTSD in victims of neighborhood violence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:32

PTSD is often associated with soldiers returning from combat, but hospitals are seeing similar rates of PTSD diagnosis in civilians injured...

 Colorado kicks off programming contest to better use civic data | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:54

The state believes there's a gold mine of information buried in vast storehouses of public data, and it's challenging programmers to...

 Refugees open up new world to medical students | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:45

A new rotation at CU's medical school allows students to work directly with newly arrived refugees, doing everything from picking them up...

 Loud and Clear: When Don Draper isn't stylish | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:36

Listeners comment on recent interviews on Colorado Matters.

 Denver among 6 U.S. cities targeted for safer bike lanes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:00

A national organization based in Boulder is targeting Denver and five other cities to advocate for bike lanes separated from car traffic.

 Gov. Hickenlooper discusses prisons, marijuana taxes and more | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:45

In our regular conversation with Gov. John Hickenlooper, he addresses whether he feels the attorney general should go to court to enforce...

 University's first professor of conservative thought reflects on job | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:55

Steven Hayward, who's wrapping up his stint at CU Boulder, talks about what it's like to be the token conservative on campus.


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