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 Colorado's prisons chief wants to limit solitary confinement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:36

A year after the murder of Colorado prisons director Tom Clements, the new head of the Department of Corrections vows to continue efforts...

 Why so few condos are going up in Colorado | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:44

In metro Denver, construction of apartment rentals and single-family homes has bounced back from the Great Recession. But condos are a...

 Denver sex trafficking 'economy' valued at $40 million or more | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:44

The Urban Institute paints the first-ever comprehensive picture of the underground sex economy in eight cities, including Denver.

 Education or condescension? Vaccine opt-out bill debated | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:10

Bill would require parents to learn about the benefits of immunization before they could opt their kids out of required shots.

 How not to crash your car in snow and ice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:48

March is typically Colorado's snowiest month. Here are some safe driving tips from the director of the Bridgestone Winter Driving School in...

 Colo. attorney general to defend same-sex marriage ban | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:16

John Suthers says it's an attorney general's job to uphold the law despite public opinion.

 What the listeria outbreak in Colorado cantaloupes reveals about our food system | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:26

Two reporters who covered the deadliest food-borne illness outbreak in modern American history share their food safety tips in a new book.

 Denver-based organization helps lead national effort to end homophobia in sports | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:47

Through the organization You Can Play, professional, college and high school athletes are speaking out for their gay teammates

 Colorado skier one of many of disabled veterans in Paralympics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:59

Skier Jon Lujan, who was injured while serving in Iraq, will compete for the U.S. in the upcoming Paralympic Games in Sochi.

 Colorado among the worst states for prescription drug abuse | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:36

Colorado doctors are trying to get a handle on the state's high rate of prescription drug abuse, in part by improving what some say is an...

 Colorado fertile training ground for Paralympians | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:15

More than 30 Coloradans will compete at the winter Paralympics, which start Friday in Sochi, Russia. The event marks 20 years since the...

 Following Colorado woman's death, more questions about birth control safety | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:08

The maker of NuvaRing is trying to settle with thousands of families who say young women died or were injured from using the estrogen-based...

 Coloradans discover, publish harrowing World War II escape story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:55

Two Coloradans unearth a firsthand account of a group sailors who escaped the fall of the Philippines by sailing to Australia in a small...

 Beta Test: Colorado researchers studying blood flow outside the body | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:30

Researchers have patented a microchip with tiny tubes that mimic blood vessels and blood flow. The technology, which is still in the lab,...

 Number of HIV infections down dramatically in Denver | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:52

In addition to a drop in the number of individuals infected with HIV, fewer Coloradans who have HIV go on to develop AIDS.


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