The Senate Health Care Vote, Simplified

The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to advance health care legislation to the Senate floor. That would open up debate on an Obamacare repeal and/or replacement plan. The importance of the vote was highlighted by Sen. John McCain's decision to return to Washington to take part. He announced last week that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer. At a White House event Monday, President Trump highlighted what he called the "failures" of the Affordable Care Act, also known as...

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Looking Up: In Search Of Totality...

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This week on Looking Up Hal advises us on some of the best 'nearby' locations to catch the total solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017.  

Two weeks ago, in the first of several Looking Up episodes dedicated to the upcoming Solar Eclipse, I talked about how to safely view the partial eclipse here in Southern Colorado. In today’s episode, I want to urge you to get out of town! In other words, drive a few hours to see this stunning celestial event that most people won’t see in an entire lifetime.

This week, the Denver City Council approved a new program meant to help artists in the city remain in their homes while simultaneously tackling the challenges of buildings that are potentially unsafe and not up to code.

Photo courtesy of Craving4More.

Ashley Sara DeKam, author of the blog Craving4More, wants to share her passion for cooking and self-proclaimed love language with Colorado Springs. A Colorado College alumni, DeKam considers herself a local since 1999 but designed her website during a brief stint living in Portland, Oregon.

The Pikes Peak Brass Band, an elite 33-member ensemble in the classic British brass band tradition, will perform a free concert, July 20th at 7PM at Stargazers Theatre and Event Center.

 

The Rocky Mountain State Games, a multi-sport festival for athletes of all ages and athletic abilities, will take place throughout this weekend (July 22nd & 23rd) and next weekend (July 29th & 30th) at various locations throughout Colorado Springs.

 

July 21st at 7PM, the Town of Monument will present “Finding Dory” as part of its summer outdoor movie nights in Jackson Creek at the Monument Marketplace Clocktower.

Go to peakradar.com for event details, tickets and more upcoming events.

 

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91.5 KRCC's 11th Annual Blues Under the Bridge Festival is just around the corner. This year's festival brings some fantastic national and local acts to the stage. In this segment from the latest episode of Air Check, we offer a preview of the great music coming to BUTB on Saturday, July 29th. 

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Efforts to manage and preserve the Colorado River are getting a boost from the Walton Family Foundation, which has pledged $20 million over the next two years to fund projects aimed at water conservation and restoring river ecosystems.

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Music Makes Life Better!

Tune into 91.5 KRCC Music next Monday through Thursday July 24th-27 during Vicky's show 7-10pm for your chance to win Dwight Yoakam tickets at the Pikes Peak Center.  

The first person to call the station when Vicky plays a Dwight Yoakam song between 7pm and 10pm will win a pair of tickets to the concert on August 2nd.  Four days, four songs, four pair of tickets - be listening! 

Mad Cow Disease Detected In Alabama

Jul 18, 2017

A case of mad cow disease has been found in a cow in Alabama.

U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists confirmed Tuesday that an 11-year-old cow found in an Alabama livestock market suffered from the neurologic cattle disease, formally called bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). The animal “at no time presented a risk to the food supply, or to human health in the United States,” according to the USDA.

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Each year Downbeat Magazine conducts a poll of jazz critics to determine their favorite musicians, songs, and albums – there are around 60 categories.   91.5 KRCC'S Dick Fairly will be featuring some of the critic’s favorites this Sunday evening, July 23rd on the Sunday Evening Jazz Excursion between 7:00 and 10:00pm,.

The annual Readers Poll is still open - you don’t have to be a Downbeat subscriber to participate.  Go to The 2017 Downbeat Readers Poll and vote now!

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The state parks program that puts backpacks with parks passes, binoculars, and guides into public libraries is in its second year.  "Check Out State Parks" officially launched last year in more than 280 libraries statewide.  This year, it's expanded to include many publicly funded college and university libraries. 

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We are excited to announce the launch of the 91.5 KRCC Music Newsletter! Sign up by July 21st and be entered to win two VIP tickets to the 11th Annual Blues Under the Bridge.

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