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With School Back in Session, Graduation Requirements Get Another Look

Students are heading back to school, but the road to graduation for this year's incoming crop of seniors varies by high school. The reason? Unlike other states, Colorado does not have a set requirement for what it takes to receive a diploma. Creating a standard is an ongoing debate and one that state lawmakers tried to answer in 2007 and 2008 when they approved legislation requiring a minimum statewide requirement. "The higher education entry requirements were driving the train; the...
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On Episode 7 of The Big Something Radio Programme we hear from the soon-to-be newest member of the Colorado state Supreme Court, Richard Gabriel; we bring you an interview with Artist Rodney wood, about Artocade: Trinidad’s Art Car Parade; Eliot Gray Fisher of Austin Based ARCOS dance discusses The Warriors: A Love Story, a multimedia performance coming to colorado springs; And lastly, we check in with members of

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Judge Richard Gabriel will soon be sworn in as Colorado's next State Supreme Court Justice. He currently serves on the Colorado Court of Appeals. He received his undergrad degree at Yale University and went to the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. He talked to statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland about his view of politics in the judicial process, why he became a lawyer, and some of his significant cases. 

Highlights from the Interview:

On Criticisms that Judges and Decisions are Too Political

HSPPR Pet of the Day: Daisy

Aug 28, 2015

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. No need to wait. I'm Daisy, and I say yes to coming home with you! This sweet 6-year-old spayed kitty is shy at first but warms up quickly. I got a full dental here at HSPPR and is on a wet-food-only diet. I might be a little shy when you first get me home, but give me a day or two to warm up, and we'll be friends for life. Come visit with me today!

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Students are heading back to school, but the road to graduation for this year's incoming crop of seniors varies by high school. The reason? Unlike other states, Colorado does not have a set requirement for what it takes to receive a diploma.

Creating a standard is an ongoing debate and one that state lawmakers tried to answer in 2007 and 2008 when they approved legislation requiring a minimum statewide requirement.
 

HSPPR Pet of the Day: Franny

Aug 27, 2015

Hi! I’m Franny, a 5-year-old spayed brown tabby. I came in to HSPPR as a stray, and no owners ever came to claim me. I am sweet and confident, and I love getting attention from my special people. Need a lap warmer to keep you company this winter? I’m your girl. Need someone to be your sidekick in life? Look me up. I’m calm and relaxed, and I can’t wait to make you as relaxed as I am. Come adopt me into your home today!

A program to provide long acting reversible contraceptives to low-income women has been funded for another year. About a dozen health and community foundations have stepped up to provide the funds, something the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment had been working overtime to try and secure.

Creative Destruction Can Be Messier

Aug 24, 2015
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   This is “Looking UP! in southern Colorado,” from the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society. I’m Hal Bidlack, and there are lots of reasons to look up!

Charles Messier was a French astronomer in the 1770s and 1780s who loved comets. Because he kept spotting objects that he thought might be comets that turned out to be something else, he made a catalog of all the things he saw in the sky that were not comets, so that no one would bother looking at them. 

On this episode of Wish We Were Here, we bring you the story of Ron Stallworth. In the 1970s, he became the first black detective ever to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. He's also the author of Black Klansman, a memoir about one of his most memorable investigations, which you'll hear about in this episode.

HSPPR Pet of the Day: Rex

Aug 20, 2015

Well, hi there! I’m Rex, a sweet 1-year-old Chihuahua mix. I came in to HSPPR as a stray. I was very underweight and had patches of fur missing from my feet and hips. I spent a while in the hospital here until the veterinarians I had gained a little weight and had my skin tested, and now they tell me I’m ready to find my new home! I can be a little shy when you first meet me, but get me out of the kennel and into the sunshine, and I turn into a different dog! I’m frisky, I’m playful, and I’m great on a leash. Plus, I’m the perfect size to be your apartment dog!

The La Plata County Sheriff's Office is releasing more information in the case of Dylan Redwine, the Monument 13-year-old who disappeared in southwestern Colorado in 2012.  His remains were found less than a year later.

Earlier this summer, the sheriff's office said they had a person of interest.  Investigators are now naming that person as Mark Redwine, Dylan's father.  The county coroner has also amended Dylan's death certificate to reflect "homicide" as the cause of death, as opposed to "undetermined."

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