The First 100 Days: 'A Standard That Not Even Roosevelt Achieved'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGywVRg6V3M The idea of measuring an American president by the accomplishments of his first 100 days in office goes back to 1933 and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's dash to staunch a banking crisis and pull America out of the Great Depression. In a July 24, 1933, fireside chat , he assessed the early months of his administration. "I think that we all wanted the opportunity of a little quiet thought to examine and assimilate in a mental picture the...

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Colorado's legislative session is starting to wind down, but two of the major policy goals are unraveling.

Getting more money for transportation infrastructure projects and transit is one of them. A bill that would send a sales tax increase to voters cleared the Democratic House and its first Senate committee. But Republican Senate President Kevin Grantham now says he doesn't have enough Republican Party support for the measure to pass the Finance committee.

NPR Tiny Desk Concerts

In addition to VuHaus you can see great video content with NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts.  Local talent Alex Koushak showed up there earlier this year - maybe one of your friends has been there too!  Check our the vast archive of Tiny Desk Concerts here.

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Tempers are flaring in the final weeks of Colorado's legislative session and some of the top priorities for lawmakers are in serious jeopardy of failing.

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Handbells have been around for centuries. Originally invented for church bell tower players to practice their songs, they took on a life of their own in handbell ensembles, where groups of musicians play carefully choreographed arrangements on the tuned bells. For this story from the latest episode of Air Check, 91.5 KRCC’s Vicky Gregor and Jake Brownell visited a local handbell group to learn more about the music.

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The state's Southwest Chief commission, tasked with preserving Amtrak's Southwest Chief long-distance passenger rail route through southern Colorado, is set to expand its mission.

An app that encourages users to support farmers and growers in southern Colorado is moving into its third year. 

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Left-of-center candidates made out well in this month's Colorado Springs City Council election. Progressive favorites Richard Skorman, Yolanda Avila, and Jill Gaebler beat their more conservative challengers, and left-leaning David Geislinger was elected following an unopposed campaign. Together, along with at-large representative Bill Murray, these four could comprise a new, more liberal majority on Colorado Springs City Council. 

There's an unplanned experiment going on in the northern Rocky Mountains. What's happening is that spring is arriving earlier, and it's generally warmer and drier than usual. And that's messing with some of the fish that live there.

The fish is the iconic cutthroat trout. It's a native North American fish that thrives in cold, small streams. Explorer Meriwether Lewis of Lewis and Clark Expedition fame was among the first European-Americans to catch this spangly, spotted fish. He used deer spleen as bait.

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With just weeks left in the legislative session, bills are moving through the statehouse at rapid speed. Topics that have recently generated a lot of interest are teen sexting and oil and gas legislation.

Looking Up: April Showers Bring Fiery Flowers

Apr 17, 2017
Copyright: Yuri Beletsky (Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Institution) / nasa.gov

This week on Looking Up Hal warns us of the impending Lyrid Meteor Shower. 

If you are an early riser, or a stay-up-all-nighter, the pre-dawn hours of April 22nd have a special show ready for you – the annual Lyrid meteor shower. The Lyrids, which will seem to come from NE portions of the Southern Colorado sky, are not the most spectacular meteor shower, with only about 18 meteors per hour. But they are beautiful because they tend to rocket across the sky very quickly, and some leave glowing trails in their wake.

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