history http://krcc.org en Remembering Ludlow 100 Years Later http://krcc.org/post/remembering-ludlow-100-years-later <p><br />This Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of one of the most deadly days in labor history -- the Ludlow Massacre. Southern Colorado coal miners went on strike for safer working conditions in September of 1913.&nbsp; It ultimately led to violent conflict between the miners and the companies they worked for. On that day in April a century ago,&nbsp; 21 people died - including women and children.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:33:00 +0000 Shanna Lewis 17913 at http://krcc.org Remembering Ludlow 100 Years Later Railroad West: La Junta as 'The Junction' http://krcc.org/post/railroad-west-la-junta-junction <p><br />La Junta, Colorado is about the 30<sup>th</sup> stop en route to Los Angeles from Chicago on Amtrak’s Southwest Chief. As the Southwest Chief’s rails are aging and expensive repairs are needed, La Junta is at risk of being removed from the train’s historic route.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Downtown La Junta is sprinkled with cafes and small artisan shops. There’s the Otero Museum, which documents the history of the region, and the Koshare Indian Museum, which hosts native dance programs. Bent’s Old Fort is just eight miles from downtown.</span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:35:00 +0000 Martha Perez-Sanz 17806 at http://krcc.org Railroad West: La Junta as 'The Junction' Grapes of Wrath Turns 75: The Dust Bowl Then, and Conditions Now http://krcc.org/post/grapes-wrath-turns-75-dust-bowl-then-and-conditions-now <p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:51:45 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 17544 at http://krcc.org Grapes of Wrath Turns 75: The Dust Bowl Then, and Conditions Now A Conversation with David Mason: Colorado Poet Laureate & Ludlow Author http://krcc.org/post/conversation-david-mason-colorado-poet-laureate-ludlow-author <p>Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason penned <em>Ludlow</em>, a “novel-in-verse” based on the Ludlow Massacre. &nbsp;The event took place 100 years ago this month and left its mark on Colorado and on labor relations across the country.&nbsp;<br /><br />Mason, also a Colorado College English Professor, came by the KRCC studios for a conversation that aired live on sister station KGNU in Boulder, and they’ve shared the audio with us.&nbsp; KGNU’s Maeve Conran speaks with Colorado Poet Laureate and <em>Ludlow</em> author David Mason (30 minutes):</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:28:39 +0000 Maeve Conran 17218 at http://krcc.org A Conversation with David Mason: Colorado Poet Laureate & Ludlow Author Brenda Biondo Brings America's Playgrounds to the People http://krcc.org/post/brenda-biondo-brings-americas-playgrounds-people-0 <p>We're excited to see that <a href="http://www.upne.com/1611685121.html">ForeEdge</a>&nbsp;books will publish&nbsp;Manitou Springs-based photographer Brenda Biondo's book, <em>Once Upon a Playground</em>, this May&nbsp;(visit this&nbsp;<a href="http://www.blurb.com/books/3374126-once-upon-a-playground">Blurb book</a>&nbsp;for a preview of her beautiful photography).</p><p>Colorado Springs has its own fascinating history with playgrounds--check out this video we produced back in 2010 on Colorado Springs native and artist, Fred Schumm, and his space age creations.</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:58:09 +0000 Gracie Ramsdell 16194 at http://krcc.org Brenda Biondo Brings America's Playgrounds to the People Restoration and Preservation Grants Awarded http://krcc.org/post/restoration-and-preservation-grants-awarded <p>The State Historical Fund, or SHF, has awarded nearly $9 million total in grants for preservation projects all over the state.&nbsp; KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, the Fine Arts Center, and the Canon City Carnegie Library are among the southern Colorado structures that recently received funds.</span></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 21:23:34 +0000 Eliza Densmore 14800 at http://krcc.org Restoration and Preservation Grants Awarded Historian with a Novelist's Tools: An Interview With Hampton Sides http://krcc.org/post/historian-novelists-tools-interview-hampton-sides <p></p><p>Hampton Sides is the author of many acclaimed books including <em>Ghost Soldiers, </em>&nbsp;<em>Blood and Thunder, </em>and the forthcoming book <em>In the Kingdom of Ice</em>. Sides will read at Colorado College tonight, October 3, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall on the Colorado College Campus as part of the Visiting Writers Series. Professor Steven Hayward of KRCC&rsquo;s Off Topic spoke with him about his writing.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:39:30 +0000 Steven Hayward 9536 at http://krcc.org Historian with a Novelist's Tools: An Interview With Hampton Sides