Series http://krcc.org en Healthy Conversation: Immunizations http://krcc.org/post/healthy-conversation-immunizations <p></p><p>August is National Immunization Awareness Month, so for this month’s Healthy Conversation, we’re talking vaccinations. &nbsp;KRCC's Andrea Chalfin is joined by Lt. Col. Diane Heinz of Evans Army Community Hospital at Fort Carson, and we begin by talking about what back to school means for vaccines.</p><p></p><p>Additional Information:</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:33:00 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 6536 at http://krcc.org Healthy Conversation: Immunizations Shrinking Aquifers in the San Luis Valley http://krcc.org/post/shrinking-aquifers-san-luis-valley <p></p><p>In early July, Colorado designated 14 counties "primary natural disaster areas" due to agricultural losses caused by the recent and ongoing drought. &nbsp;Several of those counties are in the San Luis Valley in south central Colorado. &nbsp;Farmers there are now eligible for low interest emergency loans, but as KGNU’s Maeve Conran reports, that may not be enough for this agricultural hub, which is facing a long term water crisis that could permanently affect the entire valley.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:33:00 +0000 Maeve Conran 6319 at http://krcc.org Shrinking Aquifers in the San Luis Valley Healthy Conversation: Sun Safety http://krcc.org/post/healthy-conversation-sun-safety <p></p><p>Summertime means fun in the sun, and in Colorado, that fun is often year-round. &nbsp;So is the need to protect ourselves from harmful effects of sun exposure. &nbsp;For this month’s Healthy Conversation, KRCC's Andrea Chalfin is joined by Major James Twede, Chief of Dermatology at Fort Carson. &nbsp;They begin by talking about why the sun can be so damaging.</p><p></p><p><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px; ">Additional Information:</span></p><p></p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 14:33:00 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 5114 at http://krcc.org Healthy Conversation: Sun Safety Wildfires and Climate Change Perception http://krcc.org/post/wildfires-and-climate-change-perception <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 24px; ">Though wildfires have been definitively connected to climate change, megafires in the West haven’t shifted public opinion as drastically as environmentalists might hope.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 24px; ">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 13:33:00 +0000 Michelle Mercer 4806 at http://krcc.org Wildfires and Climate Change Perception The Double Bind: Forest Treatment In The Age of Megafires http://krcc.org/post/double-bind-forest-treatment-age-megafires-0 <p></p><p></p><p>The devastating 2002 wildfire season generated public discussion about the need for treatments to fix our dangerously overgrown forests. A decade later, the Front Range has been hit with consecutive record-setting fire seasons, which has a lot of Colorado residents wondering why more of that treatment hasn’t happened. In this story that originally aired in April, KRCC’s Michelle Mercer looks into the status of forest treatment on the Front Range.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:33:00 +0000 Michelle Mercer 4731 at http://krcc.org The Double Bind: Forest Treatment In The Age of Megafires The Wildland Urban Interface, Where the Wilderness Meets Civilization http://krcc.org/post/wildland-urban-interface-where-wilderness-meets-civilization <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 24px; ">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 24px; ">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:33:00 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 4678 at http://krcc.org The Wildland Urban Interface, Where the Wilderness Meets Civilization Waldo Canyon Fire Victims: Recovering without Rebuilding http://krcc.org/post/waldo-canyon-fire-victims-recovering-without-rebuilding <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Black Forest Fire destroyed over 500 homes, leaving those homeowners with a difficult decision: should they rebuild? Back in April, KRCC’s Michelle Mercer talked to some Waldo Canyon Fire victims about the tough choices they’ve made.</p><p></p><p><em>Since this piece aired in April, rebuilding permits have trickled in: now 198 permits have been issued, or about 57% of the Waldo Canyon Fire victims.</em></p><p></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:23:19 +0000 Michelle Mercer 4663 at http://krcc.org Waldo Canyon Fire Victims: Recovering without Rebuilding