News http://krcc.org en ICYMI: Connecting the Drops Call-In, Water & Energy http://krcc.org/post/icymi-connecting-drops-call-water-energy <p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:15:13 +0000 Maeve Conran 17807 at http://krcc.org ICYMI: Connecting the Drops Call-In, Water & Energy A Sense of Place, Episode 2: Pop's Tomato http://krcc.org/post/sense-place-episode-2-pops-tomato <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:11:34 +0000 Sarah Stockdale 17783 at http://krcc.org A Sense of Place, Episode 2: Pop's Tomato HSPPR Pet of the Day: Capernicus http://krcc.org/post/hsppr-pet-day-capernicus <p>Hi there! I'm Capernicus. I don't need to theorize that I'm at the center of the universe. I already know I’ll be at the center of yours in no time! This 2-year-old black and white neutered kitty is very sweet and laid back. And you will love my fantastic white mustache! As a black and white kitty, I'm dressed to impress for any occasion. I can’t wait to get to your house to explore the galaxy with you. Adopt me today!</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:00:00 +0000 HSPPR 17755 at http://krcc.org HSPPR Pet of the Day: Capernicus How to Win A Pulitzer: An Interview with Gazette reporter Dave Philipps http://krcc.org/post/how-win-pulitzer-interview-gazette-reporter-dave-philipps <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Gazette Reporter and Colorado Springs native Dave Philipps <a href="http://gazette.com/the-gazette-and-reporter-dave-philipps-win-pulitzer-prize/article/1518222">won the Pulitzer Prize yesterday</a> for his investigative report “Other Than Honorable,” published last May. KRCC’s Noel Black spoke with Philipps about the award, the story and how it affected him.</p><p>Click <a href="http://cdn.csgazette.biz/soldiers/index.html">HERE</a> to read "Other Than Honorable".</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:57:35 +0000 Noel Black 17757 at http://krcc.org How to Win A Pulitzer: An Interview with Gazette reporter Dave Philipps HSPPR Pet of the Day: Mrs. Hook http://krcc.org/post/hsppr-pet-day-mrs-hook <p>I might look like a pirate. But I am nothing but love! My name is Mrs. Hook, and I'm a&nbsp;5-year-old spayed black and white longhair. I&nbsp;came to HSPPR with some severe trauma to my right eye, and the HSPPR veterinary team was forced to remove it. But I don't&nbsp;let that slow me down! I am very affectionate and good-natured. I love exploring new places, but I won’t go far. I never want to miss the chance for a headscratch! Come adopt this pirate girl today!</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:00:00 +0000 HSPPR 17702 at http://krcc.org HSPPR Pet of the Day: Mrs. Hook KRCC Spring 2014 Open House and Concert http://krcc.org/post/krcc-spring-2014-open-house-and-concert <p></p><p><strong>Join KRCC this Saturday, April 19th, 2014 for our Spring Open House. &nbsp;The doors will be wide open at 912 North Weber Street in downtown Colorado Springs, welcoming you and your family for a day of food, entertainment, crafts and treats for the kids. &nbsp;</strong></p><p>We'll be giving tours of the station all day from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:36:34 +0000 Delaney Utterback 17709 at http://krcc.org KRCC Spring 2014 Open House and Concert Republicans Whittle Down GOP Candidates http://krcc.org/post/republicans-whittle-down-gop-candidates <p>Republicans gathered in Boulder for their state assembly on Saturday and narrowed down the list of candidates for Governor. As Bente&nbsp;Birkeland reports, the party also nominated people for other statewide races and for the U.S. Senate.<br />&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:09:37 +0000 Bente Birkeland 17701 at http://krcc.org Republicans Whittle Down GOP Candidates Capitol Conversation: Pending Measures http://krcc.org/post/capitol-conversation-pending-measures <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 0, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif, veranda, Veranda; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Lawmakers at the state capitol have some big-ticket items to iron out before the session wraps up in May.<br /> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:55:58 +0000 Bente Birkeland 17700 at http://krcc.org Capitol Conversation: Pending Measures Gazette's Philipps Wins Pulitzer http://krcc.org/post/gazettes-philipps-wins-pulitzer <p><em>Colorado Springs Gazette</em> reporter Dave Philipps has won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for his series "Other than Honorable," which appeared in the paper last May.<br /><br />From the <a href="http://www.pulitzer.org" target="_blank">Pulitzer Prize&nbsp;website</a>:</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:34:15 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 17694 at http://krcc.org Gazette's Philipps Wins Pulitzer Connecting the Drops Live Call-In Sunday on KRCC http://krcc.org/post/connecting-drops-live-call-sunday-krcc <p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:11:32 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 17644 at http://krcc.org Connecting the Drops Live Call-In Sunday on KRCC 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 The Middle Distance 4.11.14: Soldier's Heart http://krcc.org/post/middle-distance-41114-soldiers-heart <p>“The front-line soldier I knew lived for months like an animal, and was a veteran in the cruel, fierce world of death. …”</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:53:21 +0000 Noel Black & Kathryn Eastburn 17543 at http://krcc.org The Middle Distance 4.11.14: Soldier's Heart Sponsor Pulls Cyber-Bullying Bill http://krcc.org/post/sponsor-pulls-cyber-bullying-bill <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 0, 102); font-family: verdana; line-height: normal;">A bill aimed at creating new penalties for cyber bullying failed in the senate judiciary committee on Wednesday. The sponsor reluctantly asked lawmakers to postpone the bill, saying it needs more study. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.</span><br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:07:52 +0000 Bente Birkeland 17539 at http://krcc.org Sponsor Pulls Cyber-Bullying Bill 'Student Success Act' Passes House on Initial Vote http://krcc.org/post/student-success-act-passes-house-initial-vote <p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:20:16 +0000 Bente Birkeland 17501 at http://krcc.org 'Student Success Act' Passes House on Initial Vote Study Examines Effects of Climate Change on Birds, Reptiles in the Southwest http://krcc.org/post/study-examines-effects-climate-change-birds-reptiles-southwest <p>A new study released by the U.S. Geological Survey looks at the effects of climate change on certain species in the American Southwest. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eliza </span>Densmore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2014/1050/" target="_blank">study</a> focuses on twelve bird and reptile species in the southwest and how they’re expected to endure changes in breeding ranges and habitats.</span></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:21:03 +0000 Eliza Densmore 17483 at http://krcc.org Study Examines Effects of Climate Change on Birds, Reptiles in the Southwest KRCC and Ivywild Music present St. Paul and the Broken Bones http://krcc.org/post/krcc-and-ivywild-music-present-st-paul-and-broken-bones-0 <p>KRCC and Ivywild Music present</p><p>ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES - Monday April 14th</p><p></p><p></p><p>Doors:&nbsp; 6:30 Show;&nbsp; 7</p><p>$8 advance, $10 day of show</p><p>available at Ticketfly.com and the Ivywild Dry Goods Store</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:44:23 +0000 Jeff Bieri 17474 at http://krcc.org KRCC and Ivywild Music present St. Paul and the Broken Bones Railroad West: New Mexico's Legislative Perspective http://krcc.org/post/railroad-west-new-mexicos-legislative-perspective <p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:33:00 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 17427 at http://krcc.org Railroad West: New Mexico's Legislative Perspective Colorado Springs Welcomes New Sister City http://krcc.org/post/colorado-springs-welcomes-new-sister-city <p>Colorado Springs has a new sister city in Greece. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eliza </span>Densmore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The city of Ancient Olympia on the southwestern coast of Greece is officially the seventh sister city of Colorado Springs.</span></p><p>Olympia is the birthplace of the traditional Olympic Games over 2,700 years ago and is now home to the International Olympic Academy.<br />&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:06:00 +0000 Eliza Densmore 17428 at http://krcc.org County Groups Conduct Transportation Survey http://krcc.org/post/county-groups-conduct-transportation-survey <p><br />As the state examines how best to allocate transportation funding across Colorado, county-based regional advocacy groups, including southern Colorado’s Action 22, &nbsp;are conducting a transportation survey. KRCC’s Elaina Formby reports.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The rise of hybrid and eco-boost vehicles has led to fewer gas station fill-ups and a marked decrease in gas tax revenue. Action 22 President and CEO Cathy Garcia says this decrease contributes to a growing divide between urban and rural parts of the state.</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:58:10 +0000 Elaina Formby 17393 at http://krcc.org County Groups Conduct Transportation Survey Sunflower Growers Consider Higher Assessment Fees http://krcc.org/post/sunflower-growers-consider-higher-assessment-fees <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Colorado's climate puts it among the top 10 states for sunflower production, but many of the state's farmers have cut back on planting sunflowers. Last year Colorado’s sunflower production dropped to a fraction of its high in 1999. Now, growers are considering how much they're willing to pay to help reverse the trend. Shanna Lewis reports farmers are voting on whether to double the fee on sunflowers.</span><br /><br /><br /><p><br />&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:08:23 +0000 Shanna Lewis 17371 at http://krcc.org Sunflower Growers Consider Higher Assessment Fees Capitol Conversation: State Budget Enters Final Stages http://krcc.org/post/capitol-conversation-state-budget-enters-final-stages <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 0, 102); font-family: verdana; line-height: normal;">The state’s 23 billion dollar budget has cleared both legislative chambers. Now it’s up to lawmakers on the joint budget committee to iron out any differences. In this week’s capitol conversation Bente Birkeland sits down with statehouse reporters to discuss the major highlights in this year’s budget.</span><br />&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:25:43 +0000 Bente Birkeland 17359 at http://krcc.org Capitol Conversation: State Budget Enters Final Stages State Senate Passes Bi-Partisan Budget http://krcc.org/post/state-senate-passes-bi-partisan-budget <p>The state senate has passed the annual budget – and it cleared the chamber with more Republican support than in previous years. As Bente Birkeland reports, a conference committee will now meet to iron out differences between the versions the two chambers passed.<br />&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:46:23 +0000 Bente Birkeland 17269 at http://krcc.org State Senate Passes Bi-Partisan Budget A Sense of Place, Episode 1: Urban Agro-Forestry at Shooks Run http://krcc.org/post/sense-place-episode-1-urban-agro-forestry-shooks-run <p></p><p>This is the first installment of&nbsp; A Sense of Place, an 8-week collaboration between The Big Something and The State of the Rockies at Colorado College. The series will explore environmental histories and issues in southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico. In this first piece, producer Sarah Stockdale talks to Gary Rapp about the Shooks Run Agro-Forestry Project in Colorado Springs.</p><p>Tune in two weeks from now on April 16 at 4:50 p.m. at the same time to hear the next installment.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:16:50 +0000 Noel Black & Sarah Stockdale 17257 at http://krcc.org A Sense of Place, Episode 1: Urban Agro-Forestry at Shooks Run The Middle Distance 4.4.14: The Nearest Thing to Telepathy http://krcc.org/post/middle-distance-4414-nearest-thing-telepathy <p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:46:34 +0000 Noel Black 17242 at http://krcc.org The Middle Distance 4.4.14: The Nearest Thing to Telepathy State Senate Adds Money for Aerial Firefighting Fleet http://krcc.org/post/state-senate-adds-money-aerial-firefighting-fleet <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 0, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif, veranda, Veranda; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Colorado’s $23 million budget is nearing the end of its legislative journey after floor debate in the senate Thursday. As Bente Birkeland reports, the senate made one noteworthy change to the house’s version.</span><br />&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 04:45:19 +0000 Bente Birkeland 17224 at http://krcc.org State Senate Adds Money for Aerial Firefighting Fleet While Farm Life Changes, FFA’s Blue Jacket Stays The Same http://krcc.org/post/while-farm-life-changes-ffa-s-blue-jacket-stays-same <p>The blue corduroy jacket worn by high school students in FFA, formerly the Future Farmers of America, is an icon of rural life. To the average city dweller the jacket is a vestige of dwindling, isolated farm culture, as fewer and fewer young people grow up on farms. The numbers tell a different story however. In spite of that demographic shift, a record number of kids are donning blue jackets this year.<br />&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 04:06:55 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 17223 at http://krcc.org While Farm Life Changes, FFA’s Blue Jacket Stays The Same Manitou Springs Community Forum on Disaster Preparedness http://krcc.org/post/manitou-springs-community-forum-disaster-preparedness <p>Manitou Springs officials are inviting residents to a community forum Saturday to talk about disaster preparation.&nbsp; KRCC’s Rachel Gonchar has more.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayor Marc Snyder, Police Chief Joe </span>Ribeiro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and City Administrator Jack Benson will deliver progress updates on fire and flood mitigation projects.</span></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 03:50:44 +0000 Rachel Gonchar 17222 at http://krcc.org Manitou Springs Community Forum on Disaster Preparedness 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 Pueblo PD Launches Trial for Interactive Crime-Fighting Tool http://krcc.org/post/pueblo-pd-launches-trial-interactive-crime-fighting-tool <p>The Pueblo Police Department is running a 45-day trial of a new interactive crowd-sourced crime fighting platform. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eliza </span>Densmore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The platform is called <a href="http://CrimeSuspect.Net" target="_blank">CrimeSuspect.Net</a> and equips citizens with the ability to help law enforcement fight local crime.</span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:43:49 +0000 Eliza Densmore 17214 at http://krcc.org Pueblo PD Launches Trial for Interactive Crime-Fighting Tool HSPPR Pet of the Day: Rudy http://krcc.org/post/hsppr-pet-day-rudy <p>Everyone’s favorite all-American boy is available for adoption! Hi, I'm Rudy, a 4-year-old Siberian husky lab mix. I can be a little nervous in new situations, but I warm up in a flash, and I just loves cuddling in laps with my special people. I seem fairly housebroken, though I will need to learn the rules in your house. I can sit and down, and I could learn many more great tricks with your guidance. I would be the perfect pup for hiking, running and camping this summer! So grab your hiking boots, and come introduce yourself to this handsome little guy today!</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 06:00:00 +0000 HSPPR 17111 at http://krcc.org HSPPR Pet of the Day: Rudy