91.5 KRCC Peak Curiosity

Great journalism begins with great questions.

Sometimes they're big questions -- Who's really behind that piece of legislation? Where are all those tax dollars going? 

Sometimes they're small -- What's the deal with those new road signs? How did that building get its name?

But reporters don't have a monopoly on curiosity.

That's why we're asking you to take part in Peak Curiosity, 91.5 KRCC's new community-driven reporting project. We want to hear your questions, so we can turn them into radio stories you'll love. 

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The process is simple. 

First, enter a question into the box above. It can be anything you're wondering about Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak region, or the people that call southern Colorado home. Then, reporters in the 91.5 KRCC newsroom will select the best questions, and they'll answer those questions in the form of a radio story. They may even ask you to join in the reporting process. 

We at 91.5 KRCC believe that our community of listeners across southern Colorado is our greatest resource. Whether you've lived in the region all your life or you're brand new to the area, your insights and observations are unique, and they can help guide us toward stories that deserve to be told.

Help us tell the stories that matter to you. Take part in ​Peak Curiosity today.

Ways to Connect

Jake Brownell / 91.5 KRCC


Peak Curiosity is a community-driven reporting series from 91.5 KRCC. We ask listeners to submit their questions about the Pikes Peak region and Southern Colorado, and then we answer them. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to submit your question!

  • Public voting opens online today for Peak Arts Prize—a new granting program from the Cultural Office that supports local artists, arts organizations, and arts businesses. Help choose this year’s winners at PeakArtsPrize.org.
  • Tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Colorado College’s Tutt Library, Colin McAllister and Steven Hayward will present 'The Library at Night' a captivating new recital that takes the listener on a literary, musical, and historical journey through time and place, all based on Alberto Manguel’s book of the same name.
  • Tomorrow night is Jazz night at the Colorado Springs Conservatory beginning at 7 p.m., and featuring the school’s artist mentors and talented students.
  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com

• Tonight, at 7 p.m., at the new Ent Center for the Arts, GOCA will host another Chit-Chat “mash-up talk” on contemporary culture—this time on the topics of Hyperloop & Cheese.

• On Sunday at 4:30 p.m., UCCS Presents will host a performance by the UK-based, Pasadena Roof Orchestra and their mix of big-band swing and hot dance music at the Ent Center for the Arts.

• The Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute will host a Chinese Lantern Festival Hot Pot Dinner at King’s Kitchen on Sunday at 6 p.m. The evening will also include a special musical performance. 

  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com

Courtesy of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Peak Curiosity is a community-driven reporting series from 91.5 KRCC. We ask listeners to submit their questions about the Pikes Peak region and Southern Colorado, and then we answer them. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to submit your question!

How Did Mt. Esther Get Its Name?

Jun 20, 2017
Courtesy of Claudia Eely


   

Peak Curiosity is a community-driven reporting series from 91.5 KRCC. We ask listeners to submit their questions about the Pikes Peak region and Southern Colorado, and then we answer them. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to submit your question!

NOAA Historic Photo Library / NOAA

Peak Curiosity is a new, community-driven reporting series from 91.5 KRCC. We ask listeners to submit their questions about the Pikes Peak region and Southern Colorado, and then we answer them. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to submit your question!

Meredith Turk / 91.5 KRCC

 


Peak Curiosity is a new, community-driven reporting series from 91.5 KRCC. We ask listeners to submit their questions about the Pikes Peak region and Southern Colorado, and then we answer them. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to submit your question!

For this installment of Peak Curiosity, we set out to answer a question from a resident of Pueblo, CO:

 

"I read that Pueblo's Temple Emanuel on Grand Ave. was founded in 1900. Tell us about the Jewish history of this region."

Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District, 001-240

Peak Curiosity is a new, community-driven reporting series from 91.5 KRCC. We ask listeners to submit their questions about the Pikes Peak region and Southern Colorado, and then we answer them. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to submit your question!

Partnership for Community Design

Peak Curiosity is a new, community-driven reporting series from 91.5 KRCC. We ask listeners to submit their questions about the Pikes Peak region and Southern Colorado, and then we answer them. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to submit your question!