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91.5 KRCC joins five other public radio stations to launch a regional news consortium, covering issues spanning the Rocky Mountain West, to include Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, and Montana.

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On Saturday October 6, 2017 at 2p.m., two of NPR's most popular podcasts will debut in one hour long program on 91.5 KRCC. Planet Money explains the economy in a way that's both engaging and well reported, and How I Built This explores the origin stories of today's most iconic brands from the entrepreneurs who started them.

Saturday's programming line up will shift forward one hour  following Weekend Edition - now you can hear Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me at 10 a.m., Dinner Party Download at 11 a.m., This American Life at noon, Radiolab at 1 p.m., and Planet Money & How I Built This at 2 p.m.

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After September 30, 2017, 91.5 KRCC will end the weekly broadcast the Best of Car Talk programs.

Car Talk began in 1977 as a regional call in show hosted at WBUR in Boston, and was syndicated nationally by NPR beginning in 1986. Wisecracking brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi, otherwise known as The Tappet Brothers, provided weekly advice to car owners about the mechanics of their cars, and, more importantly, advice about the emotional relationships owners had with their cars.  

Andrea Chalfin / 91.5 KRCC

Colorado Springs Utilities is researching the possibility of closing its Martin Drake Power Plant sooner than a previously established 2035 deadline. Early results from a new survey suggest public support for such a move.

Courtesy of the City of Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs City Council president Richard Skorman has issued a formal proclamation designating October 9th, 2017 as Indigenous Peoples' Day. The move places Colorado Springs in the company of such cities as Portland, Minneapolis, and Denver, all of which have voted to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day on the federal holiday known as Columbus Day.

Jake Brownell / 91.5 KRCC

The long-awaited solar eclipse wowed viewers across the country Monday. Here in Colorado Springs -- though not quite in the "path of totality" -- clear blue skies made for great viewing of a 90% partial eclipse, and crowds gathered across the city to catch the spectacle.

Updated at 9:45 p.m. ET

President Trump declared that a hasty withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan "would create a vacuum" and that America is "not nation-building again; we are killing terrorists."

Updated at 6:30 a.m. ET June 4

London Metropolitan Police say at least seven people have died, and 48 others were injured, after the terrorist attacks at London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday.