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On August 25th, after months of behind the scenes discussions, Colorado College and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts center announced an historic alliance to integrate the FAC into the college. The announcement came after prolonged financial challenges at the arts center, stemming in part from a $30 million renovation in 2006. 

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91.5 KRCC and KCME have joined forces to explore the new alliance between the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center  and  Colorado College.  Join us for an hour long program this Wednesday at 7pm and Sunday at 8pm as we hear from artists, gallery owners, and commentators, and present listener questions to CC President Jill Tiefenthaler, and FAC President David Dahlin.

 

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Anne Basting, who graduated from Colorado College in 1987 with a degree in English, has been named a 2016 MacArthur Fellow.

NPR's Kelly McEvers spoke with Basting recently, where they talked about her work with with people with cognitive impairment, such as Alzheimer's and dementia, using improv theater and storytelling techniques.

Colorado College is KRCC's licensee.

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91.5 KRCC is partnering with KCME on an upcoming special looking at the historic alliance between The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and Colorado College. In this hour-long program, we aim to explain the deal, provide some background on the history and significance of Fine Arts Center, and ask what it will mean for the future of the arts in southern Colorado. 

But we need your help.

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There are few who understand the dynamics of modern presidential politics better than David Axelrod. As Chief Strategist for President Obama’s campaigns in 2008 and 2012, Axelrod helped define presidential campaigning in the digital era. He also worked closely with President Obama as Senior Advisor in the White House from 2009 to 2011. He now runs the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, and is a Senior Political Correspondent for CNN and host of the podcast, The Axe Files

 

Axelrod was in Colorado Springs this week to speak at Colorado College, and KRCC’s Jake Brownell interviewed him about his time in Washington and the legacy of the president he helped put into office.  

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Colorado College and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center have finalized a merger that, after a four-year transition period, will result in the full integration of the center into College operations.

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Jan 21, 2016

Newscast for Thursday, January 21, 2016, 5:32 PM:
 


 

Tuesday at 7pm, Colorado College will host a conversation between authors Helen Thorpe and Jeff Hobbs. Helen Thorpe’s writing has appeared in the New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Slate, and elsewhere, and her books—Soldier Girls, and Just Like Us—have been widely praised by critics. Jeff Hobbs is the author of The Tourists: A Novel, and more recently, the New York Times bestseller, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace. In advance of their upcoming talk, Thorpe interviewed Hobbs for KRCC about his book, which explores issues of race, class, and social inequality, through the life and untimely death of Hobbs’ good friend and college roommate.

For more information on the event, which is free to the public and will take place in Gaylord Hall on the Colorado College campus, click HERE.

CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS!

May 17, 2015

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Commencement for Colorado College's class of 2015 begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday in its rain back-up location: the World Arena.  CLICK HERE FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COMMENCEMENT MOVING.

John Suthers and Mary Lou Makepeace are in a runoff election for Colorado Springs mayor. Ballots are due by May 19. Credit http://www.suthersformayor.com and http://www.makepeace4mayor.com Edit | Remove

  

Intermezzo Season Concert - St. Lawrence String Quartet

Apr 7, 2015

Location
Packard Hall
5 W. Cache La Poudre St. (map)

Critical Karaoke Comes to KRCC

Mar 3, 2015

KRCC Announces New Weekend Show.
 

CRITICAL KARAOKE is a new radio program hosted by Colorado College professors Idris Goodwin, Ryan Banagale, and Steve Hayward.

Lamborn Ekes Out GOP Primary Win in 5th Congressional District

Jun 25, 2014
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In Congressional District 5, Tuesday’s primary election was so close that it wasn’t until 10:45 p.m. that retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Bentley Rayburn finally congratulated incumbent Rep. Doug Lamborn, who led by 3,762 votes, or slightly more than 5 percentage points, out of about 72,000 votes cast.

Speaking from his campaign gathering at a Colorado Springs charter school, Rayburn praised his team for their work, acknowledging “we jumped into this thing at the absolute last minute.”

    

Brian Price is a visiting professor at Colorado College from the University of Toronto, where he teaches in the Department of Visual Studies. He will be giving a talk entitled “Aesthetic Inequality and Political Seriousness,” tonight at 7 in the Cornerstone Arts Center. KRCC's Gracie Ramsdell sat down with Price to learn a little more about his work. For more information about the event, click HERE.

Award winning poet, Joshua Bennett is in town this evening to give a performance at Armstrong Hall. Currently a doctoral candidate at Princeton University, Bennett has performed his original works at venues around the country including the NAACP Image Awards, the Sundance Film Festival, and President Obama's Evening of Poetry and Music at the White House.  KRCC's Emilia Whitmer sat down to talk with him about his work.

Filmmaker Jennifer Lee will be showing her award-winning documentary, Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation, tonight at 7pm in the Cornerstone Arts Center. The film focuses on the experiences of women who played key roles in the women’s liberation movement during the 1960s. KRCC’s Jake Brownell spoke with Lee about the film. For more information about the screening, click HERE.

Veteran Journalist Katherine Boo will be speaking tonight at Shove Chapel on the Colorado College campus. A staff writer for The New Yorker, and former reporter and editor at the Washington Post, she’s received numerous awards for her work, including a Pulitzer prize for Public Service and a MacArthur Genius grant.

Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason, also a Colorado College professor, has a goal to bring poetry to every county in the Centennial State.

Update, 11:48 am: The suspect is in custody. Advisory lifted.


Update, 11:38 am: The affected schools Colorado Springs School District 11 are no longer on lockdown, with the exception of Community Prep.

Should the U.S. Use Force in Syria?

Sep 3, 2013

Colorado College Professors David Hendrickson, Bob Lee and Dennis Showalter talk about the current situation in Syria.