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State Health Access Survey Shows Changes Under the Affordable Care Act

The number of Coloradans who don't have health insurance has dropped by about half since President Barack Obama's signature health care law went into effect. The state's uninsured rate fell from 14.3 percent in 2013 to 6.7 percent in 2015. Not only does the Colorado Access Health Survey say that the uninsured are at a record low, it also finds that more people have enrolled in Medicaid. "We're one of the first states in the country to unveil post Affordable Care Act findings," said Michele...
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HSPPR Pet of the Day: Jolie

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Hi there. I'm Jolie, and I'm looking for a new family to take me home today! Like my name says, I am a very pretty little lady. I can be a little shy at first, and I am nervous around big, energetic dogs, but I do just fine with dogs my size. I came in to HSPPR on the Rescue Rover from one of their transfer partners, and now I'm looking for a new home that will keep me safe for the rest of my life. I LOVE treats and will be your best friend for life if you give me a few. Come adopt me into your home today!

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The Colorado State Fair is in full swing in Pueblo. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to check out the annual celebration of the state's agriculture and more. They'll have plenty to do from spinning on rides at the carnival to eating festival foods to watching young Coloradans show off their livestock and other 4H projects.  KRCC's Shanna Lewis captured some of the sights and sounds from the fair, starting in the swine barn.
 

HSPPR Pet of the Day: Twix

Sep 3, 2015

Hi, hi. I’m Twix, a sweet treat full of flavor that is sure to be everyone’s favorite! I’m a 5-year-old neutered Chihuahua mix who came in to HSPPR as a stray. I was very shy when I first got here, so HSPPR put me in their training program with their staff and volunteers, and they’ve been working very hard to build my confidence and trust in people. Although I can still be a little hesitant when meeting new people, I am calm and happy, and I seem to be housebroken! Come adopt me into your family today.

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The number of Coloradans who don't have health insurance has dropped by about half since President Barack Obama's signature health care law went into effect. The state's uninsured rate fell from 14.3 percent in 2013 to 6.7 percent in 2015. Not only does the Colorado Access Health Survey say that the uninsured are at a record low, it also finds that more people have enrolled in Medicaid.
 

Andrea Chalfin

The Colorado State Fair is full swing in Pueblo this week, and early numbers show a possible increase in turnout over last year.

The Fair saw an average of 45,000 people a day over opening weekend, a 2% increase in attendance says Chris Wiseman, Colorado State Fair General Manager.  Wiseman says he's optimistic about the coming weekend, but adds anything could happen.

HSPPR Pet of the Day: Bergeron

Sep 2, 2015

Hi there! I'm Bergeron, a very handsome 9-month-old lab! I came to HSPPR on the Rescue Rover from one of their rescue partners. I'm an energetic boy, and I am looking for a busy family that can keep up with me. I am very young, so I will look to you to learn my doggie manners. What are you waiting for? If you are looking for a dog that can get you moving in the mornings, come visit with me today!

HSPPR Pet of the Day: Atlantis

Sep 1, 2015

Hi there. I'm Atlantis, a 3-year-old neutered Chihuahua. I can’t wait for you to find me! Like the lost city, I might be a little elusive at first, but I respond very well to gentle love and kindness. This calm, good-tempered little guy is well-loved here at HSPPR, but I would love to find a brand new home of my very own. Plus, I'm the perfect size for an apartment! So what are you waiting for? Journey to find the lost pup of Atlantis today!

Chi Cygni Swan Song

Aug 31, 2015
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  This is “Looking UP! in southern Colorado,” from the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society. I’m Hal Bidlack, and there are lots of reasons to look up!

There are some weird things in the southern Colorado sky, one of the weirdest is the star Chi Cygni, in the constellation Cygnus the Swan. 

Now, we’ve already talked about the two stars that make up the head and the tail of Cygnus the Swan, Albireo and Deneb. Today let’s talk about the star that sometimes makes up the neck, Chi Cygni. And I said “sometimes” on purpose!

On Episode 7 of The Big Something Radio Programme we hear from the soon-to-be newest member of the Colorado state Supreme Court, Richard Gabriel; we bring you an interview with Artist Rodney wood, about Artocade: Trinidad’s Art Car Parade; Eliot Gray Fisher of Austin Based ARCOS dance discusses The Warriors: A Love Story, a multimedia performance coming to colorado springs; And lastly, we check in with members of

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Judge Richard Gabriel will soon be sworn in as Colorado's next State Supreme Court Justice. He currently serves on the Colorado Court of Appeals. He received his undergrad degree at Yale University and went to the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. He talked to statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland about his view of politics in the judicial process, why he became a lawyer, and some of his significant cases. 

Highlights from the Interview:

On Criticisms that Judges and Decisions are Too Political

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