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April 15, 2014 | NPR · The New York Police Department's Demographics Unit reportedly carried out systematic surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods to root out terrorist threats, but it never produced a single usable lead.
 
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April 15, 2014 | NPR · The country's Supreme Court handed down a decision that acknowledges for the first time India's large population of eunuchs and transvestites.
 
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April 15, 2014 | MPBN · Benzodiazepines like Xanax and Valium are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the U.S. Patients and addicts often mix them with prescription painkillers — sometimes to deadly effect.
 
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April 15, 2014 | NPR · Some investors avoid paying taxes in a move called round-tripping — shifting money offshore, then investing it in U.S. stocks or bonds. A study estimates it costs the U.S. billions in lost revenues.
 
April 15, 2014 | NPR · Ukraine's army began a "special operation" in the east of the country Tuesday, moving against pro-Russian militants who are occupying government offices across the region.
 

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April 15, 2014 | NPR · For the past decade Pakistan has faced war, political instability and the rise of religious extremism. But those crises have fueled a new generation of Pakistani writers and artists.
 
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April 15, 2014 | NPR · Even 2,000 years ago, people seemed to know that the egg could be a source of life. And an ancient art form has been passed down, transforming a symbolic source of food into a dazzling decoration.
 
April 15, 2014 | NPR · The cable network premieres a new drama series tonight. It's called Fargo, and has the same title as the 1996 Coen Brothers movie. Critic David Bianculli says it's very definitely a wonderful show in that same wacky spirit – but it's just as important to note what this new Fargo is not. It's not a remake — and it's not a sequel.
 
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April 15, 2014 | NPR · In a new book, New York Times correspondent Carlotta Gall offers new information about how Pakistan has helped the Taliban in Afghanistan and may have helped hide Osama bin Laden.
 
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April 15, 2014 | NPR · When TV decides to adapt a movie, it can do it in a couple of different ways. The success of FX's adaptation of Fargo and the problems with CBS's adaptation of Bad Teacher make telling examples.
 

July 4, 2010

Western Skies, “Colorado Springs Budget Issues,” July 4, 2010

Like the rest of the nation, Colorado and its cities are facing tough decisions in this economic recession, but Colorado Springs has faced national attention over its budget issues. Among the pieces included in this month’s Western Skies, we’ll have a conversation about the complexities of the city budget, an upside to what some may see as a downside, and, we’ll talk about how some residents are taking matters into their own hands.

Click here to listen to the show.

Western Skies is a collaboration between KRCC News and The Big Something.

Filed under: Colorado Springs,Economy,KRCC News,Western Skies — andrea @ 11:01 am

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