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August 27, 2016 | KUT · At the University of Texas, it's the first week of school under a new state law that allows concealed handguns in classes, buildings and dorms. Protesters demonstrated for and against the law.
 
August 27, 2016 | NPR · Parenting blogger Doyin Richards, mother Tammy Garnes, and professor Christopher Emdin share goals for the new school year and thoughts about homework.
 
August 27, 2016 | NPR · Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has publicly tried to reach out to minority voters. But that outreach may really be aimed at improving his standing with suburban white voters.
 
August 27, 2016 | NPR · Lawmakers are demanding answers after the maker of an allergy treatment raised the price from about $100 per pack to about $600 per pack in seven years. Parents say they can't afford it.
 
August 27, 2016 | NPR · Donald Trump met with black and Latino supporters this week to try to gain favorability among minority voters. Former presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson was in that meeting and supports Trump.
 

Art & Life from NPR

August 27, 2016 | NPR · Nina McLemore designs clothes for powerful women: Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Janet Yellen, Elena Kagan and others. She talks about how fashion can help women stand out in political office.
 
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August 27, 2016 | NPR · In Tom Wolfe's first book of nonfiction in 16 years, he argues that the development of speech, not evolution, has made humans what we are today — evolution, he says, applies only to animals.
 
Shigeo Anzai Courtesy of Benesse Art Site Naoshima
August 27, 2016 | NPR · The population of Naoshima has fallen to 3,000. But this year, its art will attract 800,000 tourists from around the world. "The level of our sophistication has gone up considerably," says a resident.
 
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August 27, 2016 | NPR · Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
 
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August 27, 2016 | NPR · The brownstone is a national landmark, but it's been mostly empty for decades. In an effort to keep it from becoming another high-end co-op, a nonprofit wants to use it to preserve Hughes' legacy.
 

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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