KRCC Newsroom
Image of a radio

Current News from NPR

AFP/Getty Images
May 28, 2015 | NPR · Accusations of rampant corruption at FIFA came just days before Sepp Blatter stands for reelection Friday. Europe's UEFA says it will back Blatter's opponents.
 
May 28, 2015 | KQED · Prices for common medical procedures vary widely, and it can be really hard find out the true cost up front. This crowdsourcing project aims to help draw back the curtain on colonoscopy costs.
 
AP
May 28, 2015 | NPR · For most voters, the name George Pataki might not ring a bell. But he was the last Republican elected to major statewide office in New York in more than 20 years. And he's running for president.
 
NPR
May 28, 2015 | NPR · As a writer and critic, I am not just bored with this conversation. I am sick of it. I have written these sentences before. I will write them again.
 
Getty Images
May 28, 2015 | NPR · Former New York Gov. George Pataki unveiled a video announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination Thursday. He's set to make a formal announcement at an 11 a.m. ET event in New Hampshire.
 

Art & Life from NPR

NPR
May 28, 2015 | NPR · As a writer and critic, I am not just bored with this conversation. I am sick of it. I have written these sentences before. I will write them again.
 
NPR
May 28, 2015 | NPR · Equal parts thriller and alarm call, Paolo Bacigalupi's new novel depicts a future America ravaged by drought. Reviewer Jason Heller says Bacigalupi keeps the plot taut and the dialogue slashing.
 
NPR
May 28, 2015 | NPR · The debate over whether digital books are better continues. But in the age of Amazon, the number of independent booksellers is up. The revival is fueled, at least in part, by digital natives.
 
May 27, 2015 | NPR · For this final round, every answer contains an article of clothing or wardrobe accessory. So if we said, "colorful wasps sometimes mistaken for bees," the answer would be "yellow jackets."
 
May 27, 2015 | NPR · We all remember Clint Eastwood's character Dirty Harry and his famous line, "Go ahead, make my day." In this game, contestants deliver that line... Ask Me Another-style. So go ahead, make our pâté.
 

February 9, 2011

Rainbow Falls, Graffiti Art, and “Graffiti Falls”

Rainbow Falls lies along Fountain Creek above Manitou Springs, but because of visits by people with spray paint, many have come to know it by a different name: Graffiti Falls. KRCC’s Kate Jonuska set out to explore efforts to clean up the area, and discovered what some see as art, others see as vandalism.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

This piece aired as part of the February edition of Western Skies. See a slideshow by clicking here.

1 Comment »

  1. As an artist, I can appreciate graffiti as an artform. However, when it moves from the urban canvas to personal property and natural settings like Rainbow Falls, it is just mass vandalism and destruction. I have a saying concerning gang tags too: “If your name isn’t on my mortgage loan and property deed, here’s a news flash: “It’s ain’t your turf, you dumb turd!”

    Comment by Astrogirl — February 9, 2011 @ 6:04 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment