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February 4, 2011

Mise en Place: Honey

Welcome to Mise en Place, a journey of culinary delight where anything can happen. Based on the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s list of food by month, KRCC takes a look at farmers, chefs, and fodder, all with a Centennial State bent. Each month, the state’s agriculture department highlights a commodity and provides a recipe using that product. We take it a step further.

When I found out that this month’s featured product was honey, I knew there was only one place I could turn. Donna Hartley and her husband John own Black Forest Honey. Donna has spent some time on KRCC weaving sticky sweet tales of honey bee adventures. So I decided to ask her…just where do the bees go in wintertime? Take a listen:

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Here’s more from Donna regarding her bees:

Commentary: Preparing Bees for Winter (from Western Skies)

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The Bear and the Honeybee, and The Honeybee and Colors

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The Swarm

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Donna also shared some of her bee stories for the Citizen Report:

Musings of a Mad Beekeeper
Continued Musings of a Mad Beekeeper

Click below for a recipe for Honey Smoothies from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
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December 17, 2009

Citizen Report: Going on Hiatus

As we near the end of the year, it seems only natural that we take time to reflect on 2009, and begin to look forward toward 2010. In today’s “Citizen Report,” Fresh Ink editor Tim Bergsten does just that.

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(“Citizen Report” is a collaboration between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC. More citizen journalism is available at Fresh Ink.)

Filed under: Andrea Chalfin,Citizen Report,Commentary,KRCC News,Media,Tim Bergsten — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 8:50 am

December 10, 2009

Citizen Report: Volunteering in the Prison System

For resident Duane Slocum and his wife, service is simply a part of their lives, and of their faith. In today’s “Citizen Report,” Slocum describes where their calling has taken them. (Encore presentation.)

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(The “Citizen Report” is a collaboration between KRCC and the Colorado Springs Gazette. More citizen journalism can be found at Fresh Ink.)

Filed under: Andrea Chalfin,Citizen Report,Commentary,Duane Slocum,KRCC News,Prisons — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 8:50 am

December 3, 2009

Citizen Report: Remembering the JFK Assassination

Days before the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, resident Caroline Vulgamore remembers another anniversary that just passed.

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(The “Citizen Report” is a collaboration between KRCC and the Colorado Springs Gazette. More citizen journalism is available at Fresh Ink.)

Filed under: Andrea Chalfin,Caroline Vulgamore,Citizen Report,Commentary,KRCC News,Memorial — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 8:50 am

November 26, 2009

Citizen Report: Volunteer Day as Political Harmony

Today’s “Citizen Report,” brings an encore from resident Joe Uveges, who suggests the idea of “reaching across the isle” is not confined to Capitol Hill.

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(The “Citizen Report” is a collaboration between KRCC and the Colorado Springs Gazette. More citizen journalism is available at Fresh Ink.)

Filed under: Citizen Report,Commentary,Joe Uveges,KRCC News — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 8:50 am

November 19, 2009

Citizen Report: The Traveling Baboon

It’s time for the “Citizen Report,” a collaborative effort between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC that brings the voices of citizen journalists to the airwaves. Today we’re replaying the tale of the traveling baboon, from Black Forest resident Donna Hartley.

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(The “Citizen Report” is a collaboration between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC. More citizen journalism is available at Fresh Ink.)

Filed under: Andrea Chalfin,Citizen Report,Commentary,Donna Hartley,KRCC News — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 8:50 am

November 12, 2009

Citizen Report: Red-Light Runners

Today’s “Citizen Report” is an encore presentation from Jim Robinson, who talks about traffic, and one particular traffic villain.

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(The “Citizen Report” is a collaboration between KRCC and the Colorado Springs Gazette. More citizen journalism is available at Fresh Ink.)

Filed under: Andrea Chalfin,Citizen Report,Commentary,Jim Robinson,KRCC News,Transportation — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 8:50 am

November 5, 2009

Citizen Report: A Cold Reality

The snow that hit Colorado last week and a stroll through nature’s beauty prompted resident Brenda Wilson to write this week’s “Citizen Report” about a cold reality.

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(The “Citizen Report” is a collaboration between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC. More citizen journalism is available at Fresh Ink.)

Filed under: Andrea Chalfin,Brenda Wilson,Citizen Report,Commentary,KRCC News — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 8:53 am

October 29, 2009

Citizen Report: Recognizing and Coping with Mental Illness

Dawn Corbelli teaches a class called “Family-to-Family,” which aims to provide information on mental illnesses, coping skills, and advocacy for family and friends of those dealing with mental illnesses. In this week’s “Citizen Report,” Dawn shares her personal motivation for taking on the classes: her story, and her daughter’s story.

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For additional information, visit NAMI’s Colorado Springs’ website.

(The “Citizen Report” is a collaboration between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC. More citizen journalism is available at Fresh Ink.)

Filed under: Andrea Chalfin,Children & Youth,Citizen Report,Commentary,Dawn Corbelli,Health,KRCC News — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 5:45 am

October 22, 2009

Citizen Report: The Ping Pong Kid

Cheyenne Mountain High School student Austin Preiss has done some pretty amazing things…and not just for a 15-year-old. In this week’s “Citizen Report,” Austin talks about his experiences growing up as an elite tennis table player.

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(The “Citizen Report” is a collaboration between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC. More citizen journalism is available at Fresh Ink.)

Filed under: Andrea Chalfin,Austin Preiss,Citizen Report,Commentary,KRCC News,Sports — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 5:55 am

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