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November 13, 2019 | NPR · Investigators found that the mass shooter was socially isolated and had some personal problems, but found no clear warning signs ahead of the attack.
 
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November 13, 2019 | NPR · Patrick is joining the Democratic primary field just ahead of the deadline to make the New Hampshire primary ballot. The move highlights worry among moderate Democrats about the current field.
 
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November 13, 2019 | NPR · The latest remains were found in a burned forest in New South Wales on Wednesday night. As of Thursday morning, there were nearly 70 fires in that state, and more than 70 in neighboring Queensland.
 
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November 13, 2019 | NPR · Days after his resignation, the former Bolivian leader condemned Jeanine Áñez, who has stepped into the country's power vacuum. Áñez has promised new elections after last month's controversial vote.
 

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November 13, 2019 | NPR · When Suriya Paprajong arrived in Greenland in 2001, he didn't even have a coat. These days, his eatery in Qaqortoq, population 3,000, is a local favorite, melding Thai flavors with an Arctic twist.
 
November 13, 2019 | FA · Dafoe has played villains, soldiers, van Gogh and Jesus. He's earned four Oscar nominations and appeared in more than 100 films — including, most recently, Motherless Brooklyn and The Lighthouse.
 
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November 13, 2019 | FA · In the '70s David Rosenhan and seven "pseudopatients" went undercover in mental health wards. Their resulting article rocked the psychiatric world. But Susannah Cahalan struggled to confirm the facts.
 
November 13, 2019 | NPR · Saud Alsanousi's novel follows a group of Kuwaiti kids growing up in the 1980s — then jumps to a near future torn by sectarian violence. It's a resonant book that asks more questions than it answers.
 
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November 13, 2019 | NPR · NPR's Rachel Martin and poet-in-residence Kwame Alexander want to read your poems about sports. You can use sport as a metaphor for our lives — or simply write about the game or team you love.
 

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.

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

May 3, 2010

Cultural Services and the City Budget

After budget shortfalls and a failed ballot initiative in Colorado Springs, cultural services found itself on the chopping block. That means the Pioneers’ Museum, Rock Ledge Ranch, and other facilities and programs were facing closure. KRCC’s Kate Jonuska recently checked in with the museum and the ranch to see how they’re faring.

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Filed under: Arts & Culture,Colorado Springs,Economy,Kate Jonuska,KRCC News — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 7:49 pm

April 22, 2010

E-cycling in the Pikes Peak Region

With Earth Day today, many communities around the Pikes Peak region are beginning celebrations and events tied to environmentalism. KRCC’s Kate Jonuska previews one event coming up in Colorado Springs that seeks to inspire a little spring-cleaning.

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Filed under: Environment,Kate Jonuska,KRCC News,Uncategorized — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 5:10 pm

March 19, 2010

Examining the Census

Most people know by now that the country is beginning its national head-count, known as the census. The word “census” comes from Latin, and the head-count idea dates back to the Roman Empire. These days, every ten years, questionnaires show up in mailboxes in order to help provide a statistical picture of the country. KRCC’s Kate Jonuska takes a look at the history, politics, and present state of the census.

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Click below to hear the full conversation about the census with Colorado College Political Science Professors Andrew Dunham and Bob Loevy (about 50 minutes).

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For more information regarding the 2010 Census, the government’s website is here.

Filed under: Kate Jonuska,KRCC News,Uncategorized — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 7:35 am