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February 6, 2011

Western Skies, February 6, 2011: “Arts”

Western Skies returns with a look at arts. Listen to a conversation on the state of arts in Colorado Springs, the history of the Broadmoor Arts Academy, and take a gander through a rural community that looks to film production as a piece of their economic future. These are only a few of the topics we discuss in this month’s Western Skies.

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

Filed under: KRCC News,Western Skies — andrea @ 11:00 am

December 5, 2010

Western Skies: “Retrospective,” December 5, 2010

This month we’re going to spend the hour looking back at some of the topics we covered since kicking off the revival of Western Skies in June. There was a lot of overlap, stories that could have appeared in multiple episodes, and themes that kept popping up from topic to topic.

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

Filed under: KRCC News,Western Skies — andrea @ 11:00 am

November 7, 2010

Western Skies: “Religion, Faith, and Spirituality,” November 7, 2010

Religion, faith, and spirituality are a part of daily life for many people, but in Southern Colorado, it seems to be a part of the very culture of the region. This month we’re taking a closer look at many of the faith traditions here, and examining how they inform our lives. Today, we’ll talk about these topics, including a roundtable on evangelicalism in Colorado Springs and a visit to Crestone, known for its spiritual residents.

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

Filed under: KRCC News,Western Skies — andrea @ 11:00 am

October 3, 2010

Western Skies: “Elections and Politics,” October 3, 2010

Because many people choose to vote by mail in Colorado rather than on Election Day in a traditional polling place, we’re talking elections and politics this month. Early voting begins October 18th, and voters will decide on a host of regional and statewide positions and issues. This month we have conversations about politics and elections, and take a look at a Libertarian school.

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

Filed under: Elections,KRCC News,Politics,Western Skies — andrea @ 12:02 pm

September 5, 2010

Western Skies: “Agriculture,” September 5, 2010

We all need to eat, and in this episode of Western Skies, we attempt to connect you with the people who produce our food. From community supported agriculture to traditional ranching, we’ve talked to people involved with this basic necessity, and bring you their stories.

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

Filed under: Agriculture/Ranching,KRCC News,Western Skies — andrea @ 10:59 am

August 1, 2010

Western Skies: “Sports in the Pikes Peak Region,” August 1, 2010

Athletics in the Pikes Peak region take on many forms, from outdoor sports like cycling and running, to Olympic level competition, to minor league baseball. This month, Western Skies takes a look at sports in the Pikes Peak region.

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

Filed under: KRCC News,Sports,Western Skies — andrea @ 10:58 am

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.

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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

June 6, 2010

Western Skies: Tourism

Western Skies returns to the KRCC airwaves as a new one-hour monthly program that focuses on one specific topic. This month, we’re looking at the issue of tourism. We have a round-table that discusses the past, present, and future of tourism in the Pikes Peak region. We also revisit rafting issues that cropped up in the statehouse, take a peek into one town off the beaten path where residents are hoping to grow an agritourism industry, and explore the one delicacy only available at 14,000 feet. These are only a few of the stories contained within Western Skies.

Click here to listen to this month’s show, and to view the videos and slideshows.

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

Filed under: KRCC News,Tourism,Western Skies — andrea @ 1:01 am

July 20, 2007

Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace??One School at a Time

Greg Mortenson is a former mountain climber who is scaling to new heights. The Bozeman resident is building schools in impoverished mountain villages in Pakistan and Afghanistan near where he and other mountaineers trekked. The military veteran is convinced that books, not bombs, will stop the growth of terrorism in this breeding ground. His book, “Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace… One School at a Time” is inspiring others to take a few steps to change the world. Nancy Greenleese has his story.

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Filed under: KRCC News,Literature,Western Skies — ewhitney @ 12:01 pm

January 25, 2005

COMMENTARY- Sagebrush Country by Guy Hand

Idahoan Guy Hand’s thoughts on sagebrush. [LISTEN]

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Filed under: Commentary,Environment,KRCC News,Western Skies — Tags: — ewhitney @ 6:23 pm

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