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Media and Immigration

December 12, 2014
President Obama's executive orders on immigration reform could dramatically change the daily lives of millions of people nationwide and thousands right here in the Roaring Fork Valley.The dialog in the media has a huge impact on people's perceptions and it can be dehumanizing.  Local immigration attorney Jennifer Smith speaks about how to make that conversation productive.
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Colorado Apology: Sand Creek Massacre

December 5, 2014
Governor John Hickenlooper has apologized on behalf of the state of Colorado for the Sand Creek Massacre of mostly women, children and elderly Cheyenne and Arapaho by U.S. Calvary soldiers in what is now Kiowa County. Bente Birkeland was at the memorial and we’ll have a conversation about her experience covering the event for the Weekly News Brief.
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Billionaire Developer with Ties to WalMart Buys Crystal Village Plaza

November 28, 2014
A billionaire developer with ties to WalMart recently purchased the Crystal Village Plaza in Carbondale, home to City Market, Ace Hardware, and other businesses. For this week's News Brief, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Sopris Sun editor Lynn Burton about the story. Full story can be found here.
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Crime in Context: Juvenile Justice with the 9th DA

November 21, 2014
District Attorney Sherry A. Caloia explains juvenile justice issues for the Weekly News Brief.
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Radio H20: What the frack is in my water?

November 14, 2014
On this week's News Brief, independent journalists Frani Halperin and Jamie Sudler, who produce stories for H2O Radio, talk with KDNK about water well contamination in the Raton Basin on the border of Colorado and New Mexico.  
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The End of Winter: Climate Change in the Mountains

The End of Winter: Climate Change in the Mountains November 7, 2014
Colorado has experienced a warm October and November this year, which is having an impact on ski resorts across the state. Reporter Bob Berwyn recently wrote about this for the Colorado Independent. For this week's News Brief, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Berwyn about his story.
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Voter Ready with GarCo Clerk Jean Alberico

October 31, 2014

For this week's News Brief, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Garfield County Clerk and Recorder Jean Alberico.


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TRIDENT Busts C'Dale Drug Ring

October 27, 2014

Earlier this week, the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team or TRIDENT announced arrests in a Carbondale based drug ring. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK's January Jones talks with Carbondale police chief Gene Schilling about the details.


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EV-D68 Update with Denver Post's Electa Draper

October 17, 2014

Enterovirus EV-D68 has hospitalized hundreds of children and some adults across 46 states in the past few months. It's an uncommon strain of a common virus first identified in California in 1962. Electa Draper, health writer for the Denver Post, has been covering the outbreak since August. For this week's News Brief, she spoke with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about EV-D68 and how it's effecting children in Colorado.


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Vail Daily Reporter Randy Wyrick on Vail Rancher Bones

October 3, 2014
Eagle County officials have finished investigating the identity of human remains unearthed at a Vail construction site in June. For this week’s  News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Vail Daily reporter Randy Wyrick who has been covering the story.
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