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Donald Trump may be prettier than the south end of a north-bound mule, but he's still Donald Effing Trump to Pamster, Lukealicious and the Janerator on this week's Whatever.

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Governor Jared Polis met with President Trump on Wednesday at the White House to seek more federal aid and talk about Colorado’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Governor Jared Polis says he will seek more federal aid for Colorado when he meets with President Trump at the White House Wednesday. KDNK's Scott Franz has more.

Easter is next Sunday, April 12. But the country isn't close to being "opened up" by then, as President Trump said he'd like to see during a March 24 news conference, a suggestion that was panned by experts.

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The Trump administration has finalized its rollback of a major Obama-era climate policy, weakening auto emissions standards in a move it says will mean cheaper cars for consumers.

"By making newer, safer, and cleaner vehicles more accessible for American families, more lives will be saved and more jobs will be created," U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao said in a statement.

KUOW, an NPR Member station in Seattle, said earlier this week that it will no longer air the daily White House Coronavirus Task Force briefings live. The announcement was both praised and condemned by listeners who contacted the Public Editor's office.

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On Monday evening, President Trump stressed what he called the need to reopen America for business even as he said the government also would continue tackling the spiraling coronavirus pandemic.

The White House's team will make an assessment after next week as to how effective social distancing and other mitigation measures have been in stifling the spread of the virus, said Vice President Pence.

Corey Hutchins joins KDNK's Gavin Dahl on Booked to discuss his reporting on President Donald Trump's massive rally in Colorado Springs last week. Trump said of embattled US Senator Cory Gardner, "He's been with us 100%. There's no waver." Plus, he explains why a dozen rural newspapers ran PR as news, mostly without disclosing the writer was paid to make the County Clerks Association look good. And he touches on how the Denver Post is using algorithms for sports coverage, and addresses the sale of the Greeley Tribune from Swift Media to Alden Global. Corey Hutchins teaches journalism at Colorado College and covers media for the Columbia Journalism Review and Colorado Independent. 

Rep. Scott Tipton

Each month, KDNK interviews Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District Representative Scott Tipton. This week, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh asked the Congressman his position on the firing of former Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin and the $1.3 trillion spending package that passed in March. KDNK News invites listeners to forward questions for Congressman Scott Tipton to news@kdnk.org.

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KDNK Station Manager Gavin Dahl speaks to Georgetown Law Institute fellow Gigi Sohn about her years serving at the Federal Communications Commission and her latest article for The Verge, called "It's Time For Congress to Fire the FCC Chairman." Sohn has spent three decades fighting for consumer protections, affordable access to high-speed Internet, privacy rights and competition in the marketplace. She's been called "the Conscience of the Chairman's Office" and one of the "Heroes Who Saved the Internet."

On this edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's Gavin Dahl interviews Leah Todd about her article for High Country News: The Big Swing: Why a blue Colorado county voted for Trump.

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US Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) answered unscreened questions from the public for one hour on Friday evening at Glenwood Springs Public Library. Former Carbondale mayor Stacy Bernot moderated, transparently choosing three names for questions at a time out of a large box, and controlling one microphone for public comment. You can read Aspen Daily News coverage here and Glenwood Springs Post-Independent coverage here.