ENVIRONMENT
1:37 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Local Motion: Julia Kumari Drapkin

Ali Lightfoot speaks with iSeeChange producer, Julia Kumari Drapkin,  about the online almanac she developed for record keeping on climate change.

KVNF
1:12 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Electronic Voices

In which a tortured analogy is used to explain the fundamental nature of the divine.

 

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KVNF
12:58 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: High Beams

Sometimes you just gotta turn the other cheek. Other times, you need to teeter on the brink of sociopathy.

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ENVIRONMENT
11:24 am
Thu January 10, 2013

iSeeChange: The Big Power of Tiny Microbes

Greg Cranson gets some help planting seeds

Organic Farmer, Greg Cranson, wants to know how microbes in the soil of plants helps improve plant life, especially during these uncertain times for irrigation water. iSeeChange takes a look at the big powers of tiny microbes to negotiate water with plants--they may even play a role in the weather.

Farmer, Greg Cranson asks scientists about his soil

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Capitol Coverage
8:54 am
Thu January 10, 2013

State Legislators More Diverse Than Ever

Freshman lawmaker Joseph Salazar-D, Thornton.
Credit Bente Birkeland

Wednesday's opening ceremonies of the Colorado legislature were marked by the typical pomp and circumstance as in years past. But even before it started, the 2013 session made history as one of the most diverse groups of lawmakers ever to gather under the golden dome. Bente  Birkeland has more.

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Local Newscast
8:45 am
Thu January 10, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, January 10, 2013

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Headlines:

  • Diverse group of lawmakers open new legislative session
  • Oil and Gas Commission to study effects of fraking emissions
  • USDA declares drought disaster areas in 14 states
  • iSeeChange examines role of microorganisms in water conservation

Capitol Coverage
8:43 am
Wed January 9, 2013

State Oil and Gas Agency Considers Setbacks

Members of the Colorado Oil and Gas commission wrap up a three day hearing in Denver today – at stake are new rules to oversee a new boom in oil and gas drilling. At the heart of those rules changing how far a drill rig can be from homes and schools. Bente Birkeland has more.

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Local Newscast
8:30 am
Wed January 9, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, January 9, 2013

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Headlines:

  • Young brothers deaths at Powderhorn ruled accidental
  • Oil and gas commission sets setback rules
  • Couple's death on Grand Mesa could have been avoided
  • Sen. Bennet initiates statewide workshops about exports
  • 2011 work related fatalities climbed slightly
  • CBI misses chance to fund masses of gun background checks

Clay Masters joined the Iowa Public Radio newsroom as a correspondent in 2012.  He covers the statehouse when the legislature is in session, and reports on a variety of topics the rest of the year. Clay is an award-winning multi-media journalist whose radio stories have been heard on various NPR and American Public Media programs. His television documentaries have aired on PBS stations across the country. He’s also a regular contributor to NPR’s arts desk, covering indie music news.

Clay is a Nebraska native and worked for Nebraska Public Radio and Television (NET) before coming to IPR. He was one of the founding reporters of Harvest Public Media, the CPB-funded Local Journalism project covering agriculture in the Midwest.

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker is a short feature created by Angus Stocking, whose intention is to loosen the listener's grip on fixed beliefs, so that more pleasant beliefs can be selected and implemented. In addition to Confessions, Angus also publishes essays on his blog, OtherBS.com, and has contributed essays to BoingBoing.net. His Kindle ebook, also titled Confessions of a Heavy Thinker, is available on Amazon for a very reasonable sum.

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