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The Takeaway

Meet the Clerk Who Started the Same-Sex Marriage Revolution

Monday, April 27, 2015

Clela Rorex wasn't trying to be revolutionary when she issued marriage licenses to six same-sex couples in Boulder, Colorado in 1975. But her decision shook the country to its core.

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The Takeaway

The Trials and Tribulations of the Capital Jury

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jurors will hear testimony that will be graphically violent and harrowing, and they will have to decide whether Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes should be executed.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 408: How We Roll

Monday, January 12, 2015

In July 2014, Raphael Hameed was walking with his 5-year-old son, Ish, when they were hit by a speeding car. Raphael lost his leg. Ish, his only son, was killed. While the driver is awaiting trial for vehicular homicide, her sister, Megiddëh Goldston, is trying to do right by the Hameed family. They connected after the accident. And now she visits Raphael and his wife, Heidi, to help with their day-to day-life. They sat down for StoryCorps in Colorado Springs.

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PRI's The World

African immigrants in Colorado are finding their political voice

Thursday, September 04, 2014

In Colorado, Africans are second only to Latin Americans among the state's immigrant populations. Until now, they've been largely absent from Colorado's politics, but new candidates and civic groups with African roots are pushing the community nearer to the political spotlight.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 383: License to Wed

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Clela Rorex, a former County Clerk in Boulder, Colorado, tells her friend Sue Larson about issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples in 1975.

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The Takeaway

Hitting the High Notes

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Colorado Symphony, and the state's new marijuana industry, are kicking off a musical series, "Classically Cannabis."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Will Drought Ruin the Southwest?

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Harper's contributing editor Christopher Ketcham reports on the dying Colorado River, which has been diverted by a series of dams to supply water to the parched Southwest. Ketcham talks about rafting down the river from Utah to Arizona with an environmentalist and the water manager for the city of Denver—two men with dramatically opposed views on how this precious resource should be used. A solution must be found, though, because neither the cities of the Southwest nor California agriculture can ultimately survive if the river runs dry. His article "Razing Arizona" is in the April 2014 issue of Harper's.

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The Takeaway

Colorado Retail Marijuana Sales Begin

Thursday, January 02, 2014

In the fall of 2012, Colorado voters approved the use, possession, and sale of small amounts of marijuana for adults above the age of 21. Yesterday that new measure fully took effect with dozens of marijuana retailers opening their doors to recreational customers for the first time. Dennis Huspeni, staff writer at the Denver Business Journal, joins The Takeaway to explain what the first day of business was like.

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The Takeaway

Gov. Hickenlooper's Year on the National Stage

Thursday, December 19, 2013

John Hickenlooper, Democratic Governor of Colorado, has had quite a year on the national stage. From extreme weather that caused deadly landslides, to becoming one of two states that voted to legalize marijuana, Gov. Hickenlooper has been the center for high praise and high criticism. His state has also become a political battleground, even as Hickenlooper famously campaigned to stay above the partisan fray. Hickenlooper joins us to take a look back at 2013.

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The Takeaway

Colorado Floods: The Rescue Efforts and the Challenges Ahead

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Severe flooding and mudslides in Colorado have led to at least five deaths, as well as the destruction or damage of nearly 20,000 homes across 15 counties. Heather Hansen, a resident of Boulder, CO currently staying in Ft. Collins and author of "Disappearing Destinations," a book about environmental damage around the world, joins The Takeaway to discuss the challenges ahead.

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The Takeaway

Colorado Floods Continue to Ravage the State

Monday, September 16, 2013

Colorado is now a state changed forever from ruthless floods as the mountains absorb torrential rains in 15 counties across the state. Larimer and Boulder Counties have so far been the hardest-hit. Joining The Takeaway for an update on the rescue efforts in the state is Kirk Mitchell, reporter for the Denver Post.

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The Takeaway

What Does Legal Marijuana Mean for Washington and Colorado?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The legalization of recreational marijuana use in Washington and Colorado has raised a number of big questions about the social, legal, and economic implications. What are people saying on the ground in these states? And how has this change already altered attitudes toward marijuana? Dominic Holden a newsweekly editor in Seattle, and Bonnie Dahl, a head ship owner, explain.

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The Takeaway

Marijuana Ballot Initiatives In Washington and Colorado Raise Legal Questions

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Newly passed ballot initiatives in Colorado and Washington decriminalize the use of recreational marijuana — and raise a host of complicated legal questions. Kevin Sabet, former senior adviser to the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, explains some of the conflicts the new legislation poses.

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It's A Free Country ®

What it's Like to Watch Swing State Ads in Colorado

Friday, October 05, 2012

Its A Free Country's Anna Sale spent the week in Denver during the first presidential debate. So what did she encounter when she wasn't talking to swing voters? A LOT of ads. Here are the highlights.

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The Takeaway

Recapping Last Night's Debate

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Now that some of the smoke has cleared around last night's presidential debate, it is time to ask the questions that really matter, like what will this debate mean come November? It's a Free Country reporter Anna Sale was in Denver last night during the debates. Political reporter Jason Smith joins The Takeaway from Romney's home state of Michigan to give us a full recap of the debate.

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It's A Free Country ®

Post-Convention, Swing Voters Unswayed

Friday, September 14, 2012

Swing voters we met earlier this summer are still leaning the same ways they were weeks ago, but now their fuzzy instincts and impressions are crystallizing, revealing partisan battle lines that would have been wholly unpredictable four years ago.

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The Takeaway

The Aurora Shooting: One Week Later

Friday, July 27, 2012

It’s been a week since last Friday’s mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado. In that time, the state of Colorado, the public, and the national media have grappled with the best way to respond to the tragedy, and the most appropriate way to talk about it.

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Studio 360

Hollywood Violence Gets Real in Colorado Shooting

Friday, July 27, 2012

Adam Gopnik has written frequently — too frequently, he laments — about the gun rampages that convulse America. “The killings will go on; the cell phones in the pockets of dead children will continue to ring; and now parents can be a little frightened every time their kids go ...

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Batman and Robins Edition

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner and Dana Stevens discuss "The Dark Knight Rises" and the shooting in Colorado, as well as Christian Marclay's art installation "The Clock." Plus Slate editor Laura Helmuth joins them to talk about birding, Jonat

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The Takeaway

Audio Essay: A Pin on the Map of American Reality

Monday, July 23, 2012

In this audio essay John Hockenberry reconciles violence, terror, blurred reality, and all the issues that will be on our lips while we attempt to figure out what happened during that midnight screening in Colorado.

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