Hoping the third time’s a charm, Colorado officials are getting ready to submit their latest application for federal Race to the Top funds, which state officials want to spend on development of the new educator evaluation system.
This Friday is the National Day of Listening – an unofficial holiday – where you are encouraged to set aside time and record the stories of your family and friends. KUNC’s Brian Larson spoke to the Day of Listening founder David Isay about why the act of listening is so important.
The Colorado Supreme Court will take up a Republican challenge to new congressional maps in early December. The state must draw new maps every ten years. A Denver District Court picked a Democratic map after the legislature failed to agree on one. Republicans argue that it splits key communities of interest. KUNC’s State Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland talks with other state house reporters about the process and ramifications.
FIERCE: Crank up your speakers (but not too much) for some exhilarating “musical caffeine” – a 9-minute blockbuster of a Tchaikovsky finale (Symphony No. 4) – with Michael Tilson Thomas leading the roaring San Francisco Symphony a few years back. It gets the blood pumping, guaranteed. Better yet, consider watching the whole PBS DVD set, part of the series, Keeping Score: MTT on Music. The first disc contains a brilliant narration on the behind-the-scenes painstaking preparation for this performance. Fasten your seatbelt.