9:53am

Sun March 9, 2014
inTune Station Blog

Colorado Broadcasters Association Recognizes KUNC News Department

KUNC reporters Nathan Heffel and Grace Hood.

The KUNC newsroom was recognized with 4 Major Market awards for 2013 by the Colorado Broadcasters Association at their annual Awards of Excellence Banquet Saturday night.

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6:00am

Sun March 9, 2014
Transportation

Cutting Edge Diverging Diamond Interchanges Coming To Colorado

Traffic flow patterns on the new I-70 DDI in Grand Junction
CDOT http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/i70exit26grandjunctionddi/assets/i-70-ddi-image

Construction on the state’s first diverging diamond interchange is nearly complete in Grand Junction. The innovative project will open sometime in April. The Colorado Department of Transportation says it will give drivers freeflow access to a left hand I-70 on-ramp without having to wait for a traffic turn signal, or turn into on-coming traffic.

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6:00am

Sat March 8, 2014
Garden Report

5 Steps To Becoming A Habitat Hero

Your efforts with wildscaping should aim to attact more natural wildlife, not just the plastic pink flamingos.
Jim Hill KUNC

Audubon of the Rockies, Plant Select and High Country Gardens have teamed up to create a new garden designation: The Habitat Hero garden.

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Stefan Fatsis began talking about "sports and the business of sports" with the hosts of All Things Considered in 1998. Since then he has been a familiar weekly voice on the games themselves and their financial, legal and social implications.

The author of three books, Fatsis' national bestseller, Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players, chronicled the subculture of the game and his own rise from novice to expert-level player. A 10th anniversary edition of Word Freak will be published in the summer of 2011.

12:22pm

Fri March 7, 2014
Marijuana

Do You Drive Better High? Colorado Doesn’t Think So

A screencap from one of the Colorado Department of Transportation's new marijuana impaired driving PSA's.
Colorado Department of Transportation

Public service announcements have a history that can run anywhere between bland to scare-tactics on steroids. Remember “this is your brain on drugs”?

Times have changed.

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6:00am

Fri March 7, 2014
Agriculture

Padlock The Milk! FDA’s Push To Safeguard The Food Supply

Since 9/11, many companies have taken steps to protect their operations from intentional contamination. Central Dairy trucks of Jefferson City, Mo., have multiple locks to prevent milk and ice cream from being tampered with. Still, the FDA believes its ru
Abbie Fentress Swanson Harvest Public Media

5:23am

Fri March 7, 2014
Movies

'Omar' Is Vibrant And Lived In - And Worthy Of Attention

Omar (Adam Bakri) is a young Palestinian man without a country, who suddenly finds himself at odds with his clique of friends and with the woman he loves in Hany Abu-Assad’s 'Omar.'
Adopt Films

The new film Omar, made in Palestine by Hany Abu-Assad, was one of the five nominees for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2014 Oscars. It didn’t win, but it would have been a good choice.

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1:43pm

Thu March 6, 2014
Arts District

Finding Deficiencies, Denver’s Cultural Plan Proposes Solutions

Standing beneath the big blue bear outside of the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The work by artist Lawrence Argent is officially titled "I See What You Mean" and is among the many public art works in the city.
Maura Walz

Denver’s first cultural plan in 25 years has found a gap between availability and access to the arts. With Imagine 2020 as a road map, a variety of stakeholders committed to the arts will work to change that.

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10:00am

Thu March 6, 2014
Business

Colorado Farmers Told To Sit Tight For Final Trade Deal

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says a new trade pact with a group of Asian countries could increase American farm exports. Here, a crane loads grain-filled containers, some of which are exported.
Credit Bill Wheelhouse / Harvest Public Media

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is telling farmers to be patient while his office hammers out a major trade deal with a group of Asian countries, called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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