Nationally, 1 in 6 people are food insecure – meaning they may not know where their next meal is coming from, and the numbers are similar in Colorado. Even in the midst of an economic recovery – the need for food assistance continues to grow at one Northern Colorado food bank.
Organizers of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge have predicted the event could draw up to a million spectators at stages from Gunnison to Steamboat Springs. Enthusiasm for the race and the sport of cycling appears to be at an all-time high in Colorado but it’s already looking like those predictions about crowd sizes may be a bit optimistic. Even so, some of the mountain communities along the race route are happy for any economic boost.
Nick Ashford's songs are so ingrained in American culture they almost seem to have written themselves — songs such as "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "You're All I Need to Get By." Ashford was married to his songwriting partner, Valerie Simpson, for over 30 years. Ashford died Monday at the age of 70.
Ashford and Simpson wrote "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" for Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell, "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" for Diana Ross and "Solid as a Rock" for themselves.
Libyan rebels stormed Moammar Gadhafi's Tripoli compound Tuesday, after loyalist troops relented. NPR correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro entered the compound after them and tells Robert Siegel about scenes of jubilant anti-Gadhafi fighters ransacking the barracks.