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4:00am

Wed March 2, 2011
Africa

View On Gadhafi

Renee Montagne talks with Libyan Historian Ali Ahmida about how Libyan's views of Moammar Gadhafi have changed over his 40 plus years in power. Ahmida is the author of "The Making of Modern Libya."

4:00am

Wed March 2, 2011
Africa

Libya Update

NPR's Lourdes Garcia Navarro has the latest on the news coming out of Libya.

10:00pm

Tue March 1, 2011
Books

'West Of Here': What Happened To The Frontier?

In his new book, West of Here, novelist Jonathan Evison takes readers back to one of the last unexplored territories of the American West: Washington state's Olympic Peninsula. The novel centers on the story of a fictional town in the Pacific Northwest, told from the perspectives of the people who first settled there and their modern-day counterparts, who now have to live with the decisions that their ancestors made. In essence, the book is a conversation between past and present, between hopeful settlers and modern-day strugglers.

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3:45pm

Tue March 1, 2011
Education

Healthy Kids Colorado 2010 Survey Results Show Positive, Negative trends

Taleah McClintock and Fort Collins High School teammates
Alan Versaw co.milesplit.com

The results for the 2009 Healthy Kids Colorado survey have been released by the State Department of Education.  There are some positive findings along with some disturbing trends.

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1:09pm

Tue March 1, 2011
Budget

Budget Debate Prompts Questions about Value of Prisons to Rural Colorado

The southeastern city of Las Animas could lose its second largest employer due to budget cuts: state-run Fort Lyon Correctional Facility.
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Governor Hickenlooper’s proposed closure of Fort Lyon Correctional Facility in southeastern Colorado could save the state millions. But residents say the loss of 240 jobs in the impoverished area would be “devastating.”

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