Fri February 21, 2014

VIDEO: Tired Of Ski Traffic? CDOT’s Oleg Is Too

Eastbound traffic backed up on I-70 at Floyd Hill.
Colorado Department of Transportation Flickr - Used With Permission

Colorado ski traffic is notorious. Transit officials have tried myriad ways to improve the flow on I-70 in the mountains: Police pace cars, traffic metering at the tunnels, and staggered releases at the ski resort parking lots.

Now they’re trying something new. Now they’re introducing Oleg.

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Thu February 20, 2014

Chipotle Calls Out Conventional Agriculture In ‘Farmed And Dangerous’

Chipotle is banking on consumers eating up their unconventional advertising in "Farmed and Dangerous."

The latest salvo in the PR battle between the anti-conventional farming crowd and "Big Ag" doesn’t come on the floor of a state legislature and it doesn’t feature adorable farm families or zombies eating corn.

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Thu February 20, 2014
Planet Money

What It Was Like To Be A Wall Street Recruit After The Bailouts

Originally published on Thu February 20, 2014 8:05 am

John Angelillo UPI/Landov

Back in 2012, reporter Kevin Roose went undercover at a very exclusive party.

It was a dinner for a secret society, held once a year, at the St. Regis hotel in New York City. The secret society is called Kappa Beta Phi, and it's made up of current and former Wall Street executives — people like Michael Bloomberg, former heads of Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs. And every year the group holds a dinner to induct new people into the group — they're called neophytes.

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Wed February 19, 2014

Feds Consider How Colo. Pot Shops Can Get Bank Accounts



The Treasury and Justice Departments issued guidelines, last week, allowing marijuana stores to do their banking like any other small business. The new rules assures banks there will be no retribution if they provide financial services to state licensed firms that provide medical or recreational marijuana. Banks are still not so eager to play since the drug is still against federal law, which leaves legit pot businesses dealing mostly in cash.

Ben Markus reports from Colorado Public Radio.

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Tue February 18, 2014

Are You Ready? Denver In Top 10 Of Fastest Growing U.S. Cities

Wells Fargo Center, one the most recognizable features of the Denver skyline.
Jim Hill KUNC