Today in Colorado Edition: As parents, students and staff prepare for the upcoming school year, some COVID-19 guidelines for classrooms remain to be determined. We hear the latest news and explore how returning to our favorite pre-pandemic activities is more difficult for people with compromised immune systems, especially in areas with low vaccination rates. We are hearing about the increase in the number of non-police crisis response teams statewide, including Denver, which has just approved more funding for their program. And, we discuss the response to a new state law that prohibits the use of Native American images in school mascots.
Among today’s guests: Chalkbeat Colorado journalist Yesenia Robles; and Colorado Sun writer Sue McMillin. Today’s show also features reporting from KUNC mental health reporter Leigh Paterson; and Maggie Mullen of the Mountain West News Bureau.
The Colorado edition is made possible through the support of our KUNC members. Thank you!
Colorado Edition is hosted by Erin O’Toole (@ ErinOtoole1) and Henry Zimmerman. Our production team includes Tess Novotny (@tess_novotny), Alana Schreiber (@ayyschreib) and Rae Salomon (@ raedear1). KUNC News Director Brian Larson is our executive producer. Web was edited by digital publisher Jackie Hai.
Our musical theme was composed by Colorado musicians Briana Harris and Johnny Burroughs. Other music from the show by Blue Dot Sessions.
The Colorado Edition of KUNC is a news magazine that takes an in-depth look at the issues and culture of northern Colorado. It’s available on our website, as well as iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen to the show on KUNC, Monday to Thursday at 6.30 p.m., or Tuesday to Friday at 8.30 a.m.