Racquel Garcia – Helping Everyone Recover


In the Summer of 2013, The Black Forest Fire tore across Central Colorado, it as the most destructive fire in the state’s history, destroying many thousands of acres of land and displacing more than five hundred families. Though Racquel Garcia and her family were spared that misfortune, two families in her daughter’s circle of friends more →

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Talking About Inconvenient Topics For More Than Two Decades


Not to blatantly reference Al Gore’s controversial and debated film, An Inconvenient Truth, but I couldn’t think of a better word to use other than “Inconvenient.” They pretty much nailed the descriptor when they chose that word to use in the film’s title. I’ve been thinking about this quite a bit lately, in light of more →

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An Old Friend of My Younger Ears


Somehow I can still remember it like it was yesterday. I was a highly opinionated teenager, but still maintained an open mind when it came to music. I was into the early alternative groups like R.E.M. and The Smiths, darker stuff like Joy Division, and (since I went to a very diverse magnet school) a more →

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Happy Fourth! Plus Info on this week’s Broadcast/Podcast

etown Los Lobos and Damien Juardo

Hey, first, wishing you all a safe, fun and relaxing Fourth of July extended weekend. I hope whatever you plan to do, or not do, over these next few days nourishes your soul and recharges your batteries. And to those of you who must work over the weekend, you have my sincere sympathies. This is more →

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Team Rubicon

Operation: Seabird, Philippines

In 2010, former Marines Will McNulty and Jake Wood were living on opposite sides of the country deciding what to do with their civilian lives. When a devastating earthquake struck Haiti that winter, Will and Jake traveled to Haiti with a team of medics, doctors, and military veterans, treating 3,000 patients in just 18 days. more →

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Ruth’s Reusable Resources


In the mid 1990’s while her sons were in elementary school, Ruth Libby became aware that schoolteachers often pay for classroom supplies for their students out of their own pockets. Around the same time, Ruth read an article about a local project providing teachers with recycled materials, and she was inspired to start something similar more →

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José González Shows Us Its Cool to Be Kind

Jose Gonzalez

I read a very sweet thing the other day. The wonderfully talented comedian, author and musician Steve Martin was quoted as saying one of the many things he loves about his wife, Anne Springfield, is that she’s a genuinely kind person. Kindness. What a concept. Maybe I’m old-fashioned but I have to say that I, more →

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