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Michael Doody remembers some things about his Columbus, Ohio neighborhood in the 1990s: "Gunshots, helicopters, thefts, smashed out windows, burglaries, robberies, assaults and murders." In addition to the crime, roughly 50 percent of the children were living in poverty in this area, known as Southern Orchards. During the mid-20th century, construction of an interstate through the middle of the community separated many of the neighborhood's majority black residents from job opportunities in...

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The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo says two additional animals were killed in a hail storm early this week that caused significant damage and injured animals and people. In a press release, Jenny Koch, the zoo’s marketing director, said a meerkat pup that was missing underground has not been recovered, and they assume it has passed away.

“One of our peacocks also passed due to hail injuries,” Koch said.

Vice President Pence described the White House's plans for a Space Force, a sixth branch of the U.S. military that would be responsible for operations in outer space, in a speech on Thursday.

The White House says that the Space Force will be created by 2020. The change, which would require approval from Congress, would be a dramatic change in the organization of the Defense Department.

"We must have American dominance in space, and so we will," Pence said in his speech at the Pentagon.

Salida Steam Plant

The SteamPlant Event Center will host the first Salida Jazz Festival in Riverside Park on August 25th, 2018 featuring Gerry Gibbs' Thrasher People Band with special guest Nicholas Payton. The festival is free, and will also include the fireworks show that was planned for this past 4th of July (weather permitting).

  • Comedian Tim Allen will perform at the Pikes Peak Center tomorrow night at 8 p.m.
  • One Nation Walking Together, a local Native charity, will host its 10th Annual Colorado Springs Native American Intertribal Powwow on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Norris Penrose Event Center. 
  • Also on Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m., the Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb Gran Fondo will feature a non-competitive fun ride that give cyclists of all abilities a truly unique experience on Pikes Peak.
  • Check out peakradar.com for more information on these and other events.

The Denver Post wasn’t dying, says Larry Ryckman; it was being murdered.

“We were under attack by our own owners,” says Ryckman, who was until recently senior editor of news at the newspaper.

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At a two-day forum held by the EPA in Colorado Springs, local water officials, state health representatives, and residents of El Paso County called on the agency to take action to regulate a group of potentially toxic chemicals known as PFAS (also called PFCs). The chemicals have been linked to certain cancers and other illnesses, and were detected above safe levels in drinking water in Security, Widefield, and Fountain in 2016. Authorities believe the contamination came from PFAS-containing firefighting foams long used in training exercises at Peterson Air Force base.

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91.5 KRCC is still giving away dozens of pairs of concert tickets this summer. Subscribe to the weekly 91.5 KRCC Music Newsletter, and opt in to be eligible to win tickets to some incredible summertime concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheatre!  

This week, 91.5 KRCC is giving away tickets to TV On The Radio and Father John Misty next Wednesday the 15th, as well as tickets to The Old Crow Medicine Show next Friday the 17th.

Still to come - tickets for Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Gary Clark Jr., Lake Street Dive, Punch Brothers/Gillian Welch, and Trombone Shorty at Red Rocks, and Chick Corea at the Paramount in Denver.

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As Colorado’s population has grown, so has the oil and gas industry. Its presence is an unavoidable part of the landscape. That’s why volunteer Patricia Nelson said she has spent part of her summer collecting signatures for Initiative 97.

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Starting next Monday, August 13th, the show 1A with Joshua Johnson will be moving to 9 a.m. following NPR's Morning Edition. The Takeaway with Tanzina Vega will move to 11 a.m.

Updated at 11:55 p.m. ET

As firefighters work to contain a deadly wildfire in Northern California, now the largest in the state's history, another fire is rapidly expanding, threatening new communities and prompting fresh evacuations.

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1A Moves To 9 - 11 a.m., The Takeaway Airs At 11 a.m.

NPR's 1A Has Moved To 9 a.m. Following Morning Edition

1A has moved to 9 - 11 a.m., and the Takeaway airs at 11 a.m.

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Conversations with some of the biggest names in contemporary literature and poetry about life, art, and the topic of "moral beauty." Hear the second episode now, featuring poet Richard Blanco.