Some U.S. Farmers Boxed In By Coronavirus Outbreak

Kenichi Wiegardt can really shuck oysters. His hands work at a dizzying pace opening the shells, a rhythmic thump, thump, crack, slice . Then oyster meat blurps into a strainer over and over. Wiegardt, a fifth-generation oysterman, makes his living in the mud of Willapa Bay on Washington's coast. "This time of year we should be shucking 40 to 45 hours a week, and we're down to 15 to 18 hours," Wiegardt says. Right now, all sorts of products aren't reaching the U.S. because of the coronavirus...

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Looking Up: Name That Leftover

Feb 24, 2020

This week on Looking Up Bruce Bookout tells us a bit about the naming process for asteroids.

During another 80's musical interlude, I wondered how asteroids are named. Asteroids are those left-over parts of the cloud that formed our solar system. These planetesimals didn't quite make it to a full planet and literally are our debris field among the planets. There are more than 794,000 known minor planets known. 

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"America loves India, America respects India, and America will always be faithful and loyal friends to the Indian people," President Trump told a cheering crowd of more than 100,000 people in India's huge Motera cricket stadium on Monday.

"From this day on, India will always hold a very special place in our hearts," Trump said. He referred to his host, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as "a man I am proud to call my true friend."

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President Donald Trump riffed for more than an hour to a near-capacity crowd in Colorado Springs on Thursday night.

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Thousands of people waited for President Donald Trump in the finger-numbing cold outside the Broadmoor World Arena on Thursday morning. The president wasn’t scheduled to arrive for another nine hours, but the line had been building since the night before.

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Local GOP officials expect President Donald Trump’s “Keep America Great” rally on Thursday to draw a packed crowd to Colorado Springs.

The Broadmoor World Arena fits just over 8,000 people. All the free tickets have been claimed online, according to organizers. Seating inside will be first-come, first-served. At 9:30 a.m., local law enforcement reported the parking lot at the venue was at capacity.

A Utah Republican state lawmaker is pushing a resolution condemning its neighbor, Colorado, if voters there decide to pass a November ballot initiative to reintroduce gray wolves into the southern Rockies.

  • Science and comedy intersect tomorrow from 6-10 p.m. at the Space Foundation Discovery Center for their “Space After Dark: Science Riot” event.
  • This Saturday at 7 p.m., the Ent Center for the Arts will host Axis Dance Company, the nation’s most acclaimed physically-integrated dance ensemble.
  • Also on Saturday, beginning at 8 p.m., Kyle Emerson and Spirettes will be on stage at Lulu’s Downstairs in Manitou Springs.
  • “Beautiful –The Carole King Musical” will be presented at the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts this coming Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m..
  • More information on these and many other events can be found at
  • The Peak Radar Minute is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation

Light pollution is usually associated with big towns and cities. But a new kind of light pollution map shows it’s also a problem in rural areas, including in the Mountain West.



In Colorado Springs, there are over 100 unsolved homicides dating back to 1949 that have surpassed the one-year investigative grace period, designating them as "cold cases." Someone, somewhere has the answers that could crack these cases wide open, and detectives are eager to hear from those individuals who might have information.

This week on KRCC Presents...Colorado Cold Case, it's another segment of 2017 unsolved homicide of Nate Czajkowski.  Listen in as we examine Colorado cold cases Sunday evenings at 6 p.m.

Carol Noonan

The Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts is proud to play host to beloved blues musician Keb' Mo' on Wednesday, July 8.  Known for his collaborations with Taj Mahal and G.Love, Keb' has explored Americana, folk, Delta and country blues in his songs.

Members of KRCC will have a chance to win tickets during the Blue Plate Special and Evening Music Mix shows.


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