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25 minutes | Nov 11, 2022
Is Colorado a blue state now?
Yes, we know what happened Tuesday, but we're still not changing the name of the podcast.
30 minutes | Nov 4, 2022
What we’re watching for on Election Day
The big day is almost here and our team looks at where the campaigns, the polling and the voters stand, as things come down to the wire.
32 minutes | Oct 28, 2022
What keeps our elections safe?
Colorado's election system has all sorts of checks built in to prevent fraud and subversion, but much of it happens out of public view. We go through some of the biggest security measures -- and some of the biggest conspiracy theories still circulating.
32 minutes | Oct 22, 2022
All your 2022 ballot measures explained (plus a few weird ones from history)
There are 11 statewide measures on the ballot this year, and we're here to give you the key points on each of them. Oh, and Andy plays stump-the-hosts with 140 years of initiative history.
29 minutes | Oct 14, 2022
Housing on your ballot
Coloradans are increasingly naming housing as a top issue, and it's one that will appear on ballots this fall in a couple of ways.
22 minutes | Sep 29, 2022
Colorado’s Latino voters and the 2022 races
One in six Colorado voters is Latino, a fact the campaigns are very, very aware of. But are candidates and parties forging meaningful connections, or just falling back on transactional habits?
28 minutes | Sep 15, 2022
Moderates in the Midterm
Senate candidate Joe O'Dea is getting national attention for his views on abortion, Trump and other issues that set him apart from many in his party. But will his positions be enough to win over the moderate voters so crucial to winning Colorado's elections?
23 minutes | Jun 30, 2022
What did we learn from the primary?
Colorado's Republican establishment is celebrating a night of victories that they believe will give them a leg up on the general election, and could even be a turning point for their party.
22 minutes | Jun 25, 2022
Unaffiliated Voters — the big question mark
the primary approaches, one big question is what influence an influx of unaffiliated voters might have on the GOP selection contests.
32 minutes | Jun 17, 2022
The GOP Divide
The party is torn between its grassroots, with their concerns about the 2020 election and their hunger for a more combative tone from lawmakers, and its more traditional voters, who believe a purely economic message is the key to victory in November. The upcoming party could decide which wing has the upper hand.
33 minutes | May 14, 2022
What lawmakers did with their time
Over the past 120 days, lawmakers have argued over justice reform, housing, behavioral health and so much more -- we'll wrap up everything they did -- and didn't -- get done.
28 minutes | May 5, 2022
With mental health, can Colorado achieve ‘transformative’ change?
Colorado ranks last in the nation, when it comes to mental health care available, compared to the number of people who need it. This year state lawmakers are hoping to make a big difference in the problem.
31 minutes | Apr 22, 2022
The fight to ban Menthols and flavored vapes
Lawmakers are debating whether to ban menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes and similar products. It's an issue that's pulled in tons of lobbying money and is causing some deep divisions between usual political allies.
26 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
Who’s on the primary ballot?
And what do the choices made at the GOP state assembly say about the state of that party?
37 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
Colorado at the eye of an election conspiracy storm
The story of how one county clerk came to believe in false claims about her own voting equipment, what it reveals about the many ways in which our election system is under pressure — from the outside, and the inside — and how policymakers are trying to fix it.
28 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
The past, and future, of abortion in Colorado
Colorado has been a landmark state for both sides of the abortion debate: home to one of the earliest laws to liberalize access to the procedure, as well as the birthplace of the personhood movement. Now, with Roe v Wade in doubt at the federal level, state lawmakers are writing a new chapter Colorado's convoluted history on the issue.
40 minutes | Mar 11, 2022
Crime is rising in Colorado – is justice reform to blame?
For more than a decade, Colorado lawmakers have pursued a range of criminal justice reforms.
34 minutes | Feb 25, 2022
Lawmakers’ brewing labor battle
Some legislative leaders want to give all local public worker unions the power to collectively bargain, but they're up against a lot of powerful opponents.
24 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
Serving in the statehouse while running for Congress
Seven percent of the state legislature is currently running for Congress — that’s the largest number in recent years and it speaks to the many ways in which this is shaping up to a highly unusual year. Have comments for Purplish? email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
21 minutes | Jan 27, 2022
The housing crisis comes home to the Capitol
With home values and rents rising at a dizzying rate, state lawmakers are rushing to try to address Colorado's housing crisis. They do have one ace up their sleeve: a whole lot of federal money.
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