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Airwaves, a listener publication from Colorado Public Radio.

THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010

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CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF COLORADO PUBLIC RADIO, THANKS TO YOU


KCFR started in 1970.


Forty years ago this summer, Colorado Public Radio's first station, KCFR 90.1 FM in Denver, began broadcasting. Soon after, CPR started to carry programming from National Public Radio, which also came into existence in 1970. Although many years have passed and many trends have come and gone, one thing is here to stay: Colorado Public Radio. Thanks to you, this year, we're celebrating our 40th anniversary.

We invite you to join us in the festivities. Beginning later this month and through next summer, we'll ask you to share your stories about how CPR was a part of significant events over the past four decades and why you continue to listen today. Stay tuned to CPR for more information on how you can call and record your message, or submit a comment today. Thanks for your support!

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SATURDAY CPR NEWS SCHEDULE EXPANDS CULTURAL AND WORLD NEWS

The start of July at Colorado Public Radio brings a few changes to our Saturday programming lineup. Following NPR's “Weekend Edition” and “Car Talk,” CPR will air “Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!” at 11 a.m. and “This American Life” at noon.

New to CPR's Saturday schedule are weekend extensions of two popular weekday programs. NPR's “Fresh Air Weekend”, starting at 1 p.m., takes the best cultural segments from Host Terry Gross' weekly interviews and crafts them together for one great hour of radio. From the BBC, “The Changing World” offers listeners weekly one-hour documentaries on major international topics; it will air on CPR at 2 p.m.

Visit our website to see the full schedule for Saturdays on CPR.

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CPR'S CHARLEY SAMSON SHINES A "COLORADO SPOTLIGHT" ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

Every weekday evening on CPR's classical music stations, resident music expert Charley Samson hosts “Colorado Spotlight”, a program featuring local and visiting performers and their work, as well as special events in the regional music scene. Listen at 7 p.m. every weekday evening for different guests and music, on the air or on CPR.org.

Charley Samson, host of CPR's "Colorado Spotlight"

Learn more about Charley Samson, a Colorado radio voice for more than 40 years.

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FEEDING YOUR FAMILY LOCALLY - FROM YOUR OWN BACKYARD

If you’re not in your backyard hammock reading, perhaps you’re out tending your garden. In the summer series, Backyard Farmers, CPR News explores how more and more people are localizing their food. Search “Backyard Farmers” on CPR.org to listen to the conversations, ranging from discussions of vegetables in Colorado Springs flower boxes, goats in Denver, and people who don’t want farm animals for neighbors.

Even though the news team won’t be able to visit everyone’s gardens and chicken coops, we hope you’ll show off what you’re growing with other listeners. Share your own “Backyard Farmers” photos on Colorado Public Radio’s Facebook page.

Refugee teenages cultivate new life in Denver.


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CPR NEWS ASKS: "WHAT MAKES A GREAT TEACHER?"

Colorado teachers will have new evaluation processes to follow.

We're following conversations about the new bill that ties teachers' tenure to how well their students perform academically, and we want you to be part of our coverage. Join CPR's Public Insight Network and share your story about what makes a great teacher. You can also listen to a recent Colorado Matters interview with two teachers who share their perspectives on the new law.


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