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Airwaves, a listener publication from Colorado Public Radio.

TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011

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COLORADO ASSOCIATED PRESS RECOGNIZES EXCELLENCE IN CPR'S NEWS TEAM

CPR's news team won four awards from the Colorado Associated Press Broadcasters Association. “Colorado Matters” Host Ryan Warner and Reporter Megan Verlee won first place in their respective categories, documentary and general reporting. Health Reporter Eric Whitney and Reporter Zachary Barr both received second place awards, Whitney for investigative reporting and Barr for feature reporting.

Listen to these award-winning reports, which covered a variety of local and national issues, including the war in Iraq, Colorado's legislative process, financial relationships with doctors and drug companies, and unconventional treatment of autistic children.

Photo: Zachary Barr and Ryan Warner take a moment to pose with their AP awards.

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YOUR TICKET TO SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVALS

CPR presents Summerfest, a special series of broadcasts from music festivals across Colorado and the West. Even if you can't make it to all the summer festivals in person, experience the music through CPR's coverage. Listen every Saturday and Sunday at 4pm as we feature some of the country's best musicians performing against the scenic backdrop of the American West.

June 25 at 7:30pm, CPR broadcasts live for the first time from the
Central City Opera House. Join Host Charley Samson as we feature the opening night performance of Georges Bizet's "Carmen." Listen on our classical music stations across the state or online at cpr.org.


Photo: A scene from "Carmen." Photo credit: Ennevi. Courtesy of Fondazione Arena di Verona.

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NEW PUBLIC INSIGHT NETWORK REPORTER LEE HILL TO INVOLVE LISTENERS IN CPR'S NEWS COVERAGE

CPR's Public Insight Network (PIN) expands as we welcome analyst and reporter Lee Hill. PIN is an online tool used to include listeners in our news coverage by asking them to share their experiences and perspectives about potential stories CPR is covering. By collecting insight from members of the community, PIN provides our news team with added resources that deepen our coverage of the issues shaping Colorado's future.

Lee comes from Washington, D.C., where he was a founding producer of NPR's multimedia news and talk show “Tell Me More.” As PIN expands, listeners can expect to hear more voices of everyday Coloradans sharing their stories and impacting the news of the day. 

Sign-up to participate in PIN and share your story. You'll receive emails from CPR's news team asking you to share what you know.

Photo: Lee Hill. Photo credit: NPR.

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LISTEN TO THE JUNE PLEDGE DRIVE

Listener support is the most secure source of funding CPR receives. Support the programs you love by starting or renewing your membership during our spring pledge drive, which runs June 8-16. Sweepstakes include the chance to win a scooter or a $10,000 trip for two to Australia. Plus, there will be exciting chances for Colorado getaways to summer concerts and festivals. Your contributions help us fulfill our commitment to educate and inspire listeners with quality programming.


Photo credit: Discover Downunder

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