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Airwaves, a listener publication from Colorado Public Radio.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012

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MAKING SENSE OF ELECTION 2012

For the better part of this year, CPR’s news team has been bringing you in-depth election coverage and reports on the issues impacting Colorado, from education and health care to energy and the state’s economy. Now that the votes have been counted, we’ll be exploring what President Obama’s win means for Colorado, and looking at the changes you can expect to see as a result of local ballot measures passing.

“In the days and weeks ahead, we’ll continue to follow the political stories that unfold as a result of Tuesday’s election,” says Kelley Griffin, CPR’s vice president of news. “Our goal is to provide listeners with context and clarity to help understand how the outcome will impact their lives.” 

Listen to yesterday’s live edition of “Colorado Matters” for a rundown of Tuesday’s results and complete election analysis. Be sure to follow CPR News in the coming weeks for more details on how the election outcome will affect you. 


Photo: Reporting on Tuesday's election, News Host Anna Panoka is joined in the studio by Assistant News Director Judith Smelser and Audio Producer David Fender.

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CPR SERVES UP SPECIAL THANKSGIVING PROGRAMS

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is almost upon us. Whether you’re traveling for Thanksgiving, cooking up a feast or relaxing with loved ones, CPR’s Thanksgiving programs pair perfectly with any holiday feast.

OpenAir’s Thanksgiving Day soundtrack will feature all Colorado bands for the second year in a row. Tune in at 7 a.m. and listen throughout the day to sample the wealth of Colorado talent from the OpenAir library, including exclusive songs recorded live in the Colorado Public Radio Performance Studio. 

We're also bringing back the annual presentation of “Giving Thanks” on CPR News at 10 a.m. and later at 7 p.m. After you’ve had your fill of turkey, catch an extended edition of the program on CPR Classical from 8-10 p.m. Hosted by John Birge, “Giving Thanks” offers a contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday. This year’s program includes a tribute to Nora Ephron’s writings, music by pianist Jacqueline Schwab and a Thanksgiving blessing from Baxter Black

Stay tuned after Thanksgiving as we kick off a month-long showcase of holiday favorites on CPR Classical, including the annual “Candlelight Christmas Eve,” “Carol Countdown,” and some exciting new recordings to help you celebrate the holidays.

Photo credit: Flickr user bobosh_t.
                                                                          

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ALL-BEETHOVEN COLORADO SYMPHONY LIVE BROADCAST 

If you ask CPR Classical Host Monika Vischer who her favorite composer is, chances are you won’t get a straight answer. “It’s really a cruel question to ask, but feet to the fire, I’d have to say Beethoven,” says Monika. “He fully understood the gift he was destined to give this world and says as much in each of his greatest works.”

On Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m., Charley Samson will host a live broadcast on CPR Classical featuring the Colorado Symphony’s tribute to Beethoven. Led by Douglas Boyd, the all-Beethoven concert includes performances of Overture to “Fidelio,” Symphony No. 6 and Piano Concerto No. 3 with soloist Lise de la Salle. 

Find more information on CPR’s season of live broadcasts.   


Photo credit: The Colorado Symphony.
 

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