A 235-page report from an outside consultant says the culture at Colorado’s state capitol is unhealthy -- and the system in place to detect and deter harassment is not working. It contains about two dozen recommendations on how to improve the culture and strengthen policies to deter workplace harassment – which means legislative leaders have a lot to wade through and some tough decisions ahead.

Statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland spoke with Brian Eason of the Associated Press and John Frank with the Denver Post about how lawmakers might use the information to make changes.

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Last week, we heard from Steve Beckley representing Canyon Hot Springs Inc., the company that has proposed developing the South Canyon hot springs property. Today, we hear from Steve Barbee and Ty Richardson representing a coalition that has formed to oppose the proposal.

KDNK's Board of Directors meet on Monday night April 16th at 5:30pm at the radio station. The meeting is open to the public, and could feature station founders in town for the 35th Birthday Bash. The board meeting agenda is posted in the front hall of the station and available here.

The Glenwood Springs High School jazz band led by Tami Suby broadcasted live from the KDNK Learning Center during the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program.

Connecting the Drops: Wild and Scenic Rivers

Apr 9, 2018

2018 year marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and it seems Colorado may be getting close to protecting a second river under the federal designation. KGNU’s Hannah Leigh Myers visited the remote Deep Creek water system and spoke to stakeholders to find out what makes Deep Creek a good fit and why it’s been 30 years since Colorado has protected a river as Wild and Scenic.

Kathy and Mitch Alcala, Karin Mari and Josh Rogan talk about a benefit on Saturday night for local six-year-old Colton Farrell at the Third Street Center.

Italian writer and director Andrea Brusa talks about his short film The Magic Alps, part of this year's Aspen Shortsfest programs.

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KDNK's Gavin Dahl talks with Dominic Burgess, the writer, director and star of Sam Did It, a dark comedy and part of this year's Aspen Shortsfest, with screenings in Aspen and Carbondale.

Writer, director and co-star of the short film The Climb, Michael Covino, talks about his short film which receives its local premiere at this year's Aspen Shortsfest.

A more than 200-page report from the Denver-based Investigations Law Group reaffirms that there are systemic cultural and sexual harassment problems at the Colorado state Capitol.

Our reporting first uncovered the problems in November, which has led to multiple allegations and investigations into a handful of lawmakers and the historic expulsion of former Democratic Rep. Steve Lebsock.  

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