From prisoners rights to corporate cash in local elections and everything in between, The Issue takes an incisive look at current events and social justice in Colorado and the Roaring Fork Valley. Listeners are invited to call in and join the conversation at (970) 963 2976. Tune in at 4:30 the first Thursday of each month to hear the latest episode.
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The Issue March 6, 2014
Indigenous rights activists Ari Rico and David Lauer join the show from Chihuahua, Mexico to talk about their campaign in support of the native Raramuri people, who are threatened by tourism development in the Copper Canyon.
The Issue February 6, 2014
Fair Jewelry Action co-founder Marc Choyt joins the show from Santa Fe to talk about the ethics of the jewelry trade, dirty gold, and problem mines both in the developing world and here in the United States.
To learn more about ethical jewelry, visit www.fairjewelry.org.
The Issue January 2, 2014
Toxins in the water: Dr. Susan Nagel of the University of Missouri talks about her research finding hormone-disrupting chemicals near Garfield County fracking sites. Click here to read the report.
The Issue September 5, 2013
President Obama is set to make a final decision on approving the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline as early October. Today on The Issue, David Ellenberger of the National Wildlife Federation talks about the implications of the pipeline for Colorado.
The Issue July 4, 2013
Christie Donner of the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition on for-profit prisons.
The Issue June 6, 2013
Local immigrant rights activists Paloma Ceballos, Anni Araiza, Anthony Flores and Victor Galvan on the federal immigration overhaul and a vote in the US House of Representatives to de-fund the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
The Issue May 2, 2013
Last month a local mining company sued the Forest Service after rangers restricted winter access to a mine on Avalanche Creek to protect wildlife habitat. The company says the restriction is a violation of the 1872 Mining Law. On this episode of The Issue Alan Septoff of Earthworks and Roger Flynn of the Western Mining Action Project talk about the 1872 Mining Law, which they say is outdated and harmful to the environment.
The Issue February 7, 2013
Burt Hubbard and Kevin Vaughan of I-News on growing inequality between whites and minorities in Colorado.