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Leeds School of Business

AUDIO: Richard Wobbekind on Colorado business confidence falls on politics, trade concerns

Sept. 30, 2019

Colorado business leaders say they are pessimistic about the economy for the first time since 2011, according to the Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) released by CU Boulder’s Leeds Business Research Division. The LBCI has been in positive or neutral territory since the end of the recession but concerns about trade and politics has created a shaky outlook looking ahead to the fourth quarter of 2019, says economist Richard Wobbekind.

Dem Party

Audio: Ken Bickers on presidential campaign fundraising

July 3, 2019

Earlier this week Elizabeth Warren announced she raised $19.1 million in the second quarter, putting her in the top tier of Democratic presidential contenders and surpassing Bernie Sanders, her main liberal rival. Meanwhile, California Rep. Eric Swalwell ended his White House bid, citing fundraising challenges. Political Science Professor Ken Bickers...


Audio: Richard Wobbekind on why Colorado business leaders’ optimism falls looking to third quarter

June 27, 2019

Colorado business leaders are feeling less confident about the economy, and they are pointing to weak indicators, national politics and trade wars, according to the latest Leeds Business Confidence Index. Leeds economist Richard Wobbekind (WAH-Be-Kin) says, while the confidence has fallen from last quarter, bordering on neutral, there are still...

Dem Party

AUDIO: Kenneth Bickers on pros-cons of crowded Democratic presidential field

April 19, 2019

With 19 candidates already in the running, and former Vice President Joe Biden expected to officially enter the race Wednesday, the 2020 Democratic nominating contest is shaping up to be one of the most crowded in history. CU Boulder Political Science Professor Kenneth Bickers offers insight into the pros and...


Audio:Wobbekind on the latest LBCI report.

April 1, 2019

Colorado business leaders’ confidence is warming heading into the second quarter of 2019, according to the latest Leeds Business Confidence Index from CU Boulder. Economist Richard Wobbekind (WAH-ba-kin) says business leaders are optimistic due to a number of positive factors.

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Audio: Vienna Brunt on gut bugs, aging and heart health

March 18, 2019

The secret to cardiovascular health may rest in your gut. A new CU Boulder study found a link between age-related changes in gut microbiome and the development of cardiovascular disease, says lead author of the study Vienna Brunt.


Audio:Ken Wright on how to handle daylight saving time change as we spring forward

March 5, 2019

Many Americans will wake up with an hour less sleep Monday after we “spring forward” on March 11 to make room for an extra hour of sunlight. Ken Wright, director of CU Boulder’s Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory, offers an easy tip to avoid being sleepy come Monday morning.


AUDIO: Kenneth Wright and Chris Depner on the benefits of extra sleep on weekend

Feb. 27, 2019

Can sleeping in on the weekends prevent the health hazards of scrimping on Zzzs during the week? No, according to a new CU Boulder study. In fact, when it comes to your blood sugar levels, yo-yo ing back and forth could actually be worse for you.


Audio: Ken Bickers on the National Popular Vote Compact

Feb. 12, 2019

Colorado is on the verge of joining a nation-wide movement that could eventually change how we choose the next president of the United States. The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is an agreement where states in the compact award all their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular...

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AUDIO: Zoe Donaldson on prairie voles and love

Feb. 11, 2019

Why do humans tend to be monogamous while most other mammals are not? What goes on inside the neurons of people who suffer from disorders that make it hard for them form social bonds? What enables most of us to bounce back from the loss of a loved one while...