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Colorado

Audio: Richard Wobbekind on Colorado's mid-year economic report

Aug. 8, 2018

Colorado’s economy just keeps rolling along. According to Richard Wobbekind from CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, the state’s economy is much stronger than anticipated – out performing the national average in terms of employment growth.

Oroville

Audio: Keith Musselman on why rain-on-snow flood risk will increase in many mountain regions of the western U.S.

Aug. 3, 2018

A new study suggests that damaging weather events, more common to the Pacific Northwest, will happen more frequently in Colorado in the coming years. The study by CU Boulder and the National Center for Atmospheric Research found that due to climate change, flooding caused by rain falling on snowpack could...

NASA

AUDIO: Leaf Van Boven on the role of politics in climate change policy debates

June 29, 2018

Just how far apart are Republicans and Democrats when it comes to views on climate change? Not nearly as far as most assume, according to new surveys of more than 2,000 adults. Despite the perceived political polarization in the U.S. Leaf Van Boven, a CU Boulder psychology professor and lead...

LBCI

Audio: Richard Wobbekind on Q3 Leeds Business Confidence Index

June 29, 2018

The latest CU Boulder Leeds Business Confidence Index survey shows that while Colorado business leaders remain positive they are losing some optimism about the national economy for the rest of 2018. But when it comes to the state economy that’s a different story due to exceptional job growth, says CU...

Rim Fire Yosemite

Audio: Fernando Rosario-Ortiz on how water contaminated by wildfires strain treatment resources

June 18, 2018

Colorado’s wildfire season is off to a fast and furious start this year. And a new CU Boulder study shows that the impact of wildfires includes not only the destruction of homes and wildlands but also freshwater sources. Researcher Fernando Rosario-Ortiz says sediments, nutrients and dissolved organic matter washing off...

BEard and Candle

Audio: Christopher Depner on how eating at night, sleeping by day swiftly alters key blood proteins

May 30, 2018

Pulling an all-nighter just once can disrupt levels and expression patterns of more than 100 critical proteins in the blood, including those that influence blood sugar, energy metabolism, and immune function, according to new CU Boulder study that asked male participants to live like they worked the night shift for...

animals

AUDIO: Christopher Lowry on how growing up with pets may boost mental health

May 11, 2018

Children raised in a rural environment, surrounded by animals and bacteria-laden dust, grow up to have more stress-resilient immune systems and might be at lower risk of mental illness than pet-free city dwellers, according to new research. The study adds to mounting evidence supporting the "hygiene hypothesis," which theorizes that...

marshmallow

AUDIO: Sabine Doebel on young children, self-control and marshmallows

April 25, 2018

What does a marshmallow have to do with self-control? If you’re a young child it can mean a lot. Researchers from CU Boulder, using the classic marshmallow test, found that children who identified with a “good” group of children were more likely to exercise self-control when given the choice of...

LBCI

AUDIO: Richard Wobbekind talks about Leeds business confidence index survey

March 29, 2018

Colorado business optimism is increasing for the third quarter in a row according to the latest Leeds Business Confidence Index from the Leeds Business Research Division at the University of Colorado. Business leaders are increasingly optimistic about most measures of the LBCI, says CU Boulder and Leeds economist Richard Wobbekind...

April Fool's Day

AUDIO: Peter McGraw on why April Fools' Day humor works

March 29, 2018

It’s that silly hoax-filled day again when friends and family try to make fools out of each other. That’s right - April Fools’ Day - a day when even lousy pranks seem to be funny. And there’s a reason for that, says Peter McGraw, an associate professor in marketing and...

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