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LBCI Q1

AUDIO:Richard Wobbekind on why Colorado business confidence turns downward going into 2019

Dec. 27, 2018

In the wake of a disastrous December stock markets sell off, including the worst-ever Christmas Eve trading session in history, a new survey just released from the CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business shows Colorado business leaders lowered their expectations from last quarter going into the new year, according to...

Carols

AUDIO: Thomas Riis on caroling songs and traditions

Dec. 17, 2018

During the holidays, no matter how you celebrate or what your beliefs, music is almost always an important part of the celebration, according to Thomas Riis, a musicologist and retired director of the American Music Research Center in CU Boulder’s College of Music. “Singing brings people together and is a...

BEOF 19

AUDIO: Richard Wobbekind on the 2019 Colorado economy

Dec. 7, 2018

Colorado’s economy continues to grow at a good pace heading into next year, according to the 54th Annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum report by CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. Job growth sits at a steady 2 percent. But even more importantly, says economist Richard Wobbekind, is that the...

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Audio: Michael Kodas on learning to live with wildfires

Nov. 28, 2018

State forest managers recently announced that 2.9 million Coloradans', roughly half the state’s population, live in wildfire prone areas putting them at risk of the type of megafires that recently scorched California communities, says Michael Kodas, deputy director of CU Boulder’s Center for Environmental Journalism and author of Megafire ...

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Audio: Donnie Lichtenstein on holiday shopping

Nov. 21, 2018

The holidays are upon us and that means loads of great shopping deals. But maybe not, says Donnie Lichtenstein, a marketing professor at CU Boulder, who studies consumer behavior, particularly how consumers respond to price, promotions, sales and price-quality.

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Audio: Ken Wright with tips on falling back for daylight saving time.

Nov. 1, 2018

It’s time to fall back from daylight saving time to standard time this Sunday morning at 2 a.m. when clocks are turned back one hour. But don’t get stressed over it. According to Professor Ken Wright, director of CU Boulder’s Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory, falling back one-hour to standard time...

House Seats

Audio: Christina Ladam on why there are a record number of women running for office

Oct. 31, 2018

When voters head to the polls next week they will see a record number of women running for office. And according to a new CU Boulder-Notre Dame study, the reason for this is due to what’s called the “ripple effect” from women elected to high-ranking political office, says CU Boulder...

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Audio: Stephen Graham Jones on why people like to be scared

Oct. 29, 2018

It’s that time of year when things go bump in the night.

NOLD

Audio: Stephen Graham Jones on Night of the Living Dead and Zombies

Oct. 8, 2018

50 years ago this month the movie that essentially gave birth to the zombie horror genre, George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, made its debut. Although blasted by many film critics at the time for its controversial gory special effects, it spawned numerous zombie movies like Dawn of the...

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AUDIO: Zoe Donaldson on monogamy and Prarie Voles

Oct. 1, 2018

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...

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