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AUDIO: Richard Wobbekind comments on the 53rd Annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum report

Dec. 8, 2017

Colorado’s economy remains positive heading into next year, one of the top ten economies in the country, according to the 53rd Annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum report by CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. But, a continued trend of slowing employment growth across a wide variety of sectors has...

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AUDIO: Richard Wobbekind on pros, cons of tax reform

Dec. 6, 2017

CU Boulder and Leeds School of Business economist Richard Wobbekind (WAH-be-kind) comments on the proposed GOP tax reforms bills.

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AUDIO: Katie Gach on how social media platforms like Facebook can turn toxic for grieving fans of celebrities who pass away.

Dec. 4, 2017

In the wake of the deaths of Alan Rickman, David Bowie and Prince in 2016, grieving fans flocked to social media platforms like Facebook, sharing their memories, expressing their condolences, and grieving in what researchers describe as a “virtual wake.” But many fans found a surprisingly toxic environment online, where...

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AUDIO: Prashant Nagpal on how DNA sequencing advances could enable faster, cost-effective genetic screening

Nov. 28, 2017

CU Boulder researchers are developing advanced single-molecule DNA sequencing techniques that could radically impact genetic screening, paving the way for advances in vaccine development, early cancer detection and organ transplants. According to Prashant Nagpal, an assistant professor in CU Boulder’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, the new testing methods...

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AUDIO: Rodger Kram on how new shoe makes running 4 percent more efficient, sub-2 hour marathon possible

Nov. 14, 2017

Just 10 days after Boulder-born Shalane Flanagan won the New York City Marathon in new state-of-the-art Nike racing flats University of Colorado Boulder researchers have published the first peer-reviewed study to confirm that the shoes live up to their name, reducing the amount of energy used to run by 4...

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AUDIO: Ken Wright on falling back one-hour from daylight saving time to standard time

Nov. 2, 2017

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...

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AUDIO: Stephen Graham Jones on Friday the 13th and superstition

Oct. 11, 2017

Halloween and tomorrow’s Friday the 13th could be double trouble for those who are superstitious. But whether or not there is something spooky about Friday the 13th and Halloween, many people are uneasy about those days. For Stephen Graham Jones, a creative writing professor at CU Boulder and author of...

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AUDIO: CU Boulder's Anushree Chatterjee on supercharged antibiotics

Oct. 3, 2017

Multi-drug resistant pathogens, which evolve their defenses faster than new antibiotic treatments can be developed, may soon have a treatment to combat them. Light-activated nanoparticles, also known as quantum dots, can provide a crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotic treatments used to combat superbugs such as E. coli and Salmonella,...

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AUDIO: Rich Wobbekind on fourth quarter economic outlook

Sept. 29, 2017

Colorado business leaders remain positive but optimism is cooling for the state and national economy in the fourth quarter, according to the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds Business Confidence Index survey released today. CU Boulder economist Richard Wobbekind (WAH-Be-kin), says the lack of legislative action by Congress and the president...

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AUDIO: Larry Esposito on the spectacular end of the Cassini Mission to Saturn

Sept. 7, 2017

Exciting and sad at the same time is how CU Boulder planetary scientist Larry Esposito describes the end of one of NASA's most successful planetary missions. On Sept. 15, the Cassini spacecraft—orbiting Saturn since 2004—will plunge into Saturn's atmosphere, vaporizing into a spectacular, meteor-like fireball that NASA calls the "Grand...

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