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AUDIO: Robert Andrus on lack of moisture impacting spruce and fir trees in Colorado's Front Range

Feb. 22, 2018

A new CU Boulder study finds that drier summers and a decline in average snowpack over the past 40 years have severely hampered the establishment of fir and spruce trees in subalpine regions of Colorado’s Front Range, suggesting that climate warming is already taking a toll on forest health in...

LA Smog

AUDIO: Brian McDonald on household products and urban pollution

Feb. 14, 2018

Household chemical products refined from petroleum, like cleaners, pesticides, paints and perfumes, now rival automobile emissions as the top source of urban air pollution, according to atmospheric scientist Brian McDonald, lead author of a CU Boulder-NOAA study.


AUDIO: Celine Vetter on frequent shift work and type 2 diabetes

Feb. 12, 2018

People who periodically work the night shift are significantly more likely to have Type 2 diabetes than workers who only work days, according to a new study by researchers from CU Boulder and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Shift work, particularly night shifts, disrupts social and biological rhythms as...

Stephen Graham Jones

AUDIO: Stephen Graham Jones talks about the Frankenstein novel

Jan. 26, 2018

Published 200 years ago, the Frankenstein novel by Mary Shelley is considered one of the classic novels of all time. What Shelley did was to write the first true science fiction-horror novel, says Stephen Graham Jones, a creative writing professor at CU Boulder and author of horror novels.

Climate Survey

AUDIO: Scott Adler on the political climate in Colorado

Jan. 24, 2018

Colorado voters firmly disapprove of President Trump, overwhelmingly dislike Congress, and give a sizable edge to Democrats in a generic 2018 Congressional election ballot. That’s according to the Colorado Political Climate survey conducted by CU Boulder’s political science department. The annual survey is designed to gauge the public’s political and...

Soft Robot

AUDIO: Engineering student Nicholas Kellaris on soft, self-sealing devices that mimic muscles

Jan. 3, 2018

When you think of robots you probably think of metallic droids. But at CU Boulder a group of researchers are creating the next generation of robots using low cost soft materials similar to what’s used for making potato chip bags. The goal is to create “soft robots” that mimic the...

LBCI 1Q 2018

AUDIO: Rich Wobbekind on Colorado first quarter business outlook

Dec. 28, 2017

Colorado business leaders are confident in the state’s economy as we head into the first quarter of 2018, according to the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds Business Confidence Index survey released today. CU Boulder economist Richard Wobbekind (WAH-Be-kin), says expectations for 2018 are up from last quarter and will stay...


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...

Richard Wobbekind

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.

Bowie Memorial

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...