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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.


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...


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...

AUDIO: Richard Wobbekind on Colorado business leader’s confidence drops heading into 2018 fourth quarter

Oct. 1, 2018

Colorado business optimism is dropping sharply heading into the last three months of 2018, according to the latest Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI). That marks the seventh-largest drop since the Leeds Business Research Division at the University of Colorado Boulder started the index more than 15 years ago, says CU...


Audio: Corrie Detweiler on looking to find alternative ways to confront antibiotic resistanct bacteria.

Sept. 11, 2018

The emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria is becoming increasingly problematic for medical providers and dangerous for people who need medical treatment. Research to find a way to counter this threat is underway at CU Boulder where Corrie Detweiler and her team are looking to find alternative ways to confront the...


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.


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...


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...


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...