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News
1:00 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Stay-at-Home Dads convene in Denver

The National At-Home Dad Network holds its 19th annual convention in Denver this weekend (Sept. 19-21, 2014).  Stay at home dad Richard Blake (Lafayette, Colo.) found a sitter so he could visit "First Take with Lando and Chavis" and attend the convention.

While the phenomenon is still somewhat rare (there are 1.4 million such dads in the U.S. today), these dads are growing their ranks.  "Being a stay-at-home dad is becoming more accepted," says Blake.  

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Rocky Mountain PBS Shows
2:44 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Franklin, Eleanor and Theodore Roosevelt!

A Film by Ken Burns, "The Roosevelt's," on Rocky Mountain PBS.
WATCH ALL 7 EPISODES NOW or anytime on the following devices: pbs.org, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Roku. 

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Arts and Culture
2:23 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Enrique's Journey at Su Teatro

Americans observe national Hispanic Heritage Month now through October 15th, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-period!

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Jazz on Film
12:54 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

The Sound of Jazz: a '57 TV classic

Once upon a time, long before the Web and Twitter, before selfies and instagram, if you can believe it, Television was a real medium for social media. In the early 1950s and 60s commercial television was where the general public learned about high culture. TV gave us our first introductions to Leonard Bernstein, Arturo Toscanini, live broadcasts of Shakespeare plays, opera and dramatic plays.  Included in the mix was Jazz.

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Arts District
12:04 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

"The Roosevelts:" Watch a little, or watch a lot

Credit Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library

They were a family that dominated early 20th century politics, occupying the halls of power in New York, the Navy and ultimately the White House – more than once. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, could very well be the (latest) reason you drag yourself into work bleary-eyed.  In the audio on this post  Carrie   Saldo   speaks with First Take with Lando and Chavis (and Arturo Gomez) and shares a portion of her interview with Ken Burns about 'The   Roosevelts : An Intimate History.'

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