Rocky Mountain PBS News


3:22 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Current Numbers Aren’t Promising, but ‘LatinasRepresent’ See Opportunity

LatinasRepresent is a joint initiative of Political Parity and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda

When politicians, advocates and interested citizens gathered in Denver earlier this month to roll out a new organization called LatinasRepresent - which will seek to boost the number of Hispanic women holding public office - they were confronted by some bleak numbers:  --No Latina has ever served in the U.S.

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The March
9:36 am
Sat February 22, 2014

Remembering "The March"

Sunday, February 23 at 11pm on Rocky Mountain PBS: Witness the compelling and dramatic story of the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King gave his stirring "I Have a Dream" speech. This watershed event in the Civil Rights Movement helped change the face of America.

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I-News Network
9:57 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Street Where Fifth Grader Was Killed has History of Hit-and-Run

Michael Espinoza was killed while crossing Federal Boulevard near Colfax Avenue in Denver on Sunday night, Feb. 16, 2014 by a car that did not stop after striking the 11-year-old boy. Police arrested Oswald Lopez later Sunday and have charged him for the accident.
Credit Family Photo

On Sunday, 11-year-old Michael “Mickey” Espinoza was hit and killed by a hit-and-run driver while crossing the street at Federal Boulevard and West Colfax Avenue.

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Arts Disrict
3:30 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

The trumpet maker and the musician

From Arts District on Rocky Mountain PBS: Take a journey into the Denver workshop of Jason Harrelson, a master of trumpet creation, as he describes the magic of where science meets sound. Then discover how Harrelson's custom-designed trumpets create a whole new sound for local musician Joshua Trinidad.

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10:02 am
Mon February 10, 2014

After Three-Years of Partisan Haggling, Farm Bill Sees Light of Day

The federal farm bill, stalled for three years by rancorous partisan debate, finally passes both houses of Congress
Credit Joe Mahoney/I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS

The federal farm bill had come to symbolize the very depths of dysfunction in the nation's Capitol. The bill with a little something for everyone had ranked right up there with motherhood and apple pie in many sessions past. But this bitterly-divided Congress couldn't even pass the farm bill - for three years.

That changed last week when the Senate and the House finally agreed on a $956 billion bill with a little something for everyone, although, in some cases, a little something less.

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