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1:08 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

The importance of "place" - developing Denver forum

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Confluence Denver holds its first community forum this Thursday on the importance of "place" in Denver's quality of life.   Publisher of the online magazine www.confluence-denver.com Brian Boyle joined First Take to highlight the key questions facing citizens of Denver. The panel of architects, developers and moderator Tami Door of the Downtown Denver Partnership are part of the public gathering on Thursday, April 10, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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12:34 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Boom times for craft brewers convening in Denver

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On the Front Range of Colorado, (aka the "Napa Valley of Beer"), the craft brewers industry gathers in Denver this week. With  new brew pubs opening almost weekly in many neighborhoods around town, we asked the economist for the Brewers Association (www.brewersassociation.org) Bart Watson for an early "economic state of the industry." While Watson says sales for craft brews are way up (18% by volume in 2013),  "Things like quality, capacity are going to be worries for the industry going forward.

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10:59 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Coors Field enters rooftop race in LoDo

Carlos Lando at far left (fedora) catching the view with other reporters.
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At Coors Field , the Colorado Rockies spent the off season  yanking out 3,500 seats in the right field upper deck.  In their place they built "The Rooftop," with ambitions of becomeing the new hangout spot  for Rockies fans and others.   Sweetening the deal is $6.00 of concessions credit on each new general admission ticket.

    

Tour guide on this radio feature is Rockies CEO Dick Monfort.  KUVO's Carlos Lando also offers a review and history of The Tavern's tap selections.

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3:51 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Conference on World Affairs

A full house for last year's Keynote address at the Conference on World Affairs.

Originally founded in 1948 as a forum on international affairs, the Conference on World Affairs expanded rapidly in its early years to encompass the arts, media, science, diplomacy, technology, environment, spirituality, politics, business, medicine, human rights, and so on. Roger Ebert, who participated in the CWA for four decades, always referred to the CWA as "the Conference on Everything Conceivable."

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3:12 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Dual diagnosis just the latest mental health challenge

Credit Joe Mahoney / I-News Network

I-News Network health reporter Kristin Jones reports on the complex challenges faced by people with a "dual diagnosis," both a developmental disability and a mental illness.  It's just another complication that's wearing down an already over-burdened mental health infrastructure.

Jones writes: A tranquil moment of drawing at the kitchen table cedes to Alex’s high-pitched squeal, his wrists colliding. Once he starts hitting himself, there’s nothing to do but freeze and wait for it to pass.

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