Insight with John Ferrugia: Colorado Refugees

Mar 15, 2017

Refugees and who should be allowed into the U.S. are hot topics in the news both around the nation and here in Colorado.  We talk to refugees who call our state home about their hopes and fears. Who are the refugees, and how will fluctuating U.S. policy affect their dreams and the new lives they yearn to begin?

Insight with John Ferrugia on RMPBS
"Colorado Refugees"
March 23 at 7pm



Insight with John Ferrugia: Opioid Babies

Feb 14, 2017

As the nation and the state continue to deal with an opioid-abuse epidemic, a recent national study reveals an increase in babies suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome at birth, especially those in rural places. Is Colorado following the national trend? Various counties and rural areas around the state have noted, anecdotally, that the problem is getting worse, and some are starting to step up to create solutions. We take a look at the numbers that are available in the state and examine what is working and what is not when it comes to the fight against opioid abuse.

Join host Samuel L. Jackson for an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson, the 2016 recipient of the Gershwin Prize for popular song, with a special appearance by Berry Gordy, founder of Motown. The legendary Motown singer, joined the 2016 A Capitol Fourth on PBS to perform a medley of his greatest hits including Get Ready and My Girl.

Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize
RMPBS - Friday, February 10 - 9pm MST



Colorado Experience: LGBT

Feb 1, 2017

During Colorado’s Gold Rush days, newspaper headlines revealed passionate letters and secret elopements between same-sex couples.  Nearly two centuries later, the city of Denver hosts the third largest PrideFest in America, yet continues to struggle for equality within the state’s landscape. From the 1914 underground
network to the controversial laws and Amendments that made up a good part of the 20th and 21st Centuries, explore the turbulent history of the Colorado’s GLBT community.

Colorado Experience: LGBT
Thursday, February 2 - 7:30pm


Insight with John Ferrugia - "Trumped: Rural Rebellion"

Jan 18, 2017

RMPBS' Insight with John Ferrugia features "Trumped: Rural Rebellion" Thursday, January 19 at 7pm. Colorado’s Las Animas County mirrored the country during this Presidential election by voting for Donald Trump.The traditionally democratic region voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012, but the financially struggling rural county, which has a long coal-mining history, turned the tables on their choice for President by going red rather than blue. The Insight team traveled to the county seat, Trinidad, to learn more about what swayed voters during this election.