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Simon on future fire planning

April 9, 2019

“Our concern should be elevated,” said Geography and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor Gregory Simon, who studies fire response plans. “Communities have encroached upon areas that were already susceptible to fires, but now they are happening more frequently and with more intensity.” With Firestorms on the Rise, How Safe is Griffith...

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Friedson on future of drug costs

April 9, 2019

“The idea of a shame-based economy isn’t too far off,” said Andrew Friedson, Assistant Professor of Economics. “Consumers have little power to engage in direct bargaining to get a better deal.” With insulin price cap, drug industry is once again shamed into doing the right thing Los Angeles Times ,...

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Reich on social media responses to vaccination

March 26, 2019

Professor Jennifer Reich of the Sociology Department and the author of Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines commented on a study published in the journal Vaccine assessing 197 Facebook users who posted anti-vaccine comments beneath a video advocating the HPV jab on the page of a local pediatric clinic...

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Stanton discusses his book

March 11, 2019

In this Colorado Matters segment, Ryan Warner talks with Don Stanton, Political Science Lecturer, about his book, Looking Back at the Cold War. The Pastor Calling For A Christian Sexual Reformation; Carhart's Legacy Of Conservation Colorado Public Radio , Feb 26

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Robinson on Hickenlooper Presidential bid

March 11, 2019

“You can be a totally unknown candidate in an early stage of the race and go on to win the election,” said Tony Robinson, Chair of the political science department. Robinson, a Denver City Council candidate in 2003, witnessed firsthand how Hickenlooper pulled it off. “Ari Zavaras and Don Mares,...

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Reich on latest round of anti-vaxx questions

March 11, 2019

Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich says distrust underlies a lot of parental fears. "I think one of the things parents are grappling with is how much they trust government regulation, how much they trust information that they're given," Reich said. "Parents cited to me a similar distrust of food regulation or...

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Noel gives historical context on Larimer Square

Feb. 25, 2019

Changes may be coming to the oldest buildings on Larimer Square - the block that was home to Denver’s first commercial buildings and its first seat of government, according to official state historian and History Professor Tom Noel. Plans to change Larimer Square, Denver’s most historic block, entering next chapter...

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Bean on mobile alerts in the U.S. and Canada

Feb. 25, 2019

On February 15, Hamilton Bean, Associate Professor of Communication, participated in a live radio interview with KCBS All News 740 and FM 106.9 in San Francisco, CA. Hosts Stan Bunger and Susan Leigh Taylor spoke with Bean about the use of mobile alert and warning messages in emergencies. Later that...

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Rooks on aging African American demographics

Feb. 12, 2019

Ronica Rooks, Associate Professor of Health and Behavioral Science, says research documents show that older African-Americans have higher rates of chronic diseases, more frequent disabilities and a shorter life expectancy. Aging African-Americans are hit with a double-whammy: health and financial troubles USA Today , Feb 6

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Bohlen on development of Denver

Feb. 12, 2019

“People in Denver are happily spoiled by the fact that we can look left and right and see the mountains,” said Teague Bohlen, a Five Points resident and Associate Professor of English. “That is certainly being threatened, and it will likely get worse.” The rising Western skyline: a look at...

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