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Upcoming specials:

"Colorado's Refugees" - March 23 at 7pm, March 24 at 7:30pm
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?

 

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Nationally-recognized investigative journalist John Ferrugia, delves into some of the most pressing – and often unseen or misunderstood – issues facing Coloradans.

Insight is in-depth, independent and incisive. It’s public media storytelling at its best. And it’s the kind of journalism that inspires the public to make Colorado an even better place to live. John and a team of investigative journalists – including former national correspondent Lori Gliha and Denver native Marybel Gonzalez – will present thoughtful, thoroughly researched stories of significance for Colorado. Sometimes the show will have the feel of a Frontline-type documentary. Sometimes it will include extended Nightline-type interviews with the newsmakers who have the power to effect change.

Have a news story for us?

Limited options for pregnant women in CO seeking treatment for their opioid addiction.
Trump won big in rural counties. We went to Colorado’s Las Animas County to find out why.
Suicide. So difficult to discuss. A high school student's effort to start a conversation.
Bold programs that prioritize housing the homeless. Do they work and save taxpayer money?
Is high potency THC, the psycho-active drug in marijuana, harmful?

Insight reports

Colorado's Refugees: A New Beginning

Last Updated by RMPBS News Staff, Lori Jane Gliha, Marybel Gonzalez, John Ferrugia on

Since 1980, more than 57,000 people from at least 115 countries have resettled in this state, most of whom came from Iraq, Burma, and Afghanistan.

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"Insight: Opioid Babies" Pregnant Addicts Have Limited Medical Options

Last Updated by RMPBS News Staff, Lori Jane Gliha on

Nearly half of the 64 counties in Colorado do not currently have a medical provider with training and licensing to legally prescribe buprenorphine, one of two recommended treatments for pregnant opioid addicts. Data shows the number of babies who experienced opioid-related withdrawal symptoms increased nearly two and a half times between 2011 and 2015.

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Stories of Addiction

Last Updated by Alexa Corcoran on

Our "Insight" team interviews four Coloradans who have been affected by the nation's opioid-abuse epidemic. Watch the full piece "Opioid Babies" Thursday, February 16 at 7pm.

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Trumped: Rural Rebellion

Last Updated by RMPBS News Staff on

Las Animas County voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012. In fact, it had not voted for a Republican for president since 1972. But in 2016, the county voted for Donald Trump.

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Suicide in Colorado: Reversing Silence and Stigma

Last Updated by Marybel Gonzalez on

Insight explores Colorado’s high suicide rate with a powerful story of a teen-aged brother and sister, and a near-tragic event that changed their view of life.

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How safe is super-concentrated marijuana?

Last Updated by PBS NewsHour on

Now legal in eight states, there are unanswered questions about the impact of recreational marijuana on public health. To maximize potency, pot can be purified for maximum THC, its psychoactive ingredient. But a lack of research and restrictions on these very high concentrations is raising concerns.

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Taxpayers spending millions on homeless arrests

Last Updated by Lori Jane Gliha on

During a recent span of five years, taxpayers spent nearly half a million dollars on jail and court costs on Denver’s ten most arrested people, all of whom were homeless or transient.

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Unintended consequences explored in ‘Colorado: The State of High’

Last Updated by RMPBS News Staff, PHILIP MARAVILLA on

Dabbing gives the rush of an instant high. And in Colorado, where recreational marijuana is legal, there are no limits on THC concentration.

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