Cultivating Crime

Legalizing marijuana in Colorado was supposed to weaken the illegal market. An "Insight" investigation shows just the opposite.

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"Red Flag Law" Bill to be Introduced in Upcoming Legislative Session

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Incoming House Majority Leader says he will introduce a bill allowing involuntary treatment of mentally ill and temporary safekeeping of firearms. With Democrats now in control of both the House and Senate, Alec Garnett (D-Dist 2) believes measure has necessary support to pass.

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Cultivating Crime: How Colorado Became a Major Exporter of Illegal Marijuana

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Five years ago, Colorado voters decided to stop sending adults to jail simply for using marijuana. Proponents said the legalization of cannabis would have a healthy side effect: it would kill the sale of illegal marijuana in Colorado. But instead law enforcement officers say Colorado has become a major exporter of illegal marijuana.

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State Audit Finds More Problems with System to Help Vulnerable Adults

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Colorado failed adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities thousands of times in fiscal year 2017, according to a new state audit.

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Marijuana Murder?

Marijuana Murder?

How Colorado changed pot rules after a man killed his wife, and what the killer says now.

2018 Election Coverage

A new season of "Insight with John Ferrugia" begins in October with weekly programs and online content to help you prepare for the November elections.

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Colorado Votes: The Voters

Colorado Votes: The Voters

Did rural Colorado voters get what they wanted the last election? What do they want now?

Colorado Votes: The Choices

Colorado Votes: The Choices

Before you vote, meet the statewide candidates and learn about the top ballot measures.

Colorado Votes: The Rural Colorado Debate

Colorado Votes: The Rural Colorado Debate

The only gubernatorial debate outside the Front Range.

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Impact

Aired 5/21/18

Insight looks back at the stories that have inspired the public to strengthen the civic fabric in Colorado and beyond.

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Imminent Danger

Aired 4/25/18

Insight investigates why the justice and mental health systems sometimes tragically fail to prevent deadly shootings, and what's being done to change that.

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#MeTooColorado

Aired 3/21/18

Insight takes an in-depth look at sexual harassment in Colorado including at the legislature, in government departments, and in the legal system. A roundtable discussion follows.

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Rescuing The Innocent

Aired 2/22/18

Insight highlights the dedicated men and women who investigate and prosecute an unthinkable crime. Child pornography occurs throughout Colorado. Technology makes the crime easier to carry out—and to hide. But investigators are on the front lines working to keep our children safe.

Protecting the Vulnerable

Protecting the Vulnerable

Aired 1/18/18

Insight investigates Colorado’s host home system. After a series of troubling incidents involving residential providers for our state’s most vulnerable citizens, Insight examines who is responsible for making sure safety is a priority.

Firestone Gas Explosion

Firestone Gas Explosion 

Aired 12/14/17

Insight examines the aftermath of a deadly house explosion. What went wrong?

Traded and Trafficked

Traded and Trafficked

Aired 11/16/17

Children are being exploited and sold for sex all across Colorado... what’s being done to stop it?

Traded and Trafficked

Serving Those Who Served

Aired 10/20/17

From the Vietnam War to the global wars on terrorism, America's veterans face challenges obtaining the care they deserve.  On Insight’s season premier, we investigate the rising costs and an understaffed, overburdened VA system.

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About Insight:

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 Jane Gliha – present thoughtful, thoroughly researched stories of significance for Colorado. Sometimes the show has the feel of a Frontline-type documentary. Sometimes it includes extended Nightline-type interviews with the newsmakers who have the power to affect change.

 

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"Insight with John Ferrugia" is in-depth, independent and incisive. John and a team of investigative journalists present thoroughly researched stories of significance to Colorado. 

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Child sex trafficking reaches every corner of Colorado. 

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