Rescuing The Innocent

Premiered 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.


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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

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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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How safe is super-concentrated marijuana?

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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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Most Recent Episodes:

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 

Aired 12/14/17

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


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?



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.

View resources for veterans and read additional reports on the Episode Page >>

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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 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 effect change.



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

Insight Podcast

Child sex trafficking reaches every corner of Colorado. 

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