Insight reports

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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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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Most Recent Episodes:

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.


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. 

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Child sex trafficking reaches every corner of Colorado. 

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