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Upcoming specials:

"Working for Equal Pay?" - May 18 at 7pm, March 19 at 7:30pm
The Equal Pay Act was signed in the 60’s, yet women are still paid less than men performing the same jobs. Colorado women professionals are suing for equal pay.

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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.

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Insight with John Ferrugia
A little-known virus can severely impact babies, plus calls for youth corrections reform.
Insight with John Ferrugia
Colorado’s rich history of welcoming refugees is threatened by policies in Washington.
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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State paid nearly $5 million for injured youth corrections staff since 2013

Last Updated by Lori Jane Gliha on

In 2016, youth corrections staff members received workers' compensation payouts totaling more than $1 million as a result of being “struck or injured” by a fellow worker, patient, or other person while working within the state’s youth corrections system.

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Common Virus, Silent Killer

Last Updated by Marybel Gonzalez on

CMV is a common virus, yet few report knowing about it. The virus can be life-threatening to newborn babies and there are few, if any, treatments.

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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

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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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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?

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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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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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