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City Cast Denver
$5.49 per hour?! Gig Drivers Speak Out

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2023 21:11


When you pay $80 for an Uber to the airport, how much of that fare goes to the driver? A recent survey of local gig drivers showed that they're only making an average of $5.49 per hour. That data has brought the debate over gig work back to the state legislature, where some lawmakers are pushing a new “Gig Worker Transparency” bill to require these tech platforms to disclose information about payments to both the drivers and their customers. Today host Bree Davies talks with Uber and Lyft drivers Munir Abuzawida, Michael Machar, and Zaw Tun to get a full picture of what it's like to work in the gig economy in Denver in 2023.  For more from Michael Machar on their recent advocacy work, here's an op-ed he recently published with the Colorado Sun. Michael, Munir, and Zaw have been organizing with other drivers through a new organization called Colorado Independent Drivers United.  For even more news from around the city, subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us on Twitter: @citycastdenver Chat with other listeners on reddit: r/CityCastDenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Learn more about the sponsor of this episode: How to Buy a Home Podcast Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
The Lost History of Colorado's Black Pioneers

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2023 22:24


It's Black History Month, and we're thinking about the people and experiences that have been foundational to this place. Much of who and what has been depicted as Colorado history paints a picture that is not very diverse, let alone accurate. But Colorado's history is Black history — today on the show, host Bree Davies talks with Dexter Nelson II, History Colorado's associate curator of African American History and Cultural Heritage, about The Dry, a Black homestead that dried up long ago. The tale of The Dry is one of Black excellence and perseverance in the face of harsh environmental and social conditions. You can learn more about the Black Heritage Trail and download the new History Colorado app. Additional music in this episode is by Jason Shaw and adapted here under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.  In the newscast, Bree mentioned the cute baby sloth born last week at the Denver Zoo, which you can see here. Want to work for City Cast Denver? Check out our latest job posting for a Senior Account Executive.  For even more news from around the city, subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us on Twitter: @citycastdenver Or instagram: @citycastdenver Chat with other listeners on reddit: r/CityCastDenver Text or leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Learn more about the sponsor of this episode: How To Buy a Home podcast Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Backyard Chickens, Vanity Plates, and Our Plan for the Mayor's Race

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 38:34


It's Friday and we're rounding up the stories that caught our eye this week. Producer Paul Karolyi and host Bree Davies are joined by Denver Post reporter Elizabeth Hernandez to chat all things fowl and lewd (as in crude license plates!) Demand for chicks and home hen house supplies has skyrocketed as consumers reel from the egg shortage, and Elizabeth has the inside scoop. We're also talking about personalized license plates and what the DMV has decided which ones are too hot for your Honda — sorry FASTMFR and SHAGWEL, you're not getting those plates! Stay til the end for our recommendations on the best things to do this weekend in Denver with newsletter editor Adrian González! Plus, Paul and Bree talk about the mayor's race and how, exactly, City Cast Denver hopes to best inform voters on this crowded field of 17 candidates. We want to hear from you, too! Do you have a question you'd like every candidate to answer? Or one question for a specific candidate? Leave us your name, neighborhood, and question in a text or voicemail at 720-500-5418. Paul mentioned Colorado's slowing population growth and the full list of rejected personalized license plates.  Subscribe to Hey Denver, our kickass morning newsletter, by texting “Denver” to 66866] Follow us on Twitter @citycastdenver Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
A New Den-Mex Empire Rises in the Suburbs

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 18:32


On our hunt for Denver's best street tacos, we stumbled on a story we had to share: After decades working in other peoples' restaurants on the Northside, Jose Ramirez ventured into the suburbs to open Los Dos Potrillos in 2002. Serving his version of Colorado's famed green chile alongside dishes reflecting his hometown of Jerez, Zacatecas in Mexico, Jose gained a loyal following. Now Jose's sons, Luis and Daniel, have taken over Los Dos with big dreams to become the “Shake Shack of Mexican food.” The brothers now oversee four locations across the metro area, have launched a brewery, are planning a fast-casual spin-off, and have their sights set on 20 more new locations across Colorado in the next few years — including a massive, 8,000-square-foot Los Dos flagship in Castle Rock. So ahead of their next opening in Northglenn next month, host Bree Davies sits down with the Ramirez brothers to talk about their take on Den-Mex. What do you think? Does Los Dos Potrillos make the best street tacos in Denver? Or is there somewhere else we absolutely have to try? Leave us a voicemail with your name, neighborhood, and your favorite local street taco purveyor, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬.   Bree mentioned the launch of universal preschool in Colorado. Click here to learn more and check your child's eligibility.  For even more news from around the city, subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us on Twitter: @citycastdenver Chat with other listeners on reddit: r/CityCastDenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
The Park Hill Golf Course Fight is Back On!

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 25:52


For almost 100 years, the Park Hill neighborhood has featured an 18-hole golf course. But then a major developer, Westside Investment Partners, bought the land and put forth ambitious plans to redevelop the site into a walkable new community and park. The purchase sparked a neighborhood fight that's escalated into a city-wide debate over housing, growth, and change. And if City Council approves Westside's rezoning request tonight, Denver voters will decide on the defunct golf course's future on April 4. It's a complicated and controversial situation, so host Bree Davies and producer Paul Karolyi are sharing some clips from past interviews and catching you up on the saga of the Park Hill Golf Course.  Check out our past coverage of the Park Hill Golf Course fight: WTF is Happening with the Park Hill Golf Course? (Part One) Park Hill Gold Course (Part Two): The Developers Speak! If you want to learn more about Westside Investment Partners' vision for the Park Hill Golf Course, here's a link to their website.  Friend of the show Conor McCormick-Cavanagh reported more details about the 303 ArtWay Heritage Trail for Westword. Bree mentioned the Beast Fingers Climbing Gym in Globeville needing support, which you can do on their website. Read the full saga of the gym in this Westword piece from Catie Cheshire. For even more news from around the city, subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us on Twitter @citycastdenver We want to hear about your moments of joy in Denver! Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear your story on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Should Denver Dump Gas Stoves? Plus, Our Nerdy Governor and Tacos!

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 48:32


It's Friday and that means we're looking back at the local stories that mattered this week. Producer Paul Karolyi and host Bree Davies are joined by returning fave Sam Brasch of Colorado Public Radio. We discuss the hot topic of gas stoves and how Colorado got tangled up in what at first seemed to be a very Florida mess. Plus, our resident nerd Paul runs a game of “Did Governor Polis Actually Say That?” as Sam and Bree try to guess which geeky pop culture references came out of the governor's mouth. As always, newsletter editor Adrian González joins the crew to share some fun things to do this weekend around the Mile High.  Don't forget to send us your street taco recs! Text or leave us a voicemail with your favorite spot, your name and neighborhood at 720-500-5418. Paul mentioned the alleged rat poisoning at a local Taco Bell. Learn more about the Denver climate rebates for electrification on the city's website.  Read guest Sam Brasch's reporting on the Healthy Homes Program over at Denverite.  Looking for more ideas for your weekend plans? Subscribe to Hey Denver, our kickass morning newsletter, by texting “Denver” to 66866, or click here.  We are on Twitter: @citycastdenver Learn more about the sponsor of this episode: How to Buy a Home Podcast Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Can a Total Rebrand Save This Iconic Colorado Beer?

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 17:48


Once upon a time, New Belgium Brewing ruled the craft brew scene in Colorado, and Fat Tire was its flagship beer. When the Fort Collins–based brewmasters debuted their signature amber ale in 1991, it inspired imitators, dominated shelves, and satisfied beer lovers for decades… until it didn't. This week, New Belgium announced they were giving Fat Tire a whole new look and taste. Today on the show, host Bree Davies talks with Denver Post editor and unofficial Colorado Beer Man Jonathan Shikes about what it means for an old favorite to be reformulated, repackaged, and re-introduced to a new generation of craft beer drinkers Denver Post's cannabis and beer reporter Tiney Ricciardi wrote about the big changes at New Belgium earlier this week.  And Jonathan mentioned Axios reporter John Frank's assessment of the new Fat Tire. For even more news from around the city, subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us on Twitter: @citycastdenver Chat with other listeners on reddit: r/CityCastDenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Learn more about the sponsor of this episode: How to Buy a Home Podcast Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
A Bold Plan to Tackle Homelessness, Snowplow Politics, and More Mayoral Madness

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 20:29


Mayoral hopefuls are rolling out their strategies to tackle public safety and homelessness, and others have set social media abuzz with plans for more snow plowing — in other words, the race is on! But there's still a crucial hurdle to clear before the dozens of aspiring leaders make the ballot: 300 verified, unique signatures from registered Denver voters. With that deadline coming up this Thursday, some candidates may not end up running after all. Today on the show, host Bree Davies chats with Westword editor in-chief Patty Calhoun about who's saying what, whose ambitious plans she's watching, and the historic precedent for snowplows swaying mayoral elections. Bree mentioned Kelly Brough's comments on sweeps (9News) and the comments from one of her supporters (Denverite).  For even more news from around the city, subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us on Twitter: @citycastdenver Chat with other listeners on reddit: r/CityCastDenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Learn more about the sponsor of this episode: How to Buy a Home podcast Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Why the Stock Show Matters to This Girl and Her Goat

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 20:34


The National Western Stock Show has been an annual attraction in Denver since 1906, bringing cowboys, cowgirls, farmers, ranchers, and agri-business titans here to buy, sell, show, and celebrate all things agriculture. But the big question is, how relevant is this famous show to an evolving modern city like Denver today? We wanted to understand what it meant to one Arvada family, so today on the show, host Bree Davies and producer Paul Karolyi tagged along with the Leathermans on a trip to the National Western Complex to meet their goat farmer daughter and watch her (and her goat) in the junior market goat show. For even more news from around the city, subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us on Twitter: @citycastdenver Chat with other listeners on reddit: r/CityCastDenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Learn more about the sponsors of this episode: How to Buy a Home Podcast Mortified Live: DOOMED VALENTINE'S Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Snow Plowing Problems, A Jaywalking Debate, and Brutalism's Last Champion

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 41:26


It's Friday! And we're looking back at the news of the week with one of our favorite returning guests — podcaster extraordinaire and weed expert Ann Marie Awad. She joins host Bree Davies and producer Paul Karolyi to dig deep into two debates over the state of our streets. Does Denver suck at plowing snow? And should we decriminalize jaywalking? Plus, Bree has a few words of remembrance for the great architecture critic Mary Voelz Chandler who passed this week, and as usual, we'll help you pick some cool stuff to do this weekend.  We mentioned Michael Paglia's remembrance of Mary Voelz Chandler for Westword (and her own excellent blog, Chandler in Denver, and her 2021 appearance on our show), Jim Charlier's epic twitter thread on plowing policy, and this Denverite article on the plowing problem: Is Denver Bad at Snow Plowing? For more cool event recs and news from around the city, subscribe to our weekday morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us on Twitter @citycastdenver Learn more about the sponsor of this episode: Westwood Academy Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads a citycast.fm/advertise We reached out to the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure for comments on the plowing situation. Here are their responses, edited for length: CCD: Do you know if DOTI has any plans to re-assess its snow removal strategy? If so, how does the changing climate factor into those plans?   The storm we received on December 29 was a particularly challenging storm event in that it was a wet, heavy, spring-like snow that hit during the coldest time of year. The snow also fell at very fast rate (1 to 3 inches an hour). Conditions on the main streets improved with subsequent passes by the plows. It was unusual for us to have a spring-like storm in December. So, we will be looking at… was this a one-time thing? Or a new trend amid global warming? These are the things that we'll look at --- any new trends over the course of several seasons and see if we need to adjust. Here is more on that:   we assess our snow program after every snow season, especially as we install more and new kinds of bike infrastructure, to evaluate what kinds of new equipment we might need, and so that we can make a budget ask for it.  we will want to keep main streets a priority to ensure emergency vehicles and people can get where they need to go. we're interested in continuous improvement and in discussing snow removal approaches that better support alternative modes of travel during the winter months, and large-scale programmatic changes will require expansions in people and in equipment. COVID put us in budget reduction mode, but as our city recovers, there may be opportunities in upcoming budget cycles to reignite discussions about service level expansions that the administration and elected officials want to fund.   CCD: I saw that the budget for plowing was $3 million in 2019. I can't seem to find a more current budget. Do you happen to have that figure as well? We have about $3M in 2023 as well. If we need additional dollars due to an unusually active snow season or a big event at the end of the year, we would ask for a supplemental. Safety comes first. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
How Worried Should Denverites Be About the Economy?

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 16:45


Grocery prices are through the roof, but gas is under $3 a gallon. The housing market in Denver finally seems to be cooling, but mortgage interest rates are high. Governor Polis campaigned for re-election on how well Colorado is doing, but some experts say a recession is looming. So, what gives? What's going on with Denver's — and Colorado's — economy and how should we feel about it in 2023? Today on the show, host Bree Davies talks with Rich Wobbekind, senior economist at CU Boulder's Leeds School of Business, about inflation, the job market, and if we should be worried about that recession or not.  For even more news from around the city, subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us on Twitter @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Learn more about the sponsor of this episode: Westwood Academy Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Inside the Effort to Fix Our Trash Problem

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 21:37


“Given the city's strained resources, the expansion of recycling and compost service next year will be a significant burden that might not come with the hoped-for environmental benefits.” Denver's auditor Tim O'Brien wrote those words back in November about the 2023 rollout of some big changes to our waste removal system. Denverites will soon have both compost and recycling pickup weekly for free — but residents will also be charged by volume for trash service. Plus, voters approved the Waste No More ballot initiative, making it mandatory for all private businesses (including apartment buildings) to offer compost and recycling. We wanted to see for ourselves how the rollout is going, so host Bree Davies and producer Paul Karolyi took a trip to The Dump, AKA the Denver South Transfer Station on S. Cherry Creek Drive, to talk with Denver's trash experts. Vanessa mentioned the waste directory that can help you figure out where to put your waste. You can find that at Denvergov.org/recycle. Bree mentioned the city's waste information app, which you can find by searching “Denver trash and recycling” in the app store of your choice. For even more news from around the city, subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us on Twitter: @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Learn more about the sponsor of this episode: Westwood Academy Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Dems' Big Plans for 2023, Weekend Recs, and Stock Show Trivia!

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 48:51


It's Friday and we're back in studio rounding up the news of the week! The legislative session kicks off Monday, and after the GOP‘s face-plant in November, the Dems hold a super majority. So, what are they gonna do with all that power? Our official state politics and green chile correspondent Justine Sandoval joins producer Paul Karolyi and host Bree Davies to dish her legislative speculation. Plus, we're talking all about the Stock Show, which stampeded back into town on Thursday. Think you know about one of the biggest agricultural events in the region? Paul puts Justine and Bree's Stock Show knowledge to the test. Plus, stay tuned until the end of the show for some sweet weekend recommendations and a bittersweet goodbye (and hello) for the City Cast Denver team.  Definitely check out Dos Luces Brewery's site for a better explanation of their special chicha and pulque brews. The events we considered for the Official City Cast Denver Maybe For Your Weekend: inspiraHike for the new year! Sensory friendly morning at the DAM Movies at the CO Symphony - Harry Potter Beer dinner at Dos Luces Subscribe to our weekday morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us on Twitter @citycastdenver Learn more about the sponsor of this episode: How to Buy a Home Podcast  Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
The Mystery of Downtown's Lost Tunnels

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 17:36


Next time you find yourself in LoDo or wandering around near Union Station, look down. Just below the streets of downtown, there's a maze of old, out-of-commission tunnels that used to connect our hotels, restaurants, and stores of yore. Glimpses of these alternative pathways still exist at street level, if you know where to look. Today on the show, host Bree Davies talks with Tracy Beach, author of “The Tunnels Under Our Feet: Colorado's Forgotten Hollow Sidewalks,” about this turn-of-the-last-century phenomenon. Beach explains what the tunnels were used for, who used them, and how to spot the remnants of these lost transit spaces today.  Bree mentioned our tour last year of the Pueblo-themed Fuel & Iron Bar (which has since rebranded as Honor Farm), the racist anti-Chinese riot of 1880 (which she discussed with Dr. William Wei in 2021), and her interview with Coffee at the Point owner Ryan Cobbins from last year.  Check out the Hey Denver newsletter for even more news, Denver history, and fun stuff to do! https://denver.citycast.fm/newsletter/ We are on Twitter: @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Learn more about the sponsor of this episode: How to Buy a Home Podcast Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Broncos Go Bust, Busloads of Migrants, and Suncor Shuts Down

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 24:40


We're catching you up on all the top stories of the week so far: The Broncos went from bad to worse. Tattered Cover's OG owner passed away. Denver continues to greet busloads of migrants and asylum seekers, even as the city and aid groups are overwhelmed. The Suncor Oil Refinery was shut down temporarily, which could impact air quality (in a good way) and gas prices (in a bad way). Oh, and a 16th Street Mall institution may have closed its doors forever.  We know you, our listeners, like our Friday news roundups, so host Bree Davies and producer Paul Karolyi are trying out this new mid-week wrangling of top stories and info! Let us know what you think: reach us via email denver@citycast.fm or leave us a message on the City Cast Denver hotline: (720) 500-5418‬. Bree mentioned Axios's coverage of the migrant situation; if you'd like to help, the city has shared information on needs and donation options on its website. For even more news from around the city, subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us on Twitter @citycastdenver Learn more about the sponsors of this episode: How to Buy a Home Podcast Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
A Tarot Reading For Our City's New Year

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 14:25


We can't predict Denver's future, but — what if we could get some guidance from the universe on how our 2023 will be? To start off the new year, host Bree Davies called up her favorite tarot reader, astrologer, and astral guide Lady Speech for a reading. In a take on the traditional three-card tarot spread, Lady Speech pondered our big questions: Will Denver's mysterious “downtown dilemma” be solved? Can the local arts scene keep thriving and bring some stability to our artists? What in the heck is going to happen with our 2023 mayoral election?  For even more news from around the city, subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us on Twitter: @citycastdenver. And Instagram: @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Learn more about the sponsor of this episode: How to Buy a Home Podcast Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
The Downtown Dilemma

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 44:04


Programming Note: We're taking some time off around the new year. We'll be back with new episodes starting on January 3. All this week, Bree Davies and producer Paul Karolyi counted down Denver's top five stories of 2022. Today, we're revealing #1, what should be done about downtown? 5. Hockeytown, USA 4. Tipping Fatigue 3. The Rise of Worker Power 2. Legal Reefer Madness 1. The Downtown Dilemma This episode originally aired on April 1, 2022, and features Bree, Paul, former producer Xandra McMahon, and Denverite reporter Kyle Harris. For even more news from around the city, subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us on Twitter: @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
10 Years of Legal Reefer Madness

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 39:47


Weed. It's been legal for 10 years, and it feels more fraught than ever. All this week on City Cast Denver, host Bree Davies and producer Paul Karolyi are counting down 2022's top five stories in Denver. Today, #2, how had legal weed changed Denver? And how has it remained the same? 5. Hockeytown, USA 4. Tipping Fatigue 3. The Rise of Worker Power 2. Legal Reefer Madness 1. ??? Continue listening to the 1800 S Broadway Saga! Part Two Talkback We also mentioned this episode where we visited Tetra Lounge, Denver's first-ever, smoke-friendly public weed consumption site. For even more news from around the city, subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 If there's still Twitter… @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
The Rise of Worker Power

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 38:33


2022, what a year, am I right? Lots of ups, lots of downs. And we made it. All this week on City Cast Denver, host Bree Davies and producer Paul Karolyi are counting down 2022's top five stories in Denver. Today, #3, grocery workers, baristas, gig workers, cannabis growers, public employees, etc. etc. etc. 5. Hockeytown, USA 4. Tipping Fatigue 3. The Rise of Worker Power 2. ??? 1. ??? This episode originally aired on January 14, 2022. Other workers' rights stories we've done: Why Are King Soopers Workers Going on Strike? ‘I Walk In Everyday Expecting To Be Fired': Inside The Starbucks Union Effort She Says Amazon Fired Her For Speaking Out. Now She's Fighting Back For even more news from around the city, subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us while there's still Twitter: @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
The Year We Forgot How to Tip

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 38:08


As the days tick down to the new year, we're looking back at 2022. All this week on City Cast Denver, host Bree Davies and producer Paul Karolyi are counting down the 2022's top five stories in Denver. Today, #4, the bill is here. How much are you gonna tip?  5. Hockeytown, USA 4. Tipping Fatigue 3. ??? 2. ??? 1. ??? This episode originally aired on September 9, 2022. Newsletter editor Peyton mentioned this funny video that lays out an argument against tipping and the Bonanno Concepts' explanation of their service fee. Check out the other episodes we've done on tipping: Should Tipping Have a Place in Our New Normal? These Service Industry Vets Have Choice Words For Your ‘Tipping Fatigue'  Your Questions on Coffee, Tipping, and the Megadrought For even more news from around the city, subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us on Twitter: @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Denver's Most Epic Wins and Fails of 2022

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 27:00


Denver is about to put another interesting year on the books. Depending on how you look at it, we celebrated some major victories… and took some embarrassing Ls. Today on the show, host Bree Davies is joined by producer Paul Karolyi and a couple of regulars from Westword, editor in chief Patty Calhoun and staff writer Conor McCormick-Cavanagh, to discuss their picks for the most epic wins and fails for the city in 2022. Programming note: We're off tomorrow, but we'll be back next week with something really cool to ring in the new year.  For even more news from around the city, subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866. Follow us on Twitter: @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
AG Takes On Grocery Giants, Cage-Free Eggs, and DQ Hot Takes

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 45:32


The cost of groceries is too damn high! And it could be going even higher, based on the reporting from our guest for this week's news round-up. Denver Post reporter Megan Ulu-lani Boyanton joins host Bree Davies and producer Paul Karolyi to talk about Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser's look into the local impacts of the proposed $25 billion Albertson's/Kroger merger, the old law driving up the price of eggs, Dairy Queen, and more. Plus, Hey Denver newsletter editor Peyton Garcia joins us to pick our Official Maybe For Your Weekend, because as usual, she's got lots of great ideas for cool stuff happening across the city in today's Hey Denver newsletter.  Here are Megan's stories on Kroger/Albertson's and AG Weiser, and the new regulations on eggs. Here are the stories we thought went overlooked this week: Megan - “From heart disease to IUDs: How doctors dismiss women's pain” Bree -”Certain Denver Parks Warn Adults Without Children to Stay Away” Paul - “Scientists Achieve Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough With Blast of 192 Lasers” Subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us on Twitter @citycastdenver Learn more about the sponsors of this episode: How to Buy a Home Podcast Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
How Colorado Plans to Bring Back Gray Wolves

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 18:41


In a highly controversial vote two years ago, Coloradans narrowly approved a proposal to reintroduce wolves to the state. But a breakdown of the vote revealed the more complicated challenge ahead: urban voters, who may not have direct interactions with the wolves, overwhelmingly said yes, while rural voters — like ranchers, who have concerns about livestock safety — tended to skew against the measure. So how is this actually going to work? Colorado Parks and Wildlife released a draft of their plan to reintroduce wolves last week, and today CPR reporter Sam Brasch joins host Bree Davies to talk about the vote, the plan, and why scientists think it's a good idea to bring these deadly predators back to Colorado. For even more news from around the city, subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us on Twitter: @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Learn more about the sponsor of this episode: How to Buy a Home Podcast Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
What Denverites Get Wrong about Colorado Springs

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 17:22


While Colorado Springs is still dealing with the aftermath of the Club Q shooting, there's something else that's clung to the city in a negative way: its reputation as a conservative, fundamentalist Christian stronghold that espouses strong anti-LGBTQ beliefs. That stereotype has never defined it for the people who actually live there, though — and now that the world is looking at Colorado's second largest city, many in the community want to challenge what those outside the Springs think they know about this special place. Today on the show, Representative-elect Stephanie Vigil  — who will be representing the district where Club Q is located — joins host Bree Davies to talk about the vibrant, creative, and diverse community that they say defines the city they know.   We talked about the Ted Haggard and the New Life Church, which was rocked by scandal in the early 2000s.   Subscribe to Hey Denver, our kickass morning newsletter, by texting “Denver” to 66866] Follow us on Twitter @citycastdenver We're looking for your hot springs recommendations! Leave us a voicemail with your name, neighborhood, and favorite mineral pool and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Learn more about the sponsor of this episode: How to Buy a Home Podcast Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Why Didn't Colorado's Red Flag Law Stop The Club Q Shooting?

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 16:19


The alleged shooter who opened fire inside Club Q last month, killing five people, had prior run-ins with law enforcement, including reportedly threatening members of his own family with a homemade bomb. It would seem to be a textbook scenario for use of Colorado's red flag law to prevent the purchase of weapons used in the attack. But that didn't happen — and that's left many wondering if ordering those weapons to be confiscated would have saved lives. Today on the show, Colorado Sun reporter Jesse Aaron Paul talks with host Bree Davies about the complexities of red flag laws, and what's next in the ongoing legislative fight to stem gun violence. Follow Jesse Paul's reporting on the Club Q shooting in The Colorado Sun. For even more news from around the city, subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us on Twitter @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Learn more about the sponsor of this episode: How to Buy a Home Podcast Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Colorado Healing Fund Backlash, Our Parking Paradox, and a S'mores-gasbord

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 46:21


It's another Friday news roundup! This week, podcaster and cannabis expert Ann Marie Awad joins producer Paul Karolyi and host Bree Davies to dig through local stories big and small. First, the crew discusses the recent controversy around the Colorado Healing Fund and talk about “solidarity not charity” models of giving, like mutual aid networks. Then, Paul, Ann Marie, and Bree dig into a highly controversial listener question about parking in central Denver. Finally, newsletter editor Peyton Garcia pulls up to the table to bring us her top four picks for the Official City Cast Denver Maybe For Your Weekend!  Bree mentioned the recent RTD customer satisfaction survey results.  Ann Marie and Bree mentioned several mutual aid networks, support programs, and food access organizations in the metro area: Denver Community Fridges Rocky Mountain Mutual Aid Network Denver Food Rescue Snow Angels - snow removal And here's the piece Bree wrote about how mutual aid works Folks looking for an alternative to the Colorado Healing Fund can support Club Q survivors through this GoFundMe, set up by Good Judy Garage. Here are the events Peyton proposed for our Official Maybe For Your Weekend: Festival de Tamale y Atole - Westwood (who is definitely NOT paying Peyton ;) ) Ugly sweater contest at Park Meadows Mall Xmas movie night - Grounds for Dismissal Coffee + s'mores board - Aurora 37th Annual Children's Hospital Toy Drive - Aurora Sports Park Find even more cool events every week - subscribe to our newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866. For updates from on the construction at the Central Library, check here: https://www.denverlibrary.org/central-library-bond-updates. Follow us on Twitter @citycastdenver Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Is SCOTUS About to Alter CO's Anti-Discrimination Laws?

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 18:58


Ten years after Lakewood baker Jack Phillips refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding, a similar case went before the Supreme Court this week — yet again involving a Denver-area professional refusing to serve same-sex couples. But the make-up of the court is very different, and the outcome is anyone's guess. CPR's justice reporter Allison Sherry was in Washington this week to hear oral arguments, and she's on today with host Bree Davies to break down the case — what's at stake for our civil rights laws and why Coloradans keep bringing this type of case.  For even more news from around the city, subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us on Twitter @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Your Guide to Holiday Fun

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 27:08


Sure, Denverites love the Parade of Lights and the tree lighting at Union Station. But what else is there to do here during the holiday season? Today on the show, host Bree Davies is joined by newsletter editor Peyton Garcia for a rundown of some of the best Christmas-y things to do, see, and eat in the Mile High. From pop-up bars and holiday markets to tamale tastings and visits with Santa, we've got a variety of seasonal recommendations to fill your December calendar and make the yuletide great! Stuff we mentioned: Christkindl Market at Civic Center Park (Plus, Peyton mentioned this list of first-timers tips) Denver Zoo Lights Camp Christmas (Listen to Bree's tour with director Lonnie Hanzon from last year) Holiday Tea at Hotel Boulderado  Miracle, the Christmas cocktail pop-up Festival Del Tamal Y Atole For even more news from around the city, subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us on Twitter: @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Club Q Fallout, Indigenous School Protest, and World Cup Watch Spots

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 49:55


What does it mean to have a safe space? We tackle that question from two different directions in this week's Friday news round-up. First, Club Q's owner has pledged to re-open after the mass shooting left 5 dead and 22 injured less than two weeks ago. Will it still be a respite for the LGBTQ community of Colorado Springs? And second, dozens of parents and students from Athmar Park's American Indian Academy of Denver — a charter school rooted in indigenous values — flooded the Denver Public Schools board meeting on Monday to protest the possible closure of their school. But should it stay open right where it is? Public radio veteran and fan favorite guest Jo Ann Allen returns to break it all down with host Bree Davies and producer Paul Karolyi. Plus, Hey Denver newsletter editor Peyton Garcia joins us to pick our official Maybe for your weekend. Jo Ann mentioned this episode of her excellent podcast Been There Done That with Mia Yamamoto.  For more on the American Indian Academy of Denver, guest host Avery Lill and former CCD producer Xandra McMahon visited the school and talked to its founder almost exactly one year ago.  Are you feeling the holiday spirit? Help us get in the mood! Leave us a voicemail with your name, neighborhood, and favorite Denver holiday tradition, and you might hear it on the show soon. Our number is 720-500-5418. Subscribe to Hey Denver, our kickass morning newsletter, by texting “Denver” to 66866, and check out today's newsletter for Peyton's list of spots to watch the USMNT take on the Netherlands at the World Cup on Saturday. Follow us on Twitter: @citycastdenver Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
How Libertarians Shaped Colorado (And Still Do)

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 18:18


The Libertarian Party celebrates its 51st birthday next week — that's 51 years pushing a fiscally conservative, socially liberal agenda. And the party's origins trace back to a living room in the Denver suburbs — Westminster! — when a group of people fed up with the Nixon administration imagined a different way. Their message has shaped Colorado in many ways in the decades since, but why was Colorado the perfect place for this political ideology to be born? And is Governor Jared Polis really a secret Libertarian? Today on the show, author and former party leader Ari Armstrong joins host Bree Davies to talk about Libertarianism's impact on local and national politics, why Colorado became the birthplace of this movement, and more.  Read Ari's work on his website. Here's the interview with party founder David Nolan: https://lpedia.org/wiki/Document:Memoir_2001_David_Nolan_Reflects_on_the_Libertarian_Party_on_its_30th_Anniversary Looking for more Denver news you can use? Sign up for our daily newsletter, Hey Denver, by texting “Denver” to 66866 You can also find us on Twitter: @CityCastDenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

KGNU Morning Magazine Podcast
Morning Magazine Podcast – Monday, November 28, 2022

KGNU Morning Magazine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 26:32


On today’s Morning Magazine, we have an update on the aftermath of the deadly attack on Club Q in Colorado Springs, and CityCast Denver host Bree Davies chats with Monica Martinez of the Fax about efforts to convert old motels […]

City Cast Denver
Is Denver a Fashion Disaster?

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 19:49


Whether you're celebrating Cyber Monday today or thinking about a wardrobe refresh for the new year, it's time to talk fashion. Do Denverites have style? Do Crocs, cargo pants, a puffer jacket, and a cowboy hat count as fashion? LA-based designer Lil Fresh Sam grew up in Denver and now styles superstars like Doja Cat and Method Man. She sits down with host Bree Davies to talk about about finding her style in a fashion-challenged Denver, how she's styling mayoral candidate Leslie Herod, and whether or not Denverites have style.  Looking for great local charities and nonprofits to support on Giving Tuesday tomorrow? We rounded up a list of our favorites in today's edition of our newsletter Hey Denver, which you can subscribe to by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us on Twitter @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Is a Housing Solution Hiding in Colfax's Many Old Motels?

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 18:01


Everyone knows Denver's got a housing shortage — but so many proposed fixes seem too expensive, too controversial, or just too out of reach. So what if we took some of the city's existing structures and turned them into, well, places for people to live? That's what Monica Martinez and The Fax Partnership decided to do when they bought two dilapidated old motels on East Colfax. These vestiges of a time when Route 40 was a tourism paradise have since become makeshift affordable housing — but Monica hopes her organization can bring stability, upgrades, and eventually, more housing to these properties. Monica joins host Bree Davies to explain why, as executive director of an East Colfax-centered non-profit, she chose to take on the housing crisis, one motel at a time.  Bree also mentioned this Denverite report on Denver Rescue Mission.    For the latest affordable housing developments and other news from around the city, subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 As of this writing, we are (were?) still on Twitter: @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Learn more about the sponsors of this episode: Youth on Record's Underground at the Showcase podcast Mental Health with Marielle Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Another Mass Shooting Rocks Colorado's LGBTQ Community

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 19:02


Shortly before midnight on Saturday, November 19, a 22-year-old armed with a semi-automatic weapon entered one of Colorado Springs' few LGBTQ+ nightclubs, Club Q, and opened fire on the crowded dance floor, killing 5 people and injuring at least 25. The attack comes after Colorado Republicans, including gubernatorial candidate Heidi Ganahl, deployed increasingly anti-queer rhetoric in the lead-up to the midterm elections earlier this month. Journalist Heidi Beedle reports on far-right extremism for the Colorado Times Recorder and was on the ground covering the aftermath of the shooting on Sunday. She sits down with host Bree Davies to talk through what happened over the weekend and the connections she sees with the increase in anti-queer rhetoric around the election.  Our friends at CPR have put together a list of resources and ways to help out the victims of the shooting: https://www.cpr.org/2022/11/20/colorado-springs-club-q-shooting-resources-how-to-help/ Find more of Heidi's reporting here: https://coloradotimesrecorder.com/author/heidi-beedle/ We'll be covering the aftermath of the Club Q shooting in our weekday morning newsletter Hey Denver, which you can subscribe to by texting Denver to 66866. Share your thoughts! Just leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Learn more about the sponsors of this episode: Mental Health with Marielle Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Mayoral Candidate Terrance Roberts Is More Than ‘A Former Gang Member'

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 18:49


“The Holly” debuted at the Denver Film Festival earlier this month and caught a lot of local attention. Based on a book by investigative journalist Julian Rubinstein, “The Holly” centers on Terrance Roberts, a former gang member who left that life behind and returned to his Park Hill neighborhood to work as a community activist. But things went sideways and Roberts found himself targeted in an alleged conspiracy involving Denver police and local government officials. The book and the documentary have generated a lot of interest over the last year, only to be made more fascinating when Roberts announced his candidacy for mayor. Regular contributor Theo Wilson also grew up in Park Hill, and met Roberts through various community circles. He joins host Bree Davies to talk about what makes Terrance Roberts such a compelling mayoral candidate. Bree mentioned this earlier City Cast Denver episode with Terrance Roberts himself and author Julian Rubinstein. Subscribe to Hey Denver, our kickass morning newsletter, by texting “Denver” to 66866 Hi, we're on Twitter: @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Learn more about the sponsors of this episode: How to Buy a Home Podcast Mental Health with Marielle Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
EMERGENCY POD: Is Lauren Boebert Losing?

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 13:07


Like so many other Coloradans, we are watching with bated breath as the race for Colorado's Congressional District 3 goes down to the wire. We never saw it coming, but it seems like MAGA celebrity congresswoman Lauren Boebert could actually lose. Ballots are still trickling in from across the southern and western Colorado, so host Bree Davies called up Pueblo Chieftain politics reporter Anna Lynn Winfrey, who has been camped out at the Pueblo Clerk and Recorder's office reporting on what could turn out to be the upset of the year. Check out Anna Lynn Winfrey's coverage of the CD3 race for the Pueblo Chieftain.  Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Boebert on the Brink, Legal 'Shrooms, and Native Comedy

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 44:00


Election day might be over, but Colorado's still reckoning with some big decisions voters made this midterm, annnnd we have questions: What's going to happen with Congressional District 3, where MAGA darling Lauren Boebert is in a shockingly close race with Democrat Adam Frisch? And what about the decriminalization of psychedelics? This is the beginning of what could be a massive industry, but will it even be commercialized in the first place? And does our back-to-back NBA MVP Nikola Jokić have a role in our electoral outcome? Producer Paul Karolyi, host Bree Davies and Westword editor-in-chief Patty Calhoun tackle all these questions and more, plus some special hot takes from some of City Cast Denver's favorite contributors.  Paul mentioned the city's new Business Facade Improvement Program, the Colorado Sun's oral history of the fight for legal weed ten years ago, and Westword's interview with indigenous comic Josh Emerson about the Native Comedy Showcase at the Hi Dive this Sunday.  Get more deets on the City Cast Denver official “maybe” event of the week (as in maybe we'll be there!) in editor Peyton Garcia's newsletter, Hey Denver!  You can also subscribe by texting DENVER to 66866. We are definitely still on Twitter, ‘til that ship sinks: @citycastdenver Learn more about the sponsors of this episode: Denver Film Festival (11/2 - 11/13) Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Cold Weather Camping: It's Not That Bad!

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 16:30


As the weather changes and we turn toward our favorite snowy outdoor activities, camping is often left out of the picture. But beyond skiing, snowboarding, and maybe snowshoe trekking, have you ever considered pitching a tent in the high country during the winter months? Patricia Cameron — writer and executive director of Blackpackers — thinks you should. Coming off a trip to Alaska where she camped on a glacier, the outdoor expert returns to the show to talk with host Bree Davies about why camping in the snow can be fun (and actually isn't that much different than sleeping in the great outdoors any other time of year!). Patricia mentioned this winter camping guide she wrote a few years ago for the Denver Post.  Bree promised some last-minute help finding your nearest polling place and ballot drop-off.  Looking for more resources on the ballot issues? Check out the Hey Denver newsletter, which you can subscribe to by texting DENVER to 66866.  We are on Twitter: @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Learn more about the sponsors of this episode: Denver Film Festival (11/2 - 11/13) Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
A Skeptic's Guide to Immersive Everything

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 19:02


Between David Byrne's “Theater of the Mind” and Immersive Dalí, the hottest trend in Denver art is the immersive experience. But all these shows are so different! And too many of them feel like cash grabs. At least, that's how they look to host Bree Davies, a bonafide immersive skeptic. So we called up Dr. David Thomas, AKA the “Professor of Fun,” who also happens to be co-founder of Immersive Denver, to make the case for this new art form.  If you haven't heard our first episode with Professor of Fun David Thomas breaking down why Casa Bonita is fun, don't miss it! Subscribe to Hey Denver, our kickass morning newsletter, by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us on Twitter: @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Learn more about the sponsors of this episode: Denver Film Festival (11/2 - 11/13) Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Your Guide to Denver's Ballot Measures

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 21:31


As usual, there's a lot on the Denver ballot this year. We're voting on everything from library funding to expanding recycling and composting across the city — but what, exactly would any of these measures do? Ballot language is notoriously cumbersome and vague, so today on the show, producer Paul Karolyi sits down with host Bree Davies to break down a few key decisions voters will make on this year's Denver municipal ballot. They'll cover Initiated Ordinances 305, 306, and 307, along with Referred Questions 2I, 2J, 2K, and 2L.  For more on the ballot, check out Monday's edition of our newsletter Hey Denver, where editor Peyton Garcia rounds up a bunch of great resources on local and statewide issues PLUS shares links to our past episodes where we chat with folks and organizations behind some of Denver's initiatives.  (Or just subscribe to Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866!) Find us on Twitter: @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Learn more about the sponsors of this episode: Denver Film Festival (11/2 - 11/13) Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
How Colorado Became a Haven For Jam Bands

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 20:21


It's no secret: Colorado loves the Grateful Dead… and all the jam bands that formed in the shadow of the influential group (see: String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, and Yonder Mountain String Band, just to name a few!) But a band is nothing without the fans. So why has this place become such a haven for Deadheads? In advance of founding Grateful Dead member Bob Weir's back-to-back shows at Mission Ballroom this weekend, host Bree Davies talks with CPR host and reporter Vic Vela — a self-professed Deadhead — about the band's lasting impact on our state.  Check out Vic's podcast, Back From Broken, where he talks with others working through substance use disorders and mental health issues.  Bree mentioned the recent troubles at Sancho's Broken Arrow, the Grateful Dead-themed bar on Colfax. For more, don't miss our episode last summer about the sexual assault allegations facing Sancho's former owner Jay Bianchi: “Denver's Jam Band Scene Has an Ugly Open Secret” Read and subscribe to Hey Denver, our weekday newsletter: https://denver.citycast.fm/newsletter/ Were you at that Dead show at City Park in the 60s? Tweet us @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Learn more about the sponsors of this episode: Denver Film Festival (11/2 - 11/13) Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
A New Indigenous Mystery Finds Horror in Old Denver

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 19:06


A search for clues at Lakeside Amusement Park. A clandestine meeting at Union Station. A round of putt-putt through an old motel. These are scenes from Erika T. Wurth's new indigenous literary horror novel “White Horse,” which sends readers on a fast-paced mystery across Old Denver and beyond. The Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee author joins host Bree Davies to talk about how she built this literary horror-mystery hybrid from her own experience growing up as an urban Indian around Idaho Springs, and why she chose to take on the gilded legend of The Stanley Hotel — and add her own mythical, indigenous twist to it.  "White Horse” goes on sale tomorrow, and Erika will be speaking and reading from book in Denver twice this week: 5:30 p.m., Nov. 1, Meow Wolf Denver (1338 1st St.) 6:00 p.m., Nov. 3, Tattered Cover on Colfax (2526 E. Colfax Ave.) Subscribe to Hey Denver, our kickass morning newsletter, by texting “Denver” to 66866 What do you think is the creepiest place in Denver? Tweet at us @citycastdenver Got any last-minute questions about your ballot before election day next week? Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and we might answer your question on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Learn more about the sponsors of this episode: Denver Film Festival (11/2 - 11/13) Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Ghost Stories, Haunted Houses, and Your Halloweekend

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 36:27


Ladies and gentlemen, it's the Halloweekend! So we invited the biggest Halloween freak we could find — host Bree Davies' friend Thad Mighell, who is also co-curator of Understudy — to swap some of Colorado's spookiest stories and talk about our favorite local haunted houses. Along with newsletter writer Peyton Garcia and producer Erin O'Toole, the crew talks murders most foul, hauntings, and tales of ghosts you might encounter right here in the city. Plus, Thad gives us some expert recs on the best haunted house attractions in the Mile High so you can plan your spooky, scary weekend! Peyton mentioned Philip Jett's book about the Adolph Coors murder, The Death of an Heir, which came out in 2017.  Subscribe to Hey Denver, our kickass weekday morning newsletter, by texting “Denver” to 66866 We are on Twitter: @citycastdenver Learn more about the sponsors of this episode: How to Buy a Home Podcast Denver Film Festival (11/2 - 11/13) HeyDenver.org - a queer-focused sexual health nonprofit Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
All Treats, No Tricks As Denver Gears Up for 2022 Midterms

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 19:28


With the November 8 midterms just around the corner, some voters are feeling anxious about election security. And others are more worried about all the ghosts, ghouls, vampires, and all the other monsters that are emboldened this time of year. So today on the show, Denver's Clerk and Recorder Paul López sits down with host Bree Davies to make the case for why voting in Denver is among the easiest and most secure in the country — and why you're way more likely to come face-to-face with an actual ghost than election fraud. If you have questions about the election, take Clerk López's advice and make your first stop denvervotes.org.  Subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866. But that's only if you want more news, cool events, and awesome things to do around Denver delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. Follow us on Twitter @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Learn more about the sponsors of this episode: How to Buy a Home Podcast Denver Film Festival (11/2 - 11/13) Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Could Denver Get Swept Up in Another Election Conspiracy?

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 18:03


“If we do not stand up when they go to steal the election, our country is over. It's over.” That's what local conservative provocateur Joe Oltmann said on his podcast earlier this week in response to a segment about Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems on 60 Minutes. So yes, Tina Peters lost her primary to become the GOP's nominee for secretary of state, but the Big Liars are still here, and they're still lying about the outcome of the 2020 election. Westword editor Patty Calhoun has been obsessed with Colorado's connections to the Big Lie, and she's on with host Bree Davies to break down all the lies they're already telling about the 2022 midterms.  Bree mentioned Oltmann's suggestion that conservatives throw “ballot box parties” and our episode with Coffee at the Point owner Ryan Cobbins about the predatory development scandal he has been dealing with on Welton St. Patty mentioned the page on Dominion's website where they've been debunking conspiracy theories.  For more election news, subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866. Are you a Twitter person? Follow us @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Learn more about the sponsors of this episode: How to Buy a Home Podcast Denver Film Festival (11/2 - 11/13) Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Water Woes in the 'Burbs, Touchdown Trouble at Mile High

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 37:38


Two things seem to be in short supply around Denver these days: water and touchdowns. After signing superstar quarterback Russell Wilson to a five-year $245-million contract over the summer, our beloved Denver Broncos have managed to score only seven touchdowns in six games. Maybe they're thirsty or something? Castle Rock and Arvada sure are. Like the rest of Colorado, those two Denver suburbs are looking at a dwindling water supply and increasing population — but they're responding very differently, with a turf ban in Castle Rock and big new connection fees in Arvada. But could there be another way? Denver Post columnist Jo Ann Allen joins host Bree Davies and producer Paul Karolyi to work through our collective growth anxieties and commiserate over the Donkeys. In addition to being one of our favorite guests, Jo Ann is a public radio veteran and the host of the Been There Done That podcast, which tells the real life stories of and by the Baby Boom Generation. Don't miss her recent episode with Marc Maron! We discussed past guest Michael Booth's recent piece for the Colorado Sun about new water policies in Arvada and Castle Rock.  Subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver a big batch of curated event recs for your weekend. All you've got to do is text “Denver” to 66866 What do you think is wrong with the Broncos? Let's hash it out on Twitter @citycastdenver Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
What's Up With All the Booze On Our Ballots?

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 15:54


The future of the neighborhood liquor store is at stake in next month's election, at least if you listen to the owners of neighborhood liquor stores. There are three big state ballot measures each with major implications for alcohol drinkers and sellers alike. But what would these initiatives actually change? Why is DoorDash spending so much money supporting them? And why are those mom-and-pop shops so worried? Colorado Sun politics reporter Jesse Paul is on today with host Bree Davies to break down all the booze on your ballot.  For more 2022 election coverage from Jesse Paul and the rest of the Colorado Sun's politics team, check out their full voter guide, plus more on Proposition 124, Proposition 125, and Proposition 126. Did you hear that Denver's elections office made a translation error on our ballots? Get the whole story in Hey Denver, our weekday morning newsletter: https://denver.citycast.fm/newsletter/ Hang out with us on Twitter @citycastdenver Gotta burning election question for Clerk Paul Lopéz? Text it to us or leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and we might ask the clerk: (720) 500-5418‬ Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Still No Avs on TV, “Camp Hell,” and a Historic Eco-Architect

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 38:46


Denver was abuzz this week with two big celebs in town to mark major milestones: First, Blink-182 lead singer Mark Hoppus was at Ball Arena Wednesday night for the Colorado Avalanche's home opener, where he led the crowd in the now-traditional singing of his band's 1999 hit “All The Small Things.” But the Avs' owners — the Kroenkes — have let another year pass without a new Comcast deal, leaving the Stanley Cup champs largely off Denverites' televisions. And second, President Joe Biden made the trek up into the mountains to designate a new national monument at Camp Hale, the historic home of the legendary 10th Mountain Division. So today, host Bree Davies and producers Paul Karolyi and Erin O'Toole are digging into the latest round of the Altitude/Comcast fight and the politics of Camp Hale — plus, a new historic preservation fight brewing in Cherry Creek North.  Bree mentioned Michael Paglia's write-up on the Richard Crowther home for Westword. There's a bazillion cool things happening in Denver this weekend. To get our curated picks, subscribe to our newsletter Hey Denver by texting “Denver” to 66866 Follow us on Twitter! We're at @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
Roasted! Our Picks for Denver's Best (And Worst) Coffee Shops

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 20:27


Summer, spring, winter, fall… every season is coffee season! It's no secret, Denver has an excellent selection of coffee shops to cater to our every java whim — but which ones are the best? Who serves up the best vibe? Which shop's food menu is top notch? Which coffee shop in Denver has, uh, the best coffee? Producer Paul Karolyi joins host Bree Davies to chat about some of their fave spots and offer recommendations on the best coffee shops in Denver to get that good good wifi, a great table on the patio, and a perfectly roasted cup of joe. Here are the coffee shops we mentioned: Boyer's Coffee (I-25 and 270, with distribution all over the city) Dazbog (Various locations) Stella's (South Pearl) Bardo (South Broadway) Crema (RiNo) Vinh Xuong Bakery (Alameda and Zuni) St. Mark's Coffeehouse (17th Ave.) Kaladi Coffee Roasters (Various locations) Cultura Chocolate (Morrison Road) Thump (Cap Hill) But we want to hear from you too! What's your favorite coffee shop? Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ We also want to shout out Coffee at the Point, a solid coffee shop in Five Points that is running a GoFundMe to help them re-open. Don't miss our episode with owner Ryan Cobbins about the predatory development situation on Welton St. that, in part, led him to temporarily close his shop. Did you know we have a newsletter, too? Sign up for Hey Denver by texting DENVER to 66866 We are on Twitter: @citycastdenver Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Cast Denver
We Get Lost in David Byrne's "Theater of the Mind"

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 27:45


World-renowned art-rock icon David Byrne is not from Denver. So we were as surprised as anyone when he announced that his mysterious new project, an immersive theater experience rooted in neuroscience, would premiere in the Mile High. “Theater of the Mind” has been showing for a few weeks now, and our producers Paul Karolyi (a theater neophyte) and Lizzie Goldsmith (a huge theater lover) have both taken part. So today, host Bree Davies sits down with Paul and Lizzie to talk about their experiences, how the show fits into Byrne's career arc, and what this high-profile premiere says about the state of immersive theater in Denver right now.  For another take on Theater of the Mind, Bree mentioned our pal John Wenzel's review in the Denver Post.  For more of Lizzie's enthusiastic take on the local theater scene, check out her recent coverage for Westword! We've got way more news, helpful info, and cool events in our daily newsletter, which just got a cool new name — Hey Denver! It's the perfect time to subscribe and check out our brand new look: https://denver.citycast.fm/newsletter/ Have you seen Theater of the Mind? Let us know what you thought on Twitter: @citycastdenver Leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices