Bronwyn Brewer is a Louisville resident and single mother of three whose home was badly damaged in the Marshall Fire. The house remained standing, but uninhabitable due to smoke and soot damage. Last month, we spoke with Brewer about her family’s experience navigating insurance and disaster assistance when a home is uninhabitable. We check in again on how his family’s recovery is going a month later.
Charitable giving in the United States hit a record high in 2020. The biggest jump came from foundations, whose philanthropic giving rose 17%. But according to a national report, these organizations significantly underfund one specific group: women and girls of color. As KUNC’s Stephanie Daniel reports, a Colorado foundation is working to change that.
Over the past month, we’ve brought you a series on the Republican River, which begins in northeast Colorado and runs through Kansas and Nebraska. We explored how water disappearing from streams and land is affecting area farmers, and how a history of interstate lawsuits and well permits has brought the basin to this point. We also heard of efforts to conserve more water and get it flowing again. Today, KUNC’s Adam Rayes explores the history of the Republican River and how it got its name.
The Colorado edition is hosted by Erin O’Toole (@ErinOtoole1) and edited by Henry Zimmerman (@kombuchacowboy). Our production team includes Tess Novotny (@tess_novotny). KUNC News Director Brian Larson is our Executive Producer. Web was edited by digital editor Jackie Hai.
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