show episodes
 
This is the new podcast spinoff of a long-running live video series produced by PeakRadar.com, the Pikes Peak region’s cultural website. It features interviews, performances, behind-the-scenes access, sneak previews, and personal tours highlighting the rich cultural life of our community. Peak Radar Live: Later is hosted by Angela Seals, Deputy Director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, with technical direction from Studio 809, and a rotating array of special guests from all c ...
 
Loading …
show series
 
Spend it wisely or spend it foolishly What should Colorado Springs do with the money it’s getting from the American Recovery Plan Act and the State, Local, Fiscal Recovery fund? Will it be treated like a Slush Fund? Should the mayor have complete control over its distribution or should city council have a say? What should be done with Infrastructur…
 
Creek Week events give you an opportunity to take care of our local water resource. It’s the largest watershed clean-up in the state of Colorado. Fountain Creek Watershed Outreach Coordinator Alli Schuch shares the exciting events offered during Creek Week, September 25 – October 3, 2021. Also get an update on the projects of the Fountain Creek Wat…
 
In celebration of Arts Month 2021, A Music Company Inc. is producing a one day blues music festival, Blues on the Mesa, featuring national and regional artists. Live on the Street correspondent A.B. Lugo caught up with festival organizer Amy Whitesell at one of the summer concerts leading up to the Festival – to hear more about what's planned and w…
 
We roamed the crowd at the August Music at the Indy, to find out what’s on the minds of the people of Colorado Springs as summer 2021 winds down. The Colorado Springs Independent hosts a free outdoor concert the third Wednesday of every month, June through October, in the parking lot at the Indy. Music at the Indy Special thanks to Studio 809 Suppo…
 
Issues to focus on What’s the role of City Council in modifying Quality of Life Indicators? Is there reluctance on the city’s part to solve Quality of Life Issues? Is Colorado Springs #1 in Cost of Living Accelerators? Should Eminent Domain be used to improve the Quality of Life for people in Colorado Springs vs. a land owner‘s preferences? Is Flex…
 
Monument, Colorado has a lively arts community that will be showcased at two local events in the coming week - Front Range Open Studios (Sept. 11-12) and Monument Art Hop (Sept 16). We take you live to beautiful Bella Art & Frame gallery to visit with local arts leaders organizing both events. Let's learn more about these opportunities to explore t…
 
How do our local city and county governments compare to other communities in Colorado and the nation? How does this affect our quality of life? Get an advance look at the Local Government section of the Pikes Peak United Way Quality of Life Indicators Report, Peak Progress. Andy Gunning, Executive Director of Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments,…
 
Is there a political will to make it happen? Is transportation planning included in the overall planning of Colorado Springs? Is Colorado Springs in trouble planning wise? Is transportation a stand-alone issue? Have you noticed a surge in Covid-19/Delta variants? Have politics and the Pandemic gone hand in hand? Should we be concerned about politic…
 
Ballot Issues Today’s segment opens with an important Public Service Announcement. Have you ever heard of the Agenda Planner Review? What is it? Ever hear of the WUI? Does it have anything to do with Wildfire Mitigation? A patchwork of various inanities? What does that mean? Does this patchwork benefit the citizens? The 2424 Garden of the Gods proj…
 
A Conversation with General Palmer A conversation with General Palmer begins today’s session with Councilman Bill Murry. What are the city’s biggest arguments today? What is in the best interests of the community? How do you control unrestrained growth? How will this unrestrained growth be paid for? What’s the next 150 years going to look like? Is …
 
The Demographics council of the Peak Progress Quality of Life Indicators Report share the contributions they’re making to the next version of the report. They’re providing tools to make it easier to understand who lives in our region and how that is changing over time. Data can be overwhelming but it can tell us a lot about the place that we live. …
 
Do we need mandates? Councilman Bill Murray contemplates the unraveling the Covid-19 mysteries. Is Consequence Management coming into play? How is human authority over the Covid-19 working? What are the mayor of Colorado Springs and the El Paso County commissioners thinking? Would they care to share their thought processes? Should pandering be allo…
 
The Saga continues. Will the financial situation that the city faces be resolved? We’re talking Billion$ here. Is the current city council up to the task? Can tourism save the day? Will the C4C really be a financial boom or will the venues be line items on the city’s future budgets? Is the city absorbing the costs of infrastructure for tourism? Let…
 
Get a tour of the new El Paso County Master Plan recently adopted by the county commissioners. Mark Gebhart, Deputy Director of Planning and Community Development for the county, provided this overview at the June 16, 2021 Sustainability in Progress meeting. LINKS: Your El Paso Master Plan – project website El Paso County Planning and Development T…
 
The newly-opened Boot Barn Hall is already wowing audiences with its impressive venue in the rapidly changing North Gate area of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Founded by locals with world-class ambitions, the Hall now welcomes touring international, national and regional acts on the main stage, and hosts lively "Sunset Patio Sessions". We talk with C…
 
Will Colorado Springs move into the future or remain in the past? Will Social Workers ride with the police and help defuse hostile situations? How come no recommendations from Law Enforcement Transparency & Accountability Commission? Is there political will to go to publicly financed elections? A Moat city? How are the Shell Games and Hiding Things…
 
We roamed the crowd at the first Music at the Indy, to find out what’s on the minds of the people of Colorado Springs as we kick off summer of 2021. The Colorado Springs Independent is holding a free outdoor concert the third Wednesday of every month, June through October, in the parking lot at the Indy. Music at the Indy MENTIONED: The Cari Dell T…
 
Join us live in beautiful Green Mountain Falls, CO as this summer's Green Box Arts Festival begins. Their robust festival lineup features the first James Turrell Skyspace for the state of Colorado, New York’s American Ballet Theatre, concerts, NEW events, classes, camps, culinary arts and more through July 11. Details here. Peak Radar Live features…
 
How do we ensure all Colorado children are engaged in outdoor learning experiences? Appreciation for nature, the great outdoors, conservation and sound environmental stewardship don’t just happen. They are the result of positive experiences and good information and education. In this episode, we hear from two environmental education leaders who are…
 
Is the Colorado Springs City Auditorium on the chopping block? Councilman Bill Murray discusses the Mayor’s Retreat and the $36 Million gift from OUR Uncle. You might find the breakdown of how the money is to be spent very interesting. What are your priorities? Send your suggestions of how to spend the money to bill.murray@coloradosprings.gov. Covi…
 
With the changes to Colorado Springs city council will public health get shoved to the side? Does Colorado Springs still have health issues? Should persons associated with the El Paso County Health Department be vaccinated? Is the future of the city tied to healthy families? Should social workers be attached to city police/sheriff’s patrols? Your t…
 
The arts are hitting the streets of our community in a new way thanks to Colorado College's new Mobile Arts program! The vividly painted truck is crisscrossing the region with high quality, free arts experiences. We hear from Dr. Naomi Pueo Wood about the generous creativity fueling the new program's travels. Watch the video version of this episode…
 
What do all these issues have in common? Is Colorado Springs hitting a milestone when it comes to the prices of housing? Is this why the Space Command bailed? Who pays the Minimum Wage? The employer or customer? 2424 Garden of the Gods. Will there be an appeal? Pay raises for all city employees? What are the Performance Metrics for city employees? …
 
We take you live to the new Weidner Field in Downtown Colorado Springs for a creative look at the state-of-the-ART new stadium! From the massive Epicenter sculpture at the entrance to a vivid series of 9x12' images by internationally-known artist LeRoy Neiman exhibited publicly along its outer wall, you'll get a colorful look at the recently-unveil…
 
Do you know what ‘A’ & ‘B” bonds are? Is the city allowing an illegal activity to go on under the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act? Just asking. Do you think Metro Districts are for large projects only? Think again. Are Metro Districts in the best interests of the community? Why do developers need “tax incentives?” Are you “shocked” at the prof…
 
Good News & Bad Will Colorado Springs and a “new and improved” city council step up to the plate? Their first test comes soon. Could it be at 2424 Garden of the Gods? The development of Kettle Creek was blocked. Can you guess by who? And why? Changes at the Chamber of Commerce and the EDC. Good or Bad? Do necessary improvements need to be made? Doe…
 
Is this Crisis Management in full flower? Is there retention and recruiting problem for Colorado Springs? Where’s the Dashboard showing the condition of the Police Department? How long has it been since the Dashboard was requested? What size will the size of the classes be to catch up? How big is the problem? How short is Trails, Open Space funding…
 
Why do we need to grow more of our own food? According to local garden expert Larry Stebbins, Colorado Springs is behind many other cities in local food sufficiency. He explains why urban gardening plays a critical role in our resilience and food supply in the face of a growing population and shrinking farmland. He also shares some of the opportuni…
 
Are there new leaders elected or followers? “The city council members were not elected?” What do you mean? There was an election wasn’t there? Will damage be done by this new council or will it be status quo? Will there be progress? What’s going to be this council’s Strawberry Fields? The test is coming up very soon. Will the city still be “risk ad…
 
The self-perpetuating Bubble Machine. What’s Colorado Springs going to be #1 in? Will there be a cost associated with being #1? Is Colorado Springs #1 in Covid-19 tests? Is Covid-19 going up? Hospitalizations? Is Colorado Springs really ready for the B.1.1.7 variant? Is a 4th surge happening? Is Covid-19 a “Bubble?” What’s happening regarding long …
 
An ambitious new project near downtown is cleaning up an old construction materials dump and turning it into an amazing community treasure. A lot of creativity is going into this site, including letting nature do what real estate developments typically pour concrete to do (manage stormwater). If you see mosaics on light poles, concrete benches inla…
 
Is Colorado Springs Unprepared for new annexations? Who said that? Growth has a cost. Can Colorado Springs really afford the costs of new annexations? Is enough revenue being generated to absorb these annexations? Does the city administration play 3-Card Monty with the city’s finances? Is the budget maxed out? Does it look like new taxes are in the…
 
A new non-profit co-op is working in Colorado to help people go solar, simplifying the process and reducing costs. Bryce Carter, Colorado Program Director for Solar United Neighbors (SUN) shares details about how it works. The co-op launched in Colorado Springs at the end of March, 2021. This event was co-hosted by Peak Alliance for a Sustainable F…
 
We need to clean up our local elections Should everybody have a right to vote? What is Paid Speech? Who opposes Publicly Financed Elections? What is the success of other cities or states that have done it? Shouldn’t the citizens own their own elections? Do people really disengage from the voting process? Will business women vote for women candidate…
 
Counterweight Theatre Lab is focused on intimate, honest, and experimental productions that ask important questions, stimulate the senses, and tell unique stories. We meet their Artistic Director, Ethan Everhart, to preview their new outdoor theatrical experience, "Dream by Day," which runs April 9-18 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Details at h…
 
We're live with wolves! Well, primarily with Erika Moore, Animal Caretaker Supervisor at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center to learn about tours and events at their beautiful sanctuary in Divide, CO. Learn about their education and advocacy efforts and the importance of reintroducing wolves into Colorado’s ecosystem. Upcoming event details at https:…
 
Boulder County told Byron Kominek you cannot put solar panels on agricultural land; it violates zoning. But Byron persisted. Agrivoltaics are a global phenomenon in which solar panels and agriculture share land. The county eventually amended its code. Today there are about 3,000 panels on Jack’s Solar Garden, which Bryon created. In addition to hel…
 
How about a draft ordinance as a beginning? Four of five of Colorado’s largest cities are changing to or have changed to Publicly Financed Local Elections. It’s a trend. Isn’t it past time to open up a dialog on this subject? Do you like the sound of “Recycling Ownership of Elections?” Do you like the idea of “Protecting People without means?” Have…
 
Explore the new PPLD - Manitou Springs Library inside of Manitou Art Center and all of the new creative benefits available to library cardholders thanks to this partnership! Our "Live on the Street" correspondent, Jennifer DeDominici, takes you along on a tour and conversation with the MAC's Natalie Johnson. View the video version of this episode a…
 
There are plenty of good reasons for political conservatives to be concerned about the climate crisis. We explore them in this conversation with three gentlemen from the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, or CCL: Steven Moses, a physicist Don Parcher, a retired Navy pilot Nate Hochman, a Colorado College senior and Conservative Outreach Fellow at CCL Citizen…
 
Don’t Major in the Minors Colorado Springs city council elections are fast approaching. Will the incumbents do well or will one or two be knocked off by the up and coming challengers? Is city council being treated fairly by the executive branch or is it being abused? Learn the definition of a Metro District. It ain’t what the city is practicing tod…
 
Councilman Bill Murray has a few words for “Zoom” culture Councilman Bill Murray unloads because he can’t get straight answers to his Covid-19 questions. Will the B.1.1.7 variant take over? What happens when the Federal stimulus ends? Does Colorado Springs really need the money? Bob Cutter has an answer to Bill’s inquiry. Is it a one-shot deal? One…
 
What steps can the Biden administration take to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Bureau of Land Management to better address its conservation and climate change goals? This question was addressed in a lively online discussion hosted by PEER (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility). Panelists discussed the results of a recent …
 
Will Toor, Executive Director of the Colorado Energy Office, provides a summary of State/CEO projects, activities, and initiatives, and shares the Colorado Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Pollution Reduction Roadmap. This event was co-hosted by Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future, Southeastern Colorado Renewable Energy Society, Green Cities Coalition, and …
 
Skyscrapers are in the pipeline for Downtown Colorado Springs Councilman Bill Murray says he shouldn’t get on a Rant, but he did! Whoever gets elected to the Colorado Springs City Council will really determine if Council Matters. Will the newly elected be up to the task of moving Colorado Springs Utilities into the future? Or will there be backslid…
 
A Q&A for city council candidate in district #1 An unvarnished and unedited Q&A with Councilman Bill Murray and Colorado Springs City Council candidate Mike Seeger about issues facing City Council District #1, Colorado Springs Utilities, and city council in general. The post Councilman Bill Murray grills Mike Seeger Mar 04 2021 appeared first on St…
 
A Q&A for city council candidate in district #1 An unvarnished and unedited Q&A with Councilman Bill Murray and Colorado Springs City Council candidate Dave Donelson about issues facing City Council District #1, Colorado Springs Utilities, and city council in general. The post Councilman Bill Murray grills Dave Donelson Mar 01 2021 appeared first o…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2021 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login