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9 comments in the last 6 months
Denver Union Station celebration
Posted: September 25, 2014 by Edie Bryan
Program: Colorado Inside Out (9 comments)
This Saturday, September 27, the Colorado Rail Passenger Association is celebrating 25 years of advocating for more passenger train service. Come and celebrate with us 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 at the newly refurbished Denver Union Station. Come lift a glass with us, also 2 panels on where we've been and where we're going in the future. Phil Washington, ceo of RTD is featured speaker. This could be included in the "say something nice" segment, maybe by Patty Calhoun, or someone else. 25 years ago Denver Union Station was in danger of being abandoned with AMTRAK trains to go to a metal building in Brighton. The public rose up but there was no group to take up this cause. Ever since, the Colorado Rail Passenger Association, called "Colorail" has advocated Denver Union Station.
Correction/clarificatioon needed
Posted: September 15, 2014 by Name Withheld
Program: Colorado Inside Out (9 comments)
Recently Patty gave praise to "Dave Liniger" for donating "The Wilderness Experience" to C.U. I believe that should have been "Gail and Dave Liniger" as the donators, and it is "The Wildlife Experience". Thank you for the opportunity to contribute to an excellent show. Marie LaBudde
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email and clarifications.
I have forwarded your comments to producer and host of Colorado Inside Out, Dominic Dezzutti.
I am sure he will pass on your comments to Patty.
Thanks for keeping us on our toes.
All the Best,
CPT12 Staff
Comment on 3rd Party and Independent Candidates for Go.
Posted: September 15, 2014 by Susan Hall
Program: Colorado Inside Out (9 comments)
. I would lfirst and most importantly like to say thank you to CPT12 for showing Colorado Decides with the candidates for governor from the Green Party and the Libertarian Party and the independent candidate. It is as the panel said about Senator Udall, somewhat disapointing that the candidates from the major parties do not think they should take the time and effort to speak at the same time as the other candidates, but is nice that public TV is helping to provide full information as to who and what will be put on the Colorado ballets. It seems like democracy and freedom should work better when the public is informed and know what is and is not on the ballot. I was a little disappointed that Eric Sonderman did not bring up specific issues with the candidates on the program today. If he were to say he liked one candidate over the other it seems like he should say why; so that that his valuable media time is not just a quick advertisement, but a real concern for an answer to a question. There were excellent issues in the debate. The issue of economics and the Green candidate, Harry Hempy made it clear he thinks it would help communities to have a higher minimum wage especially in cities like Boulder where the cost of living is higher. It eould help those would get a higher wage and it would help the community because they would no longer be at such a low income level they would have to go on Medcaid for healthcare and their tax base would be higher for the schools and other public services. Of course we know the Libertarians do not want anything regulated, so they would be happy to leave the pay up to businesses, which is what took place in the early 1900's befor the regulations of child labor laws. However the Libertarian' view was clear, but the independent you mentioned appreciating, Mike Dunafon, was hard to understand and stated a means to improve the economy was something about paying people who aren't working. I did not know if he was talking about the extension on unemployment, if he did not believe in unemployment or in disability checks. I have not seen any statistics that say there is a large problem of supporting non-disabled people in Colorado. So I do hope you will explain why you seemed to like Mike Donafon better than the other two candidates where spoke with more prisisly to the issues. I do know at one place Harry Hempy said he did not like how he was answering the question oabout working with Republican and Democrat legislators, but he did make it clear he thought he could do what would be needed.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email. We are glad you enjoyed the debates.
I have forwarded your comments to Mr. Sondermann.
I am sure he will appreciate your feedback.
Thank you for watching and supporting Colorado Public Television.
Colorado Public Television (CPT12)
Panel Contributors
Posted: August 25, 2014 by Name Withheld
Program: Colorado Inside Out (9 comments)
I am a dedicated watcher/listener to your program and typically will watch it in repeat even though I have seen it only a couple of days prior simply because I enjoy and appreciate (and am frequently edified by) the intelligent commentary of the panelists. A couple of weeks ago, I had the happy occasion to be watching and listening when Susan Greene and Eli Stokols joined the panel. Susan Greene was particularly impressive as she brought a level of awareness, insight, depth and enlightenment heretofor demonstrated only when the best of your "regular" best panelists were at their very best. Eli Stokols was not far behind, but then I think Susan pretty much left everybody in her dust on that program. That same night, I watched and was extremely impressed by Kyle Clark's appearance on the Caldara program. As good as are David Kopel, Patty Calhoun and Pen Tate (and they are good !!!!), I would urge that you try to bring back Susan as often as possible as well as Eli and Kyle on occasion as well. Perhaps even consider adding another chair around the table so as to give voice for more wisdom and wit.
CPT12 Response:
Thanks for writing.  We appreciate your comments.  I have forwarded your e-mail to the appropriate person.
Thanks for watching and supporting Colorado Public Television.
CPT-12 Staff 
Mispronunciation of Bob Beaupre's name
Posted: July 24, 2014 by Name Withheld
Program: Colorado Inside Out (9 comments)
I watched Natasha on the latest show. Please tell her to pronounce Beaupre " bow pray not boo pray"
Please bring a full picture of truth to viewers
Posted: July 14, 2014 by Susan Hall
Program: Colorado Inside Out (9 comments)
Last week on Colorado Inside Out a member on the panel, David Kopel, presented a deceptive understanding about what has happened in Gaza and the Palestinian land. I don't even believe the beginning of the violence was explained. It began when 3 teenage Jewish boys were reported missing, with no ideas of what happened, the Israel gov. began a number of ways to implement collective punishment on Palestinians for their disappearance, including arresting 100's of the persecuted group of people or Palestinians as suspects. Then a Palestinian was burned to death and another beat when these young men where not doing anything wrong. When you look at a map of what began as Palestine and what it is today, it appears that the current government of Israel is clearing the land of Palestinians and their right to own anything in Israel; it is not so different than what happened in South Africa when they had an apartheid system. The US was calling many of the Africans of that country terrorists,including Nelson Mandela. I don't know if they were providing multimillions of dollars of weapons of mass destruction weapons to the Apartheid European-African controlled government at that time as the US is currently is doing for Israel today. I hope somehow the Colorado Inside Out program can correct the deception they have presented and encourage viewers to go to another excellent news program shown right there on KBDI channel 12, which is Democracy Now, http://www.democracynow.org/2014/7/14/israel_targets_civilians_the_casualties_speak On another subject it would be appreciated if the people on the programs on KBDI covered the other political parties besides just the Republican and Democrat parties. The Green party was extremely appreciative when you allowed their candidate, the Libertarian and the Constitutional candidates a chance to be aired as they answered some questions on important issues. It would also be informative to the public if they could be on the air with the Republican and Democrat candidates or to tell the public why these two many times agreeing candidates refuse to appear with them. This year the Green Party has several candidates including a candidate for governor, Harry Hempy. I thought it would be nice if the Colorado Inside Out panel could have interviewed ALL of the candidates who are running for governor to see what their views are on capital punishment, on Obama's visit, as well as how they feel about supporting Senator Udall. I as a Green Party member thought Senator. Udall deceived the public by speaking against the NDAA bill for an hour on the senate floor and then promptly signing the bill. Thank you for providing this space for my comment.
Baby Killer Should Be In Jail
Posted: June 3, 2014 by Juan Maes
Program: Colorado Inside Out (9 comments)
CPT12 Response:
Thanks for writing.
All the Best,
CPT-12 Staff 
Brighton Drilling moratorium
Posted: April 4, 2014 by Dick Hodge
Program: Colorado Inside Out (9 comments)
A fine point I guess, but Brighton did not impose a fracking ban. I know it's fun to say frack on TV, but surely all you usually bright folk know better. Maybe not so smart a move, but not a fracking ban.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you very much for your note.  We always appreciate hearing from our viewers, especially when we are in error.
You are absolutely right that we should not have characterized what Brighton did last week as lifting a fracking ban.  It was indeed a drilling moratorium, and not a fracking ban, that was lifted.
The error was my fault as I was the one who wrote the topic and didn’t dig down enough into the story, ironically, to see exactly what happened.
I appreciate the fact that you let us know when we were wrong and it will help us double down our efforts to present the facts when we discuss these issues on Colorado Inside Out.
Thank you for watching and supporting Colorado Public Television.
Dominic Dezzutti
Director of Production 
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