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Colorado Inside Out

10 comments in the last 6 months
Brighton Drilling moratorium
Posted: April 4, 2014 by Dick Hodge
Program: Colorado Inside Out (10 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.
 
Sincerely,
 
Dominic Dezzutti
Director of Production 
Rural Electric Mandates
Posted: January 16, 2014 by Chris Hoynes
Program: Colorado Inside Out (10 comments)
I am upset. I just learned that Senator Harvey’s bill to undo SB13-252 was sent directly to the kill committee Wednesday and 3 Senators whose districts are not subject to the 20% mandate voted and killed SB14-35. This is the rural electric mandate, one of the primary issues upsetting rural Colorado residents. Now we know how this session will respond to rural resident concerns.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for writing.  I have forwarded your e-mail to the producer of Colorado Inside Out.
Thanks for watching and supporting Colorado Public Television.
Sincerely,
Jackie
CPT-12 Staff 
Loss of Ken Gordon
Posted: December 25, 2013 by Robert Miner
Program: Colorado Inside Out (10 comments)
Ken Gordon . . . Such a tragic loss. The only thoughtful liberal on your panel. It has been bad enough listening to David's biased pontifications and the distorted views expounded by Eric, now the only rational thinking individual is gone. May Ken be remembered for his contributions to Denver and the State.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email.
We are all saddened by the loss of Ken Gordon. He was a great leader, statesman and friend of the station. He will be missed.
Dominic Dezzutti has written a thoughtful  tribute to Ken on his blog at:
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2013/12/22/ken-gordon-statesman-gentleman-friend/
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff 
Arapahoe shooting and Police Information and Accuracy
Posted: December 23, 2013 by Name Withheld
Program: Colorado Inside Out (10 comments)
I was really disappointed to hear all members of the panel agreeing how much information had been made available and how pleased they were with the accuracy. When we got my daughter home from the school she told us the name of the girl that was shot and that she was a senior. I told her she must have been mistaken because the Sherriff announced that the victim was 15 years old. In that press conference he made the point of saying there will not be many updates because they only want to give out accurate information. It took well over a day for this to be corrected. I feel sorry for any friends or relatives of 15 year old girls attending the school that may have been unnecessarily anguished.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email and insight.
I have forwarded your comments to the Producer and host of Colorado Inside Out, Dominic Dezzutti.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your community. We share your shock and grief.
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff 
David Kopel
Posted: December 9, 2013 by Marlin In Denver
Program: Colorado Inside Out (10 comments)
David Kopel needs to update his perception of people working in the fast food business. Saying that fast food workers are entry-level workers with no skills is a misconception he went on to use as a justification against a higher minimum wage. Kopel is apparently not aware that since the Great Recession, the age, the work experience, and the education level of fast food workers has gone UP because older, more experienced, more educated people are having to take these jobs. I think people like Kopel should get a job in fast food (on the night or weekend shifts) and see how long they would be satisfied making the current minimum wage. Seems like it is always the better-off people (those who don't have to live off the minimum wage) are the ones who are dead set against raising it for anyone else.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email.
I have forwarded your comments to Mr. Kopel.
I am not sure if he ever spent  time slinging burgers.
Thank you for watching and supporting Colorado Public Television.
 
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 
tonights show 11/22/13
Posted: November 22, 2013 by duane senn
Program: Colorado Inside Out (10 comments)
I believe the panelists missed the point on anti-incumbency. If you look at the recent municipal and school board elections incumbents won over 90% of the time. What the voters don't like is someone else's incumbents.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email. Good point!
I have forwarded your comments to the producer and host of Colorado Inside Out, Dominic Dezutti.
Thank you for watching and supporting Colorado Public Television.
Sincerely,
Joan
Colorado Public Television (CPT12) 
Thanks
Posted: November 16, 2013 by Name Withheld
Program: Colorado Inside Out (10 comments)
Thanks for using my input about the 2012 real estate increase and was behind some of use voting against Amendment 66. I was disappointed with David Koppel's response (even though many of his responses I like) since the Douglas School District voted down raising their levy increase in 2012 and thus invalidates Koppel's response that people will vote for education all the time. In fact the vote against Amendment 66 invalidates Koppel's response. Maybe I imagined it but on the 10:00 pm News on 11/8/2013 (just a couple hours after your show), Governor Hickenlooper announce that the State of Colorado was in good shape due to the recovering economy. If that is the case, why were we voting for a tax increase? (I wish you caught that and mentioned it on 11/15/2013 show.) To answer Eric's question how ObamaCare can be changed by the President, there could be two ways. The first is that ObamaCare has a lot of TBD's to be decided by the Health Secretary Sebillus. The second is that ObamaCare comes under the Interstate Commerce Department's jurisdiction (to use the Individual Mandate) and they tweak rules and regulations for the person in charge all the time.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your comments.  I have forwarded your e-mail to the producer of Colorado Inside Out.
 
Thank you for watching and supporting Colorado Public Television.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Jackie
CPT-12 Staff 
where is it?
Posted: November 8, 2013 by paul cloyd
Program: Colorado Inside Out (10 comments)
where is the link to CIO post game at Dominic always kentions???
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email and interest in Colorado Inside Out.
You can find  links  to the postgame clips at:
http://video.cpt12.org/program/colorado-inside-out/
Please scroll down the page until you get to the Clip section.
Thank you for watching and supportingColorado Public Television.
All theBest,
Joan
CPT12 staff 
Amendent 66 Failure
Posted: November 6, 2013 by Name Withheld
Program: Colorado Inside Out (10 comments)
In watching your show, I have not seen it mentioned that some school districts' voters had increased Property Taxes to support schools in 2012. This was the case of the Cherry Creek School District. I sure felt like 66 was 666 for those of us who felt like we were going to be taxed TWICE for the school system. IF Amendment 66 is ever proposed again, maybe it should have a clause in it to NULLIFY any recent elections results for School Districts raising property taxes for the schools.
Colorado Inside Out 10/25/13
Posted: October 25, 2013 by Name Withheld
Program: Colorado Inside Out (10 comments)
It was very disappointing that you choose to treat the Douglas County school Board election so superficially. Obviously, your panelists had no knowledge of the facts of this election, including that 89 percent of the funds of the "reform" candidates comes from out of district. Actually, most of the funds in the election come from a man from Texas, Indeed, this school board is up for sale, for a political agenda, not for the students, the teachers or the parents. I am a Douglas County school parent of 19 years & have seen the damage this current board has done to the District. Why does no one mention the salaries of the current administration or the finding of $83 million after many teachers were cut? Or the reduction in graduation requirements or the cut in the number of classes high school upperclassmen were allowed to take.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email and feedback.
I have forwarded your comments to the producer and host of Colorado Inside Out, Dominic Dezzutti.
Our Colorado News has an interesting article on the candidate funding situation in the Douglas County School Board race as does Ballotpedia.
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff 
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