That's what you get
Colorado Springs is increasingly diverse, but most of us have occasional tastes and inclinations that we can't afford, or that local fare doesn't satisfy.
Were we riding in your car, what radio station would we hear? Either KRCC or KEPC, the station out of Pikes Peak Community College.
What radio fare is this town lacking? We have pretty good selection, but I'm looking forward to HD radio, which will let single stations offer multiple program streams. That'll produce an explosion of content choice.
Name a fun, cost-free local event. I'm a big fan of the annual Emma Crawford Coffin Race that's coming up in Manitou next weekend.
What does Colorado Springs have too much of? Stereotyping — people are too quick to evoke labels instead of see people for the whole persons they are.
What's your favorite local radio fare? NPR, but I station-surf a lot, getting five-minute tastes of various talk-radio programs. Just enough to drive me crazy.
What sort of radio does this town need more of? Latin and African music, and talk radio with a more balanced perspective.
Name a politician you'd like to see go. Tom Tancredo, because he's so intolerant of people outside his demographic.
What's a primo local event with free admission? The free showings of the Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival at various locations around town.
If I turned on your radio, what station would come on? KRCC, because it carries NPR. I travel a lot and always listen to whatever station carries NPR, pretty much the sole source of honest news.
Have local politics grown less entertaining in recent years? I don't find politics entertaining. The conservative sector has taken over this city. They care too much about their own rights, and not enough about the rights of people with no voice, like the homeless, the poor and the disenfranchised.
What's a great local free event? I love bicycling in the Garden of the Gods, so I especially look forward to the midnight ride through Garden of the Gods [the Starlight Spectacular] that raises money for trails and open space.
What does Colorado Springs have too much of? Republicans.