Episode 133: The Pink Tax

It is a seemingly innocuous price difference that can have dramatic impacts on a woman’s budget; the pink tax. The “tax” isn’t really a tax, instead it is the extra cost to purchase everyday items that are made for women, even if those items are no different than items for men. In this episode we…

COS By the Numbers ||Week of April 25th, 2018

Why, hello there! Welcome to a politics heavy version of COS By the Numbers. This week we take a look at how a Republican victory in Arizona portends bad bad things for Republicans in November, a inept Congressman being inept in his continued efforts at Congressional ineptitude, and of course; what the hell is happening…

Episode 132: Sustainability Update

  In honor of Earth Day we burrow through the news to bring you updates from around the world on how different countries, businesses and other visionaries are tackling global warming in innovative ways. We take a look at Colorado’s first geosolar community, located in Arvada, CO, where the neighborhood will be energy neutral. Moving…

Episode 131: Pay the Teachers!

Teachers in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kentucky have launched massive strikes in order to increase their salaries. In this episode we take a look at teacher pay in the United States and why the current state of affairs is so bad for those in the teaching profession. We start with a history of teacher pay…

COS By the Numbers || Week of April 2nd, 2018

We had the pleasure of hosting Sarah Humbargar, Vice President of Development Services for the Downtown Partnership, on this week’s show to talk about bike share, the number of new apartment units coming into downtown and other projects that have broken ground or will break ground in 2018. This week’s COS By the Numbers is…

Episode 130: The State of the Downtown with the Downtown Partnership!

Sarah Humbargar, Vice President of Development Services for the Downtown Partnership, joins us to talk about development goals for downtown, successes and what is on the horizon. Filled with stats and facts, this episode will give you a good look at what is happening in the heart of Colorado Springs. Share your thoughts on this…

Episode 129: Facts, Figures and the Future of the Homeless in COS

  This week we sit down with Andrew Phelps, the City of Colorado Springs’s Homelessness Prevention and Response Coordinator for the City of Colorado Springs. In his role with the City Andrew evaluates best practices, provides project management assistance to community non-profits, acts as a liaison between community organizations and City leadership, and keeps elected…