Colorado Healing Fund Backlash, Our Parking Paradox, and a S'mores-gasbord
It’s another Friday news roundup! This week, podcaster and cannabis expert Ann Marie Awad joins producer Paul Karolyi and host Bree Davies to dig through local stories big and small. First, the crew discusses the recent controversy around the Colorado Healing Fund and talk about “solidarity not charity” models of giving, like mutual aid networks. Then, Paul, Ann Marie, and Bree dig into a highly controversial listener question about parking in central Denver. Finally, newsletter editor Peyton Garcia pulls up to the table to bring us her top four picks for the Official City Cast Denver Maybe For Your Weekend!
Bree mentioned the recent RTD customer satisfaction survey results.
Ann Marie and Bree mentioned several mutual aid networks, support programs, and food access organizations in the metro area:
- Denver Community Fridges
- Rocky Mountain Mutual Aid Network
- Denver Food Rescue
- Snow Angels - snow removal
- And here’s the piece Bree wrote about how mutual aid works
Here are the events Peyton proposed for our Official Maybe For Your Weekend:
- Festival de Tamale y Atole - Westwood (who is definitely NOT paying Peyton ;) )
- Ugly sweater contest at Park Meadows Mall
- Xmas movie night - Grounds for Dismissal Coffee + s’mores board - Aurora
- 37th Annual Children’s Hospital Toy Drive - Aurora Sports Park
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