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City Cast Denver
City Cast Denver
City Cast

Join Host Bree Davies and the City Cast Denver crew every weekday morning as we celebrate, explore, and challenge an ever-changing Denver.... more

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Hot Take! Denver’s Best Hot Sauce

Can you stand the heat? It takes a lot of gastrointestinal fortitude to taste test dozens of local hot sauces,... more

29 Mar 2023 · 38 minutes
The GOP's Gun Filibuster Fail, a Beloved Restaurant Returns, and More Golf Course Gossip

It’s Tuesday, and we’re digging into all the local stories that matter this week. First up, the beloved Japanese restaurant... more

28 Mar 2023 · 33 minutes
Student Activists From East High School Speak Out

During this school year alone, East High School has been the site of swattings, violent threats, and multiple shootings —... more

27 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
The Fallout from East High, Mushroom Growing 101, and a Cumbia Dance Party

This year alone there have been two shootings at East High School, prompting mass student walkouts, renewed calls for gun... more

24 Mar 2023 · 42 minutes
Before You Vote on Zoning, Listen to This

Between the mayor’s race and the Park Hill Golf Course, our ballots for the April 4 election are jam-packed! But... more

23 Mar 2023 · 16 minutes
Psychedelic Therapy is Not Funny. But Christie Buchele Is.

Christie Buchele is one of Denver’s hardest working comedians, but her new one-woman show, “Lost & Found,” isn’t about the... more

22 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
Golf Course Docs Leaked, a LoDo Mainstay Lost, and the Latest Mayoral Madness

It’s Tuesday and we’re talking about the big stories around Denver this week. The Park Hill Golf Course saga gets... more

21 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
The Sex Workers of the Wild West

Images of our Wild West past often evoke the work of men: miners, railroad titans, fur trappers, cowboys, and land... more

20 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Robert Treta on Electric Vehicles, Chipotle, and Denver 'Fugly'

Robert Treta is the owner of Treta Design and Build Inc., a contracting company, and he wants to be mayor.... more

19 Mar 2023 · 35 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Debbie Ortega on Bus Rapid Transit, Suncor, and Casa Bonita

Debbie Ortega is currently an at-large representative on City Council. She has served on council and worked in local government... more

18 Mar 2023 · 37 minutes
Roasting the Mayoral TV Ads, Bug Tacos, and a Lonely Frozen Dead Guy

It’s Friday and we’re talking about the local stories that mattered this week — which of course involves the mayor’s... more

17 Mar 2023 · 46 minutes
What's Happening Inside Casa Bonita 2.0?

Ever since that day last December, when the South Park guys announced that Casa Bonita would be re-opening this May,... more

16 Mar 2023 · 19 minutes
Congresswoman, Mom, Badass: Remembering Pat Schroeder

Twelve-term congresswoman Pat Schroeder passed away this week at the age of 82, leaving behind an important legacy that changed... more

15 Mar 2023 · 19 minutes
More Denver Survival Rules, New Compost No-No's, and an Election The GOP Won't Deny

It’s Tuesday, and we’re taking a look at the stories that matter to Denverites this week. Obviously that means Casa... more

14 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
Kathy Sabine is a Sunshine Expert. Then She Got Skin Cancer.

Denver is the Mile High City. Literally, that means we are one mile closer to the sun and that much... more

13 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Terrance Roberts on Gun Violence, the Park Hill Golf Course, and Jake Jabs

Terrance Roberts is a former gang member-turned-Park Hill community and civil rights activist. He sits down with host Bree Davies... more

12 Mar 2023 · 40 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Kwame Spearman on Psychedelics, Tattered Cover, and the Downtown Dilemma

Kwame Spearman is on leave from his job as CEO of Tattered Cover, which is also co-owns, and he wants... more

11 Mar 2023 · 41 minutes
What is "Public Safety," Dog Poop Problems, and a Weirdly Political Drag Show

It’s Friday and we’re rounding up the stories that caught our eyes — and noses — this week. Producer Paul... more

10 Mar 2023 · 49 minutes
Meet the Dinosaur That Changed Colorado History

Of all the dinosaurs, we Coloradans have a special connection to the Stegosaurus. So much so that in February, state... more

09 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
Can Republicans Ever Win in Colorado Again?

The Republican Party of Colorado is in tough shape. They’ve been on a major losing streak since Cory Gardner was... more

08 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
Denver at the Oscars, CO's Lagging Film Incentives, and the Local Theater Landscape

The 95th Academy Awards will be presented this Sunday in Los Angeles, and at least a couple Coloradans are up... more

07 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
What if Denver Was Nuclear-Powered Again?

Between the high price of natural gas and the push for green energy, conservatives in Colorado have in the last... more

06 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
Mayoral Madness: James Walsh on Worker Power, Harm Reduction and UBI

James Walsh is a professor of political science and labor history at CU Denver, and he wants to be mayor.... more

05 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Kelly Brough on e-Scooters, STAR, and the Downtown Dilemma

Kelly Brough served as president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and chief of staff for then-mayor... more

04 Mar 2023 · 36 minutes
Is Denver That Great for Gen Z? Plus, 303 Day and an Elusive 'Dream House'

It’s Friday, and we’re rounding up all the local stories that mattered this week. At the top of that list:... more

03 Mar 2023 · 45 minutes
11 Essential Rules for Surviving Denver

When Politico published its rules for surviving Washington DC, it got us thinking: What are the essential rules for surviving... more

02 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
Why Your Xcel Bill is So Dang High

Xcel Energy posted $1.7 billion in profits in 2022, yet many Coloradans have seen their energy bills double and in... more

01 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
New Gun Laws at the Capitol, Toxic Train Concerns, and How Pollinators Could Shape Future Development

After months of research and planning, Colorado Democrats introduced a big package of gun reform laws last week that tackle... more

28 Feb 2023 · 25 minutes
Why Sen. Michael Bennet Wants to Take Your TikTok Away

The City and County of Denver recently joined cities across the country in banning TikTok from all government devices —... more

27 Feb 2023 · 25 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Mike Johnston on Rent Control, the Police, and Peña Boulevard

Mike Johnston served in the state senate for eight years, ran for governor and the U.S. Senate, and most recently... more

26 Feb 2023 · 28 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Chris Hansen On His TV Ad, Homelessness, and TikTok

Chris Hansen is a trained engineer and state senator who has represented Denver for the past six years, and he... more

25 Feb 2023 · 32 minutes
Housing Hot Takes, the Nuggets Mascot Mystery, and a Bittersweet Goodbye

It’s Friday and we’re digging into all the local stories that mattered this week. First, more Mayoral Madness because the... more

24 Feb 2023 · 38 minutes
The Beer Likers Guide to the Best Local Breweries

Craft breweries can be as intimidating as they are plentiful. But there’s lots to enjoy in the local brewery scene... more

23 Feb 2023 · 31 minutes
How the FBI Undermined the 2020 Racial Justice Protests

The new podcast “Alphabet Boys” is making waves across the country with revelations about how the FBI used an undercover... more

22 Feb 2023 · 20 minutes
What if Suncor Shut Down Forever?

A series of mysterious incidents in late December forced the Suncor refinery in Commerce City to shut down for weeks.... more

21 Feb 2023 · 19 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Thomas Wolf on Gentrification, Casa Bonita and His Favorite Local Artist

Thomas Wolf is an investment banker who has worked for JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, and Crewe Capital, and... more

19 Feb 2023 · 30 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Trinidad Rodriguez on the Police, Rent Control, and Late-Night Diners

Trinidad Rodriguez is an investment banker who’s served on the board of the Denver Housing Authority and as policy advisor... more

18 Feb 2023 · 24 minutes
Denver Bans TikTok, the War on Prairie Dogs, and Carbs Are Back!

It's Friday and we're rounding up all the stories that mattered to Denverites this week. First, TikTok: is it a... more

17 Feb 2023 · 42 minutes
Is There a Racist Conspiracy Brewing on the Plains?

When Courtney and Nicole Mallery were thinking about buying a ranch on the Eastern Plains, other Black people in Denver... more

16 Feb 2023 · 22 minutes
Does Denver Need Rent Control?

Colorado has banned rent control since 1981. But with the cost of housing on the rise across the state, including... more

15 Feb 2023 · 19 minutes
City Cast Denver
Mayoral Madness: Trinidad Rodriguez on the Police, Rent Control, and Late-Night Diners
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Trinidad Rodriguez is an investment banker who’s served on the board of the Denver Housing Authority and as policy advisor for the... more