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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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How Colorado Fell in Love With the ‘Daytona Dong Sarong’

CEO Chris White co-founded Shinesty in 2014 selling thrift store finds to fellow CU Boulder students hoping to stand out... more

30 May 2023 · 17 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Spicy Wings and Spicy Questions for Brough and Johnston

The mayor’s race is getting spicy! No, we’re not talking about the latest attack ad; we’re talking about hot wings.... more

27 May 2023 · 45 minutes
BREAKING: We Saw Inside the New Casa Bonita!

Hey Denver newsletter editor Peyton Garcia got a sneak preview of the new Casa Bonita this morning, and she’s calling... more

26 May 2023 · 10 minutes
The 'Silent' Man Behind the Nuggets, Broomfield's Arena Fail, and Inflatable Amusements

It’s Friday, and we’re talking about all the local stories that mattered this week. After sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers,... more

26 May 2023 · 41 minutes
Can Lakewood Cash In on the Casa Bonita Hype?

A nostalgia bomb is about to go off on West Colfax, because the long-awaited return of Casa Bonita is expected... more

25 May 2023 · 19 minutes
Mayor Hancock Defends His Legacy

After a historic 12 years in what he calls the “best political job in Colorado,” Michael Hancock is ready to... more

24 May 2023 · 21 minutes
A Fresh Start in the Springs, AI Art at the DAM, and Casa Bonita Backlash

It’s Tuesday, and we’re breaking down all the local stories that matter this week. First, Colorado Springs has a brand-new... more

23 May 2023 · 31 minutes
What You Need to Know About Migrants Arriving in Denver

More than 10,000 migrants from Central and South America have arrived in Denver since December, seeking opportunity, shelter, or just... more

22 May 2023 · 17 minutes
‘Been There Done That’ with Jo Ann Allen

We love having Denver Post columnist Jo Ann Allen on our Friday shows, but did you know she makes a... more

20 May 2023 · 35 minutes
How Empty Is Downtown? Plus, the Most Mayoral Madness Yet

It’s Friday and we’re talking about all the local stories that caught our eyes this week. First, we talk a... more

19 May 2023 · 45 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Mike Johnston Makes His Final Pitch For Your Vote

Twenty-seven Denverites ran for mayor. Seventeen made the ballot. Now it’s down to two: Kelly Brough and Mike Johnston. Ballots... more

18 May 2023 · 35 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Kelly Brough Makes One Last Case For Your Vote

It’s time to vote for a new mayor… again! Ballots for the June 6 runoff are in the mail this... more

17 May 2023 · 33 minutes
Car-Free Streets, Brough's New TV Ad, and So. Much. Rain.

Three miles of Broadway and Welton were shut down for the inaugural ¡Viva! Streets Denver last weekend, as pedestrians and... more

16 May 2023 · 27 minutes
Are Colorado Lawmakers Letting Ticketmaster Off the Hook?

Planning on buying tickets to your favorite show? Good luck! If you happen to be a Swiftie, a member of... more

15 May 2023 · 18 minutes
Chaos at the Capitol, Miller Moths, and an Exclusive Mayoral Endorsement

It’s Friday, and we’re digging into all the local stories that mattered this week. First, state lawmakers are officially done... more

12 May 2023 · 40 minutes
Fact or Fiction: Subaru is Colorado’s Favorite Car

Ask any Denverite what they’d guess is the most popular car in Colorado, and nine times out of ten they’ll... more

11 May 2023 · 17 minutes
Denver on the Cheap: A Great Day for Only $52.80

We all know Denver isn’t the super affordable city it once was. But we’re all still here, trying to get... more

10 May 2023 · 31 minutes
Denver’s Most Mom-Worthy Brunches

Mother’s Day is just around the corner — have you made plans with your mother yet?! This holiday often centers... more

09 May 2023 · 22 minutes
Is Colorado On Its Way to A True Water Crisis?

Colorado was lucky to have a particularly wet winter in 2023, meaning water runoff from the mountains is really strong... more

08 May 2023 · 19 minutes
The Real Impacts of Sports Betting, a Big Tofu Deal, and Who's Afraid of DIA?

It’s Friday, and we’re talking about all the local stories that mattered this week. Way back in November 2019, Colorado... more

05 May 2023 · 47 minutes
A Crash Course in Colorado Camping

It’s not just you— trying to get a camping spot in Colorado feels impossible these days because it kind of... more

04 May 2023 · 22 minutes
How Big Music Money is Reshaping RiNo

There didn’t used to be a place in Denver called RiNo. So it wasn’t a problem when a bunch of... more

03 May 2023 · 19 minutes
Skyrocketing Property Taxes, Suncor Emissions, and Which Lawmakers Want to Block You

With 2023 state legislative session almost over, the race is on to get these bills outta the house — but... more

02 May 2023 · 26 minutes
Meets the Nuggets' Secret Weapon (Who Never Touches the Ball)

The Nuggets are having a history-making season, and — knock on wood! — Denver could be on its way to... more

01 May 2023 · 18 minutes
Gov. Polis vs. the NIMBYs, Preserving History, and Sister City Trivia

It’s Friday, and we’re rounding up the stories that caught our eye this week. Housing has been top of mind... more

28 Apr 2023 · 40 minutes
The Beginner’s Guide to Stargazing Around Denver

Are the stars more beautiful from Denver? We are one mile closer, after all. But seriously, after the surprise Aurora... more

27 Apr 2023 · 17 minutes
Insider Tips From A Denver Gardening Pro

Gardening in Colorado comes with a unique set of challenges. Between our clay-heavy soil and our seriously dry climate, getting... more

26 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
Dems Divided on Guns, Understanding 'Abortion Reversal,' and a Post-420 Reality Check

It’s Tuesday, and we’re looking at all the important stories shaping Denver this week. With only a few weeks left... more

25 Apr 2023 · 28 minutes
Is It Time to Say Goodbye to Quiznos?

Way back in 1981, a humble New York transplant named Jimmy Lambatos opened an innovative toasted sub shop at the... more

24 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
Real Solutions for the Cherry Creek Conundrum

It’s time for the thrilling conclusion to Cherry Creek Week! All week long, we’ve been talking about one of Denver’s most... more

21 Apr 2023 · 48 minutes
Can Cherry Creek Become a True '15-Minute City'?

It’s Cherry Creek Week, Day Four! The story of Cherry Creek is the story of big dreams, yet with each exciting... more

20 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
The Workers Behind Cherry Creek's Ritzy Reputation

It’s Cherry Creek Week — Day Three! When Denverites talk about Cherry Creek, the conversation often goes to the neighborhood’s multi-million... more

19 Apr 2023 · 25 minutes
The Hidden History of Cherry Creek

Cherry Creek Week continues! Sometimes it feels like the only constant in Denver is change. And that feeling is especially present... more

18 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Fighting for the Heart of Cherry Creek

Welcome to Cherry Creek Week! Density. Growth. Infrastructure. Housing. Overcrowding. These words represent our biggest challenge as a city: How can... more

17 Apr 2023 · 25 minutes
Nuggets Playoff Predictions, Northside Faves, and Bigfoot Believers Gather

The Nuggets are having one of their best seasons in decades as they take the number one seed in the... more

14 Apr 2023 · 41 minutes
What You Need to Know About the ‘More Housing Now’ Bill

Is the Polis administration’s “More Housing Now” proposal the solution to our state’s affordable housing woes? Some think it’s a... more

13 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Sam Tallent on How Denver’s DIY Comedy Scene Shaped Him

Sam Tallent is kind of a big deal — the Denver metro-raised comedian has been touring the stand-up circuit for... more

12 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
Students Encounter Police at the Capitol, DPS Expulsion Rates Under Scrutiny, and Big Pizza News

It’s Tuesday and we’re talking about the big stories around Denver this week, especially what’s happening with Denver Public Schools.... more

11 Apr 2023 · 27 minutes
Blucifer, the New World Order, and Other DIA Conspiracy Theories

From the Illuminati and the New World Order to the runways and some weird art, there are too many conspiracy... more

10 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
Dark Money From Dems in CD3, More Election Updates, Plus Our Weekend Recs

It’s Friday! Although election night is behind us, we’re still waiting for all the ballots to be counted. We know... more

07 Apr 2023 · 46 minutes
Can We Reimagine Denver’s Nightlife?

Denver’s LoDo neighborhood has long been a magnet for nighttime revelry, with its concentration of restaurants, breweries, shops, and nightclubs.... more

06 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
How Denver Voted for Mayor, Council, and the Golf Course

For the first time in 12 years, Denver will have a new mayor. And now we’ve officially narrowed the field... more

05 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
Pickleball Problems, A Robo-McDonald's Mystery, and No Elections Talk at All

It’s Election Day! We’ll be back to dig into the results on tomorrow’s episode. But for now, we’re digging into... more

04 Apr 2023 · 29 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Paul and Bree on 'Get More Smarter'

After interviewing almost all of the original 17 candidates for Denver mayor, host Bree Davies and producer Paul Karolyi have... more

03 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Why Denver is Raising Bison... And Returning Them

Last month, the City of Denver transferred 35 bison from our historic herd at Genesee Park outside Golden to the... more

03 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Who You Should Vote For If...

It’s the Friday before election day and these races are heating up. Or are they? Low voter turnout for mail-in... more

31 Mar 2023 · 42 minutes
How to Make Money (And Not Ruin Your 'Hood) On AirBnB

Short-term rentals — like AirBnB or VRBO — may be controversial, but after a pandemic downturn, they’re back and more... more

30 Mar 2023 · 29 minutes
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
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Mayoral Madness: Debbie Ortega on Bus Rapid Transit, Suncor, and Casa Bonita
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Debbie Ortega is currently an at-large representative on City Council. She has served on council and worked in local government for more... more