Jared, Vanessa, Ron and Joel talk about KHOW’s pick to fill the station’s conservative v. liberal afternoon talk-radio slot with David Sirota and Michael “Heck’va Job Brownie” Brown, before we share ideas for the wacky inventions we plan to take down to the new U.S. Patent office when it opens in Denver next year.
We also discuss a recent piece by Westword‘s Jonathan Shikes, digging into the state brewpub regulations that are preventing Breckenridge/Wynkoop brewery from expanding its frothy output.
And, lastly, we bring in Mike King, a local graphic designer and former employee of the Onion’s Denver AV Club, to explain why the paper’s online archives are expected to vanish from the interwebs. The answer brings up more questions about who owns abandoned content in the digital age and whether maintaining such archives online is a necessary public good. (Ahem… Denver Public Library.)
As always, we’ve also got a few Loves & Hates to vent.
This week’s musical break: “Kill Our Friends” by Denver songwriter Joe Sampson with Nathaniel Rateliff.