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New York City Police Officer Buys Shoes for Barefoot Man on the Street [VIDEO]
This is a heartwarming story that is going viral across social media. A New York City Police Office bought a pair of shoes for a barefoot man on the streets when he noticed the man didn't have socks or shoes and a tourest snapped a photo.

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The tourist's photo of officer Larry DePrimo kneeling on the cold sidewalk to give the man boots that he bought at a nearby shoe store quickly became an online sensation, generating more than 325,000 "likes" on the NYPD's Facebook page.

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People: Larry DePrimo

22nd Annual "Zoo Lights" Features New Layout at the Denver Zoo [VIDEO]
A Denver, Colorado tradition in it's 22nd year, opens today and runs through January 2, 2013! Get ready for "Zoo Lights" at the Denver Zoo featuring a new layout this year.

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About "Zoo Lights" at the Denver Zoo This Year

Denver Zoo will be transformed to a wild winter wonderland as guests wander under the canopy of lights throughout themed regions at this year's Zoo Lights. Families can journey to the North Pole region to visit with Santa, enjoy tasty treats at Ms. Claus' Sweet Shop and take a spin on the carousel. In this region kids can also take Denver Zoo's historic train ride, revamped this year with a special theme. Kids can help spot animals from long ago at the Yesterday's Zoo Train Experience. During the ride they will hear the story of Yesterday's Zoo, a place where now extinct animals roam, while learning why it's important to help today's animals and seeing characters from the book.

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Denver Zoo

Zoo Lights Special Events


Naughty and nice children alike can bring their Christmas wish lists right to Santa’s mailbox at the North Pole and visit with the big guy himself!


See Santa’s helpers with power tools create a special ice-carving garden, filled with more animal sculptures than before.

Such a fun event for the entire family, and so far this year, very nice weather to enjoy the Zoo Lights at the Denver Zoo.

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Topics: Denver ZooHuman InterestZoo Lights
Locations: ColoradoDenver

Free Day at the Denver Art Museum This Saturday
If you are looking for something fun to do this Saturday with your family or friends, how about checking out the Denver Art Museum? It's FREE admission on Saturday. Museums in Denver have free days throughout the year.

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Free Days are funded in part, by the citizens of the metro area via the SCFD 0.1% sales and use tax. It's a great value, so check out the dates below and have a free day! Additionally, The Tier I organizations (Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Zoo, Denver Art Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens and The Denver Center for the Performing Arts) provide bookmarks listing their free admission days.

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Locations: ColoradoDenver

9NEWS Parade of Lights Is This Friday and Saturday Night in Downtown Denver
The 9NEWS Parade of Lights will wind through the streets of Downtown Denver this Friday and Saturday evening! It's become a tradition for Colorado families for years and it's almost here. The KOSI 101.1 family will be there and we hope to see you there too!

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The 9NEWS Denver Parade of Lights Schedule

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 6 p.m.


Downtown Denver, starting on Bannock Street at 14th Avenue in front of Civic Center Park and the City and County Building. (Grandstand seating only)

For more information about the 9NEWS Parade of Lights, visit their website.

We can't wait to see you at the 9NEWS Parade of Lights this Friday and Saturday night! Be sure to wave to us as we wave to you!
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KOSI 101.1 Has Your Chance to Win "Power Ball" Tickets Wednesday
How about your chance at winniner $500,000,000? KOSI 101.1, Denver's 500 Million Dollar Christmas Station will have your chance to win Colorado Lottery Power Ball tickets all day Wednesday!

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How to Win

Just listen to KOSI 101.1 between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. all day Wednesday for "Colorado Christmas" by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to play. When you hear it begin, be caller 101 at 303-631-2101 and you will WIN 10 Power Ball tickets. That's your chance to win the jackpot of $500,000,000! That would help with your Christmas shopping, right?

Good luck from Denver's 500 Million Dollar Christmas Station, KOSI 101.1!
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Colorado's Governor Hickenlooper Makes Esquire's "Americans of the Year" List
Congratulations to Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper! Hickenlooper made it to the “Americans of the Year” list in the December edition of Esquire Magazine.

John W. Hickenlooper, Facebook

A drought destroyed $100 million of revenue. Wildfires incinerated 238,000 acres of forest. And then seventy people were shot in a movie theater. It's not easy being the governor of Colorado.
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Hickenlooper told the magazine

“I felt, in some deep way, privileged and blessed to be a part of their lives,” he said to Esquire. “You feel this incredible, intense connection…. I didn’t feel paralyzed. In a funny way, I almost felt released.”

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Congrats, Governor Hickenlooper!

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Keeping Your Thanksgiving Meal Stress-Free
It's going to be a busy week, especially if you are hosting a Thanksgiving meal for your family and friends. Panic and stress usually sets in for the host of the big meal. I found some tips to help keep the Thanksgiving feast a little less stressful, as it should be.

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"The Stir" has 12 Tips for Keeping Your Thanksgiving Sane

Many of us are having a few people over for Thanksgiving -- maybe five or six guests. And then there are the generous, ambitious hosts who are having many, many more guests than that. As in ... 20 people! How do you manage a Thanksgiving circus like that? So much potential for chaos and food poisoning.

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See the 12 Tips on "The Stir's" website. Happy Thanksgiving, relax and enjoy it with your friends and family!

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Denver Rescue Mission Still in Need of Turkeys for Their Thanksgiving Banquet
The Denver Rescue Mission does an amazing job each year to help those in need by fixing a Thanksgiving Banquet. This year, the Mission is slated to feed thousands of people next week. They need turkeys and other Thanksgiving meal items by Tuesday.

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You can help by dropping off turkey and food donations to one of these locations by Tuesday, November 20:

Ministry Outreach Center; 3501 E. 46th Avenue
I-70 and Vasquez/Steele (just east of the Pilot truck stop)
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Lawrence Street Shelter; 1130 Park Avenue West
(corner of Lawrence St. & Park Avenue West)

Donations can be dropped off anytime, 7 days a week.

Additional items needed for Thanksgiving food boxes include canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned pumpkin, boxed stuffing, canned cranberries, and canned yams.

For more information, visit the Denver Rescue Mission's website. So if you are out picking up your Thanksgiving feast turkey and other fixings, maybe you can help by getting some extra items for those in need.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Topics: Denver Rescue MissionThanksgiving
Locations: ColoradoDenver

Goodbye Ding Dongs and Twinkies, Denver Hostess to Close for Good
No more Ding Dongs, Twinkies and Wonder Bread? Hostess, the parent company of the famous snacks and bread, is closing it's doors.

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The company, founded in 1930, is fighting battles beyond labor costs, however. Competition is increasing in the snack space and Americans are increasingly conscious about healthy eating. Hostess also makes Dolly Madison, Drake's and Nature's Pride snacks.

Hostess said it would file the motion to liquidate Friday if needed, with a hearing scheduled for Monday. If the motion is granted, Hostess would begin closing operations as early as Tuesday.

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What Does this Mean for Denver, Colorado?

The Irving, Texas-based company has a Wonder Bread and Home Pride bread plant at 80 E. 62nd Ave. in Denver, near interstates 25 and 76. As of May, when Hostess' Denver workers were warned of potential layoffs, the plant had 167 employees.

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The loss is greater for the thousands that will lose their jobs across the country. Let's keep them in our thoughts, especially at this time of year.

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Locations: ColoradoDenverTexas
People: Ding DongsDolly Madison

KOSI 101.1 Radio Advertising One Day Sale
Have you though about radio advertising? You hear the radio advertisements on KOSI 101.1 and you have probably thought about radio advertising for your business. Ever thought that radio advertising would be on sale? Today it is on sale at KOSI 101.1, but only until 5 p.m.

Shannon Stone, KOSI 101.1

Call before our amazing Sales team before 5 p.m. to take advantage of this One Day Sale on radio advertising with KOSI 101.1. Call 303-967-2721 to get in on this deal! It ends at 5 p.m. today. Don't miss out.
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Thank You for Helping KOSI 101.1 "Light the House"
Thank you to all the KOSI listeners, volunteers and sponsors that made yesterday such a success! So far, you have helped to raise $85,000 for the Denver area Ronald McDonald Houses during our annual "Light the House" Radio-thon on Tuesday. Thank you!

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If you still want to donate, you can! The website auction and donations will be open through Friday. Thank you for helping us "Light the House," it's such an important part of the Denver community!

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KOSI 101.1's Annual "Light the House" Radio-thon is Tuesday
Tomorrow is the KOSI 101.1's "Light the House" Radio-thon and we need your help. The Ronald McDonald Houses in the Denver area are so importatant for families with children being treated at area hospitals. The Houses provide a home away from home for parents and families to be near their sick child. As many as 76 families rely on the support of The House every day. In a tougher economy, even more families might not be able to pay the $20 a day that helps The House supplement cost, yet this cost is so much less than staying in a hotel or motel.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver, Inc., Facebook

Families that stay at The House in the Denver/Aurora area receive home-cooked meals, private bedrooms and bathrooms, extended support from other families going through the same thing, a warm, supportive atmosphere and laundry facilites.


The Denver Area Ronald McDonald Houses - What They Do

Our main focus is providing comfortable, low-cost housing to out-of-town mothers and fathers needing to be near their hospitalized children. Our largest residence, the Aurora House opened in March 2008. Only 7 years earlier a new Denver House was built. We award college scholarships to high school seniors and grants to community groups.

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How You Can Help

You can help by being a Ray of Hope. Your $20 gift each month will keep a family of a seriously ill child together for 12 days at The House. The average stay for a family is 24 days. On Tuesday, (Nov 13, 2012) between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. please have your credit card ready and call 720-754-7788. You can also give online and bid on online auction items to help these families with a place to stay while their child is being treated in the Denver/Aurora area hospitals.

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Locations: AuroraColoradoDenver

Celebrating Veterans Day in Denver
Please remember those that have served our country this weekend! Veterans Day is Sunday, November 11, 2012 and Denver is celebrating on Saturday with the Veterans Day 5K and the Parade, and other events at Civic Center Park.

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The Denver Veterans Day 5K - Saturday, November 10, 2012

The 4th Annual Denver Veterans Day 5K, is a memorial race on Denver's scenic Auraria Campus. The DVD5K's mission is to celebrate Veterans Day the way Veterans would want to most: by running!

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Annual Veterans Day Parade and Celebration in Denver - Saturday, November 10, 2012

Bring your family and friends downtown to celebrate Denver's largest Veterans Day event yet! From a 5k run to a parade to a remembrance ceremony to a festive celebration at Civic Center Park and an amazing fireworks display on the Auraria Campus . There will be free food, entertainment and giveaways for the whole family to enjoy throughout the day.

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Take a moment this weekend in honor of those who have served, are serving or will be serving our great country. Happy Veterans Day!
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CSU Study: Dogs Like Classical Music
A study conducted at Colorado State University in Fort Collins says that dogs prefer classical music. My dog loves KOSI 101.1, but the study does say that dogs that listen to music are more relaxed.

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Lori Kogan, associate professor at CSU's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and lead author of the study published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior, said she and her team exposed 117 dogs to three types of music: classical, heavy metal and psychoacoustic classical music specifically designed to sooth animals, Postmedia News reported Friday.

Kogan said the dogs listening to classical music, which were of varying breeds, were generally more relaxed and restful than dogs in the no-music control group, while those listening to heavy metal displayed increased anxiety and unrest.

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My Beagle, Jasmine, enjoys the sounds of KOSI 101.1. Does your dog enjoy music?
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A Look Back at 60 Years of Television Campaign Ads [VIDEO]
Just about everyone has had enough of the political noise, but I found a montage of television Presidential Campaign ads from Ike to Obama, Carter to Clinton and the message in these ads over the last 60 years sounds very similar to what we hear today.


WATCH: 60 Years of Television Campaign Ads

Happy Election Day!
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