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CrossCurrents is a TV program that provides a public forum for a
balanced and fair discussion of
controversial issues facing the community.
Moderated by the League, and produced by the City of Fort Collins, the program features panelists with differing points of view on issues in our community, county, state, region or                                               country. 

CrossCurrents programs are taped before a live audience six to eight times a year and replayed on FCTV and online.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Upcoming Programs

Full Time City Council: Do We Need It?
February 28    7 pm
Fort Collins City Hall  200 LaPorte Ave.


Susan Kirkpatrick, former Fort Collins Mayor
Susan McFadden, President, Seven Generations
Dakota Sharette, Field Manager, Community for Sustainable Energy
John Straayer, Political Science Professor Emeritus, Colorado State University


Discussion Topics will include:

Rationale for ballot issue, including comparison with other City Councils in Northern Colorado.

Details on the proposal, including salary and benefits.
The cost to taxpayers
Changes to Council functions
Effect on Council/Manager form of government
Factors voters should consider in deciding how to vote.

Current Trending Programs 

death penalty
What is Happening to the Death Penalty in Colorado? 

Eliminating the Death Penalty is a likely topic in this year's Legislative Session.

"For more than 150 years, Coloradans have been deeply divided about the death penalty, with regular questions about whether it should be expanded, restricted, or eliminated. It has twice been abolished, but both times state lawmakers reinstated the contentious punitive measure. Prison administrators have contributed to this debate, with some refusing to participate in executions and some lending their voices to abolition efforts. Colorado has also had a rich history of experimenting with execution methods, first hanging prisoners in public and then, starting in 1890, using the "twitch-up gallows" for four decades. In 1933, Colorado began using a gas chamber and eventually moved to lethal injection in the 1990s."
Review, The  History of the Death Penalty in Colorado by Michael Radelet, CU Colorado Arts and Science Magazine

Video:; What's Happening to the Death Penalty in Colorado?

Amendment 93
Funding for Public Schools
Aired on August 23, 2018
K-12 Funding Background
aired December 2017 

Past Programs (click to watch)