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  • Alan Prendergast is longtime staff writer for the Denver newsweekly Westword. He has also written for Rolling Stone, Outside, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Men's Journal, and other regional and national publications.
    Maeve Conran
    Rocky Mountain Community Radio
    Alan Prendergast writes about Denver District Attorney Philip Van Cise, who, in the 1920s, busted a crime ring that had been thriving in the city. He then turned his attention to an even greater threat—the Ku Klux Klan, which was in the process of taking over state government.
  • Sierra Alvarez
    For decades, Native Americans were sent off to boarding schools run by the federal government or religious groups. They were stripped of cultural ties and forced to assimilate into an American lifestyle.