Calhoun: Wake-Up Call

True Lies

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Rocky Flats is never far from the discussion. Sayles grew up near a plant in upstate New York where General Electric had been putting radioactive waste under the parking lot; he knows just how hard it is to truly clean up the land -- rather than erase the past. Rocky Flats, a former nuclear-weapons plant, is now categorized as a wildlife refuge, a recreational haven for local residents. Advises Sayles: "Just leave the three-headed squirrels alone."

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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