Your Denver news podcast topics this week: A 16th Street Mall vaping/smoking ban and more

Here’s this week’s episode of Denverite Now, your favorite Denver news podcast!

A man who wished not to be named smokes on the 16th Street Mall, Oct. 16, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Here’s this week’s episode of Denverite Now, your favorite Denver news podcast!

Here’s how our host, Paul Karolyi, describes this episode:

This week on Denverite Now…

1) Christian Clark bemoans the state of the top three active local sports franchises and recommends a game of the week. Here’s Christian’s recent article about Nuggets star Nikola Jokic:

Nuggets star Nikola Jokic has already overcome long odds. His next challenge? The weight of expectation

Can you top Paul’s suggestion for a new Jokic nickname? Tweet it at us using #DenveriteNow.

2) Erica Meltzer and Andy Kenney discuss City Council president Albus Brooks’ proposal to ban vaping and smoking on the 16th Street Mall—who’s against it, who’s for it and why. Here’s a selection of their stories on the subject:

A smoking ban on the 16th Street Mall got a little closer to reality

16th Street smoking ban becomes civil rights controversy amid homeless concerns

Yes, smoking is bad for you, but should Denver ban it on the 16th Street Mall?

Denver may ban smoking and vaping on 16th Street Mall

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