Will is thrilled to be reporting and delivering the news for KUNR. An East Coast transplant, he's worked at NPR stations in Philadelphia, New York and most recently Connecticut. He's also interned at the NPR West Headquarters in Los Angeles where he learned from some of the network's best correspondents. Before joining the public radio airwaves, he studied English at a small liberal arts college and covered arts and culture for an alternative news weekly in Philadelphia.

He's particularly drawn to education, government and environmental reporting, but will jump on any story that gets him out into the field with a mic in hand. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, fish tacos and great American poetry.

Wayne Yoshioka is an award-winning journalist who has worked in television, print and radio in Hawaii.  He also has been on both sides of politics as a state departmental appointee and political/government reporter.   He covered Hurricane Iwa (1982) as a TV reporter; was the State Department of Defense/Civil Defense spokesperson for Hurricane Iniki (1992); and, commanded a public affairs detachment in Afghanistan (2006).  He has a master's degree in Communication from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is a decorated combat veteran (Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and 22 other commendation/service medals).  He resides in Honolulu.

5:00am

Tue July 1, 2014
An Energy Travelogue

When Energy Companies Are Bad Neighbors

Theresa Brothers' noise meter hits 81 decibels as she holds it up outside of her rural Ohio home. She and her husband Frank, left, owned this property for 30 years before a noisy compressor station moved in across the street.
Stephanie Paige Ogburn KUNC

The constant, loud thrum of engines at an oil and gas compressor station permeates the air as I stand on the grassy lawn of Frank and Theresa Brothers, in Carroll County, Ohio.

The setting is rural; fields, forests, an Amish man in a surrey trotting by -- but the noise is industrial.

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4:27pm

Mon June 30, 2014
Oil and Gas

Group Cleared For Signature Gathering As Special Session Hopes Dwindle

A drilling rig works north of Highway 392 east of Windsor.
Grace Hood KUNC

12:38pm

Mon June 30, 2014
Community

Denkai Animal Sanctuary: Finding Permanent Homes For Adoptable Animals

Credit from Denkai Animal Sanctuary Facebook Page

Get Involved Colorado, is KUNC's monthly series spotlighting a local organization that offers listeners an opportunity make a difference where they live. By volunteering their time, KUNC listeners can make a meaningful contribution and help to build a stronger community. This month, we feature Denkai Animal Sanctuary.

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6:00am

Mon June 30, 2014
Agriculture

On The Farm, Chef Camp Teaches Basics Of Food Production

Farmer Kate Potter shows chef Terrah King how to gut a chicken at Chef Camp in Livingston County, Ill.
Credit Sean Powers / Harvest Public Media

8:00am

Sat June 28, 2014
An Eneregy Travelogue

Liquid Drill Waste, Quakes And Spills: Connecting Both East And West

Journalists canoe Ohio's Cuyahoga River. Its pollution in the 1960s inspired the modern environmental movement.
Stephanie Paige Ogburn KUNC

The headwaters of the Cuyahoga River run smooth and pudding-brown; warblers dart through flooded underbrush, and the canoe I'm in travels swiftly and silently downstream.

This river, an icon of the modern environmental movement, is perhaps most famous for catching fire multiple times in the 1960s and catalyzing the series of environmental protections the U.S. Congress passed in that era. It's now mostly clean, and serves as a symbol for another environmental problem -- the potential risk the natural gas boom poses to clean water in Ohio and other states experiencing a rush of energy activity.

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6:00am

Sat June 28, 2014

6:00am

Sat June 28, 2014
The Garden Report

Hummingbird Moths: From Pest To Pollinator

The Hummingbird Moth is named after its fast moving wings.
Credit Larry Lamsa / Wikimedia Commons

It may be early in the summer, but Hummingbird Moths are making their appearance in Colorado gardens. According to CSU entomologist Whitney Cranshaw, northern Colorado could see an abundance of Hummingbird Moths this year.

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10:36am

Fri June 27, 2014
Politics

One Point Of Contention In The Colorado Gov's Race? The Economy

Pictured on the left, GOP challenger Bob Beauprez, on the right, incumbent John Hickenlooper.
Beauprez-U.S. House / Hickenlooper-State of Colorado

Colorado’s economy and job growth are already shaping up to play a central role in the November gubernatorial race. Both candidates are using their own figures to assess how the state is faring as it recovers from the recession.

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