Brian Larson

News Director

I joined KUNC in 1993 as the local host of All Things Considered. Since then I've worked my way through every job there is in the news department finally settling in as News Director in 2008. It's a privilege to work with a talented and dedicated staff covering Colorado news each day. And to think that I had never listened to public radio prior to coming to KUNC.




Tue November 26, 2013

Quinnipiac Poll Suggests Tough 2014 Road For Colo. Democrats

Governor John Hickenlooper and US Senator Mark Udall.
Hickenlooper - State of Colorado / Udall - US Senate

With the 2013 general election all wrapped up, pundits are already looking to 2014. New poll numbers out from Quinnipiac have already shed some early light on what could be some tough races.

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Tue November 12, 2013

Is Governor Hickenlooper A ‘Vulnerable’ Candidate?

Gov. Hickenlooper addresses supporters of Amendment 66 Tuesday night after results show the ballot measure losing by a large margin. It is a rare loss for Hickenlooper, and Republicans are hopeful it’s a sign of his political future next year.
John Schoenwalter The Colorado Statesman


Tue October 15, 2013

How High Is Too High For Colorado Pot Taxes?

The Equinest Creative Commons

Amendment 64 paved the way for the legal use of recreational marijuana in Colorado. It also tasked state lawmakers with enacting an excise tax on marijuana sales to fund public school construction.

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Tue October 8, 2013

Amendment 66 Backers Start Push For Education Tax

A School bus takes students on a field trip in Fruita, Colo. in this file photo from Nov. 2010.
SQFP Flickr - Creative Commons


Thu September 26, 2013

Boulder County Still Assessing Flood Damage

Boulder Flooding from September 13th.
Dan Greenwood KUNC

It’s been just over two weeks since communities in Northern Colorado and Boulder County were hard-hit by floodwaters. The recovery is underway, but damage from the flooding is still being assessed.

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