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.

email: brian.larson@kunc.org

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8:33am

Fri March 18, 2011
Economy

Regional Economic Survey Suggests Growth

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A new survey of bankers suggests the economy in rural areas of 10 mid-west and plains states including Colorado – will continue growing in the next few months.

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3:39pm

Wed March 16, 2011
Education

Bennet, Alexander to Announce Education Reform Task Force

Michael Bennet

Education reform has been in the spotlight this week after President Obama urged lawmakers to overhaul No Child Left behind by the start of the next school year. And now Colorado Senator Michael Bennet is introducing legislation on Thursday to get that the process going.

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3:35pm

Wed March 16, 2011
Fire Danger

Dry Conditions, Low Humidity Increase Fire Danger

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Two wildfires have broken out in northern Colorado since last Friday because of overly dry conditions. Humidity levels are currently below 15 percent along the Front Range and foothills. That coupled with strong winds has led to a Red Flag warning for fire danger on Wednesday.

But the dry conditions, and wind gusts up to 35 mph, will likely carry over to Thursday as well.

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8:50am

Wed March 16, 2011
Education

Hickenlooper Lends Voice to No Child Left Behind Overhaul

Kirk Siegler

Governor John Hickenlooper is supporting a growing effort to reform the Bush-Era No Child Left Behind policy amid tough budget choices for education in Colorado.

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12:55pm

Tue March 15, 2011
Budget

Agriculture Secretary Wants Congress to Keep Fire Funding for Western States

Trees killed by bark beetles near Kremmling, Colorado
Brian Larson

The House passed a measure on Tuesday blending $6 billion in budget cuts with enough money to keep the government running for an additional three weeks. But the cuts could have a negative impact on Colorado’s upcoming fire season.

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