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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1:23pm

Fri March 11, 2011
Politics

Polis Reintroduces Bullying Measure To Protect LGBT Students

Jared Polis

Colorado Congressman Jared Polis has reintroduced legislation aimed at protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students from bullying. It’s a move that caps off a week of state and national discussions about the topic.

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1:24pm

Wed March 9, 2011
Politics

Youth Concussion Bill Passes Next Step in Legislature

Jake Snakenberg
Healthpolicysolutions.org

It’s estimated that emergency rooms statewide see between 1,500 and 2,500 youth athlete concussion cases each year. A bill aimed at reducing that number continues to make its way through the Colorado legislature.

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2:38pm

Fri March 4, 2011
Colorado Inside Out

Tax Increase Proposal Would Help K-12 Education in Colorado

Host Raj Chohan
Colorado Public Television

This week, state Democrats announced they had a plan to help K-12 funding, without massive budget cuts.  BUT, that plan involves tax increases, which Republicans and Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper say Coloradans have no appetite for.  It’s one of the topics our media partners at Colorado Public Television and Colorado Inside Out are discussing. Here’s host Raj Chohan.

2:56pm

Fri February 25, 2011
Colorado Inside Out

How Census Data will Affect Colorado

This week's host Patricia Calhoun
Colorado Public Television

Data from the 2010 Census released this week, showed some big changes in Colorado.  It’s one of the topics our media partners at Colorado Public Television and Colorado Inside Out are discussing. Here’s host Patricia Calhoun.

12:05pm

Thu February 24, 2011
Census Count

Boulder May Challenge Census Count

Creative Commons

City leaders in Boulder challenged U.S. Census Bureau data ten years ago and they may do it again following newly released numbers that place the city’s population below their own estimate.

Boulder's population has grown 2.9 % from the 2000 count but city leaders say the official 2010 count and an earlier estimate from the Census Bureau are nowhere close to matching. City planner Chris Meschuk expected a difference– but not as much as what came out this week.

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