Dan Greenwood

Weekend Edition Host

My two main passions are music and a fascination with the news.

I was exposed to public and community radio at a young age, first with college radio and later with public radio in my home state of Minnesota. A Prairie Home Companion was a mainstay with my family growing up and yes, lutefisk and hot-dish recipes are quite common.

My first experience in Colorado was when I was on tour with a rock band in 2006 and I became fascinated with the backdrop of lonely mountains covered in snow even in the summertime. I discovered KUNC shortly after moving here last year and am thrilled to be the new host of Weekend Edition!

When I’m not behind the microphone, I play the guitar, hike, cook Southeast Asian food and read about exotic places that I hope to visit someday.

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10:28am

Sat July 5, 2014
Beer

Breweries Double Nationwide With The West Leading The Way

States in the Mountain West make up the majority of breweries.
Credit Jeremy Brooks / Flickr - Creative Commons

If you’re a fan of craft beer, you’re not alone. Breweries nationwide have doubled between 2007 and 2012, with shipments of $28 billion. That marks a 33.6 percent growth in revenue within a five-year span. Colorado is one of a handful of states that have led the way.

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10:31am

Sun June 22, 2014
Refugees

Colorado Welcomes More Refugees As Numbers Swell Worldwide

Colorado is taking in more refugees as national numbers soar.
Credit United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees

With global conflicts on the rise, refugee numbers have catapulted to more than 50 million worldwide, making the number of displaced people from conflicts the highest seen since World War II. Colorado has a larger share of refugees than most states, with the majority coming from Bhutan and Myanmar.

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7:00am

Sat June 14, 2014
Business

For Small Business Friendliness, Fort Collins Tops Denver

Fort Collins received high rankings from small business owners.
Credit Aaron Olaf / Flickr - Creative Commons

Fort Collins and the rest of the Front Range are no strangers to ranking high in economic development. A new survey places the city as the second highest in the nation when it comes to hiring new workers. Colorado Springs also received high rankings, but Denver’s reputation is faltering.

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11:31am

Sat June 7, 2014
Community

Fort Collins Bike Library Expansion Adds To Colorado's Bike Friendly Status

Routes like the Poudre Trail extend for miles across northern Colorado.
Credit Charles Willgren / Flickr - Creative Commons

Many cities in Colorado and beyond offer bike rentals for a fee through kiosks, but Fort Collins is taking it a step further as the city adds a new bike library satellite location at Colorado State University.

It’s not just students that have access, residents and visitors will be allowed to check out a bike at no cost whether it’s a trip to the store or a leisurely ride throughout the city.

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7:52am

Sat May 24, 2014
Roads

Mountain Roads Reopening For Long Weekend

Trail Ridge Road is now open on a tentative basis depending on weather.
Credit Kent Kanouse / Flickr - Creative Commons

For those of you wishing to venture into the mountains this 2014 Memorial Day weekend you’re in luck. Many mountain roads closed for the winter are now reopening. Some roads remain closed for the foreseeable future and others are temporarily open during daytime hours. Here's a complete list on the current status of the main mountain roads for Colorado’s Northern and Central Mountains.

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