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.



Sat November 22, 2014

Larimer, Weld Counties Short On Turkey Donations

Turkey requests are greater than ever in Larimer County.
Credit Cobalt123 / Flickr - Creative Commons

With Thanksgiving nearly upon us, the Weld and Larimer County food banks are urging residents of Northern Colorado to consider the less fortunate. The Weld County Food Bank has so far only procured one-third of the turkeys requested by the needy this holiday season, while Larimer County is seeing an unprecedented number of people facing food scarcity.

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Sat November 8, 2014

Denver Metro Economy Boosted By Arts Scene

Visits to Denver's arts and culture facilities are on the rise, creating a ripple effect for economic growth.
Credit Kent Kanouse / Flickr - Creative Commons

It’s no secret that Denver has a burgeoning arts and culture scene. While the rising tech industry, a fast growing population and Colorado's relatively low unemployment rate are all signs of economic growth, arts and sciences are also making their mark on Denver’s healthy business climate.

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Sat November 1, 2014
Daylight Saving Time

Does Daylight Saving Time Reduce Energy Use?

Daylight saving time was introduced to maximize daytime hours.
Credit Alan English CPA / Flickr - Creative Commons

Coloradans will be able to enjoy an extra hour of sleep Saturday night. Daylight saving time officially ends at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, with the exception of Arizona, Hawaii and some U.S. territories.

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Sat October 25, 2014
Housing Market

Boulder Is Number One In Toilets, Denver Not Too Far Behind

Economic development is contributing to the construction of larger houses in Denver and Boulder.
Credit Prizmatic / Flickr - Creative Commons

Boulder residents can officially rest easy knowing that they have the most toilets per person of any city in the country. Denver has a place on the porcelain ranking too. That’s according to Redfin, a real estate broker and technology company, who recently mused on their blog on the cities in America with the most toilets per household.

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Sat October 18, 2014

Outside Spending Underscores Colorado's Close Senate Race

The U.S. Senate race between incumbent Mark Udall and challenger Cory Gardner is one of the closest nationwide.
Credit Udall / U.S. Senate / Gardner / U.S. House

Whether it’s advertising on television, commercial radio or even YouTube, both sides in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race are ramping up their efforts to get a leg-up in the final weeks before the election. It turns out the candidates are receiving a significant amount of funding from Super PACs outside of the state, underscoring a race that is seen as critical for control of the Senate.

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