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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10:08am

Sat July 26, 2014
Jobs

Moderate Economic Growth Predicted For Second Half of 2014

An incline in job growth in Colorado is expected over the next four to six months.
Credit Ben Simo / Flickr - Creative Commons

Based on the number of new business filings in Colorado for the second quarter of 2014, employment numbers are expected to moderately grow through the remainder of the year. The positive forecast isn’t just based on new companies starting up here, but on year-over-year improvements in existing business renewals, trademarks and trade names that indicate more jobs are on the way.

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11:06am

Sat July 19, 2014
Unemployment

Unemployment Levels Continue To Decline In Colorado

Colorado's jobless rate has continuously been lower than the nation.
Credit Colorado Department of Labor and Employment / Bureau of Labor Statistics

June 2014 marks yet another gain in job growth and a steadily decreasing unemployment rate for Colorado. These gains can be thanked largely on the public sector, although private sector jobs are on the rise as well.  

The state comes out ahead compared to the national average with several northern Front Range counties faring significantly better than the rest of the state.

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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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