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.

Pages

2:37pm

Fri August 29, 2014
Tour de Fat

Fort Collins Hosts Tour De Fat, Road Closures In Effect

Road closures and traffic delays are expected near and along the parade route.
Credit Grace Hood / KUNC

If you plan on driving rather than cycling in downtown Fort Collins Saturday, you may want to consider an alternate route. New Belgium Brewery’s annual Tour de Fat parade commences Saturday morning and several road closures are in place with traffic delays expected.

Read more

6:04pm

Sat August 23, 2014
Climate

Stark Data And A Remedy For Denver's Urban Heat

Concrete from streets and buildings create higher heat levels downtown.
Credit National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration / Wikimedia Commons

It’s common knowledge that city dwellers experience higher temperatures than their neighboring rural counterparts. Climate change exacerbates the situation. For residents in the Denver Metro area, temperatures are rising faster than most cities.

Read more

12:23pm

Sat August 9, 2014
Flood

Grant Money Approved For Flood Ravaged Watersheds

One of the hardest hit communities, the town of Lyons received $56,250 in new grant money.
Credit Kent Kanouse / Flickr - Creative Commons

9:50am

Sat August 2, 2014
Wildfires

Colorado Homes Most Vulnerable To Wildfires

The Black Forest Fire was the most destructive in Colorado's history.
Credit USDA / inciweb.org

Colorado residents are more vulnerable than any other state in U.S. when it comes to potential damage or destruction from wildfires, with 83,174 homes located in areas with high-severity risk.

Read more

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.

Read more

Pages