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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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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9:12am

Sat May 17, 2014
Business

Job Gains In Colorado Highest Since 2011

A large portion of Colorado's job growth is connected to leisure and hospitality.
Credit Nick Dawson / Flickr - Creative Commons

Colorado added nearly 14,000 payroll jobs in April, marking the largest spike of monthly employment since 2011. It’s not just job availability either, Coloradans are working less and getting paid more, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

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8:44am

Sat May 10, 2014
Environment

Oil And Gas Methane Emissions Triple Previous Estimates

A drilling rig and associated equipment near a neighborhood in Weld County, Colorado, just south of Dacono.
Credit David Oonk / CIRES

As new restrictions on methane emissions for Colorado’s Oil and Gas Industry begin, a collaborative study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of Colorado and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Studies reveals those emissions are three times as high than originally thought.

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2:42pm

Sat May 3, 2014
Environment

Northern Colorado Facing Higher Pollution Levels, But Why?

Colorado became the first state to regulate methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.
Credit Brother Magneto / Flickr - Creative Commons

Colorado has traditionally been known as a pristine state with clean air, but ground-level ozone and smog are changing that. Not every county in Colorado is declining in air quality, but the Front Range is receiving low marks.

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7:53am

Sat April 19, 2014
Marijuana

Non-CU Students Banned From Campus On 4/20, Alternatives Planned

Boulder's 4/20 rally has attracted thousands annually over the past two decades.
Credit Jonathan Reyes / Flickr - Creative Commons

For the third year in a row, only students and staff will be allowed on the main campus at the University of Colorado-Boulder. The move is in favor of deterring the mass consumption of pot on what has become known as 420 - or April 20 as it's found on the calendar.

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