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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7:10am

Sat April 12, 2014
Arts & Life

Fort Collins Tops The Nation In City Satisfaction

Fort Collins ranks No. 1 for city satisfaction among residents nationwide.
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When it comes to satisfaction with where you live, a new Gallup Poll puts Fort Collins on top of the list with Boulder not far behind in a nationwide phone survey. The two cities are no strangers to making the mark.

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7:48am

Sun April 6, 2014
Health

Boulder's Wealth May Be A Factor For Lowest Obesity Rate

Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks contain over 145 miles of trails.
Credit Dean Krafft / Flickr - Creative Commons

Boulder’s reputation as a healthy city has pushed it to the top nationwide for the lowest obesity rates. The city has come in first for lowest obesity rates every year with the exception of 2009 in a survey conducted by Gallup.

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7:30am

Sat March 29, 2014
Employment

More Jobs Added In Colorado Despite Stagnant Unemployment

Colorado economists expect job numbers to continue to rise for the rest of 2014.
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Even with a consistent unemployment rate, nonfarm payroll jobs in Colorado increased by 6,200 between the months of January and February. It’s not just more job opportunities. Employers are paying more.

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10:48am

Sun March 23, 2014
Parks & Rec

CDOT Releases Interactive App For Statewide Bike Routes

CDOT's new online Bicycle & Byways map, seen here on an iPhone.
Credit Jim Hill / KUNC

Spring is just around the corner and that means more Coloradans will be on their bicycles. Whether you plan to ride the mountains or on city streets, the Colorado Department of Transportation just made it easier to pick a route based on where you are headed.

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10:19am

Sat March 22, 2014
Marijuana

Legal Pot Acceptance Growing In Colorado

Tax revenue from Colorado marijuana is already in the millions.
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Colorado’s experiment with retail marijuana sales is less than three months old, but public opinion has swayed further in favor of legal pot since Amendment 64 passed. Those views are largely split along party lines.

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