Jackie Fortier

All Things Considered Host

One of my earliest memories is listening to Car Talk and eating a cinnamon roll at the breakfast table. I grew up with my ears full of NPR, but it wasn’t until I reached high school and started paying attention to the media landscape that I realized how unique it is.

I graduated from Windsor High School and earned my bachelor’s degree at Colorado State University in English. I decided to pursue a career at NPR and graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a Master of Arts in journalism. I am very excited to be a part of such a well respected and award winning station.



Fri July 19, 2013

Cheyenne Frontier Train Rolling Through Colorado

The historic 844 steam engine leaving Denver heading to Cheyenne in 2011.
Credit Jim Hill / KUNC


Sun July 14, 2013

New Map Charts Colorado's Rising Risk Of Wildfire

A map of the West Fork Complex Wildfire, currently burning 109,615 acres in the San Juan National Forest in Southwest Colorado.

The last 40 years has seen a lot of changes in the west, including the likelihood of wildfires.

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Wed July 10, 2013

Little known Facts About West Nile Virus

Credit Wikimedia Commons

With the West Nile Virus season upon us, here are some facts that you may not have known about the seasonal blight.

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Sun July 7, 2013

Burn Zone Flood Potential Varies By Storm

One year after the High Park Fire, the threat of landslides and flooding in the burn area depends on multiple factors, like the gradient of the land. Picture taken June, 2013
Credit Grace Hood / KUNC

It may not seem like it, but flash flooding and wildfires go hand in hand. The burned areas that wildfires leave behind are devoid of natural ground cover that keeps the soil from eroding too quickly.

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Sat July 6, 2013

Brew Fest Coming To Erie

Beer on display at Vail's Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival in May 2013.
Credit Jim Hill / KUNC

Brewfests are becoming synonymous with summer in Colorado, with smaller communities not wanting to be left out.

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