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.



Wed June 13, 2012

High Park Fire: How You Can Help

Cows in a pasture near the High Park Fire zone.
Dave Dennis KUNC

While evacuees await news of their homes, Coloradans in the surrounding area are looking for ways to help. HelpColoradoNow.org, a partnership between the Colorado Division of Emergency Management and Colorado Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster, says volunteers are not needed at this time.

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Mon June 11, 2012

Don't Choke On The Smoke

High Park Fire picture from June 10th.
Joseph Hardin Used With Permission
  • Jackie Fortier interviews Christopher Dan

Smoke from the High Park Fire continues to coat the Front Range in a murky haze that can even be seen from space, but many Coloradans are just wondering if it’s safe to go outside.

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Sun June 10, 2012

Colorado Snowpack at Only 2% of Average

Kirk Siegler KUNC

A mild winter coupled with higher than average temperatures are causing what little snow is left in the mountains to disappear.

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Wed June 6, 2012

Learning to Grow Strawberries-In Space

Lilychin Creative Commons

Growing fresh produce in outer space sounds like something from a movie, but a team of students at the University of Colorado in Boulder will spend the next academic year making it a reality.

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Wed May 23, 2012
Parks & Rec

Boulder Ranked 3rd Most Bike Friendly City

Another beautiful day at the Flat Irons in Boulder.
emerson12 Flickr - Creative Commons