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.

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3:03pm

Tue March 25, 2014
Environment

Flash Flood Risk High in Boulder, Larimer County From Spring Runoff

Snowpack levels around the state as of March 19, 2014.
Credit National Resources Conservation Service / U.S.D.A

A combination of higher than average snowpack and saturated ground from the September 2013 flood has raised the risk of spring runoff flooding in the Saint Vrain, and Boulder Creek, Big Thompson and the upper Cache La Poudre River drainages.

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5:00am

Mon March 24, 2014
Health

Poverty Is A Barrier To Well-Being For Colorado Children

Credit Vicki Watkins / Flickr - Creative Commons

In 2012, 224,000 Colorado children lived in poverty. That’s one out of every six in the state, according to the annual Kids Count report.

Colorado also has the eighth fastest growing child population in the country.

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2:33pm

Fri March 14, 2014
Colorado Flood

Grants Help Flood Damaged Historic Places Hold On To The Past

Screen cap showing close up of the flood damage at the Baldpate Inn Sept. 2013.
Credit Lois Smith / Baldpate Inn

If you gamble in Blackhawk or Cripple Creek, your taxes helped restore buildings from Colorado’s past – and those damaged in September’s historic floods.

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7:00am

Tue March 11, 2014
Colorado Flood

210 Places In Boulder County 'Potentially Hazardous'

Debris will need to be removed from an estimated 210 places in Boulder County. Pictured: Left Hand Ditch, March 4, 2014.
Credit Nathan Heffel / KUNC

The snow pack in the mountains around Boulder is at about 140 percent of normal and officials are concerned that the annual spring runoff coupled with the debris from last September’s flood will cause even more problems for a hard hit area.

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6:00am

Mon March 10, 2014
Colorado Flood

Spring Runoff Is Coming, Be Prepared Says Boulder County

One of the roads destroyed by heavy rains and flooding in Boulder, Colo., Sept. 14, 2013.
Credit U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner/Released

With the annual spring runoff approaching, the threat of more flooding across Boulder County is back. The county will be conducting a series of meetings on each major watershed.

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