Karlie Huckels | KUNC

Karlie Huckels

Weekend Edition Host / Operations Assistant

On any given day I can be found running around CRNC doing so many different projects and hosting many different programs.

I absolutely love working for CRNC because every day is an adventure. When breaking news comes out or a musical artist comes in, both the KUNC and Colorado Sound staff are a giant team wanting to provide the most accurate and informative news and engaging entertainment for our listeners.

I graduated from UNC in Greeley and spent a lot of time working for the UNC Student Radio, specifically on my radio show called “For the Love of Beards” where I played music from musicians with facial hair. My love affair with public radio really began as a KUNC intern in and it’s only grown stronger with time.

When I’m not working I can usually be found at concerts, out hunting for new books and vinyl, at REI drooling over outdoor gear or actually outdoors with my husband and son.

Past Projects I've been a part of:
Starting, producing, and co-hosting the first weekly version of Colorado Edition.

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State officials, including Gov. Jared Polis, recommend Coloradans get outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Physical activity not only helps improve overall general health, but being outdoors boosts vitamin levels, reduces anxiety and helps your immune system. As more people hit the trails and flock to our state's beautiful outdoor areas, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has put out a new release outlining park and trail etiquette during this trying time.

The Colorado Department of Transportation has announced full closures of I-25 this coming week for the I-25 North Express Lanes: Johnstown to Fort Collins Project.

KUNC has been airing a new show, I’ll Be Seeing You , at 1pm on Sunday afternoons. It’s a 4 part mini series from NPR hosted by Dina Temple-Raston about the Technologies that watch us and KUNC’s Karlie Huckels was able to talk with her about the series. Here are some highlights of that conversation:


The Greeley Downtown Development Authority is a nonprofit that works to foster economic development and revitalization within the city’s downtown area.

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Will Shortz, the man who gives you the Sunday puzzle on Weekend Edition and puzzle editor for the New York Times, was in Boulder for the National Puzzler League Convention.

KUNC's Karlie Huckels was able to snag him on the phone before he jumped on a plane to leave the state. He gave a riddle and the answer will be at the end of this post, but see if you can figure it out!

Edward Alden
Jennie Lay for KUNC

KUNC's new podcast, Seminars at Steamboat, launched earlier this week with new episodes coming out each Tuesday for the next five weeks. The first episode has Edward Alden, senior fellow on the Council on Foreign Relations, sharing his perspectives on international trade policy.

KUNC's Karlie Huckels spoke with Joella West, the board chair for Seminars at Steamboat. They talked about the history of the event and what we can expect this season.

In 1976, recycler Eco-Cycle made Boulder one of the first 20 communities in the U.S. to offer curbside recycling. Since their inception, they have continued to expand access for members of the community to recycle and have provided education and resources for people to strive for a zero-waste lifestyle.

Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary

A goat in east Boulder County is on the mend after being found wandering around Lafayette and drawing a lot of public attention.

Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary rescued the animal, which had serious injuries that required an amputation surgery. The community helped raise more than $2,500 when the goat's story went viral across local social media networks.


When a child has difficulty expressing themselves or discerning information it impacts not only developmental and academic skills but social skills as well. The Children’s Speech and Reading Center (CSRC) is a nonprofit in Fort Collins has been helping children thrive for the past 25 years.

Body camera footage
Boulder Police Department

A Boulder police officer has resigned following a confrontation with a black college student who was picking up trash in his yard.

The Boulder Police Department concluded an internal investigation on the March 1 incident when officers, two of them with guns drawn, confronted Zayd Atkinson.