Kyra Buckley


Kyra Buckley started at KUNC as Morning Edition Host and reporter in March of 2017. Before KUNC, Kyra was a Weekend Edition Host and reporter at KLCC public radio in Eugene, Oregon. She also worked as producer for the UNESCO Crossings Institute’s radio hour, an internationally focused program about intercultural dialogue and conflict sensitive reporting.

Kyra was born and raised in Eugene, and she holds BAs in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Oregon. In addition to writing and reporting, Kyra enjoys teaching Jazzercise and studying Arabic language and culture.

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Ernest House Jr. served as executive director of Colorado's Commission of Indian Affairs for the last 11 years. He's the first member of the Mountain Ute tribe to hold the position since the commission was created in 1976. But at the end of September, he stepped down to take over as senior policy director at the Keystone Policy Center.


The U.S. State Department is considering whether to appeal a ruling regarding how the agency asks for a person's gender on a passport application.

On Sept. 19 a federal district judge in Colorado ruled in favor of Fort Collins resident Dana Zzyym. Zzyym, who is intersex, was denied a passport in 2015 because they did not mark male or female on the application.

The Colorado Sun has officially launched itself onto the Colorado's media landscape. The online news outlet, made up of former Denver Post editors and reporters , is focused on in-depth reporting, politics and watchdog journalism.

Colorado’s unemployment rate continues to be one of the lowest in the country. While that may be good news to job seekers, some employers in the state are finding it more and more difficult to secure workers, especially for seasonal jobs.


The suicide of nine-year-old Jamel Myles has put a spotlight on the growing number of youth suicides. Myles was a Denver elementary school student who had just started a new year of classes. His mother told The Denver Post he recently came out as gay and was being bullied at school.

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Under existing law, Americans can take up to 12 weeks off from work -- unpaid -- when they have a new child, need to care for a loved one or are recovering from a serious health condition.

But there's a push in Colorado and nationally to make that family leave paid, and it's gaining bipartisan support according to Denver University assistant professor Jennifer Greenfield. She's an advisor to the Bipartisan Policy Center's Paid Family Leave Task Force, and she recently spoke with KUNC's Kyra Buckley.

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Since 2013, more than 6,700 court cases in Colorado have been hidden from public view . Thousands of those remain suppressed to this day. That’s the findings of a more than year-long Denver Post investigation.

Shauna Johnson


The attorney for Colorado’s 18th District has filed to dismiss the criminal tampering case against a Colorado woman who wrote a chalk message outside Rep. Ken Buck’s office.

Shauna Johnson

Shauna Johnson of Castle Pines, Colorado is outraged over the Trump administration’s decision to take children away from migrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border — and now she faces possible jail time for expressing her anger in a chalk message to an elected official.

The Colorado Sun

Several staffers who left The Denver Post amid budget and staff cuts made by the newspaper's New York-based hedge fund owners are forming a new online news site called The Colorado Sun.