Rae Solomon | KUNC

Rae Solomon


As newscast reporter I keep Northern Coloradans up to date on all the things they need to know NOW. Whatever’s floating through the zeitgeist at the moment, I’m on it.

Working in public radio is a huge passion that dates back to my youth in the suburbs of NYC, where I was surrounded by a wealth of great public and free-form radio stations. I love the immediacy of radio and I pride myself on quickly gathering information and finding ways to frame stories for maximum impact and engagement.

Before coming to the radio light, I was a licensed architect, practicing in Los Angeles, New York and Colorado. I launched my radio career as an avid volunteer KGNU, community radio for Denver/Boulder.

When I’m not at work, you can find me hiking, camping and making bagels with my son and daughter. I also make an award-winning podcast called Range and Slope, which features creative audio documentary from around Colorado.

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A new month is upon us and that means it's time to pay the bills. But with so many Americans out of work due to the economic impacts of the coronavirus, some housing, utility and financial service providers — both local and national — are adjusting their payment options.

Courtesy Nate Werner

Gov. Jared Polis issued a statewide stay-at-home order effective Thursday for Colorado to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Before that, several Colorado cities and counties — Denver and Boulder among them — had already issued their own stay-at-home orders.

But staying at home is not so simple for people who don't have a home to stay in. That's just one of the special challenges facing individuals experiencing homelessness during this pandemic.

Ken Lund / CC BY-SA 2.0

The City of Boulder has issued a stay-at-home order for all residents that goes into effect at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 24. The order requires people to stay in their homes except for essential activities, like grocery shopping and seeking medical care.

The order will remain in effect through at least April 10.