Brian Larson

News Director

I joined KUNC in 1993 as the local host of All Things Considered. Since then I've worked my way through every job there is in the news department finally settling in as News Director in 2008. It's a privilege to work with a talented and dedicated staff covering Colorado news each day. And to think that I had never listened to public radio prior to coming to KUNC.

email: brian.larson@kunc.org

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12:05pm

Thu February 24, 2011
Census Count

Boulder May Challenge Census Count

Creative Commons

City leaders in Boulder challenged U.S. Census Bureau data ten years ago and they may do it again following newly released numbers that place the city’s population below their own estimate.

Boulder's population has grown 2.9 % from the 2000 count but city leaders say the official 2010 count and an earlier estimate from the Census Bureau are nowhere close to matching. City planner Chris Meschuk expected a difference– but not as much as what came out this week.

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3:57pm

Mon February 21, 2011
Politics

Gardner Leads Charge in Defunding Healthcare

Colorado Statesman

Republicans in the U.S. House passed a package of spending cuts over the weekend that contains an amendment by Colorado Congressman Cory Gardner that seeks to defund part of President Obama’s healthcare law.

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3:25pm

Fri February 18, 2011
Politics

Hickenlooper's Budget Not Sitting Well with Democrats

Raj Chohan
Colorado Public Television

This week, Governor John Hickenlooper released his first budget.  It outlined some of the biggest cuts ever for k-12 education, and has many lawmakers from both sides of the aisle unhappy.  It’s one of the topics our media partners at Colorado Public Television and Colorado Inside Out are discussing. Here’s host Raj Chohan.

1:03pm

Fri February 18, 2011
Politics

Dome Renovation Fundraising Slow, But Steady

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A fundraising effort to repair the rusting cast-iron dome on top of the State Capitol is off to a slow, but steady start.

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12:58pm

Thu February 17, 2011
Healthcare

Non-Profit Says Caps on Healthcare Spending Would Benefit Coloradans

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While the debate over tossing out the healthcare bill continues, a non-profit consumer health group is advocating the benefits of a provision in the bill that would cap out-of-pocket spending on healthcare.

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