Erin OToole

Morning Edition Host

I started my career in Cincinnati, Ohio where I was a traffic reporter by day and a volunteer public radio music host by night.  Although I spent almost nine years in commercial radio, I have always had a passion for the creativity and intelligence of public broadcasting.

I moved to Colorado in 2009 from the San Bernardino/Riverside area of California where I served as Morning Edition host and reporter for an NPR member station. During my six years there I covered a broad variety of topics including healthcare, immigration and clean energy.  In 2008 I was selected as a USC/Annenberg Health Journalism fellow, studying and reporting primarily on healthcare reform, domestic violence and health awareness media campaigns.

I graduated with a B.A. in Communication Studies from California State University, San Bernardino.

In my spare time I enjoy hiking, reading (science fiction or politics – or any combination of the two), listening to and creating music, and watching my dog chase squirrels for the first time in his life.

Please feel free to send me story ideas… or just suggestions for your favorite things to do in Colorado!

email: erin.otoole@kunc.org

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2:52pm

Tue April 17, 2012
Wilderness

Frozen Cows Present a Conundrum for Forest Service

Infinity pool at Conundrum Hot Springs
Chris Bartle Creative Commons/Flickr

The U.S. Forest Service is considering using explosives to dispose of a half-dozen frozen cows that died after getting stuck inside a cabin about nine miles from Aspen.

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11:31am

Tue April 17, 2012
Business

Tax Deadline Looms

MoneyBlogNewz-Creative Commons/Flickr

This is the last day procrastinators have to file state and federal income tax returns. Karen Connelly, a spokeswoman for the Internal Revenue Service says only about 20% of Colorado taxpayers have to write a check to the government when filing their taxes. The other 80% receive refunds.

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4:10pm

Fri April 13, 2012
Business

Crowdfunding Kicks Off in Boulder

Crowd on the steps of the Treasury

President Obama this month signed the Jumpstart our Business Startups – or JOBS – Act. Part of this new law is meant to help connect investors with small businesses and startups.

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4:46pm

Wed April 11, 2012
Business

Colorado Joins e-Book Price Fixing Lawsuit

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Colorado is joining a multi-state lawsuit against Apple and four electronic book publishers. It alleges that the entities engaged in price fixing and other anticompetitive practices in the market.

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6:48pm

Tue April 10, 2012
Transportation

Orange Barrel Season Almost Here: CDOT Announces Summer Projects

State transportation officials say Coloradans can expect a busy summer for highway construction projects, including some long-awaited lane widening and bridge repairs.

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