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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5:29am

Thu September 8, 2011
Business

Effects of 9/11 Still Felt by Colorado Business Community

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, were felt not only on a global scale, but also at a local level. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Boulder County Business Report publisher Chris Wood about how the attacks affected business in the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado.

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1:00pm

Wed September 7, 2011
Environmental Research

Three-Year Study Produces Global Portrait of Greenhouse Gases

HIPPO - The NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V aircraft in Anchorage, Alaska
Carlye Calvin Courtesy of UCAR

Scientists from Colorado and other national institutions are wrapping up a three-year research mission to study and measure greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.  It’s the most extensive airborne measurement of these gases to date.

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6:29am

Wed September 7, 2011
Remembering 9/11

9/11: Coping with Emotions, Ten Years Later

Bev Marquez, a licensed professional counselor and the Operations Director at Metro Crisis Services in Denver, was one of a number of mental health professionals from across the country at Ground Zero immediately after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  She talks with KUNC's Erin O'Toole about how the field of crisis counseling has changed since then, and offers suggestions on how to deal with fears and unwanted emotions that may resurface.

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7:29am

Mon September 5, 2011
Employment

Workforce Development Month Connects Employers, Job-seekers

September is workforce development month in Colorado.  The focus of the program this year is on helping businesses in the state start up or expand.

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5:29am

Thu September 1, 2011
Business

Boulder Aerospace Co. Wary that Budget Ax Could Scrap Hubble Replacement

The James Webb Space Telescope is intended as a replacement for the Hubble Space Telescope, but it’s become a target for federal budget cutters. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Boulder County Business Report publisher Chris Wood about the project and the role of Boulder’s Ball Aerospace.

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