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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12:48pm

Mon July 11, 2011
Education

Greeley Dream Team Awarded Education Grant

Photo courtesy of washjeff dot edu Google Images

A Greeley-based program that helps steer low-income kids toward higher education is getting a financial boost from the U.S. Department of Education.

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11:37am

Fri July 8, 2011
Solar manufacturing

Growth for Abound Solar Heats Up in Colorado and Midwest

Mike Weston Flickr

A Colorado company that makes solar panels says its plans to start production at an Indiana facility are on track.  And Abound Solar is expanding its capacity within Colorado too.

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12:13pm

Thu July 7, 2011
Obesity study

Colorado Ranked Leanest State, but Obesity Still Troubles Health Officials

Nolan O'Brien Flickr

A new study ranks Colorado as the least obese state in the nation.  But the good news is tempered by obesity rates that have been rising nationwide.

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11:43am

Wed July 6, 2011
Local economy

Economic Picture Improving for Many Colorado Municipalities

Zack McCarthy Creative Commons

A new survey of 63 Colorado cities and towns finds that nearly two-thirds say their local economies are getting better.

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10:42am

Tue July 5, 2011
Seasonal Farmworkers

Colorado, other Western States to Receive Federal Farmworker Grants

U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor is awarding nearly $84 million in grants to combat chronic unemployment and underemployment experienced by seasonal farm workers.  Colorado is set to receive more than $1 million of that funding.

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