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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12:20pm

Thu April 28, 2011
Housing

Apartment Vacancies Hit a Ten-year Low in Metro Denver

CO Division of Housing

A new report finds median rents in the Denver metro area are on the rise, as apartment vacancy rates fall to their lowest levels in ten years.

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5:29am

Thu April 28, 2011
Business

Medical Device Manufacturer Expanding Again in Boulder

A Boulder medical-products company is undergoing its second major expansion in three years.  KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Boulder County Business Report publisher Chris Wood about the growth at Covidien.

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12:25pm

Tue April 26, 2011
Marijuana

Marijuana Advocates Make Unusual Case Against Prohibition

Cannabis Plant
Photo by LancerenoK

Women and college students in favor of legalizing marijuana made an unusual case for it at the state capitol today, saying greater acceptance of pot could reduce alcohol-related sexual violence on campus.

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12:26pm

Thu April 21, 2011
Healthcare

Patient Safety Program Targets Preventable Health Problems

Creative Commons

Federal health officials chose Children's Hospital in Denver to talk about a new program that aims to cut down on preventable injuries and medical complications. 

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4:59am

Thu April 21, 2011
Biofuel

Solix BioSystems Still Embracing Algae's Potential

A few years ago, the concept of making alternative fuels from algae was all the rage.  But the idea seemed to fade quickly.  KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Northern Colorado Business Report publisher Jeff Nuttall about how one local company is repositioning itself in the algae-cultivation industry.

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