Grace Hood

Reporter

I’ve been a listener of NPR for as long as I can remember. I grew up listening to Iowa Public Radio in Davenport, Iowa, and then tuned in to WHYY when I attended Bryn Mawr College outside of Philadelphia.

I began my career as a journalist in the print medium. As a general assignment reporter at the Boulder Weekly, I covered politics, the environment, agriculture, and sports. I won multiple Society for Professional Journalism awards, including first place honors for Best Political Feature Writing and Best Science/Agricultural Feature.

I began experimenting with sound and radio at my local Boulder community radio station, KGNU. I still remember the first story that I did for the station—about a “weed management” program by the city of Boulder in which it hired goat herders to graze their animals in weed-infested fields. The sounds I recorded brought the story alive in a way I had never experienced before. At that point—the summer of 2007—I was hooked. I had to do more stories for radio.

During my tenure at KUNC, I've been recognized by the Colorado Broadcaster's Association, Associated Press and RTDNA for my radio feature stories. I've received three national Edward R. Murrow awards, in 2010, 2011, and 2012 for feature and investigative reporting. In 2012 I received the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize.

As a reporter at KUNC, my goal is to bring the voices of ordinary people to the airwaves—not just those of spokespeople or individuals in positions of power.  I look forward to serving the region of Northern Colorado and meeting many of you in my journalistic travels. I also welcome feedback and story ideas, so don’t hesitate to drop me a line via e-mail.

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5:00am

Wed November 16, 2011
Education

Beverage Business Institute to Host Inaugural Workshop

Beverage Business Institute

As Americans develop more of a thirst for beer, wine and spirits produced in small batches, a newly formed Beverage Business Institute is helping Colorado businesses meet the demand.

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4:53pm

Mon November 14, 2011
Veterans

Bennet Discusses Student Life, New GI Bill with CSU Vets

Grace Hood

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has come a long way in administering government scholarship money for veterans. That was one of the conclusions from a roundtable held by Democratic Senator Michael Bennet today on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins.

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5:00am

Fri November 11, 2011
Agriculture

USDA Grant to Benefit Denver Urban Gardens

Denver Urban Gardens

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $725,000 in grants to support 10 community garden programs across the country—including one in Colorado.

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1:10pm

Wed November 9, 2011
Politics

Obama Opens First 2012 CO Campaign Office in Fort Collins

Volunteer Suzanne Trask sets up at Obama's first 2012 Colorado campaign office.
Grace Hood

The campaign to reelect President Barack Obama is officially opening its first office for the 2012 election season in Fort Collins today at 401 S. Mason St. The move signifies the importance of Northern Colorado to Obama’s reelection bid.

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1:39pm

Tue November 8, 2011
Education

Online K-12 School Audit Request Fails

Brandon Shaffer currently serves as the President of the Colorado Senate. He represents Senate District 17, which includes Longmont, Erie, Lafayette and Louisville.
Colorado State Senate

A request from Democratic Senate President Brandon Shaffer to audit the state’s online K-12 schools has failed to move forward. Members of the Legislative Audit Committee today voted 4 to 4 along party lines to kill the request.

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