Jackie Fortier

All Things Considered Host

One of my earliest memories is listening to Car Talk and eating a cinnamon roll at the breakfast table. I grew up with my ears full of NPR, but it wasn’t until I reached high school and started paying attention to the media landscape that I realized how unique it is.

I graduated from Windsor High School and earned my bachelor’s degree at Colorado State University in English. I decided to pursue a career at NPR and graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a Master of Arts in journalism. I am very excited to be a part of such a well respected and award winning station.

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12:45pm

Wed July 10, 2013
Environment

Little known Facts About West Nile Virus

Credit Wikimedia Commons

With the West Nile Virus season upon us, here are some facts that you may not have known about the seasonal blight.

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10:31am

Sun July 7, 2013
Environment

Burn Zone Flood Potential Varies By Storm

One year after the High Park Fire, the threat of landslides and flooding in the burn area depends on multiple factors, like the gradient of the land. Picture taken June, 2013
Credit Grace Hood / KUNC

It may not seem like it, but flash flooding and wildfires go hand in hand. The burned areas that wildfires leave behind are devoid of natural ground cover that keeps the soil from eroding too quickly.

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10:48am

Sat July 6, 2013
Community

Brew Fest Coming To Erie

Beer on display at Vail's Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival in May 2013.
Credit Jim Hill / KUNC

Brewfests are becoming synonymous with summer in Colorado, with smaller communities not wanting to be left out.

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12:37pm

Fri July 5, 2013
Wildfire

Errant Firework Cause Of Windsor Burn

A view of the blackened burn area from the west side of Windsor Lake on July 5th.
Credit Jackie Fortier / KUNC

Spectators in Windsor were treated to more than just a patriotic Fourth of July display Thurday night when a small brush fire was ignited by a wayward firework.

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10:12am

Sun June 30, 2013
Community

Fewer People On The Road for July 4th Holiday

Colfax Avenue looking west in Denver from 1976.
Credit Bruce McAllister/EPA / Wikimedia

Taking a trip? The number of people traveling this Fourth of July weekend will be down, but only slightly. 

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