Saturday, September 18, 2021


Hundreds of wealthy Americans back the Biden Build Back Better Act; Roger Stone is served with a warrant on live radio; and family caregivers are in need of assistance.


Virginia gubernatorial candidates debate; former federal prosecutor Michael Sussmann indicted for lying to FBI; lawmakers set to question oil industry over climate disinformation; and FDA scientists express skepticism over booster shots.


Lawsuits stall debt relief for America's Black farmers; Idaho hospitals using "critical care" protocols; grant money boosts rural towns in Utah and more conservation acreage could protect the iconic sage grouse.

Roz Brown


Raised in South Dakota, Roz Brown is a journalist with 30 years of experience. She started at KGNU community radio while a student at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is now a board member. After stints as reporter and News Director at KBOL, where she was the recipient of several Associated Press awards, Roz raised two children and then worked Denver's 850KOA for more than a decade. In 2017, she joined Public News Service and returned to her roots, covering local news.

Honors and Awards: 2019 Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) documentary award winner for "Homeless in Boulder."

Languages Spoken: English

Topic Expertise: Homelessness Women's Issues Public Lands Complementary/Alternative Medicine

Local Expertise: Homelessness Women's Issues Public Lands/Environment Complementary/Alternative Medicine

Location: Boulder, CO

Demographic Expertise: Immigrants, American Indians/Native American communities, Hispanic/Latino communities, seniors.


Latest Work

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Undoing of Trump-Era Clean-Water Rule Creates Optimism, Uncertainty

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TX Governor to Try Again to Ban Transgender Student Athletes

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TX Muslims Engage Community With Vaccines, Hot Food to Mark 9/11

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Supreme Court Bows Out, White House Wades into TX Abortion Battle

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Texas Becomes Most Populous State with Permitless Gun-Carry Law

AUSTIN, Texas - Texans age 21 and older can carry handguns without a license or training starting today, despite opposition from instructors who …

New Mexico Joins Other Western States in Conservation Challenge

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NM Engages With Biden's Energy Secretary on Methane Rules

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- As New Mexico leans into renewable-energy goals, clean-air advocates highlighted both progress and challenges during a recent …

"Eligible But Excluded" – NM Families Left Out of Pandemic Relief

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Many New Mexicans seeking pandemic relief face an uphill battle due to language barriers, according to a new report. In addition …

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