Thursday, March 23, 2023


A proposed flavored tobacco ban is back on the table in Minnesota, Trump attorney Evan Corcoran must testify in the documents probe, and a "clean slate" bill in Missouri would make "expungement" automatic.


The Fed raises interest rates and reassures the banking system is sound, Norfolk Southern reaffirms a commitment to the people of East Palestine, and TikTok creators gather at the Capitol to support free expression.


Finding childcare is a struggle everywhere, prompting North Carolina's Transylvania County to try a new approach. Maine is slowly building-out broadband access, but disagreements remain over whether local versus national companies should get the contracts, and specialty apps like "Farmers Dating" help those in small communities connect online.

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.


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