Thursday, December 1, 2022


Access to medication is key to HIV prevention, a Florida university uses a religious exemption to disband its faculty union, plus Nevada tribes and conservation leaders praise a new national monument plan.


The House passed a bill to avert a crippling railroad strike, Hakeem Jefferies is chosen to lead House Democrats, and President Biden promises more federal-Native American engagement at the Tribal Nations Summit.


The first-ever "trout-safe" certification goes to an Idaho fish farm, the Healthy Housing Initiative helps improve rural communities' livability, and a new database makes it easier for buyers and builders to find available lots.

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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AARP Texas Honors Champion for the Homeless

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Study: Lifting Children Out of Poverty Losing Momentum

A new study found progress made to reduce child poverty over the past 25 years in the U.S. is at risk of stalling or being reversed. Child poverty …

How Texas Could Benefit from the Inflation Reduction Act

The U.S. is moving toward net-zero emissions energy goals under the Inflation Reduction Act, but an independent research group believes some regions …

Ample Options Await Adoptive Parents in Texas

Adopting a child is a big, important decision, but there also are misperceptions about the complexity of the process - which might mean thousands of …

Searching for a Better Cow as Southwest Drought Persists

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