Sunday, January 16, 2022


A new survey shows discrimination in medical settings affects quality of care; U.S. Supreme Court rejects vaccine and testing mandates for businesses; and New York moves toward electric school buses.


U.S. House passes a new voting rights bill, setting up a Senate showdown; President Biden announces expanded COVID testing, and Jan. 6 Committee requests an interview with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.


New website profiles missing and murdered Native Americans; more support for young, rural Minnesotans who've traded sex for food, shelter, drugs or alcohol; more communities step up to solve "period poverty;" and find your local gardener - Jan. 29 is National Seed Swap Day.

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

Pressure Mounts to Protect Mexican Gray Wolves

Last year, advocates for the Mexican gray wolf cheered when a judge ruled the problem of poaching was not adequately addressed in a management plan …

What Are Universities Teaching Students About Jan. 6, 2021?

Condemnation for last year's Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol emerged from all quarters, but some believe colleges and universities have been slow …

TX Survey: Hispanics Suffer Greatest Financial Hardship from COVID-19

Half of Texas residents say COVID-19 has caused them financial hardship, and Hispanic families faced the most severe consequences, according to a new …

New Urgency to Pass Voting-Rights Legislation Aimed at Texas

Leaders in the U.S. Senate have announced plans to vote this month on a change to filibuster rules, hoping to pass voting-rights legislation they say …

Extreme Weather Accelerates Climate-Change Conversation

Record high temperatures, torrential rain, unlikely tornados and devastating wildfires led to record news coverage of climate change in October and …

TX Children's Advocates Want Foster Care System Fixed ASAP

The Texas foster-care system is suffering a severe shortage of safe and appropriate placement homes, resulting in an expert panel being convened to …

Public Lands Agencies Work to Diversify Staff in 2022

People of color historically have been excluded from outdoor-recreation jobs, but a collaborative effort to diversify staff within agencies that …

Advocates Want Better Protection From Drilling at Greater Chaco

Conservationists are calling on President Joe Biden to make permanent recent steps to protect Chaco Culture National Historical Park from further dest…

Affordable Care Enrollment Surges Nationwide, Including in Texas

It might be due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but a historic 13.6 million people have already enrolled in health insurance coverage for 2022 …

NM Has Role in NASA's Next-Generation Space Telescope

A NASA mission 25 years in development is finally ready for launch, and contributors from the Land of Enchantment are eager to join its search for …

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