Friday, October 7, 2022

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Following a settlement with tribes, SD phases In voting-access reforms; older voters: formidable factor in Maine gubernatorial race; walking: a simple way to boost heart health.

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Biden makes a major move on marijuana laws; the U.S. and its allies begin exercises amid North Korean threats; and Generation Z says it's paying close attention to the 2022 midterms.

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Rural residents are more vulnerable to a winter wave of COVID-19, branding could be key for rural communities attracting newcomers, and the Lummi Nation's totem pole made it from Washington state to D.C.

Roz Brown

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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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