Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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New Mexico legislation would boost protections for LGBTQ students, Idaho makes a big jump in higher-education attainment, and this year's Monarch butterfly winter count showed significant improvement.

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The Senate considers police reforms in the wake of Tyre Nichols' killing, members of Congress want a new vote on the Equal Rights Amendment, and George Santos voluntarily steps down from his committee appointments.

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"Brain Gain?" Research shows rural population is actually growing, especially in recreational areas; other small towns are having success offering relocation incentives like free building lots, cash, complimentary dinners and even internet credits; and researchers say the key is flexibility and creativity.

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Rosie Blick

Philanthropy Manager

Originally from Connecticut, Rosie attended the University of Vermont Rubenstein School. After earning her bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies with a …

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Collin Brantmeyer

Community, Marketing and Engagement Manager

After growing up in North Carolina, Collin graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Collin brought his experience to Public News Service in 2017…

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Roz Brown

Producer

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 …

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Kathryn Carley

Producer

Kathryn Carley began her career in community radio, and is happy to be back, covering the New England region for Public News Service. Getting her start at KFAI …

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Lark Corbeil

CEO/ Founder

Lark Corbeil has worked over 30 years in broadcast news and communications across the U.S, and internationally. She grew up bridging economic and cultural …

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David Crandall

CFO/COO

David Crandall is part-owner and Chief Operating Officer, and has helped grow the certified Benefit company from one state to 37 since 1997. Previous to PNS…

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Eric Galatas

Producer

Galatas joined Public News Service in 2014 after 15 years leading Free Speech TV's (FSTV) programming and production efforts. He has produced over 100 hours of …

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Samantha Glazer

Outreach and Research Coordinator

Originally from the Chicago area, Samantha graduated from The University of Texas at Austin where she studied Government and Environment & Sustainability…

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Trimmel Gomes

Producer

Trimmel Gomes is a veteran broadcaster with more than 15 years experience as an award-winning journalist for major news outlets including NPR and PBS…

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Tania Gomezdaza

Spanish Producer

Tania Gomezdaza is a Journalist from Mexico City who joined the Public News Service team in 2020. She is a broadcaster for KBOO Community Radio in Portland …

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Alex Gonzalez

Producer

Alex Gonzalez joined Public News Service in October of 2022. Alex finished his masterís degree in Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona in May of …

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Dallas Heltzell

Dallas Heltzell has been an editor at Public News Service since 2010. His nearly five decades of writing, editing and producing at daily-news outlets has …

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Cole Hemstreet

Newscast Assistant Producer & Researcher

Cole is a Community Outreach Coordinator and Audio Engineer for our podcast. He has worked as a live audio engineer and graduated from CU Boulder with a degree …

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Dan Heyman

Dan Heyman has been a working reporter and editor for the last thirty-five years, contributing numerous freelance†pieces to NPR, The New York Times…

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Mike Clifford Longman

Producer

Mike Clifford Longman has been a radio and television broadcast journalist for more than four decades. For much of his career, he focused on cops, courts…

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Mike Moen

Producer

Mike Moen is a radio news reporter with nearly two decades of experience in the field. He has covered much of the upper Midwest, including Minnesota, Illinois…

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Vinny Monroy

Media Outreach Associate

Vinny was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala and raised in Colorado since the age of seven. In addition to working at PNS, he is a small business owner in …

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Mark Moran

Producer-Editor

Mark Moran is a veteran journalist who began his reporting career in Alaska covering the environment, local government and the Oil Industry. He moved south and …

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Hadley Nellis

Media Outreach and Sales Researcher

Currently living in Minneapolis, Hadley Nellis is a graduate of the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. She graduated with dual degrees in Studies in Cinema …

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Kathryn Pardo

Operations Manager

Kathryn Pardo joins the Public News Service with an eclectic background in cultural resources management and nonprofit operations. With degrees from the …

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Brett Peveto

Producer

Brett brings 7 years of radio news writing experience at Metro Source. …

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Suzanne Potter

Producer

Suzanne Potter is a journalist with 30 years of experience as a reporter for TV, radio and print news. She spent 15 years as a local TV news reporter in Palm …

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Nadia Ramlagan

Producer

Nadia Ramlagan covers the Ohio Valley and Appalachian region for Public News Service (Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia). She previously worked for The Center for …

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Mark Richardson

Producer

Mark has more than 30 years as a professional journalist, working for newspapers, magazines, radio/TV, and digital media. Currently based in northern Michigan…

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Gretchen Sanchez Higuera

Spanish Producer

Gretchen Sanchez earned her Bachelorís degree in Communications and Journalism from the University of Havana, Cuba in 2016. After graduating…

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Mary Schuermann Kuhlman

Assistant Managing Editor

Mary 'Schuerman' Kuhlman has been with Public News Service since 2008 and is currently the Assistant Managing Editor. Mary is an Ohio-based broadcast …

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Jake Sinderbrand

Outreach & Partnership Associate

Originally from Madison, WI, Jake graduated with honors from Macalester College and worked in field outreach and data management with the SEIU and the AFL-CIO…

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Danielle Smith

Producer

Danielle M. Smith is an award-winning radio journalist/personality with more than a decade of experience in broadcast media. Smith is a former audio …

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Eric Tegethoff

Producer

Eric Tegethoff is a journalist covering the Northwest. Eric has worked as a reporter for KBOO, XRAY FM, and Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland, Oregon…

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Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas has worked with Public News Service since 2006, currently as senior editor. Previous experience includes stints as a news reporter…

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Deborah Van Fleet

Producer

Deborah has 20 years of public radio announcing, hosting & producing in Omaha, Nebraska and has been an independent producer on the Public Radio Exchange…

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Edwin J. Viera

Producer

Edwin J. Viera is a reporter and producer in North Tonawanda, New York. He's previously reported for the Niagara Gazette and the Ithaca Times…

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Joshua Wise

Managing Director

Josh Wise is the Managing Director at Public News Service. Josh got his start working at nonprofits when his mom gave him baseball card money for helping with …

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