Several websites, including this one, have likened Greeley resident Jacinto Zavala's death in an August police shooting to the violent death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri -- an incident that led to riots and a national dialogue about race and law enforcement. Zavala, a former soldier said t ... More >>
The City of Denver is working overtime to reverse the negative publicity generated of late by local law-enforcement agencies. Last week, draft reforms were released in regard to the Denver Sheriff Department. And now, the Denver Police Department, which has seen at least eight officers get into trou ... More >>
The other day, while talking with a friend, I referenced how some media outlets had botched coverage of Ferguson, half expecting said friend to agree with me. Instead, he asked me what Ferguson was. I'm used to this kind of interaction: most people I know don't spend all day on the Internet reading ... More >>
Members of groups such as Occupy Denver and local affiliates of Anonymous often protest together, as was the case for a police brutality rally in April. But there seems to have been something of a communication breakdown related to Thursday's Day of Rage event, which decried the Ferguson, Missouri p ... More >>
Counterterrorism is the FBI's number one priority, FBI Director James Comey said in a visit to Denver on Wednesday. That includes monitoring what Comey called "homegrown violent extremists," Americans who become radicalized via the Internet. "In their pajamas, in their basement, they can get all the ... More >>
Last Friday, the morning after communities across the country held rallies to protest police violence against African-Americans -- and, specifically, the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri -- National Public Radio's StoryCorps ran a particularly appropriate piece. It focuses on Alex Lan ... More >>
Denver blog posts are on the clock. Mile High Report's Kyle Montgomery hears that Cornellius "Tank" Carradine or Bjoern Werner are on the Broncos' wish list for tonight's NFL draft. Big Media's Jason Salzman isn't impressed by Michael Brown's dismissal of Michael Bennet's immigration-reform plan. ... More >>
Update: As we reported yesterday, David Sirota was suddenly disappeared from the KHOW afternoon-drive show he'd shared since June with Michael Brown; see our original coverage below. Since that post first appeared, we've received responses from Greg Foster, vice president of programming for the Den ... More >>
When mountain climber and adventurer Erik Weihenmayer -- who happens to be blind -- set out to climb Mt. Everest more than a decade ago, a lot of people thought he was crazy, or worse: a danger to himself and others. They couldn't believe any responsible guide would take him on the mountain. Those ... More >>
While the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy continues to swamp the Northeast, several Denver restaurants are doing their bit to help provide aid. Jax Fish House will be hosting a weekend scallop special featuring produce caught by fishermen affected by the storm; Central Bistro and Bar is serving free dr ... More >>
Sam Levin's interview with former FEMA director turned talk-radio host Michael Brown went viral hours after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the East Coast -- and Brown's suggestion that President Obama may have held a news conference about the storm too early riled up plenty of readers. Like this o ... More >>
Colorado is not facing any danger from Hurricane Sandy, but the effects of the storm can still be felt here, with the Obama and Romney camps canceling scheduled rallies. Today, we decided to check in with a local expert on natural disasters who also has a perspective on potential political ramificat ... More >>
Amid the crazy scene near DU's Magness Arena, where last night's presidential debate took place, Michael "Brownie" Brown and David Sirota, who team up in KHOW's afternoon-drive slot, scored a broadcasting coup: Brown provoked normally affable Governor John Hickenlooper to freak out and call the host ... More >>
Denver blog posts are large and in charge. Big Media's Jason Salzman learns that while KHOW's Michael Brown enthusiastically supports Mitt Romney for president, partner David Sirota is much more lukewarm about Barack Obama. Bronco Talk's Monty on why the Broncos have decided to close this afternoo ... More >>
Last month's announcement that David Sirota and Michael Brown would team up to replace Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman on KHOW opened up a 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekday vacancy on AM 760, Sirota's previous radio home. But rather than hire another ideologue to fill the slot, Clear Channel Denver, which ov ... More >>
Denver blog posts make those miracles happen. Big Media's Jason Salzman thinks David Sirota will uphold progressive values better than did Craig Silverman when he teams with Michael Brown on KHOW today. But will right wingers listen? Burning Down the House's Andi brings together home and Tolkein. ... More >>
We're halfway through the last year of our lives. So what were all of us reading on the Latest Word? Out of the 1,804 or so posts published on Latest Word, here are the ten most popular of 2012. Those of you with a Latest Word elite membership will recognize many if not all of these headlines...
Last week marked the end of the long-running Caplis & Silverman show on KHOW. Shortly thereafter, we started hearing rumors about a new pairing -- one that would team a conservative KOA personality with a progressive from AM 760. Turns out the buzz was true. Meet your new KHOW afternoon-drive team: ... More >>
Denver blog posts walk the walk and talk the talk -- often at the same time. That's hard to do. Mile High Report's Colby notes that Tim Tebow and Von Miller are Broncos representatives for this year's Madden video-game cover contest. Superstition ain't the way. Denver Egotist on the new Meeps app. ... More >>
David Sirota.Last October, a public debate involving KOA's Mike Rosen and AM 760's David Sirota went national after Rosen called for hijackers to crash a plane into the so-called Ground Zero mosque; he insisted that he was being satirical. But Sirota says Rosen didn't let loose with any simil ... More >>
Michael Brown & pal.As the man in charge of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) during the 2005 period when Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, Michael Brown knows a thing or two about hurricanes, and the media's coverage of them. So what kind of grades does the current KOA talk-show h ... More >>
The Explorer II Off-Road Handcycle is one of the featured technologies in the Innovation Village at No Barriers Summit 2011Redefine outdated concepts like "wheelchair" and "disability" this weekend at Winter ParkGet ready to give up any excuse you might have for not staying active and living ... More >>
There are, no doubt, saner ways to film the Cordillera Blanca of Peru than paragliding a few feet above jagged glaciers, vertiginous cliffs and freezing lakes, camera and breathing and life itself neatly suspended -- but that wouldn't be the path chosen by Sweetgrass Productions, a backcountr ... More >>
Obama and Stewart.President Barack Obama's extended interview on last night's episode of Comedy Central's The Daily Show had some unexpected Colorado flavor. Not only did he specifically mention Congresswoman Betsy Markey, who's in a difficult fight against Cory Gardner, but he also reference ... More >>
Bush & Brownie.On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina began wreaking havoc on the Gulf Coast that's still reverberating today -- and many members of the public continue to see Michael Brown, head of FEMA at the time, as one of the story's chief villains. Still, Brown, a KOA talk-show host who ... More >>
Baby April, not Baby W.C. Fields.As part of its cutest baby photo contest, KOA is asking listeners to pick the best baby snapshots of station personalities. The pics are alternately adorable and hilarious, with April Zesbaugh's drunk-on-milk image and Jon Caldara's aggressively sullen shot s ... More >>
Put up your dukes.AM 760 host David Sirota may seem like a mild-mannered fellow, but he's actually pretty damned combative -- verbally, anyhow. Last year, he and KOA conservative Mike Rosen staged a radio smackdown in relation to President Barack Obama's first hundred days in office -- a ses ... More >>
Brownie with Bushie.Earlier this week, we told you about a debate between former FEMA head turned KOA talk-show host Michael Brown and David Sirota, the AM 760 morning guy, over comments Brown had made to Fox News' Neil Cavuto about the Obama administration's response to the oil spill off the ... More >>
Michael Brown with his old boss.In January, we profiled former FEMA director Michael Brown -- the man about whom President George W. Bush said, "Heckuva job, Brownie" circa the Hurricane Katrina response -- after he was named a fulltime KOA talk-show host. But Brown doesn't think Barack Obam ... More >>
How do you report on one of the most-covered events in recent U.S. history? That was the conundrum facing Boulder-based writer Dan Baum, then a New Yorker staff writer, when he arrived in New Orleans a few days after Hurricane Katrina. Baum and his wife and writing partner Margaret Knox's ultimate d ... More >>
Among the residents who evacuated in the face of a fast-moving fire in Boulder this week was Michael Brown, current consultant and talk-show host, and former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a man who will be forever linked with this remark by President George W. Bush over his h ... More >>
You remember Michael Brown -- or "Brownie," as George W. Bush liked to call him. He was head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) when Hurricane Katrina hit, and he soon became the walking, talking symbol of the government's failure to anticipate the size and scope of the disaster or ... More >>
Michael Brown. After he was booted from FEMA in the wake of Katrina, Michael Brown returned to Boulder, where he set up an emergency consulting business (and talked with me for this column on the one year anniversary of his "heckuva job.") But yesterday he headed back to the East Coast -- into the ... More >>
Who’s the bigger bully — the smartass attorney who scorched the Denver Fire Department, or the fussbudget judge who threw out the verdict?
The former FEMA head revisits his worst mistake and talks about the disaster that is the What If? Colorado campaign.
From the week of September 7, 2006
From the bayou to Boulder, Michael Brown's had a heckuva year.
Nathanial Trotter has a plan to crown Oprah.
Hurricane season is about to hit, but Washington, D.C., is still flooded with backwash from Hurricane Katrina. Last week, the Center for Public Integrity released 928 pages of e-mail messages to and from former FEMA head (and current Coloradan) Michael Brown. The e-mails, which the center received s ... More >>
FEMA's Michael Brown fumbles his fifteen minutes of fame.
Don't let the door hit you on your way out, Gary.
You look marvelous!
Throwing a few back for Katrina relief.
The Outer Limits
A Real Horse's Ass
Love's Labor's Lost
The Denver Center Theatre Company plays well with Shakespeare.
The city's new all-ages policy draws jeers -- but no beers.