Domenico Montanaro is NPR's lead editor for politics and digital audience. Based in Washington, D.C., he directs political coverage across the network's broadcast and digital platforms.

Before joining NPR in 2015, Montanaro served as political director and senior producer for politics and law at PBS NewsHour. There, he led domestic political and legal coverage, which included the 2014 midterm elections, the Supreme Court and the unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

Prior to PBS NewsHour, Montanaro was deputy political editor at NBC News, where he covered two presidential elections and reported and edited for the network's political blog, "First Read." He has also worked at CBS News, ABC News, The Asbury Park Press in New Jersey, and has taught high-school English.

8:10 am
Tue March 17, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, March 17, 2015


  • Senate pushes bill to repeal ban on high capacity magazines
  • Telluride looks at pan handling ordinance
  • Senior citizens choose to settle in western states like Colorado
  • Capitol conversation about the half way point for the legislature
3:15 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Cedaredge Citizens Voice Opposition To Pot Facility

Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Last week the town of Cedaredge held a meeting to let the community voice their opinion about recreational marijuana. 

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1:19 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Home Kitchen Producers, Lawmakers Hope To See Cottage Food Law Expand

Monica Wiitanen adds wood to her outdoor oven that she uses to bake bread.
Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Cottage food laws are on the books in almost every state. These statutes allow people to make food products in their home kitchens and sell their goods directly to consumers. In Colorado two bills would expand the state's three-year-old Cottage Foods Act.  

Monica Wiitanen is adding wood to her outdoor brick oven. She uses it to bake artisanal breads that she makes in her home kitchen. 

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8:06 am
Mon March 16, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, March 16, 2015


  • Cedaredge citizens speak out against marijuana facility
  • Home Kitchen Producers and Lawmakers Hope To See Cottage Food Law Expand
  • Governor Hickenlooper shows some support for wildfire forecasting
  • Colorado seeks dodge No Child Left Behind testing again
Sugar's Picks March 16, 2015
1:45 pm
Sun March 15, 2015

Sugar's Picks March 16, 2015

Emile Haynie / We Fall / Interscope

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of March 16, 2015

1. Emile Haynie / We Fall / Interscope: The debut studio album from the American producer featuring guests Andrew Wyatt, Lykke Li, Randy Newman, Rufus Wainwright, Brian Wilson, Lana DelRey, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Father John Misty...!

Artist Title Genre
DeMo If I Could Fly Soul Single
Emile Haynie We Fall Rock Electronica
Mark Knopfler Tracker Rock
Blues Traveler Blow Up The Moon Rock Blues
Low Cut Connie Hi Honey Rock
Josh Rouse The Embers Of Time Rock
Umphrey's McGee The London Session Rock
Great Lake Swimmers A Forest Of Arms Rock
Ewert & The Two Dragons Circles Rock
Nico Marks California To Jamaica Sessions R

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KVNF Field Sessions
6:28 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

KVNF Field Sessions: The Mighty Diamonds

Formed in 1969 in the Trenchtown area of Kingston, The Mighty Diamonds are a significant part of Reggae history.  

Here they create a Roots Reggae experience for the KVNF Field Sessions in a greenhouse at The Living Farm in Paonia.

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