Otis Taylor has created an entirely original genre of blues called Trance Blues. Here he talks about that and his new CD, Fantasizing About Being Black.

To the layman, wood block printmaking seems severely painstaking. To Leon Loughridge, one of Colorado's masters of the form, it is both refuge and challenge. Leon is part of a holiday show at the Ann Korologos gallery called Home for the Holidays: Small Works, Big Statements which hangs until January 6. Leon is also featured in the Coors Western Art show at the National Western Stock Show next month. 

Today's guests on Valley Voices are Andrew Romanoff, director of Mental Health Colorado, Michelle Muething, director of the Aspen Hope Center, and Basalt resident Temple Glassier, who recently lost her 15-year old son to suicide. Click here for mental health screenings from Mental Health Colorado. The help line at Aspen Hope Center is 970.925.5858.

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Pitkin County Open Space and Trails meets to discuss public input on the proposed Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail Thursday, December 21 at the Pitkin County Library from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. The meeting is a work session, not a public hearing, but it will be open to the public. A joint meeting of the Open Space and Trails Board and Board of County Commissioners is scheduled for January 16th, 2018. The two boards will discuss the survey results and provide direction to OST staff about drafting a trail plan. Public survey results on options for the trail are here.

Jutta Strohmaier

Bob Berwyn, contributing writer for Pacific Standard, believes that science will save the world. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh interviewed Bob about his reporting from the COP23 Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany.

A possible high density development near Catherine Store is dead in the water.  KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Still soaking up the victory vibe from the Jets game, Jane and Luke predict more good things to come against the Colts. The Colts are out of Luck, and the Broncos win twice in one week.

Jeff Foster


Coloradoans are raising concerns about the number of permits granted to oil and gas companies, especially with regard to fracking in close proximity to communities. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has this report.

Rifle Animal Shelter

Diane Johnson talks about fostering pets with Denise Dion, Operations Manger for Rifle Animal Shelter, and Development Coordinator Kalli Wilson.

Carbondale trustees approved a budget and discussed allowing alcohol on Main Street during First Fridays. News Director Raleigh Burleigh reports.



Meet Amy Goodman on January 12th



SOL Theatre's Holiday Show

SOL Theatre's Holiday Show this year is A Christmas Story. The director Dani Grace Kopf, the producer Jennifer Johnson, and two of the young stars, Kate Kelleher and Kai Holcombe, join Express Yourself to talk about the iconic movie and its adaptation to a local stage.

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From Here to Eternity

With two published books, including this new one, From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death, and with hundreds of thousands of views on her You Tube channel Ask a Mortician, Caitlin Doughty is the Doyenne of Death. Here she talks about some interesting funeral practices around the world on Express Yourself.

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KDNK Founder Lee Swidler on Valley Voices

Lee Swidler (aka Manny Goldberg), with the help of other Carbondalians and KOTO in Telluride , brought KDNK to the airwaves in April, 1983. Manny...er...Lee now lives in Costa Rica but was in the areathis week for a "Carbondale fix". Here, he talks about the origins of KDNK, the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program, and more. Thanks, Lee!

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