Picture how your life might be if you knew the day you would die. How would that affect the way you live that day, or for that matter, your entire life leading up to that day? Would you ignore it? Would you practice a casual shuck n jive? Would you indulge in a heedless hedonism? Would you embrace the love in your life or would you shiver in cold fear and loathing? Chloe Benjamin’s new novel The Immortalists deals with these and other questions. Chloe definitely avoided the sophomore slump with this, her second work of fiction, a New York Times bestseller. I spoke with Chloe earlier this week about The Immortalists.

I celebrate myself
and what I assume you shall assume
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

So begins this nation’s first great poem, Song of Myself, written by Walt Whitman and first published in 1855. Ever since then, the father of free verse has lived in the American imagination as the embodiment of a free man, unfettered, unbound by any dogma or dictum. Kim and Valerie Nuzzo have created a one-man stage show called Multitudes about Walt Whitman. I spoke with Kim about Walt Whitman and his life and times.

KDNK Station Manager Gavin Dahl: Protect Public Media

Feb 16, 2018

The Trump Administration’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2019 threatens to cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which could have a negative impact on small public radio stations. But, KDNK’s Gavin Dahl told Amy Hadden Marsh that this isn’t a new -  or insurmountable - threat. Click here for more information and resources.

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Equine Vet Dr. Chuck Maker of Alpine Animal Hospital discusses care for large animals.

The Sopris Sun

For this week's show, Sopris Sun editor Will Grandbois talks with Whitney Will about her new astrology column and the conclusion of the Benjamin Weeks trial with reporter Megan Tackett.

Ascendigo Autism Services


For many years, autism was considered a childhood disorder. Today, organizations like Ascendigo recognize autism as a lifelong condition that is best supported by community. Journalists John Donvan and Caren Zucker, co-authors of In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, joined KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh to discuss these topics with Ascendigo president and CEO Peter Bell. John Donvan and Caren Zucker will join VIP ticket-holders at the Ascendigo Blue Aspen fundraiser on February 17. Tickets are available here.

April Spaulding


April Spaulding is one of five candidates for four seats in the upcoming Carbondale Board of Trustees election. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh asked her why she decided to run. KDNK will broadcast the candidate forum live from the Third Street Center on March 5th at 6pm.


Today's show features music and conversation with the Crystal River Ukuladies followed by expressions of love by the Andy Zanca Youth News Team.

Funding for Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission and the Division of Civil Rights is uncertain following a vote in the legislature Thursday, Feb. 8. The Joint Budget Committee deadlocked in a 3-3 vote – which effectively shuts off funding to the agencies starting July 1. Gov. John Hickenlooper criticized the decision, saying it “sends the wrong message to Coloradans and businesses looking to move here.”

Statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland spoke with Marianne Goodland of Colorado Politics and Ed Sealover of the Denver Business Journal about the politics behind the vote, and how it may impact other business at the capitol.

Lani Kitching


Lani Kitching is one of five candidates for four seats in the upcoming Carbondale Board of Trustees election. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Lani to learn more about why she is running. KDNK, the Sopris Sun and Carbondale Chamber of Commerce host a live-broadcast candidate forum at the Third Street Center on March 5th at 6pm.




El Javi Live on KDNK

Originally from Mexico, El Javi is now a resident of Colorado, and he finally made it up to the mountains, despite bald tires, to play a few gigs in the valley and to appear on Flow Diggity with DJ Rickdiculous on KDNK. He played solo flamenco guitar and chatted about his art and his life. We heard several songs from his five CDs, and he played four songs live: Trip, Olivia, California and Recuerdo a Paco.

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Growing Food in Forests with Steve Gabriel

Author, ecologist, and forest farmer Steve Gabriel discusses the practice of agroforestry with hosts Stephanie and Jerome.

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Guam Slam Poet Meta Sarmiento

Meta Sarmiento is a Filipino poet and rapper from Guam. He is a National Poetry Slam semifinalist with Slam Nuba from Denver, a TEDx speaker and winner of the Spoken Word for the World 2015 where he was flown to Paris to perform during the UN Climate Negotiations. He is a born teacher and an old soul, and he is capable of motivating ghetto kids and old hippies alike. Meta appeared on Express Yourself to tell us how he does it.

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