Jodie Wilson, president of LiftUp's Board of Directors, talks to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about the non-profit's successful 34 years of giving to the community.  

Indigenous Environmental Network organizer Kandi Mossett is the featured speaker on Thursday's show, which was originally aired on Spirit Resistance LPFM Radio on Standing Rock treaty lands in North Dakota on 9/3/2016. 


On this week’s news brief we look at the race to represent our valley in the U.S. Congress. Colorado Independent reporter Marianne Goodland has been a reporter at the Colorado state capitol for 18 out of the last 19 sessions. Her article is called Schwartz v Tipton: The Battle for Colorado's Third Congressional District.

Roaring Fork Conservancy

On Friday morning's Nonprofit Spotlight, KDNK's Gavin Dahl spoke with Christina Medved, Watershed Education director at the Roaring Fork Conservancy. The Conservancy is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and has an exciting list of events throughout September.  Christina says, "we consider partnering with KDNK an integral part of what we do. It's great to be involved with such a community-based organization."

Amy Hadden Marsh

Significant sacred sites were destroyed this past weekend on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation by construction workers on the Dakota Access pipeline. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh takes a look at the significance of the sites.

Thursday night's Nonprofit Spotlight shined on English in Action. Amy Hadden Marsh spoke to executive director Lara Beaulieu, who oversees the administrative and programmatic functions of the organization. Lara is bilingual in Spanish and English and brings more than 20 years of nonprofit sector experience. She says "KDNK makes our community a better place to live. It connects people. It allows different voices to be heard."

Sculpture by Laura G Thorne

Amy Kimberly from Carbondale Arts was our guest on this morning's Nonprofit Spotlight. She says: "We feel these airwaves are important, they connect us, they get information out there that's important, they allow creativity and freedom. There are so many kids that have grown up here on KDNK who are absolutely some of my most favorite adults.  They are the ones that are holding the spirit of the community for the future. I really think that KDNK is a huge part of that. We hope people keep this station thriving." 

Gavin Dahl

With the Denver Broncos kicking off the regular season tonight against the Carolina Panthers, much-loved Carbondale vet Dr. Ben Mackin was pranked early this morning by a local pet owner. Dr. Mackin is known to favor a football team from the northeast with ball size problems.   

Open House Thursday from 4-7

Sep 8, 2016
Stacy Stein

Come tour KDNK at our open house on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Meet the wonderful staff and have a beverage and snack with us. Try your hand at cornhole and mingle with the coolest people in the world: KDNK members. Bring a new member and be registered to win a seat at our Town Restaurant dinner next Wednesday from 6-9 p.m.

This is Part 2 of Will's summer conversation with play expert Stuart Brown.

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Otis Taylor: Trance Blues & Fantasizing About Being Black

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.

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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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