Lauren Pierce, executive director of the Chris Klug Foundation, spoke with KDNK news director Gavin Dahl live in studio this morning about the nonprofit's work advocating for more valley residents to sign up as organ and tissue donors. Lauren previously worked for the Wheeler Opera House and is a longtime supporter of KDNK.

Wednesday evening's Nonprofit Spotlight featured Lori Mueller, executive director of YouthZone. With four decades of experience, YouthZone is focused on providing opportunities for youth to be responsible, contributing members of society and work with their families and community toward this end. She talked with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh.

Thousands of people have gathered at the Sacred Stone Camp on the northeastern edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation near Cannon Ball, North Dakota to stop a pipeline that would carry crude oil underneath the Missouri River, east to Indiana. Over the weekend, a confrontation between protesters and private security guards from the pipeline company turned violent. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports.

Membership Drive is ON!

Sep 6, 2016
Jane Bachrach

We count on our listeners to keep KDNK going. Join or renew by calling the station now at 970 963-0139. The Donate page is ready for you. Our theme is "Join the Team." Do what you can to support community radio!

Photo Courtesy of CORE

On this evening's Nonprofit Spotlight, Amy Hadden Marsh interviews Mona Newton, executive director of CORE, Community Office for Resource Efficiency. They are celebrating 20 years in the Roaring Fork Valley. 

On Tuesday's Nonprofit Spotlight, Stacy Stein (co-director of the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program) interviewed John Klonowski, program director of Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities. CAMO provides adaptive therapeutic recreation and wellness experiences. John told Stacy he recently started listening to KDNK and he is "thrilled with the discovery. Supporting a local radio station is a great thing."

Get Connected September 1, 2016

Sep 1, 2016

Get Connected is a monthly public affairs show, featuring the work of non-profits from Aspen to Parachute. This month, host Amy Barr talks to Kyle Crawley of Stepping Stones and Jeffrey Barbee of Alliance Earth.

Gavin Dahl

George Killian is an organizer with CoPIRG Foundation, in town for a voter registration drive at Colorado Mountain College. She stopped by KDNK to speak to news director Gavin Dahl. 

Solar Energy International executive director Kathy Swartz talks with Gavin Dahl about their training program called Solar Ready Colorado.  

Welcome to the New KDNK Website

Aug 31, 2016
Mark Burrows

Your support has enabled us to move forward with a robust site that features new ways to listen and connect with KDNK and the community. Please enjoy our new online player by clicking on “Listen Live.”  Get the latest local, regional and NPR news, enjoy archives of live music on KDNK, sign up for podcasts and connect to the station by volunteering, sending a news tip, becoming a DJ and donating.




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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Aaron Taylor

Bicycling Buddhist Aaron Taylor on The Inner Game

Aaron Taylor, director of the Way of Compassion Foundation and Bicycle Project, shares about the marriage between his spiritual practice and soulful passion.

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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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