From Here to Eternity

Nov 3, 2017

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. Check out one of her recent videos here about perhaps the darkest chapter in this country's history, the Salem Witch Trials.


Tonight, Carbondale hosts a 13th annual Day of the Dead Celebration. The celebration begins at the Third Street Center at 5pm with hot chocolate and tamales. The procession to The Thunder River Theatre starts at 6 for performances at 7 and 7:45. Meanwhile, El Colectivo presents a puppet show at The Launchpad at 7 and 7:45. Altars will be on display at The Third Street Center through November 7th.

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The BLM recently released a plan to open land upstream from Paonia for oil and gas drilling, a decision that many citizens feel threatens the new economy. For more, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Madeleine Osberger about her recent article, "After BLM decision, Paonia at a crossroads," for Aspen Daily News.

Scott Barta

This month’s guest is Scott Barta, whose Indian heritage is Sioux and Winnebago. Scott’s parents were active in the American Indian Movement throughout the 70’s. And he is continuing their example of activism, especially as it relates to bringing women back into roles of leadership. Scott’s partner is Tara Sheahan who was our guest last month.

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LiftUp is celebrating 35 years of service from Parachute to Aspen, and Amy Barr is now executive director. That name may sound familiar to KDNK listeners; Barr has been host of Get Connected since 2015. Here, she talks with Amy Hadden Marsh about her new job. Defiance Church presents Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry at the Crystal on November 16 at 7 PM. All proceeds go to Liftup.

Rep. Scott Tipton


US House Committee on Ways and Means unveils the delayed GOP tax overhaul proposal today. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh asked Congressman Scott Tipton what changes Coloradans could anticipate.

Will Evans

Woody Morrison, a Haida Elder and History Keeper, in Vancouver, BC works today to heal indigenous people and describes how children grew up trusting everyone in their tribal clan. They trusted each other and themselves. When the Canadian Government took children away from their families and out of their villages by force, children were taught “Don’t trust, someone will cheat you.”

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The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission or COGCC rejected a big part of Ursa Resources’ application for the “A” Pad, with 24 natural gas wells and an injection well less than 500 feet from homes in Battlement Mesa.  KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Youth Entity


Trick-or-Treaters can trade candy for cash tomorrow, between 2:30 and 4:30, at Alpine Bank in Carbondale. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke to Associate Director for Youth Entity Heather Hicks to learn more about the importance of teaching finances to kids.

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The Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board made a startling recommendation at a recent meeting in Grand Junction. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report about one of the biggest concerns facing the board, the BLM, and the American public.



AZYEP DJ Interviews Music District Artists

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program spent time with Rebecca Durham, Kyle James Hauser and Diego Felix from the Music District Detour . Charlee (DJ Cheeto) interviews the artists about building community through music.

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Letter to Congress: A WILD Sanity

Deb Colley, of Co-Motion and Dance Initiative, and creator of A Letter to Congress: A WILD Sanity, along with one of her dancers Carolyn Yates, about the unique piece and how it was made, and about the live performance of the piece.

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Photo by Mark Burrows

Tribute to DJ Phathead

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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. 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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