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The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program collected interviews from Carbondale community members about the importance of art in our community. They also created a community mural on the north wall of KDNK, with guidance from local artist Eliza Rogan.

Chip Comins is the founder, director, and CEO of the American Renewable Energy Institute in Aspen, which has hosted ARE Day for 14 years. The summit continues this weekend with a film fest and 2 community conversations on Friday and Saturday. Details and schedule are hereImpact Films are here. Meanwhile, Comins talks with host Amy Hadden Marsh about ARE Day and climate change, and gives a little context to what the planet is currently experiencing.

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KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh attended the Colorado County Clerks Association Summer Conference to learn more about the efforts made to maintain the legitimacy of our democratic processes. He spoke with Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams and David Becker, author of the 2012 Pew report that President Trump has repeatedly cited to suggest "massive voter fraud" in the United States. The overall emphasis was reassuring the public that county clerks work year-round to assure the integrity of Colorado's voting systems.   

Hiromi Duet featuring Edmar Castañeda


Here’s your community calendar for Thursday, June 22, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Click the headline for today's events, like Hiromi Duet featuring Edmar Castañeda performing for free at the Aspen Art Museum.


KDNK has lost a beloved friend and cohort. DJ Phathead  - aka Greg Benson -  died in his sleep Saturday night. Recording artist and longtime friend, Izm White, and KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh produced this remembrance. A fund for funeral expenses has been set up at Alpine Bank. No word yet on memorial services.


Theatre director, playwright, actor, and teacher Brad Moore was recently named CMC Adjunct Faculty of the Year at the Glenwood Springs and Spring Valley campuses AND collegewide. Here, he talks with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about when he got the acting bug and why he continues to teach.

Submitted by Walter Gallacher

Peter Moscon's dad, Red, was one of those larger than life characters who influenced  the lives of others by the way he lived his. On this month's show, Peter and host Walter Gallacher reminisce about Red.

Geekspeak June 19, 2017

Jun 19, 2017

The Geeks discuss the conservative voter data breach and more.

Cilundu Coffee

A new coffee shop has recently opened at the 3rd Street Center in Carbondale. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh stopped by to check it out. Cilundu Coffee is open Mon-Fri, 8am to 2pm.


Over 150 climate change and sustainable energy experts and artists descend upon Snowmass Village this week for the 14th annual American Renewable Energy  - or ARE Day - Summit. The event runs through Saturday and is packed with speakers plus free events for everyone. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with Chip Comins, founder and CEO of the American Renewable Energy Institute in Aspen, to talk about the event. Click here for a schedule of events, speakers and more.

Express Yourself

Jun 16, 2017

Alya Howe, Sarah Graf and Stefano Da Fre about the first Salon at the Launchpad on Saturday night. Chris Bank about this summer's Glenwood Summer of Music Concert Series. And Sue Lavin, Jennifer Johnson and Will Bledsoe about the new Thunder River Theatre production.

Sue Lavin, the director, along with Jennifer Johnson and Will Bledsoe, two of the actors, in Thunder River Theatre's new production of The Memory of Water, by Shelagh Stevenson. Tonight is opening night of The Memory of Water, with seven more performances scheduled over these next three weeks. Tickets and information here.

WE-cycle

The local non-profit We-Cycle has been accepted to receive support from the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority to help the organization meet transportation needs throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with the We-Cycle program manager Kellyn Wardell to learn more about the organization and its growing presence.

Alpine Animal Hospital

Host Jane Bacharach is joined by Dr. Chuck Maker of Alpine Animal Hospital to talk about equine care in the hot and social summer months of Colorado.

#CORapidResponse

Earlier today, immigrant rights activists launched the Colorado Rapid Response Network to help immigrants in case of raids and other abuses. Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Carla Castedo, Colorado director for Mi Familia Vota, to learn more about the cross-organizational, statewide initiative.

The 24 hour hotline, staffed with over 100 volunteers trained to track, verify, and confirm ICE raids in immigrant communities, is: 1-844-UNITE-41 (1-844-864-8341).

Jessica Hemingson

Yesterday was the first day of the season for the Carbondale Farmers Market, Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh stopped by to learn more and browse the fresh goods.

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This month's show features longtime Carbondale resident Rusty Burtard, sharing memories and gardening tips.

The Middle Colorado Watershed Council works to protect the Colorado River and its tributaries, except the Roaring Fork River, from the border of Garfield and Eagle counties downstream to the east end of Debeque Canyon.  Today's show features Laurie Rink, executive director of the Council, and Morgan Hill, Board vice-president.

On this edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's Gavin Dahl interviews Leah Todd about her article for High Country News: The Big Swing: Why a blue Colorado county voted for Trump.

Geekspeak June 12, 2017

Jun 12, 2017

More geekiness with Matt, Louie, and guests. Tune in!

On Friday, June 9, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet hosted three public town halls along the I-70 corridor. KDNK’s Gavin Dahl attended the final stop at the Glenwood Springs Public Library where local reporters were given a brief opportunity to speak with the Senator. The first question you’ll hear is from Aspen Daily News reporter Chad Abraham. The second question is Jim Williams of radio station KSNO. Click here to listen to the full hour of audio from U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s Town Hall at the Glenwood Springs Library.

KDNK's Board of Directors meet on Monday June 19th at 5:30 at the station, 76 S 2nd St in Carbondale. The public is invited. You can read the agenda here or in the front hall at the station.   

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US Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) answered unscreened questions from the public for one hour on Friday evening at Glenwood Springs Public Library. Former Carbondale mayor Stacy Bernot moderated, transparently choosing three names for questions at a time out of a large box, and controlling one microphone for public comment. You can read Aspen Daily News coverage here and Glenwood Springs Post-Independent coverage here.

The Outer Vibe

Jun 9, 2017

How and why the Outer Vibe's cinematic surf disco has survived for 16 years. The band also talks about their recent move to Nashville. The Outer Vibe play Steve's Guitars on Saturday night at 8:30.

Express Yourself

Jun 9, 2017

Marc Berger dropped in with his musical buddy Lester Price to play a tune and talk about his new project before his free show at the Basalt Library. Glen Smith, of the Basalt Public Arts Commission, about the new public art initiative in Basalt, which receives its debut in Basalt on Saturday. And the Outer Vibe talks about their recent move to Nashville and their cinematic surf disco music.

Congressman Scott Tipton represents Colorado's 3rd District.


US House Republicans voted Thursday to scale back Dodd-Frank — the set of Wall Street regulations President Barack Obama signed into law after the 2008 financial crisis. NPR reported that the House approved the Financial Choice Act, which reduces or eliminates many of the post-crisis banking rules. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Congressman Scott Tipton, who represents Colorado’s 3rd District, ahead of Thursday’s vote about the bill that he co-sponsored. Click here for the PEW study about Colorado payday lending reforms.

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The 2018 proposed Federal budget allocates $1.1B to the Bureau of Land Management, a $163M reduction. This translates to a $70M budget for the Wild Horse and Burro Program, a $10M cut from last year. The budget proposal also recommends elimination of appropriations language that keeps BLM from using all options to manage mustang and burro herds. Valley Voices host Amy Hadden Marsh talks to award-winning filmmaker, director of the Cloud Foundation (a wild horse and burro advocacy and education group), and member of the BLM's Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, Ginger Kathrens, about what will happen to the nation's mustangs and wild burros if the budget is approved.

photo courtesy Sheryl Barto

Carbondale’s Smiling Goat Ranch celebrates the second annual Go Autism Family Fun Walk on Saturday to raise awareness about autism. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with ranch founder Sheryl Barto and board member Lt. Col. Richard Merritt to talk about the walk and the work. More information about the Go Autism Family Fun Walk is on the Smiling Goat Ranch facebook page.

Will's guest this month is Bob Whitehouse. They're talking about trust.

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Colorado’s West Slope has a new rodeo in Rifle, the brainchild of a recent graduate of Rifle High School. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh went to the first one Monday night and has this report. The Rifle Rodeo takes place Monday nights at the Garfield County Fairgrounds throughout the summer. Slack is at 6. Grand Entry at 7:15. You can find more on the Rifle Rodeo Association’s Facebook page.

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