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On Thursday, August 18, David Barsamian spoke at the Blend Coffe Shop in Carbondale. He discussed independent media in the context of current national and international issues and the crisis in Washington and paralysis of the political system.
Thievery Corporation is one of the top live shows today. But little is known about how they got their start. KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with Rob Graza, one of the co-fouders of the group.
Last night Carbondale Trustees got an update for plans for a new library, set to be done in 2014. KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with Amelia Shelly, executive director of the Garfield County Library system.
A new nonprofit investigative news organization has started in the Roaring Fork Valley. The group is called Aspen Journalism. It's based off a New York-based news organization called ProPublica. KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with Aspen Journalism's Brent Gardner-Smith about the idea and what the organization plans to contribute to the region.
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!
visited Carbondale for a town hall breakfast. She spoke about the importance of taking part in a democratic society and the responsibility we all play in pushing the government to work for the people.
Carbondale-based Wilderness Workshop took the national stage Tuesday night when Aron Ralston played on a televised game show with the precedes benefiting the nonprofit. Ralston is known most recently for the Oscar nominated film 127 Hours. KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with Wilderness Workshop Executive Director Sloan Shoemaker about what they won.
The Aspen Police Department issued their annual report today. Overall the department is doing well, but a few incidents caught headlines last year highlighting places where they still need to make improvements. KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke about it with Aspen Police Chief Richard Prior.
Since the beginning of the year, four homes have caught fire in the mid-valley area. KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with Carbondale Fire Chief Ron Leach about the fires and overall fire danger during the winter.
This week the Town of Carbondale gave $20,000 to the Roaring Fork Business Resource Center to help develop local businesses through a process called economic gardening. Randi Lowenthall is CEO of the nonprofit. She spoke with KDNK's Conrad Wilson.
Author and activist Terry Tempest Williams is known for her writings and work throughout the West and the world. She's out with a new article in Orion Magazine
about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Williams spoke with KDNK's Conrad Wilson.
You can read the article, The Gulf Between Us here.