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Life as an Undocumented Student

Apr 16, 2018

Roaring Fork High School upperclassman discuss life as undocumented students.

Lara Whitley

Local students are rallying around climate change. Last week, youth activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez visited four schools in the Roaring Fork Valley to initiate a social media challenge, sponsored by CORE and CLEER with support from the Town of Carbondale. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has more.

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KDNK invites listeners to begin the week with a mindful moment, thanks to Roaring Fork Insight.

Messages of Hope for LGBTQ Youth

Apr 14, 2018

Participants of the 2018 Gay Ski Week presented words of wisdom and messages of hope for LGBTQ youth of the Roaring Fork Valley.  This project was inspired by the Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program. Thank you to Janet Gordon Counseling. Support for this project comes from AspenOUT. 

Happy Birthday KDNK

Apr 13, 2018

An edited version of former KDNK staffer Missy Bowen's 10th Birthday Retrospective. Lots of great reminiscences here, including the very first moments of KDNK's on-air life. Be sure to click thru the headline to find two more archival audio pieces.

I pledge allegiance to KDNK, and to the community for which it plays. One station under us, indivisible, with liberty, justice and joy for all.

Zoe Rabinowitz, Associate Artistic Director of the Yaa Samar Dance Theatre, based in Palestine, talks about her company's unique artistry and the challenges of producing dance in the West Bank, and her company's residency in Carbondale with Dance Initiative.

5Point Film Festival

Apr 13, 2018

5Point Film's Program Director Meredith McKee appeared on Express Yourself to talk about this year's 5Point Film Festival. Next week's version is the eleventh.

The Colorado Independent

 


Both major parties are holding state assemblies tomorrow, April 14, to nominate statewide candidates for the June primary. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh catches up with Corey Hutchins about The Colorado Independent’s coverage of the governor’s race.

KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Steven Machuca and Lindsay Anderson of Basalt High School about the Gay Straight Alliance's "Alternative Prom" and poetry slam on Saturday, April 28.

The Sopris Sun

Retired reporter John Colson joins his former team editor, Will Grandbois and reporter Megan Tackett, of The Sopris Sun.

Jack Dagger

Knife throwing expert Jack Dagger, The King of Fling, stopped by KDNK to speak with April Spaulding while visiting Carbondale.

Raleigh Burleigh

Sandra Lopez, in sanctuary at the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist parsonage, recently received support from Colorado Representative Bob Rankin. KDNK's news team has this story.

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The Launchpad in Carbondale hosted the Cherry Creek Singers from South Dakota on First Friday last week. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh produced this audio postcard.

Chad Federwitz

Chad Federwitz, manager of Pitkin County Senior Services, joins Diane Johnson to speak about the resources available to residents of Pitkin County.

Wikipedia Commons

The invasive Russian olive tree can cause havoc in river ecosystems around the
West. It competes with native plants and destroys habitat for native wildlife. Plus, it can be
incredibly challenging to remove from river ecosystems. But a group of organizations outside of
Durango has found a way not only to remove the trees, but also to help the community in other
ways. As part of the Western Slope Resources Reporting collaborative, KSJD’s Austin Cope has
more.

Physicians for Social Responsibility

 

In February, Colorado Physicians for Social Responsibility penned a letter to Governor John Hickenlooper, questioning the state Department of Health’s 2017 study on the potential health impacts of natural gas drilling. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Dr. Larry Moore, one of the letter’s authors. Here, they talk about the study and PSR’s recommendations.

Dr. Will Evans joins host Bill Kight to speak about slowing down in nature and allowing a relationship to the land to center us.

Eddy The Chief Clearwater Tells a Tale or Two

Apr 10, 2018

Eddy Clearwater has seen a lotta miles and sung a lotta blues. He's 83 years young and full of stories. KDNK's Mike Miller got him talking about arriving in Chicago on a Greyhound at age 15 and about his new CD and this summer's touring schedule. He also talks about his famous headdress and the origin of his surname.

Raleigh Burleigh

Last week, we heard from Steve Beckley representing Canyon Hot Springs Inc., the company that has proposed developing the South Canyon hot springs property. Today, we hear from Steve Barbee and Ty Richardson representing a coalition that has formed to oppose the proposal.

KDNK's Board of Directors meet on Monday night April 16th at 5:30pm at the radio station. The meeting is open to the public, and could feature station founders in town for the 35th Birthday Bash. The board meeting agenda is posted in the front hall of the station and available here.

The Glenwood Springs High School jazz band led by Tami Suby broadcasted live from the KDNK Learning Center during the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program.

Connecting the Drops: Wild and Scenic Rivers

Apr 9, 2018

2018 year marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and it seems Colorado may be getting close to protecting a second river under the federal designation. KGNU’s Hannah Leigh Myers visited the remote Deep Creek water system and spoke to stakeholders to find out what makes Deep Creek a good fit and why it’s been 30 years since Colorado has protected a river as Wild and Scenic.

Kathy and Mitch Alcala, Karin Mari and Josh Rogan talk about a benefit on Saturday night for local six-year-old Colton Farrell at the Third Street Center.

Italian writer and director Andrea Brusa talks about his short film The Magic Alps, part of this year's Aspen Shortsfest programs.

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KDNK's Gavin Dahl talks with Dominic Burgess, the writer, director and star of Sam Did It, a dark comedy and part of this year's Aspen Shortsfest, with screenings in Aspen and Carbondale.

Writer, director and co-star of the short film The Climb, Michael Covino, talks about his short film which receives its local premiere at this year's Aspen Shortsfest.

The Dendrites

Denver's original, rock steady ska party brings their 8 piece band to KDNK's 35th Birthday Bash at the Third Street Center from 4 to 9 on Sunday, April 15th. For tickets and further information click here.


A controversial predator control plan in Colorado is heading into its second year. Colorado Parks and Wildlife - or CPW - plans to kill bears and mountain lions in the Piceance Basin, north of Rifle, and in the Arkansas River Basin to see if that will boost deer fawn survival rates. Freelance reporter Rico Moore has been following this story since 2016 in a series for the Boulder Weekly. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Moore for an update on the story and how CPW may be going after mountain lions that no longer exist.

"Toxic Bottles" Flummox Law Enforcement

Apr 5, 2018
Courtesy Garfield County Sheriff


A Basalt man arrested about three weeks ago for allegedly throwing chemical-filled bottles into the Roaring Fork River was charged with six felonies Monday. Forty-three-year old Ricardo Parras-Membreno faces up to 36 years in prison if convicted of all six counts. But, law enforcement still doesn't know the purpose of the hazardous liquid inside the bottles. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Basalt Police Chief Greg Knott Monday for an update on the case.

The Sopris Sun

Bob Fadely is the subject of Handmakery's first exhibit and today's guest on Everything Under the Sun. Plus, Sopris Sun editor Will Grandbois and reporter Megan Tackett discuss Carbondale's election results and other topics from this week's paper.

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