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Two River Unitarian Universalist

Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist Church in Carbondale has granted sanctuary to a local immigrant rights leader and mother of three. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has more. Sandra Lopez, her Attorney Jennifer Smith, Reverand Foster and Pam Williams will speak tonight at Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist Parsonage, at 343 Cleveland Place, in Carbondale, at 6:15.

The Geeks return to inform KDNK listeners about the latest in tech innovation and repair.

Monday Mindful Minute

Oct 23, 2017
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KDNK and Roaring Fork Insight you to begin the week with a mindful minute. Lisa Goddard guides meditation at True Nature every Monday at 7pm.

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority

Earlier this month, Governor Hickenlooper unsuccessfully held a special session to address a mistake in a spending bill that prevents dozens of organizations from collecting on a marijuana sales tax. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Michael Yang, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for RFTA, to learn more about the local impacts of that mistake.

The Drunken Hearts stopped by Express Yourself before their Belly Up gig. And artist Chris Hassig about his new show at the Launchpad, The Line of Totality.

Chris Hassig Artist

Oct 20, 2017

Carbondale native and artist Chris Hassig talks about his new show at the Launchpad and about his working process. The piece below, Lost Coast, is one of the pieces that sold. The show will hang until November 8.

Bronco Babble

Oct 20, 2017

The Broncos Commiseration Club meets again. Sarah, Jane & Luke lament the sucky Donkeys game against the Giants. We discover that Jane's an airhead, Brandon McManus has the yips, and Trevor continues to run for his life. Even Brock got to play in this game, for God's sake! The Bronco Babblers decided that your prospects aren't good if you have to depend on a pick-6 to win the game. Call the program at 4pm next Thursday at 963.2976 as we dissect this weekend's Chargers game. 

UPDATE: Advance tickets are sold out!!! Thank you!!! 

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

KDNK members like to party. We are going to throw down tonight, October 28th for the Halloween Dance Party starring The Davenports, playing seventies and eighties songs while you sing along. Tickets will be $20 at the door. Doors open at 6 with a DJ set by Steve Cole, with live music and a costume contest to follow. The winners of the costume contest will score soaking passes from Avalanche Ranch, Sustainable Settings and Near New + Scavenger Industries! Also included in the price of admission is a photo booth from Aw Snap. This will be the last Slow Groovin BBQ truck of the season, so join us for dinner. Plus the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program will bake up some goodies for donation. (BRING CASH.) But leave the kids at home, this party is 21+ only. Drink specials will be available from Marble Distilling, Roaring Fork Beer Company, Aspen Brewing, and Jack Rabbit Hill Winery. This party is gonna go off!!!

Rep. Scott Tipton

For KDNK’s monthly interview with the Congressman Scott Tipton, News Director Raleigh Burleigh turns the conversation towards Tipton’s newly introduced energy bill and revisions to the Antiquities Act.

On today's show host Mary and Beth talk about training puppies and adult dogs with anxiety and fear-free vet visits.

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It was standing room only at the gym at the Third Street Center Tuesday night. Roaring Fork Valley residents faced local officials for the first public hearing on the Crystal River Valley portion of the proposed Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail. And, as KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh found out, wildlife impacts and the decision-making process were among top concerns. Click here to listen to the entire forum.

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program News Team interviewed students and teachers in the Roaring Fork School district about the construction and renovations taking place throughout area schools.

Denver Post


President Trump took two steps recently to make changes to health insurance coverage. In Part 2 of a two-part series, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Vincent Plymell, communications manager for Colorado's Division of Insurance, about cost-sharing reductions and how their loss could affect Coloradans.

 


The 2017 Garfield County Ballots have been mailed to residents. Ballot Issue 1A asks voters to support museums and cultural heritage with a new property tax. Raleigh Burleigh spoke with proponent Beth White, executive director of the Mt. Sopris Historical Society, to learn more.

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Marsha Weigum grew up in Jamaica, watching her mother struggle to raise five kids on her own. And then one day, Marsha realized she was thirty and the same thing that happened to her mother was happening to her. Here, she talks to host Walter Gallacher about her journey to create her own life.

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President Trump took two steps recently to make changes to health insurance coverage. The first one was an executive order to expand the use of association and short-term health insurance plans. The second was to discontinue Cost-Sharing Reductions or CSRs for the individual health insurance markets. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Vincent Plymell, communications manager for Colorado’s Division of Insurance, to find out more about these changes and how they could effect Coloradans. Today’s feature, the first in a 2-part series, takes a look at association and short-term health insurance plans.

The Geeks

The Geeks speak geek, answer calls, ponder mysteries.

Response


KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with representatives for Response, an organization that addresses domestic violence and sexual assault locally.

Monday Mindful Minute

Oct 16, 2017
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KDNK invites you to begin the week with a mindful minute, thanks to Roaring Fork Insight.

The Sopris Sun sponsors Humans vs. Vampires  from Friday, October 13th to Halloween, October 31. Special events earn human players bonuses and specials. The most proliferate vampire will be honored for all eternity. Participation is by donation. For more information, check The Sopris Sun.

GlenX Grand Opening

Oct 13, 2017

KDNK's Jill Rubin speaks with the newest residents of the Third Street Center, Altai Chuluun and Michael Lowe, the founders of GlenX, a new co-working space and business incubator group which celebrates its Grand Opening in Carbondale on Friday the 13th. It's their lucky day.

The modern classic by Tom Stoppard visits the New Space Theatre at CMC in Spring Valley the last two weekends of October for seven performances, including two Sunday matinees. You can get more information here. And you can get your tickets here. KDNK's Luke Nestler speaks here with the play's director, G. Thomas Cochran, and the two young actors playing Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Nick Garay and Brendan Cochran.

Town of Carbondale, Public Works

Carbondale’s Hazardous Waste Day is Saturday. Carbondale residents can drop off hazardous waste at 4th Street and Colorado Avenue from 8:30am to 1pm tomorrow, October 14.

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The Grand Avenue Bridge construction in Glenwood Springs recently passed the halfway point. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with the Post Independent’s John Stroud, who has been covering the issue.

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On August 25, 2017, the Ute Council Tree in Delta, Colorado - a cottonwood considered to be at least 215-years old - was cut down. (Click here for the KDNK news story.) Today's show features Alden Naranjo, Southern Ute historian, Terry Knight of the Ute Mountain Ute Nation, and Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk of the Northern Ute Nation, who came to the ceremony honoring the tree just before it was cut.

The Underwriting Director manages all underwriting sales at KDNK, the public radio equivalent of advertising. Applicants must be comfortable speaking with business owners, making cold calls, and promoting KDNK’s value to the community. The Underwriting Director crafts specific messages for each client and handles all on-air scheduling. Well over 100 local businesses support the radio station financially each year, so applicants must have excellent organizational skills. Fast, friendly communication with every client is essential, including processing accounts payable and receivable with assistance from KDNK’s bookkeeper.

Read the full job description here.

Please email resume, cover letter, and three professional references to general manager Gavin Dahl, gavin@kdnk.org, no later than 5pm November 1st. No calls please. Open until filled.

Raleigh Burleigh

Colorado Mountain College hosted a group of Oglala Lakota from Pine Ridge Reservation to share about their experiences at Standing Rock protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh has this report.

Welcome back, Diane Johnson! Her guests today are Diane Darling, executive director of Roaring Fork Brain Train, and Amanda Wagner, President/CEO of My Community Health Foundation, to talk about changes to the Roaring Fork Brain Train program.

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Shortly after noon Tuesday, most internet services, cell phones, and landlines from Aspen to Carbondale suddenly stopped working. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report. As of 12:30 a.m. on Oct 11th, phone lines have been restored.

Aspen-Pitkin County Housing Authority recently revamped their website. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Executive Director Mike Kosdrosky to learn more.

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