Mason Hohstadt

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Amy Barr speaks with Garfield County Public Health's Mason Hohstadt to learn about local statistics and resources.

Honey Dewdrops

Sep 7, 2017

The Honey Dewdrops talk about their harmonies, their experience at the Fayetteville Roots Festival, their love of Carbondale and their interactions with audiences. They also played Lowlands, The Loneliest Song and Nobody in This World. 

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Colorado gubernatorial candidates - Jared Polis, Mike Johnston, Cary Kennedy, and Noel Ginsburg - got together for the first time last week in Breckenridge. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Corey Hutchins, reporter for The Colorado Independent, about the meet and the elephant in the room.

Challenges Faced by LGBTQ Teens

Sep 6, 2017

Interns from Garfield County PREP (Personal Responsibility Education Program) talk about challenges they face as teens who identify as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community. PREP is a collaboration of schools, community based organizations and agencies, government departments, concerned citizens and teens working to provide prevention education and resources to parents and teens.

Teens Talk about Mental Health

Sep 6, 2017

Interns from Garfield County PREP (Personal Responsibility Education Program) talk about mental health issues they wish they could discuss with their parents. PREP is a collaboration of schools, community based organizations and agencies, government departments, concerned citizens and teens working to provide prevention education and resources to parents and teens.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced yesterday the termination of DACA, a program created under the Obama administration to grant temporary legal status to immigrants who had come to the United States as minors. Raleigh Burleigh reports on a rally in Glenwood Springs organized by several immigrant advocacy groups.


Smoke from wildfires burning in the Northwest are why local air looks like Los Angeles. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more about a wildfire smoke advisory.

Host Ed Troy interviews Dr. Feinsinger about the benefits of a plant-based diet.

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Although hemp is historically one of humanity’s most popular agricultural products, it has been labeled a schedule 1 drug in the United States since 1970. The 2017 Hemp Farming Act aspires to amend that classification. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with CV Sciences representative Josh Hendrix to learn more.

Monday Mindful Moment

Sep 4, 2017
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KDNK invites you to begin the week with a mindful minute. Lisa Goddard offers a day of Qigong and insight meditation at the Aspen Chapel on Saturday, September 9. Tickets are available here.

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The number of global refugees has reached an unprecedented high. The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders is bringing that reality home with a touring exhibit guided by aid workers. The first stop is in Boulder, Colorado where the display will remain for a week beginning today. To learn more, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with medical team leader Mark Leirer. The exhibit runs until Sunday, September 10.

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Hanging Lake, on the west end of Glenwood Canyon, is one of the state’s most popular natural attractions. But, that popularity is destroying the lake’s fragile ecosystem. The US Forest Service estimates that a little over 1100 visitors hike the 2.8-mile trail to the lake every day during peak season. So, the agency put together a draft management plan to reduce those numbers and protect the lake’s natural beauty. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh attended an open house about the draft plan last week and found out that it’s part of a larger plan to manage growing activity in the Glenwood Canyon. Click here to read the draft plan and watch the carrying capacity video. Click here to comment. Comments are due by midnight September 21, 2017.

Music Meeting III

Sep 1, 2017

This one features Erika Ryann, Toussaint Morrison and Razteria.

Aisha Weinhold, co-founder of the No Man's Land Film Festival, along with a featured filmmaker, Catherine Aeppel. This film festival, born and bred in Carbondale, is one of  only two film festivals in the world devoted to women's adventure filmmakers. It returns to Carbondale starting September 14.

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How We Grow, a feature documentary about young farmers in the Roaring Fork Valley, has won a Redford Center Grant and will be submitted to the Sundance Film Festival. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Tom Zuccareno, co-producer, director and cinematographer, to learn about the final push for post-production funding. The kickstarter and tickets to the Batch party on September 6 can be accessed here.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE arrested 14 undocumented immigrants in Garfield and Eagle counties across 3 days in August. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Post Independent editor and publisher Randy Essex about what the PI had to do to get information about the arrests and subsequent implications.

Enjoy Part 2 of a conversation with activist Tara Sheahan.

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A crowd gathered in Glenwood Springs yesterday to rally on behalf of national forests and public lands. It was one of several events across the country, organized by the National Wildlife Federation and Wilderness Workshop. Local speakers ranged from an outdoor marketing firm, to the hunting and fishing community, and a local rancher. The crowd was encouraged to make their voices heard next to "Cardboard" Cory Gardner, a stand-in for the real senator who was invited but did not attend the rally. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh has the first story.

The second story features KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh and National Wildlife Federation's David Ellenberger, talking about the rally and public lands protection.

Click here for full audio of each of the six official speakers.

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The Ute Council Tree, just outside Delta, Colorado, is a 215-year old cottonwood…or was a 215-year old cottonwood. It was cut down Friday. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

Cedar Networks

Cedar Networks is expanding access to fiber optics throughout the valley. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Chris Stebner, VP of Business Development, to learn more.

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Rev. Shawna Foster interviews Anuk Bald Eagle about the deep spirituality of Standing Rock and how people in our community continue to support native people's fight for sacred land. Jim Coddington shares about his own initiation into Inipi ceremony, a purification rite also known as sweat lodge.

Wilderness Workshop hosts a rally from 11 AM to 1 PM Wednesday, August 30, at Centennial Park in Glenwood Springs to protect public lands. The rally features speakers from the National Wildlife Federation, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Backbone Media and local rancher Bill Fales. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with Sloan Shoemaker, director of Wilderness Workshop, to talk about how some of the Trump Administration’s policies could impact local public lands.

Generation Found


Local non-profit A Way Out screens the documentary Generation Found on Wednesday at The Orchard in Carbondale at 5:30. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with executive director Liz Means and filmmaker Greg Williams to learn more.

Monday Mindful Minute

Aug 28, 2017

KDNK invites you to start the week with a fresh "mindful minute" every Monday, thanks to Roaring Fork Insight.



Re-1 schools open on Tuesday, Sept 5. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with superintendent Rob Stein to learn about construction, bridge strategies, and the new school. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Riverview is this Thursday at 5.

Cooking Matters


The Town of Carbondale HEAL Coalition is offering free, bilingual cooking classes to families this fall. Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Gwen Garcelon, director of the Roaring Fork Food Alliance, to learn more. The number to call for registration is 970 274 2472. This story is also available in Spanish here to be shared those who may benefit.

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The Town of Carbondale HEAL Coalition está ofreciendo clases de cocinar, gratis y bilingüe, para familias este otoño. Raleigh Burleigh habló con Diana Alcantara, una miembro, para aprender más. El número de teléfono para registrar es 970 274 2472.

Express Yourself

Aug 25, 2017

Today's show features a conversation with a new voice on KDNK Jill Rubin and her guest Paul Manes, a noted artist with a show that hangs at the Launchpad until September 1. And we hear the second Music Meeting. All of that and maybe more on Express Yourself.

Another Music Meeting

Aug 25, 2017

The second in the series of music sharing conversations between Music Director Luke Nestler, Assistant Music Director Cody Lee and Station Manager Gavin Dahl, this one features SteLouse, Jesca Hoop and the Heliocentrics.

Music Meeting

Aug 25, 2017

The first in a series of conversations about new releases between Station Manager Gavin Dahl, Assistant Music Director Cody Lee and Music Director Luke Nestler. This one features Cualli, The Como Mamas and the Secret Sisters.