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Aspen Valley Land Trust’s fundraising campaign to save Red Hill is in full swing. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh asked recreationists on the road to Red Hill Sunday to weigh in on the plan.

Red Hill Recreation Area Could Get New Trailhead

Dec 5, 2017
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Aspen Valley Land Trust and the Town of Carbondale plan to put 25 acres of private land into public hands. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more about the Save Red Hill project that would keep commercial development away from the entrance to Carbondale and improve one of the town’s most popular recreation areas. Click here for more information on AVLT's Save Red Hill public fundraising campaign.

KDNK's Geekspeak gathers every week to discuss the peculiar and quickly evolving world of tech, to offer advice to callers and inform all listeners.

Raleigh Burleigh


A group of Pakistani students, sponsored by Marshall Direct Fund, visited their penpals at the Carbondale Community School last week. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has this report.

Monday Mindful Minute

Dec 4, 2017


KDNK invites listeners to enjoy all seasons with a Mindful Minute, thanks to Roaring Fork Insight.

Last month, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed the SECURE American Energy Act which overhauls federal lands energy policy to promote expanded exploration, development, and production of oil, gas, and wind resources. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Wilderness Workshop attorney Peter Hart about why the group does not support the bill.

Sarah coins a term, the Babble Rabble responds with lots of calls, Jane tries to sing, and Luke giggles a lot. And Pepe thinks the Dolphins will win 3-0 this Sunday! The consensus was that Paxton was a man's man for crying on the sideline during the Raiders game.

Mike Monroney is the director of Thunder River Theatre's new production of Nick Payne's complicated play Constellations. Here he talks on Express Yourself about the multiverse, love and honey, and why he is staging this play in the round.

Five delightful young women joined Express Yourself to talk about Sopris Theatre Company's new production of Uncommon Women and Others. Joanna Caldwell, Susie Brady, Hadley Hebert, Ciara Morrison and Christina Katelli talk about Wendy Wasserstein's first play, written in the 1970s, about women in her generation living with the complicated promise of the second wave of feminists.

Colorado Independent


For this week’s news brief KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh interviews Corey Hutchins of the Colorado Independent about a recent event in Weld County by Republican candidates running for Governor in 2018.

courtesy Johnny Weiss

Today's show features Johnny Weiss, co-founder of Solar Energy International, or SEI, with whom KDNK once shared our building. Now, he's working in Africa with the Maasai Tribe in Tanzania to help them solarize a low-power radio station. He has set up an IndieGoGo crowdfunding account to raise $25,000 by December 22, 2017.  For more information about Johnny's projects, click here for Johnny's website.

UPDATE: Thursday night was the warmup for the annual Labor of Love silent auction at Village Smithy on First Friday. Thanks to True Nature Healing Arts, Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs, Tumbleweed, The Temporary, and Permascapes Unlimited. Plus, thanks to all the KDNK fans who called in!


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A craze for slime is trending in middle schools, nationwide. The Andy Zanca Youth News Team has this report.

For today's program, Bill Kight interviews Bo Persiko, at Colorado Mountain College, about environmental ethics.

Microgrid Energy



On Tuesday, November 28, Carbondale Trustees signed a contract with Microgrid Energy, subscribing to a solar garden. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports.

Dr. Sebastian Doniach

Dr. Sebastian Doniach is a British-American physicist and professor at Stanford University. For this month's show, he discusses advances in biophysics with local high school students William Kaufman and William Orben.

Pipelines carrying oil and other hazardous materials leak or spill every day, says High Country News reporter Jonathan Thompson. He recently published an interactive map, showing spills and leaks across the US from 2015 - 2017. For KDNK’s Sounds of the High Country, he talks to Amy Hadden Marsh about the map. Click here for Thompson's pipeline story and map.



Response has hired a new executive director. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Shannon Meyer to learn more.

Join the geeks as they take calls and discuss net neutrality among other important topics related to tech!

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Motorists may find it a little difficult to navigate some of the changes on the Grand Avenue Bridge. Here's an update from Colorado Department of Transportation Communications Manager Tracy Trulove.

Monday Mindful Minute

Nov 27, 2017


KDNK invites listeners to tune in to the inner news with a Mindful Minute thanks to Roaring Fork Insight.

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority


RFTA is considering a tax proposal to voters next November for service improvements and to offset a decline in Federal and State funding. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with representatives to learn more.

Bridget Law, founding member and fiddler for Elephant Revival, talks about her life without Elephant Revival, including her new band with her husband called The Tierro Band with Bridget Law. They play the Belly Up next Tuesday.

Music Meeting 6

Nov 24, 2017

Cody brings the sophomore release from La Misa Negra. Gavin highlights Noga Erez. And Luke offers Kan Wakan. From Oakland to Israel to LA via the Balkans and Sun Valley.

John Stroud, Post Independent

For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Post Independent reporter John Stroud about recent Glenwood Springs City Council decisions that could impact the town’s affordable housing market. Click here and here to read the stories discussed in the interview.

Michaela Mujica-Steiner

CRMS graduate Michaela Mujica-Steiner returned from the 23rd UN Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany. Her youth delegation, SustainUS, interrupted the only official United States representation which focused on promoting fossil fuels and nuclear power.

Frani Halperin, H2O Media, Ltd.

Glenn and Kim Schryver are the caretakers of Grizzly Reservoir, just east of Aspen. Their job is to maintain the reservoir and the creeks that flow into it, as well as the 4-mile tunnel that sends the water east to the Front Range. Setting aside the heated politics of moving resources from one basin to another, the tunnel is an engineering triumph—and for many months of the year, the couple's only link to civilization. H2O Radio has their story.

Will Grandbois/Sopris Sun

The Garfield County Public Library District is 80 years old this year. And, officials hope that an online survey will help direct the district’s priorities into the future. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh found out more from library district director Jesse Henning. Click here to participate in the survey.

Sarah, Jane and Luke decide that the Broncos, to arrest their perilous slide toward Suckdom, have to think outside the box--that they need to psych out their opponents. Tutus, Von Miller doing a strip tease at the 50 yard line, and stinky jerseys were some of the options discussed. 

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Every November, we in the US set aside a day to remember our veterans and thank them for the sacrifices they make to protect us. But for people like John Tripp, remembering is a constant thing. Tune in as John remembers his band of brothers, Camp Hale and the assault on Italy's Mount Belvidere.