Public Affairs

In this space,you'll find one of the essentials of KDNK, our public affairs programming. KDNK's mission is to provide public access radio that connects community members to one another and the world. The volunteer hosts of these shows often inform and entertain, and they connect our listeners with this community and the world.

KDNK Local Newscast

kdnklogoinverted300.jpgKDNK local newscast with Steve Cole and KDNK's news team.

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KDNK Programs: Geek Speak

eznfiximage061.jpgGeek Speak is KDNK's on-air computer help desk. Listeners call with tech-related questions and comments and our panel of three geeks and a semi-geek usually provide helpful advice. Printer acting up? Wireless network on the fritz? Droid null and void? Call the Geeks on Mondays from 4:30-5:00 p.m. on the studio line at 970-963-2976. Louie Girardot from Louie the Computer Guy, Matt McBrayer from Cursed Valley Productions, and Donna Dalton join KDNK's Steve Skinner every Monday afternoon at 4:30.

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KDNK Programs: Valley Voices

AHM2014PHOTOBYJULIEALBRECHT.jpgValley Voices is one of KDNK's longest running public affairs shows. Tune in the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 4:30 pm for conversations about local, regional, national - and sometimes international - issues and events with host Amy Hadden Marsh.

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KDNK Programs: Radio Physics

KDNKPhoto.jpegRadio Physics is for everyone! You don't have to be a scientist or even an aficionado to be fascinated by the questions and answers that you'll hear between 4:30 and 5:00 on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Radio Physics is a new collaboration with top high school physics students from Aspen to Rifle, the Aspen Center for Physics, and KDNK Community Radio in Carbondale. Students interview one of the more than 1,000 physicists who visit the Aspen Center for Physics every year. You'll want to know the answer to the questions that they ask. Tune in!

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KDNK Programs: The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program

AZYEPphoto.JPGThe Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program (AZYEP) believes youth have an important voice and the community needs opportunities to listen in. We teach youth radio broadcasting and partner with KDNK to have programs on the air each week and a monthly public affairs show. Over the past 15 years, our program has continued to provide transformational experiences for 2,000 local youth, providing them with access to media education, broadcast journalism, technical training and production activities. For more information about the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program, check out our website, azyep.org or email stacy@azyep.org

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KDNK Programs: Immigrant Stories

ImmigrantStoriesLogo.jpgYou have probably heard Immigrant Stories weekdays at 5:44 during All Things Considered. Now you have the opportunity to listen to an extended Immigrant Stories version. Tune in on the third Tuesday of the month from 4:30 to 5 when the host Walter Gallacher sits down with one of our valley's storytellers as they relate their family's journey to America.

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KDNK Programs: Senior Matters

mom1.jpgSENIOR MATTERS hosted by Diane Johnson, spotlights seniors in the community, representatives of senior services and programs and activities of interest to seniors. SENIOR MATTERS came into being in 2006 in response to the growing need for a voice that would speak to and for seniors in the Roaring Fork Valley. The valley offers a wonderful environment to live in, grow and grow older in. Statistics have proven that physical, mental and social activity plays a significant role in extending the life span of everyone in every age group. Recent surveys show that the average age for retirement, which used to be 64, today is now 70. Trends are changing - and it is only natural for our local aging population to enjoy and active lifestyle. The Carbondale community recognizes seniors as a valuable asset and provides the opportunity to contribute and expand their talents and knowledge.

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KDNK Programs: Living Permaculture

permacultureimage.jpgJoin us every fourth Wednesday of the month for Living Permaculture, KDNK's source for information on how to live a more sustainable life. Permaculture is a design system for ecological and sustainable living, integrating plants, animals, buildings, people and communities. Each month we feature a special guest and topic that is pertinent to the self sufficiency of this valley and the world. Hosts Jerome Osentowski and Stephanie Syson run the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute a non-profit in Basalt, Colorado.

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KDNK Programs: The Issue

issuelogo3.jpgFrom prisoners rights to corporate cash in local elections and everything in between, The Issue takes an incisive look at current events and social justice in Colorado and the Roaring Fork Valley. Listeners are invited to call in and join the conversation at (970) 963 2976. Tune in at 4:30 the first Thursday of each month to hear the latest episode.

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KDNK Programs: Shifting Gears

cropped2011ojai0065.jpgShifting Gears features conversations with people making life-sustaining choices. Human hearing is tuned for options that enable healthy choices. The nourishing rhythm of the sun and soil steady those who listen and stories from those breaking trails into a sustainable future inspire us. Have you ever sensed change coming, before it hit? Over the years we learn to expect change, it is happening now - we live in a time of transition. When change occurs, if we shift gears and are alert, more options are available. Join Will Evans for Shifting Gears the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30 on KDNK.

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KDNK Programs: Express Yourself

ExpressYourself2.jpgCarbondale and the Roaring Fork Valley are full of creative artists expressing themselves. And there is no shortage of nationally renowned touring acts visiting the many venues here. It all adds up to a crowded entertainment scene. KDNK's Express Yourself program highlights the many cultural offerings available to us. This is the program to listen to if you're curious about the latest theatre production in the local schools or the latest and greatest nationally touring band to visit a local stage. Live music, in-depth interviews and the occasional giggle. Express Yourself is enlightening, entertaining and informative. 4:00 on Friday afternoons.

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KDNK Programs: A Weight Off Your Shoulders

WOYSlogo.jpgA Weight Off Your Shoulders is a fast-paced call-in show hosted by personal trainer Edward Troy, and is dedicated to all things concerning fitness. Topics cover weight loss, sports, exercise, sports training, nutrition, personal training, holistic health and much more. Feel free to call in and feel empowered by answers from our experts. For more information, visit www.aspenvipinternational.com

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Project 64: Community Voices on Legalization

P64Oval.jpgA KDNK original series on Amendment 64 and the legalization of marijuana featuring interviews with police, educators, business owners, and community members from all walks of life. Project 64 paints a living picture of what legalization means for Colorado's communities.

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KDNK Programs: Ask the Vet

ATV.jpgAnimal fitness and health is as important to us today as our own fitness and health. Join local veterinarians to discuss timely topics important to the health of your dogs, cats or horses every third Thursday of the month. Subjects range from preventive care to treatment and behavior. Call in and try to stump the vet with concerns or curiosities about your own pet or maybe your friends' or neighbors' pets.

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2013 KDNK Board Candidate Interviews

Short interviews with six of the seven 2013 Board of Directors candidates, and a short explanation of the proposed bylaws changes.

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KDNK Programs: The Ag Report

40156502453758c15ce8z.jpgThe Ag Report no longer airs live on KDNK but you can hear past shows in the archive. The Ag Report explores the Roaring Fork Valley's rich agricultural heritage and current practices with host Jock Jacober, featuring seasonal agriculture issues and gives listeners an inside look at our local food system.

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KDNK Programs: Get Connected

MastheadAb1400.pngGet Connected highlights the people and organizations that make up the non-profit community from Aspen to Parachute. Each month, host Amy Barr interviews different non-profits, talks to dedicated volunteers, and the donors who support charitable work. And, the "Get Connected" segment features volunteer opportunities at unitedwaybb.org. Connect to your community on the first Thursday of the month.

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2014 KDNK Board Candidate Interviews

Short interviews with all six candidates for the three open positions on KDNK's Board of Directors. Deadline for voting is December 10 at KDNK's Annual Meeting. If you have not yet received a digital ballot, you may request one from General Manager Steve Skinner at steve@kdnk.org. You may also request a physical ballot by calling Steve at 970.963.0139.

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KDNK Programs: For Land's Sake

KIGHTFLS.jpgBill Kight hosts “For Land’s Sake" the second Tuesday of every month. The show features guests sharing thoughts on their personal connection to the land.

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Non-Profit Interviews: Membership Drive

KDNK reaches out to non-profit organizations each membership drive. Click on audio below to listen to non-profit interviews during the 2016 and the 2015 membership drives.

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KDNK Specials

KDNK Specials

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Carbondale Planning with Janet Buck

Carbondale has been through lots of changes over the last few years. The town planning department plays a key role in shaping what the town looks like. In this series of conversations, KDNK’s January Jones takes a closer look at what’s ahead with Planning Director Janet Buck.

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Out-Going C'dale Trustees Look Back

Three new Carbondale Town Trustees were sworn into office in April, 2016. That means three stepped down. Here are conversations with John Hoffman, Allyn Harvey, and Pam Zentmyer, reflecting on their time in office.

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