Morning Edition listeners will have noticed this week that the newscasts, or headlines, have moved around. Newscasts had aired each hour at 1 minute after the hour and again at 19 minutes and 42 minutes after the hour. Now, while there is the same amount of newscast time, it is grouped in just two breaks, at more intuitive times at the top and bottom of the hour — as was the case for most of Morning Edition's nearly four-decade history.

Alexandra and Anthony Jerkunica, the leaders of Coredination and Bonedale Ballet, speak to KDNK about the grand opening of their new location in Carbondale on Friday August 24th.

Anna Macleod is a visual artist and independent researcher based in Ireland. She does textiles, writing and social actions. Her work mediates complex ideas associated with readings of place. She employs quasi-scientific methods, interdisciplinary collaboration, performance and socially engaged activism to critique contemporary landscapes and to build metaphoric spaces for re-imaging the future. She's involved with the Inspired: Art at Work symposium in Paonia August 24-26th

Candidate Jared Polis on Water, Winning, and Wild Horses

Aug 17, 2018
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Congressman Jared Polis is running on the Democratic ticket this fall for governor of Colorado. He spoke with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh during a recent campaign stop in Willits. Here they talk about the state water plan, spiking suicide rates on the West Slope, wild horses, and how Polis plans to attract conservative voters in the western part of the state.

Printmaker and Carbondale Arts gallery manager Brian Colley joins KDNK's Gavin Dahl on Express Yourself to discuss his popular new tapes, his prints at the PRINT WORKS show at R2 Gallery at the Launchpad, and his participation in the Roaring Fork Drawing Club.

Wind, Heat, and Dry Timber Hinder Wildfire Containment

Aug 16, 2018
Courtesy Rio Blanco Herald Times


Widespread smoke is coming from at least two wildfires. The Cache Creek Fire, southwest of Rifle, is at 2,544 acres and 40% contained.  The Cabin Lake Fire, 5 miles from Buford, is at 3,700 acres and 35 percent contained. But, wind, heat and dry fuels have hampered containment efforts. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this update.

Stand near a river and you’ll hear a symphony of sounds: birds chirping, frogs croaking and water flowing. But what would it sound like if the stream itself could be transformed into classical music?

David Merritt, a Colorado-based researcher and musician, is helping answer that question by turning river data into music to hear how we’ve changed rivers throughout the West.

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If Democratic Congressman Jared Polis is elected Colorado’s next governor, he wants to bring Blockchain technology to the state. Here, he talks about Blockchain and rural broadband services to voters at a whistle stop in Willits last week.  

Host Bill Kight talks to Cally Carswell, High Country News contributing editor, about a sense of place. You can find Carswell's essay in the August 6th issue of High Country News.

In an open field in Longmont, Colorado, about a dozen people crouched in the tall grass, moving slowly and deliberately through mud that squelched underfoot. Some carried huge, serrated knives called hori-hori, a Japanese tool made specifically for gutting weeds. Others wielded gardening shears, saws or chemical sprays as their weapons of choice.

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ARTIST INTERVIEWS

Brownout

Brownout's Beto Martinez Introduces Fear of a Brown Planet

Beto Martinez, founding member and guitarist for the Austin-based Latin Funk band Brownout, spoke with KDNK's Luke Nestler. Brownout performed "Fear of a Brown Planet," a psychedelic reworking of Public Enemy’s "Fear of a Black Planet ," at Belly Up.

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EXPRESS YOURSELF

Hugh Masekela at 1994's Glenwood Summer of Jazz and Vusi Mahlasela in 2011

This show features two gems from South Africa, Hugh Masekela from a 1994 Glenwood Summer of Jazz concert, and Vusi Mahlasela from a 2011 appearance on Express Yourself where he played a song that sounded like a prayer, and explained all about Ubuntu, Africa's great gift to the world.

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Bob's Free Music Calendar 2018