KDNK's board of directors meet Monday August 20th at 5:30pm at the KDNK Broadcast Learning Center, at 76 south 2nd street. Meetings are open to the public and the agenda is posted in the front hall of the station, and available here.

Local Nonprofit Solar Rollers Receives Tesla Grant

Aug 13, 2018
Solar Rollers

Local nonprofit Solar Rollers empowers students with STEM education, emphasizing science, technology, engineering, and math, by building and racing solar-powered, remote-controlled cars. The organization is now expanding in Nevada thanks to a grant from Tesla Motors. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with founder and director Noah Davis to learn more.

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Democratic Congressman Jared Polis from Colorado’s 2nd  District is now running for governor of Colorado. Polis visited Willits on Friday to answer questions from voters about shooting range management, statewide setbacks for oil and gas operations, education, health care, and more. In this clip, he responds to a question about sanctuary and immigration. You’ll hear the question first.

Aspen Daily News

A new report ranks economic inequality higher in the Roaring Fork Valley than anywhere else in the state. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Madeleine Osberger about her recent article for the Aspen Daily News.

US Drought Monitor 8/09/2018


Glenwood Springs is taking on voluntary water conservation measures and the town has gone to Level 2 of its Drought Management Plan. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Brad Zachman, superintendent of the city’s Water and Wastewater Department, about the city’s water supply and why restrictions are not mandatory.

Bodhi Stanberry

Big thanks to Aspen Daily News for their feature story on the KDNK Hoot Friday night from 5-10pm at 4th & Main in downtown Carbondale. We made the cover of this week's Time Out section! Reporter Todd Hartley writes: "Come join with your fellow valley locals to share that love, along with the love of community, the arts and good old-fashioned FM radio, Friday evening. You’re virtually guaranteed to be hooting and hollering (and moving and grooving) before the evening is through." 

Courtesy Photo

Many women in the US take for granted the availability of feminine hygiene products. In developing countries, women aren't so lucky. In 2008, Days for Girls began making and distributing feminine hygiene kits to women all over the world. Reba Winsinger is a part of the Colorado DfG team and told KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh that this one small change has made huge differences in women's lives. Winsinger will represent Days for Girls in Carbondale at the first annual Compassion Film Fest and Symposium at the Third Street Center, August 17 - 19. Click here for the full schedule of films and speakers.

The Sopris Sun

Hosts Megan Tackett and Will Grandbois talk about this week's paper with guest Sheryl Barto.

Garfield County Suicide Deaths Spike in July

Aug 9, 2018


Six suicide deaths occurred in Garfield County last month, half of all suicides reported last year, bringing the 2018 total to 11. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Mason Hohstadt with the Garfield County Suicide Prevention Coalition to find out more.

 

***If you or someone you know needs help, you can call the Aspen Hope Center at 970-925-5858 or text TALK to 38255. You can also go to Mental Health Colorado for more resources***

Aaron Taylor

Way of Compassion Foundation director Aaron Taylor joins Diane Johnson to talk about the Way of Compassion Bicycle Project, an educational, safe, and compassionate bicycle shop and bicycle education program for community members to learn how to build, maintain, and develop lifestyles around bicycles.

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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