Ajax Quartet Plays Live on KDNK

Aug 2, 2018

The Ajax Quartet from the Aspen Music Festival and School performed live on KDNK. Tom Yaron, Renee Hemsing-Patten, Mario Rivera and Eric Haugen talk with Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program intern Megan Webber about their upcoming performances.

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The U.S. Geological Survey keeps track of how much water flows through rivers and streams across the country to help plan for shortages—or at the other extreme—brace for floods. But there are more waterways than the agency is able to track, so recently they added a new tool that will not only help them cover more ground, but also help them learn more about this precious resource—all without ever touching a drop. H2O Radio has more.

4H: Heart of the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo

Aug 2, 2018

The green, 4H clover emblem stands for head, heart, hands, and health. Local clubs date back over a century and are still the center of the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Attorney Joe Salazar represents Colorado Rising, an anti-fracking group that is spearheading the effort to get Initiative 97 on November’s ballot. The measure would increase oil and gas setbacks to 2500 feet from schools, playgrounds and other areas. On July 26, the group went public about how petition-gathering firm Direct Action Partners absconded with boxes full of signed petitions. Joe Salazar spoke with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh last week about the missing petitions, Initiative 97, and former Interior Secretary and attorney Ken Salazar’s connection to energy companies.

The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump

Sandra Hempel, author of The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump joins Will Evans to discuss the myth and legacy of John Snow, the British doctor who discovered that cholera is a waterborne disease.

Colorado Rising is spearheading the effort to get Initiative 97 on November’s ballot to increase oil and gas setbacks to 2500 feet from schools, playgrounds and other areas. Last month, petition-gathering firm Direct Action Partners absconded with signed petitions. Attorney Joe Salazar represents Colorado Rising and spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about the situation. In this clip, he explains the ballot issue and what happened to the petitions.  Tune in at 4 PM today for more of the conversation with Salazar.

Henry Schroeder

Valley Life for All is building inclusive communities, one voice at a time. Henry Schroeder is well known for his can-do attitude and boisterous humor. He recently stopped by KDNK with his mother Sandra Schroeder to share some stories. More information about Henry and the Inclusion Campaign is available here.

Gov. John Hickenlooper wants the federal government to withdraw a proposed rule that restricts conversations health care professionals can have with their patients.

On July 30 Hickenlooper sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services asking that it remove the "Compliance With Statutory Program Integrity Requirements" rule.

Traci Gurley-Tomashosky, director of United Way Battlement to the Bells, interviews AmeriCorps VISTA worker Bo Blodgett about his involvement with both the Garfield County Housing Authority and River Center of New Castle.

Jose Alvarez, a supervisor at R. H. Dupper Landscaping, stood up from changing a sprinkler nozzle on a large grassy field at a homeowner’s association in Chandler, Arizona. He surveyed the turf, a patchwork of green and brown.

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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