Stepping Stones

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Stepping Stones provides services and support to underserved youth in the Roaring Fork Valley. To kick off KDNK's Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase, KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh is joined by Jonathan Greener, assistant director for Stepping Stones of the Roaring Fork Valley.

Immigrant Stories

What's it like to grow up in a country that doesn't embrace you as one of its own? Angeles talks about her search for a place she could finally call home.

Valley View Hospital

Here’s your community calendar for Tuesday, September 18th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale. For a list of today's events like Dr. Christopher George presenting and demonstrating robotic assited joint replacement surgery via Mako at Glenwood Orthopedic Associates at Valley View Hospital follow the headline...

Raleigh Burleigh

The Hotel Colorado and Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves celebrated 125 years of business over the weekend. As KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports, the event was also recognition of a deeper history. For full audio of the Ute blessing and presentation, click here.

The Geeks

The Geeks return for a September show, reminding listeners to renew their support on the eve of KDNK's Fall Membership Drive.

KDNK's fall membership drive is halfway over before it starts. We have raised over $37,000 toward our goal of $75,000. Pitching for members on-air doesn't begin until Tuesday morning, September 18th. Thanks to all supporters of free speech, music without algorithms, and youth access to the airwaves! Donate today.

World's Finest, dancefloor instigators from Portland, Oregon, visited Roots Branches & Buds before their BellyUp gig, their third visit to KDNK. They played two songs live in the studio, Demons and Song Through June, and we played two from their new CD Chromatophores, 5 Cent Doug, a rub-a-dub dinger and Chent, displaying their funk proficiency. 

Woodworker Dave Kodama talks with station manager Gavin Dahl about his career, his work at Kenichi Woodworking, and his collaboration with Liz Heller for the art opening tonight at Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen called Beyond the Square. 

Bronco Babble

Sep 14, 2018

Week Two of the NFL Season finds Bronco Babble just hitting its stride. Kinda like Philip Lindsay. We hear for the first tme from David who will join the show as the mature commentator, the one who does his homework. The Janerator is in fine form here, and Luke is just trying to hold it all together. This show marks the debut of The Ode-ist. Though this sounds vaguely naughty, it's really the Girl Next Door Who's Smarter Than You who has to take a hiatus from the show. But she promised she would call in every week with a new ode. So fly that freak flag and join the Raider Haters right here on KDNK's Bronco Babble--proudly and completely inconsequential.

Norm Stockwell, publisher of The Progressive Magazine, speaks to station manager Gavin Dahl about what it takes to keep the nonprofit publication going after more than 100 years. He also talks about his former radio station, WORT in Madison, Wisconsin. The Progressive is supporting KDNK by donating subscriptions to lucky members during our Fall Membership Drive.

Courtesy Aspen Journalism

Water officials statewide are worried about what is now an 18-year drought wreaking havoc on water supply and water use along the Colorado River.  For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Brent Gardner-Smith, editor of Aspen Journalism, about “demand management” and more from the August water meetings in Vail.

AH Marsh photo

A Federal court in Denver dismissed a legal challenge against the Bureau of Land Management's 2016 Thompson Divide lease cancellations. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Beth White

Macy Rae Klein is a high school senior in Colorado Springs. She is also the founder of Project Reasons, a teen-run, non-profit organization, that helps suicidal teens. Macy Rae was a featured speaker at the Compassion Film Fest and Symposium in Carbondale in August. In a conversation with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh, she and her mother, Ginger, talk about Macy's struggle with self-harm and why she started Project Reasons as well as the impact her suicide attempt and recovery has had on Ginger.

The Sopris Sun

Another week brings another wave of events and activities around Carbondale. Sopris Sun reporter Megan Tackett is joined by executive director of Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Andrea Stewart, Wes Boyd of Colorado Animal Rescue, and Kathy Karlo and Aisha Weinhold of No Man's Film Festival.

KDNK’s new Spanish-language news host Crystal Mariscal recently interviewed Garfield County Commissioner candidates Paula Stepp and Tom Jankovsky. Here, Paula Stepp, the Democratic challenger, responds to a question about diverse representation in government. The full interview is available here.

Stephani Askew

Host Diane Johnson receives her first ever ukulele lesson with Stephani Askew, artist, educator, muscian, creative director of the Redstone Art Center and leader of the Redstone Ukeladies.


Diana Alcantara pasó por KDNK para compartir con la audiencia de Charlando con Crystal los detalles sobre una clase que enseña cocinar comida sana y regala a las familias que participan vegetales locales para llevar a la casa.

Paula Stepp, quien está corriendo para el puesto de comisionada en el Condado de Garfield con el partido demócrata, nos comparte su respuesta sobre si estaría a favor de que el Condado de Garfield fuera un condado sanctuario.

KDNK’s new Spanish-language news host Crystal Mariscal recently interviewed Garfield County Commissioner candidates Paula Stepp and Tom Jankovsky. Here, Jankovsky, the Republican incumbent, responds to a question about diverse representation in government. The full interview is available here.


Host Bill Kight speaks with Dr. John Hausdoerffer, the dean of the School of Environment & Sustainability at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison.

Sustainable Settings

Sustainable Settings celebrates 21 years with the Harvest Festival this Saturday, September 15. Brook LeVan stopped by KDNK to share about the event. A pair of tickets to Sustainable Setting’s Harvest Festival will be drawn from a pool of KDNK monthly donors to be given away this Friday during the Wild Rumpus show.

Courtesy Terry Hancock, Grand Mesa Observatory

The Grand Mesa Observatory on Purdy Mesa has been in operation for about a year. Now, it’s home to one of a dozen telescopes around the world that make up the US Air Force Academy’s Falcon Telescope Network. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Terry Hancock, director of the GMO, to find out more. Click here to see more astro-photography from GMO.

KDNK's board of directors meet for the next monthly meeting on Monday, September 17th at 5:30pm at 76 South 2nd Street, Carbondale, CO 81623. The meeting is open to the public and the agenda is available here and posted in the front hall of the station. 

North Fork Valley Hosts Rise For Climate Action

Sep 10, 2018
Raleigh Burleigh

On Saturday, September 8, a crowd gathered in Paonia Town Park in coordination with Rise For Climate actions across the globe. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has this report.

Commenting on the Bureau of Land Management’s environmental assessment for the remaining North Fork parcels ends Tuesday, September  11. Rally for the Valley is on Sunday, September 16, at Delicious Orchards in Hotchkiss from 4 to 7pm. Carpooling is encouraged.

After nearly 20 years as a fine furniture maker in the Roaring Fork Valley, Brad Reed Nelson stretches into new territory with an exhibit at the ArtBase in Basalt that features site-specific installations rather than his furniture. KDNK’s Luke Nestler spoke to Brad about his furniture and his show at the ArtBase, which opens with a reception next Friday, September 14 at the Charles Wyly Gallery at 5pm.

The Bureau of Land Management has removed more than 5,000 acres in the North Fork Valley from the December oil and gas lease sale. For this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Dennis Webb, reporter for the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.

Bill Kight

Bill Kight once worked for the Forest Service protecting sacred indigenous sites. Here, he shares with Gwen Garcelon his perspective on fire and relationship to place.

The Sopris Sun

For this week's show, Sopris Sun editor Will Grandbois is joined by frequent contributor Justin Patrick, sharing about his most recent article on Wilderness Workshop's summer hiking series, and Paul Shaffer of All Valley Boxing.

Physicians for a National Health Program

On Thursday, September 6, Physicians for a National Health Program screens Fix It: Healthcare at The Tipping Point at Carbondale’s Third Street Center. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with retired neurosurgeon George Bohmfalk about why he advocates for a single-payer healthcare system.

Jody Guralnick Creates Art Inspired by Fungi

Sep 5, 2018
Jody Guralnick

Artist Jody Guralnick's show The Fifth Kingdom is inspired by the intricate networks of growth and decay that pattern our world. Here she joins Megan Tackett on Express Yourself to talk about her work.