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Click here for Schedule of Membership Drive Events & Activities

Click here for Schedule of Membership Drive Events & Activities August 5, 2014
How's your membership? KDNK has been providing community radio for 31 years. We rely on you to help us foot the bill for top-notch radio that changes lives, empowers individuals and entertains and informs the Roaring Fork Valley and Beyond. Our membership drives goes from August 18-29. Click on "donate" at the top of the page and click through to see the membership drive activities we have in store for you.

Sounds of the High Country

Sounds of the High Country: Climate Threats to Alaska Food Security

August 28, 2014
Human caused climate change can seem like an abstract global problem, but when it begins to affect our food supply things get real, real quick. For the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s collaboration with the magazine High Country News, Nelson Harvey spoke to author Elizabeth Grossman about how native Alaskan tribes are seeing their wild food sources undermined by a changing climate. He filed this report.
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David Barsamian on KDNK

August 28, 2014
Click Here for the full hour of the David Barsamian Live Broadcast. On August 27, David Barsamian gave a live broadcast from the KDNK Broadcast Learning Center speaking about Media, Capitalism and the Environment to a packed house with an introduction by Amy Hadden Marsh.Barsamian is the award-winning founder and director of Alternative Radio, the independent weekly audio series based in Boulder, Colorado. One of America's most wide-ranging and respected independent journalists, David Barsamian has altered the media landscape with his radio programs and books with Noam Chomsky, Tariq Ali, Howard Zinn, Edward Said, Arundhati Roy and others.

Local News

Colorado Hemp

August 27, 2014

The legalization of recreational marijuana has brought a lot of attention to the State of Colorado, but the measure that gave us legal pot is also creating a whole new industry as farmers begin experimenting with growing hemp. KDNK’s Mike Lemmer has more.

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Tianna Davis: Girls Just Wanna Ride Bulls

August 25, 2014
When 15-year old Tianna Davis grows up, she wants to be a professional bull and bronc rider. And, by the looks of it, she’s well on her way. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh gives a peak inside rodeo culture in this compelling profile of Davis and women's bullriding.
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Healthcare Focus of Town Trustees and County Commissioners Joint Meeting

August 22, 2014

On Tuesday night the Carbondale Town Trustees hosted the Garfield County Commissioners for a special joint meeting. KDNK’s Mike Lemmer has this report.


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The Weekly News Brief

KDNK News Team Talks Stories

August 22, 2014

On this week’s News Brief, we have a special feature with the KDNK News Team. January Jones speaks with Amy Hadden Marsh and Eric Skalac about important stories from the last few months and the role of news in the community.


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On 8/27 David Barsamian will be at KDNK for a News Open House Reception and Live Broadcast

On 8/27 David Barsamian will be at KDNK for a News Open House Reception and Live Broadcast August 22, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

August 20, 2014


For Immediate Release

Contact: Steve Skinner, KDNK Station Manager

Phone: 970-963-0139

Email: steve@kdnk.org; news@kdnk.org


KDNK News Open House and Live Broadcast with AR’s David Barsamian

Carbondale, Colorado- The KDNK News Department invites the community and local journalists into our studios on August 27th for a news open house and an exclusive, live broadcast with David Barsamian. David is the creator of Alternative Radio (AR). AR is a weekly, independent and progressive radio series that regularly tackles some of the most important societal questions our world faces. Over decades of broadcasts  Alternative Radio airs voices of reform like Noam Chomski and the next generation of truthseekers like Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill and Naomi Klein.

At 7:30 pm KDNK (88.1 FM) will broadcast Barsamian’s talk about Media, Capitalism and the Environment and then take questions from the audience. Prior to that at 6:30 pm,  KDNK will host Barsamian, other valley journalists and the public for a news open house reception.

KDNK News Director January Jones said she wants to make the event more of a celebration than a lecture. Being new to the Roaring Fork Valley, Jones says she saw it as an opportunity to open up the doors to the public and other local journalists as well. “One thing I have really been impressed with is the number of news sources-especially the newspapers. In an age when many small papers are folding, people here in the valley are supporting community news. It’s refreshing to see that level of interest.” She adds,  “I don’t see the news scene here as a competitive environment, each outlet in the valley really has their niche.”

KDNK News Open House and Live Broadcast with Alternative Radio’s David Barsamian

Wednesday, August 27th @ 6:30 pm

KDNK Community Radio, 76 S. 2nd Street, Carbondale, CO

Program

6:30 pm

- Public reception with DB, valley journalists and KDNK news team

- Wine tasting hosted by Sopris Liquor and Wine

7:30 pm

-Live Broadcast Begins

-David Barsamian of Alternative Radio speaks on “Media, Capitalism and the Environment”

-Public Q & A


“Media, Capitalism and the Environment”

Sure we have Earth Day, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Environmental Protection Agency. Still, the threat to our environment is acute and growing. The majority of solutions on offer, from driving a hybrid, to recycling plastic, to using efficient light bulbs, focus on individual lifestyle choices of mostly privileged people. But the scale of the crisis requires a far deeper and fundamental transformation. As global warming accelerates, carbon-fueled industrial capitalism is systemically incapable of making the necessary radical changes to protect the planet. Its insatiable appetite for profits precludes it from doing so. It is time to think about a different economic system.

About David

David Barsamian is the award-winning founder and director of Alternative Radio, the independent weekly audio series based in Boulder, Colorado. One of America's most wide-ranging and respected independent journalists, David Barsamian has altered the media landscape with his radio programs and books with Noam Chomsky, Tariq Ali, Howard Zinn, Edward Said, Arundhati Roy and others. His most recent books are  Occupy  the  Economy: Challenging  Capitalism with Richard Wolff and Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and The New Challenges to U.S. Empire with Noam Chomsky. He is winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes. www.alternativeradio.org

About KDNK

KDNK (88.1, 88.3, 88.5 and 93.5 FM) is a community access radio station broadcasting an eclectic format including music and local news. Powered by volunteers and community support, KDNK has been broadcasting since 1983. With its open format, KDNK DJs play music ranging from golden oldies to reggae and jazz. KDNK provides national news from NPR and Democracy Now and hyper-local coverage of regional issues in the KDNK News Department. www.kdnk.org


Local News

Carbondale Voices in the Street: USA Pro Challenge

August 19, 2014
The much anticipated USA Bike Challenge pedaled through Carbondale today. The race leg down Main Street was a sprint- the riders were going as fast as they could and sped by onlookers in only 20 seconds. We sent KDNK’s Mike Lemmer out to ask people what they thought about the race.
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Rep. Tipton Town Hall

August 18, 2014
Republican US Representative Scott Tipton held a town hall meeting in Glenwood Springs last week. KDNK’s Mike Lemmer has this report.
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