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Connecting the Drops

Connecting the Drops: White Water Parks

Connecting the Drops: White Water Parks September 5, 2014
Conservationists and white water recreationists are emerging as allies in the state-wide discussion on water, as both groups seek to keep water in Colorado’s rivers. KGNU's Maeve Conran brings us the story in the next installment of Connecting the Drops, our yearlong water series.
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The Weekly News Brief

Carbondale Crime in Context with Chief Schilling

September 12, 2014
On this week’s News Brief, we take a look at crime in Carbondale for the month of August.
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Local News

CDOT Goes Local for GWS Bridge Funding

September 11, 2014

The plan to replace the Glenwood Springs bridge is over budget and needs local funding. KDNK’s Mike Lemmer has this report.


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Sounds of the High Country

Sounds of the High Country: Problems at Four Forest Restoration Initiative

September 9, 2014
What if a government agency awarded nearly $300 million worth of work to an unqualified company simply to enrich former colleagues and anger political enemies? In her cover story- Lost in the Woods-for High Country News, investigative reporter Claudine LoMonaco shows that the U.S. Forest Service may have done just that in 2012 with the contract for the Four Forest Restoration Project—also called the Four Fry Project—in Arizona. For the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s collaboration with High Country News, Nelson Harvey spoke to LoMonaco about the troubling implications of what she found.
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RFHS Plans Solar Array

September 9, 2014
Residents of the Carbondale area had a chance to provide their input on a major solar power project spearheaded by Roaring Fork High School students. KDNK’s Mike Lemmer reports.
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The Weekly News Brief

Islamic State of Syria: In Context with Journalist David Barsamian

September 5, 2014

Alternative Radio Founder David Barsamian was in Carbondale last month during the KDNK fund drive. He gave KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh his take on the Islamic State of Syria, in this special News Brief.


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Firefighters in Oil & Gas Country

September 2, 2014

Fire districts near oil and gas operations get a lot of funding from energy exploration, but they also have to deal with fires and other incidents when they happen. Colorado River Fire Rescue, a hybrid department using both volunteer and career firefighters, is one such district. They collaborate with energy companies like WPX Energy for training and support on the scene of a fire. KDNK’s Eric Skalac reports.

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The Weekly News Brief

Back to School Wrap-Up with PI Reporter Will Grandbois

August 29, 2014

On this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s January Jones speaks with Will Grandbois of the Post Independent about what’s happening in the local schools.


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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.